The Ashley Book of Knots


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First published in 1944, and reprinted many times since then, the latest reissue of this magnificent book contains, for the first time, fully illustrated details of all minor amendments and corrections that have come to light over the years. These have been collected and collated by Geoffrey Budworth with the help of other members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

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May 27, 2016

Bible of knots

Excellent book that covers the most knots and there history. Knot bible that should be in any library.

elizabeth c

Mar 22, 2016

encyclopedia of knots

There is enough information in this book for a lifetime of reading.


May 2, 2013

All you need to know about knots

Most comprehensive book about knots I have ever come across. Seems to me that all others might well have been based upon this one. I you like knots, you`ll love this book!

mark c

Mar 14, 2013

Good book, Good service

If you want a book on rope work this is the one to have.

Dan M

Nov 26, 2012

A required reference for the Knot Tyer

This is rightfully considered the Bible of knots. Mr. Ashley not only illustrates each knot, but describes it's use and how it is tied. This may cause some confusion to the novice, saying, "bowline, weaver's knot, sheet bend? They're all the same!" and while they are, in form, they are not the same in the way they are tied or used. Mr. Ashley explains it clearly to the reader.

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