The Ashley Book of Knots and Macrame. working with rope, line and plating Every practical Knot, what it looks like, Who uses it, where it comes. updating and revising “the knot enthusiasts’ bible,” The Ashley Book of Knots (by Clifford Ashley). The values in the last column are from. Ashley’s Book of Knots. Paracord Fusion Ties. Morrow Book of Knots. Volume 1 and 2 by J.D. Lensen. The Ultimate Encyclopedia. Decorative Fusion Knots.

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The Ashley Book Of Knots

First published init was the culmination of over 11 years of work. The book contains exactly numbered entries and an estimated illustrations. It remains one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots. Due to its scope and wide availability The Ashley Book of Knots has become a significant reference work in the field of knotting.

The numbers Ashley assigned to each knot can be used to unambiguously identify filetyle. This helps to identify knots despite local colloquialisms or identification changes. Citations to Ashley numbers are usually in the form: Some knots have more than one Ashley number due to having multiple uses or forms.


For example, the main entry for is in the chapter on binding knots but it is also listed as in a chapter on occupational knot usage. The Ashley Book of Knots was compiled and first published before the introduction of synthetic fiber ropes, during a time when natural fiber cordage – typically twisted, laid, or braided rope – was most commonly used. The commentary on some knots may fail to address their behavior when tied with modern synthetic fiber or kernmantle style ropes.

Ashley suffered a debilitating stroke the year after the book was published. Corrections submitted by the International Guild of Knot Tyers were incorporated in Knits least one knot, the Hunter’s bend Awas added in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Ashley Book of Knots – Wikipedia

It shows a sailor displaying a Tom fool’s knot. World Scientific Publishing, pp. International Guild of Knot Tyers September”The Ashley Book of Knots: Additionally, this IGKT posting contains many verifiable examples. Bight Loop Turn List of knots List of knot terminology.


The Ashley Book of Knots – Wikipedia

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