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The Ashley Book of Knots takes us back to a time when knots saved lives and put dinner on the table. Whether out at sea or in a pioneer cabin, knots were a part of daily life, one that is nearly lost today. But in this attractive, well-organized archive of more than 3,900 different knots--presented through 7,000 illustrations--the art of knot tying lives on, both as a historical reference and a reservoir of handy knowledge.
Clifford Ashley was born in 1881 at the whaling port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He sailed on many kinds of boats in many capacities, from ship's surgeon to interested observer. His ruling passions were marine painting and knot-tying, on which he was one of the world's leading authorities. His paintings are represented in the permanent collection of many American museums and libraries. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Absolutely indispensable. Having been published in the 1940's it lacks any information about synthetics and the knots that have been invented or adapted for them, but in every... Read morePublished 1 day ago by PJ
The ultimate knot master, who collected the knot knowledge during all his life conveys his knowledge and passion towards the readers.Published 2 days ago by Ilya
learn to make more knots than you'll ever need, great book, you c do anything with this knowledge of knots, use the right knot for the right job.Published 7 days ago by Hey Hey Hey
Fascinating Knots, lots of historical information from the times when they were in widespread use.Published 1 month ago by Arch Karl Lamb
Well organized, enjoyable commentary, and outstanding visual communication.Published 1 month ago by Chris D'Amato
The only book of it's kind. I hope it never goes out of print...the knowledge in this book is priceless and ageless.Published 1 month ago by Trevor Ycas
I have owned this book for over forty years one of my treasures.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer