Different knots are applied to different jobs and, just as the right knot will do the job, so the wrong one can be disastrous.
Most people will need to use a suitable knot at some time or other in their lives. As an example, I learned about the bowline (a non-slip knot that is easily broken apart when the job is finished) as part of my early scuba diving training and have applied that knowledge on countless occasions since - even when helping to lift a yacht out of the water!!!
This is an easy-to-use work which is simple and very effective. Best of all, the illustrations are so easy to follow. For anyone from a farmer, warehouseman, gardener, boy scout, military or contemplating going to sea, this book will provide exactly the right degree of initial instruction. All you need is a short length of rope and you can start practising and practising before moving on to using a short pole (table leg or broom handle???) and then the really complicated stuff using two ropes together.
Altogether an excellent publication and one which I am happy to fully recommend.
on 16 November 2012
As an istructor in rope work and rigging, I though this would be an ideal companion and aid to memory, I was not wrong, the knots are well shown with high quality images, and it also goes into area that I rarley teach so is very usefull
on 11 October 2014
Very handy book, well illustrated and clear. Its also small enough to have around yet the pictures are clear as are the directions. Great little book whether you are a beginner, or, like me, rediscovering old skills!!