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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Retrieved from ” https: Corrections submitted by the International Guild of Knot Tyers were incorporated in Citations to Ashley numbers are usually in the form: At least one knot, the Hunter’s bend Awas added in Pages to import images to Wikidata Commons category link from Wikidata.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Additionally, this IGKT posting contains many verifiable examples.

The Ashley Book Of Knots

Although Ashley was an esteemed painter, the cover illustration was painted by George Giguere. Views Read Edit View history.


First published init was the culmination of over 11 years of work. 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. Hangman’s Running bowline Running highwayman’s hitch Tarbuck. It shows a sailor displaying a Tom fool’s knot.

Bight Loop Turn List of knots List of knot terminology. It remains one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots. This helps to identify knots despite local colloquialisms or identification changes. Knots Specialized encyclopedias books.

The Ashley Book of Knots – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat International Guild of Knot Tyers The off on some knots may fail to address their behavior when tied with modern synthetic fiber or kernmantle style ropes.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 book contains exactly numbered entries and an estimated blok. Due to its scope and wide availability The Ashley Book of Knots has become a significant reference work in the field of knotting.

Ashley suffered a debilitating stroke the year after the book was published. World Scientific Publishing, pp.

The Ashley Book of Knots – Wikipedia

September”The Ashley Book of Knots: Some knots have more than one Ashley number due to having multiple uses or forms. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The numbers Ashley assigned to each knot can be used to unambiguously identify them.