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Good Reference Guide
on October 2, 2014
So, this set of six waterproof cards costs about $5 and shows you how to tie knots. Simple. The cards are the size of a regulation deck of playing cards, and each is about 1/132" thick. The plastic stock is flexible, and feels well-constructed. A brass grommet is punched through the top left corner to keep the cards together. If you stick two strands of 550 cord (each a different color) through the grommet, you can have cord with you to practice these knots.
The knots included are:
-Bowling On a Bight.
So, that's twenty knots. For each, there's a brief description of what the knot is used for and about two illustrations. The illustrations are nicely done; they're detailed enough to see what the knot is, with small arrows shown to help you visualize what's going on. When two different pieces of rope are being used (like the Sheet Bend, etc.) there are two different colors of rope shown, so everything is clear.
For the five dollar price, these are good cards. A learning tool for some and boredom busters for others, these fulfill their intended purpose. Toss a set in your backpack to get some practice or use your "down time" more easily.