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The Ashley Book of Knots

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On a gray day when I'm in no mood for much I can open ABoK to an arbitrary page and feel myself decompress as I browse. Due to its scope and wide availability, The Ashley Book of Knots has become a significant reference work in the field of knotting.

It also provides a sort of sociological insight into how people worked not so long ago, too, with knots specific to stevedores, teamsters, movers, bakers, fishermen and others who once depended on knots but to a great extent no longer do so. Even if you don't like knotcraft, you simply have to get ahold of this book for a few moments just to flip through. But it's so much more than just an enyclopedia of knots; it's also a glimpse into the history of their use and utility. Those skills are at the fore in this work, his illustrations of knots being among the clearest and most understandable in any work of the kind.Knot tying is probably in no danger of disappearing, but certainly fewer people are learning to tie them.

Just let me say, I picked this one up out of curousity at the library, started browsing through it, and kept browsing for the next two days. Before I was finished, I had a piece of parachute cord in my hand trying to learn the knots as I was going along. Was muss noch über Knoten gesagt werden Fast 650 Seiten unglaubliches Wissen, präsentiert in einer wahrhaft einzigartigen Weise. If you appreciate resourcefulness, art, sailing, camping, flying, needlecraft, knitting, crochet, history, physics, tenacity, dedication, collecting, music, carpentry, or anything really. Although the drawings are clean and simple, I am especially thick-headed when it comes to knots, which is why I am reading this book.If you only have a casual or moderate interest in knots you may want to pick a less expensive and less voluminous book. More knots then the internet, honestly in a decision between referencing the internet or this book, I would look in the book first!

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