Jul 28, The Paperback of the The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. The Complete Book of Knots has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. The Book of Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it. Geoffrey Budworth (UK) is a founder member of the International Guild of Knot.

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Quite gentlemanly, but not what I want in a book for beginners. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. After about a week, I realized that he did!

This makes a good first book on tying knots. Google is your friend. Pawson, Handbook of Knots expanded edition This book contains very clear color photographs, and the layout is quite pleasing to the eye. In addition, for each knot, there is a summary called “applications,” and occasionally a warning when not to use copmlete knot.

But if you view the drawings more as a blueprint, then you get a conceptual understanding of how the knot coplete to be tied, and drawings allow a clearer conceptual understanding than photographs in most cases.


Like budwrth Pawson book, the book is soft-cover, the binding is stitched, and the book can be opened flat without breaking the binding. What I like about this book is that it contains large, clear line drawings, and for the most part, the layout is pleasing to the eye.

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Laura rated it liked it Jun 24, See and discover other items: Of all the books that use photographs to depict the tying of knots, this is my pick as the best. The Morrow Guide to Knots This book contains very clear color photographs, and the budworh are larger than in the Pawson book which is helpful. The Field Guide to Knots: If you find instructions insufficient when made with just a few photos, then this could be the book for you. All have deficiencies of one sort or another.

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This book’s depiction of the climber’s method of tying the bowline knot took me an hour to figure out because two steps were inexcusably combined into one picture without an explanation. It takes balls to title your book “The Complete Book of Knots” without including any mention of such a simple and basic knot as the slip knot.


In addition to knot-tying techniques, the book contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task.

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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots and Ropework. Mikko Nieminen rated it liked it Jul 27, I’ve been using it as a reference while teaching Scouts how to tie basic knots.

The Complete Book of Knots

With some effort, I was able to figure out each knot that I tried to tie even though some drawings included several steps in one drawing. Tim Todd rated it it was amazing Sep 21, See all 60 reviews.

coomplete Nov 01, David Hartnett rated it it was amazing. Dan Lookabaugh rated it it was amazing Sep 25, Published July 1st by Lyons Press first published An important plus of this book, given its claim to encyclopedic coverage, is the inclusion of decorative knots.