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Offline Mad_Man

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The Ashley Book of Knots
« on: June 09, 2009, 05:13:36 PM »
Did you ever want to know how to tie a figure 8 stopper knot one handed?  Do you even know what a figure 8 stopper knot is and why is it better than an overhand knot stopper?  How about how to tie snares? splices? turk heads? buttons? Did you ever want just want the ultimate book on how to tie a knot? 

Check out the Ashley Book of Knots. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ashley_Book_of_Knots

7000 illustrations
3854 entries
2000+ knots

You name it, this book has it (and a WHOLE lot more)  It can be found new at Amazon.com for $50 to $70.  (I get nothing from this.  I am not selling mine)


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Re: The Ashley Book of Knots
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 10:42:04 PM »
Looks like a good book... Wonder if I can find a used copy. I like ropes/knots and always am looking for references.

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Re: The Ashley Book of Knots
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 11:34:03 PM »
+1 for starting the thread here, Mad_Man.

I have two copies of The Ashley Book of Knots, the second of which I picked up new with library-style clear plastic covering over the dust-jacket at the local bookstore for $11. (The owner was a little steamed after I informed him about the going price after I had paid for it, receipt in hand.)

Even at $50-$70, it's worth every penny, Archer.

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Re: The Ashley Book of Knots
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 05:37:36 AM »
Check your Library

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Re: The Ashley Book of Knots
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 04:48:58 PM »
I have never read the Asher Book. I have this one and love it:

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Encyclopedia-Knots-Ropework/dp/0681606940/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1247870863&sr=1-1

It credits many knots to Asher, plus some more traditional ones.

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Re: The Ashley Book of Knots
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 06:04:18 PM »
The Ashley book of Knots is still in print and available from B&N and Amazon. You can often find copies used as well. It is a true encyclopedic reference on one of the four prime tools.

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Re: The Ashley Book of Knots
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009, 01:23:16 PM »
prepare2survive, how do you imbed a scribd document?

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Re: The Ashley Book of Knots
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009, 07:51:34 AM »
Without question the definitive book on knots. Knotwork is pretty addictive once you get started.

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Re: The Ashley Book of Knots
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2009, 06:47:23 PM »
Hey synaptoman,

...replace the < with [


<url=http://www.scribd.com/doc/17740216/The-Ashley-Book-of-Knots-by-Clifford-W-Ashley#key2imfnwp5qkjm9q5tumct> your text here for instance "the Ashley book of knots blah blah" </url>