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A good book of 70 of the most common knots.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Book of Outdoor Knots (Paperback)Peter Owen has put together 70 of the most common knots and illustrated them quite nicely. The book uses line drawings to show how to tie the knots and provides a short historical and descriptive paragraph on each knot.
I felt more verbage should have been given in describing how the knots were tied, and the sections on Choosing and Caring for Rope were inadequite at best. To his credit, the illustrations Peter used were good enough to overcome the shortfalls in describing how to tie the knots. This book is a handy guide to tying common knots and knowing their uses, but is definitely not a complete guide to all knots.
None the less, as an editor for a Scouting Magazine, I still feel it is a book worth buying and I do recommend it.