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Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best Knot Tying books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong and Lasting Marriage (2016)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedAdvised by both tellers of fairy tales and harbingers of doom, many engaged couples simply don’t know what to expect from marriage, so they focus their anxious energies on the wedding day. Rob Green, a pastor, counselor, and veteran of many premarital counseling sessions, shares that the joy, fun, companionship, and love couples hope for before marriage are not only possible, they are actually God’s plan for marriage. But none of these wonderful things happen automatically when you tie the knot. A strong and satisfying marriage must be intentionally built on Jesus. Tying the Knot offers…
Author(s): Rob Green

2. The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots: (over 5,000 copies sold) (2012)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedThis beautifully illustrated, full-color guide unties the mysteries of more than eighty knots. Using clear photographs and diagrams, as well as straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions, any reader can master knots for fishing, boating, climbing, crafts, and household uses. Climbers will feel safer knowing they have tied the perfect water or tape knot. Home decorators will enjoy trying their hand at the beautiful and elaborate Chinese cloverleaf. Fishermen will fight big Fish with more confidence. Filled with fascinating knot lore, the ultimate book of everyday knots is perfect for…
Author(s): Geoffrey Budworth

3. My First Book of Knots: A Beginner’s Picture Guide (180 color illustrations) (2014)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedWhat is more memorable than a child first learning to tie his shoes? Or wrapping his first Christmas presents? Knots aren’t easy to learn, but they are very helpful—whether you are five years old, ten years old, or even fifty years old. Here is a children’s picture book that will help parent and child learn together by simplifying the craft and bringing the reader into the world of knots through beautiful, detailed illustrations. My First Book of Knots is a landmark gift that will impact children (and craft-loving adults) with hours of fun and a lifetime of…
Author(s): Berndt Sundsten, Jan Jäger

4. The Everything Knots Book: Step-By-Step Instructions for Tying Any Knot (2004)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedA well-tied knot is at once a practical tool and a work of art. With names like “hangman’s noose” and “wagoneer’s hitch,” knots have a rich history of usefulness and an aesthetic appeal all their own.From the boat to the backyard, The Everything Knots Book provides simple instructions on how to tie knots for any situation. Written by , a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, this handy guide walks readers through the basics and offers myriad suggestions for creative uses of these knots.Mr. Penn shows readers how to: Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, The Everything Knots Book…
Author(s): Randy Penn

5. Knots:The Complete Visual Guide: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Tying and Using over 100 Knots (2012)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedWith step-by-step color photographs, the highly visual Knots: The Complete Visual Guide is a clear, comprehensive, and practical guide to tying more than 100 knots. From choosing, using, and maintaining ropes, to learning about the different families of knots — from stopper knots; binding knots; bends; hitches; loops; plaits and sennits; and splices and whippings — Knots: The Complete Visual Guide is the ultimate guide to tying knots for every occasion, from outdoor use in a host of recreational activities, to practical functions around the home….
Author(s): Des Pawson

6. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival (2014)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedThe ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability–cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages–this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you’ll also discover detailed information on: Choosing the right items for your kit. Manufacturing needed tools and supplies….
Author(s): Dave Canterbury

7. The Useful Knots Book: How to Tie the 25+ Most Practical Rope Knots (Escape, Evasion, and Survival) (2019)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedKnowing how to tie knots is an important and useful skill, but some people get overwhelmed.There are many knots, far too many for the average person to remember them all.Fortunately, being able to tie a handful of knots is enough to see you through. is a no-nonsense knot guide on how to tie the It comes with easy to follow instructions and pictures for tying each of the knots. It also has tips on when to best use each knot. Includes 5 Free Bonuses!Get your copy of The Useful Knots Book today and you’ll also receive: The Ultimate Knots Guide Learn the 5 Main Types of Knots and When to Use Them…
Author(s): Sam Fury, Diana Mangoba

8. The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Most Important Knots for Fresh and Salt Water (Skyhorse Pocket Guides) (2017)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedEvery fisherman knows that fishing success comes down to effective connections—the angler must first ensure that the knot connections throughout the fishing line are sound and appropriate for the task at hand.A failed knot will bring your otherwise happy day to a screeching halt and leave you muttering about what might have been. In The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots, learn the knots of success, and why the connections are recommended by the country’s top anglers. Some of the knots featured here include: Whether you’ve spent a lifetime fishing the waters of the world, or this is your first season casting a line, The Pocket Guide to…
Author(s): Joseph B. Healy

9. The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework (Dover Maritime) (2012)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedOver 150 years ago, the skills needed to operate a merchant sailing vessel were many and varied. While not nearly as much in demand today as they were in the days of the Yankee clippers, these skills nevertheless remain important and necessary to today’s yachtsmen and owners of smaller pleasure boats.In this excellent handbook on basic shipboard skills, marine expert Hervey Garrett Smith offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. More than 100 illustrations help the reader grasp the fundamentals and fine points of handling a ship while the author describes in…
Author(s): Hervey Garrett Smith

10. The Morrow Guide to Knots: for Sailing, Fishing, Camping, Climbing (1982)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedThe world’s bestselling book on knots. A classic resource. Illustrated, easy to use, and definitive.A full-color guide to mastering seventy useful knots for generations of sailors, fisherman, campers, climbers, homeowners, and all lovers of the outdoors.The Morrow Guide to Knots includes clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions that teach you how to tie dozens of knots, from the swivel hitch and grapevine knot to the knotted sheepshank, the Spanish bowline, and the stopper knot. Each photo captures the way you see the knot…
Author(s): Mario Bigon, Guido Regazzoni, et al.

11. Nautical Knots Illustrated (2002)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & Ranked“Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen.”­­Mariner’s Log With nearly 300 superb photographs illustrating the “ins and outs” of the 20 most useful nautical knots and splices, this reissue of the critically acclaimed Nautical Knots Illustrated will transform any beginner into a boater who knows the ropes. Each knot or splice is presented on two facing pages, and an illustrated glossary and quick-glance overview of common linehandling commands are also included….
Author(s): Paul H H Snyder, Arthur FF Snyder

12. The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots: A Practical Resource to Knots That Can Help You Survive (2017)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedKnowing the ropes when a catastrophic situation strikes can be the key to survival, and in The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots, Patty Hahne demonstrates the most important multi-purpose knots preppers should be prepared to know. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions for tying them and the knots being used in various situations, the book covers such topic as:The uses for various types of ropes as well as their advantages and disadvantages With instructions for the Square Knot, TheOne Handed Bowline, The Double Sheet Bend, The Prusik Knot, the Prusik Knot, the two Half Hitch, the Clove Hitch, the Blood Knot, and more, The…
Author(s): Patty Hahne

13. Book of Knots (1993)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedDescribes every practical knot, what it looks like, where it comes from, and how to tie it. The book includes 4,000 knots, with all the varieties of shipboard knots as well as knots used by butchers, steeplejacks, electric linesmen, knitters, cobblers, surgeons, poachers and cowboys….
Author(s): Geoffrey Budworth, Clifford W. Ashley

14. Tying the Knot Tighter: Because Marriage Lasts a Lifetime (2007)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedJust as the best coaches remind their players to practice the basics of their sport, Christian couples need to be reminded regularly of the basics of a Christian marriage. In a clear, down-to-earth style, Martha Peace and John Crotts provide these reminders through short chapters that couples can read, study, and pray over together.The authors have broken down nineteen areas of marriage, summing up the Bible’s teaching and offering a series of penetrating questions to help readers take inventory of themselves and their marriage. Each section ends with two recommended resources for…
Author(s): Martha Peace, John Crotts

15. Guide to Fly Fishing Knots: A Basic Streamside Guide for Fly Fishing Knots, Tippets, and Leader Formulas (1999)

 Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & RankedThis book is helpful, instructive, easy to understand, and will help you bring more of your catch to the net. Larry includes: parts of your line; IGFA line test; tippet to fly size chart; knot-tying tips; terminology; knot applications; and of course, step-by-step instruction for joining lines, lines to flies, loop knots, dropper knots, and yarn indicator knots. Also included are basic fresh- and saltwater leaders and trout and panfish leaders. Twenty different knots are covered with concise text and simple, clear illustrations showing each step. These knots offer a solid base for…
Author(s): Larry V Notley

Best Knot Tying Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some knot tying books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Survival Hacks: Tricks Everyone Needs in The Wild + Knot Tying

Author(s): Felicia Brown; Douglas Hardwick; Earl Baines
ID: 2815378, Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Prepper's guide to knots : the 100 most useful tying techniques for surviving any disaster

Author(s): Scott Finazzo
ID: 2077755, Publisher: Ulysses Press, Year: 2016, Size: 46 Mb, Format: epub

Prepper's Guide to Knots The 100 Most Useful Tying Techniques for Surviving Any Disaster

Author(s): Finazzo, Scott
ID: 2675004, Publisher: Ulysses Press, Year: 2016, Size: 46 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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