This title shows how to tie 75 bends, hitches, knots, bindings, loops, mats, plaits, rings and slings in 500 practical colour photographs. It covers 75 different knots, hitches, bends, loops and plaits, together with advice of how each one can be used. Each stage of knot tying is shown in clear photographs accompanied with easy-to-follow explanatory text. It also includes valuable advice and information on materials, types of rope, breaking strengths, terms and techniques. Each project is accompanied by a key icon to show whether the knot is used in fishing, boating, caving, climbing or outdoor pursuits or is a general purpose knot. This book offers instruction and explanation of 75 of the most commonly used and useful knots. All the key types, such as bends, hitches, knots, bindings, loops, mats, plaits, rings and slings are included, each is identified by category and all come with a brief introduction to its origin, use and effectiveness. The introduction discusses the different cords and ropes available, with valuable information on the breaking strengths of each, and information on the broad range of natural and synthetic materials that can be used.
Helpful advice is also given on cutting and sealing ropes, the tools and materials required for each job, and care of rope. Whether you are an eager beginner or an experienced enthusiast, this book will prove an indispensable guide.show more