The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Knots

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Globe Pequot, Sep 1, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. After emigrating to America in 1859, Stanley worked as a journalist for the New York Herald. In 1869 he was instructed to undertake an expedition to find the missionary David Livingstone, and the success of this mission brought him public recognition and financial success. These volumes, first published in 1885, provide an account of Stanley's exploration of the Congo river in the service of Leopold II of Belgium between 1879 and 1884. Deriving from Stanley's personal journal, the books describe the difficulties he faced as he founded permanent trading stations, and his negotiations with indigenous leaders, together with his plans for the commercial exploitation of Africa. Stanley's controversial methods to achieve this aim, which led to his modern reputation as a racist and imperialist, are also revealed. Volume 1 covers 1879–83.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
A knotting history
7
GETTING STARTED Cordage materials Cordage construction
10
Care of cordage
16
Knotting terms
17
Knot names
18
Knot security
20
Tying tips
21
Triple bowline
76
Eskimo bowline
78
Sheet bend and with drawloop
80
Double sheet bend
82
Oneway sheet bend
83
Threeway sheet bend
84
SECTION 4CROSSING KNOTS
85
Clove hitch
86

KNOT FINDER
22
SECTION 1OVERHAND KNOTS
23
Simple overhand knot
24
Overhand knot with drawloop
25
Anglers loop
26
Simple noose
28
Ashleys stopper knot
29
Overhand loop
30
Bag sack or millers knot
31
Tricorn loop
32
Fishermans knot
34
Hunters or riggers bend
36
Zeppelin bend Rosendahls knot
38
Reef or square knot
40
Wrapped and reefknotted coil
41
West Country whipping
42
Water or tape knot
44
Round turn and two halfhitches 46 Fishermans bend
46
Double overhand knot
47
Strangle knot
48
Strangle knot coil
49
Double overhand noose
50
Double fishermans knot
51
Double overhand loop
52
SECTION 2FIGURE OF EIGHT KNOTS
53
Figure of eight knot
54
Figure of eight knot with drawloop
55
Figure of eight noose
56
Figure of eight hitch
57
Figure of eight loop
58
Figure of eight becket hitch
59
Sliding figure of eight bend
60
Figure of eight bend
62
Figure of eight twin loops
64
Figure of eight triple loops
66
Figure of eight coil
68
SECTION 3BOWLINES SHEET BENDS
69
Common bowline
70
Twin bowline bend
72
Water bowline
73
Double bowline
74
Bowline in the bight
75
Buntline hitch
88
Rolling hitch
90
Midshipmans hitch
92
Constrictor knot and with drawloop
94
Double constrictor knot
96
Transom knot
98
Groundline hitch coil
99
Snuggle hitch
100
Double figure of eight hitch
102
Boom hitch
104
SECTION 5OTHER USEFUL KNOTS
105
Common whipping
106
Timber and Killick hitches
108
Alpine butterfly knot
109
Reef or square knot loop
110
The frustrator
112
Highwaymans hitch
114
Pile post or stake hitch
116
Pedigree cow hitch
118
Bull hitch
120
Prusik knot
122
Ashers bottle sling
124
Jug jar or bottle sling
126
Braid knot
128
Square knot
130
Chinese cloverleaf
133
Matthew Walker knot
134
Chinese lanyard knot
136
Vice versa
139
Lapp knot
140
Carrick bend
142
Turks head 3L x
144
Knife lanyard knot
146
Ring hitch
148
Turks head 3L x
149
Turks head 5L x
150
Turks head Tshaped
152
Summary
156
Glossary of terms
157
Suppliers
158
Index
159
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Geoffrey Budworth co-founded the International Guild of Knot Tyers in 1982 and regularly contributes to its quarterly journal, Knotting Matters. He s been described as the father of forensic knotting and occasionally gives evidence in court as an expert witness of knots found at crime scenes. Budworth is a well-known personality and author in the world of knots.

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