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  • Author:
    Raoul Graumont,John J. Hensel
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    1161630961
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    Kessinger Publishing, LLC (May 23, 2010)
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    686 pages
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by Raoul Graumont (Author), John J. Hensel (Author). Whether for arts and crafts or for needs in a commercial,Encyclopedia Of Knots And Fancy Rope Work engineering setting, this book is the Bible of knots.

by Raoul Graumont (Author), John J. ISBN-13: 978-1163147696. One person found this helpful.

ABOUT AUTHORS: Raoul Graumont and John Hensel, both seamen, learned knot work .

ABOUT AUTHORS: Raoul Graumont and John Hensel, both seamen, learned knot work aboard ship and in the hundreds of foreign ports to which their ship carried them. Graumont, born in Algiers, the son of a cavalry colonel in a French colonial regiment, began his maritime apprenticeship at the age of 13 on one of the last great French sailing vessels, the five-masted barque France. The two authors met at an exhibition of Graumont's work in the early 1930's decided to pool their collections of knots and rope lore, and collaborated on what became the Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work.

Raoul Graumont, John J. Hensel. It is an encyclopedia of vast work which would take a lifetime to read. This is unquestionably the greatest book on knots and rope work ever published, yet it is a valuable reference for anyone from eight to eighty. First published in 1939, it quickly became-and has remained for more than a half century-the classic in its field. But I sent about 4 hours lost in reading and looking at this. I think I could have spent 4 days reading it, and still not have done it justice. I am awed by the undertaking of this work. Every knot and use of rope and string known to humanity, illustrated with photographs.

BY Raoul Graumont & John Hensel. First published in 1939, the Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work has been a classic in its field for more three quarters of a century. Tags WeavingRaoul Graumont & John HenselSchiffer Reference. Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work. BY Raoul Graumont & John Hensel. Comprehensive in scope, this encyclopedia begins with a history of knots and rope making and proceeds into the how-to of tying and of making useful and decorative articles with rope. More than 3,600 knots are described and illustrated in this hardcover, 704-page text. A truly invaluable resource!

by Raoul Graumont and John J. A Classic Work On Knots With Detailed Instructions And Illustrations For Braiding Intricate Designs. Includes Hundreds Of Amazingly Elaborate And Beautiful Rope And Knot Creations.

by Raoul Graumont and John J. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9781163147696. Release Date:September 2010.

This is unquestionably the greatest book on knots and rope work ever .

This is unquestionably the greatest book on knots and rope work ever published. It is a valuable reference for anyone from eight to eighty. Also, included in this book are retold fascinating stories behind the origins of hundreds of these knots, with the superstitions, the lore, the historic, heraldic, or religious backgrounds associated with them. Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work by Raoul Graumont & John Hensel Published: 1980 Hardcover, 7 1/2" x 10", 689 pages Illustrated pictures. Learn more about this item. Shipping & returns.

Raoul Graumont and John Hensel. Published by Cornell Maritime Press (1945).

Raoul Graumont & John Hensel . Truly comprehensive in scope, this encyclopedia begins with a history of knots and rope making and proceeds into the how-to of tying and of making useful and decorative articles with rope. More than 3,600 knots are described and illustrated in 348 full-page plates.

Author:Raoul Graumont & John Hensel Publisher:Cornell Maritime Press, Dec 1969 Binding .

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Vivaral
This is a replacement copy for a 40 year old edition that was lost in a fire. I learned marlinspike seamanship nearly 60 years ago and find this book indispensable. Yes, it can be challenging to apply some of the instructions but with a little knowledge and practice, this book will guide you. Highly recommended.
Jogas
I came across this book some 30 years ago while I was in the Navy in Mayport, Florida. I found the book to be very informative and probably the best book all around for instructions on how to make certain knots and braids. I made a copy of the giant Anchor braid knot featured in the book, and surrounded it with all the other knots we used in the Navy. Then, put a nice braid around the edge and put it all on a piece of Polyurethane covered Curly Maple stock. It was beautiful! To make a long story short, it ended up being stolen. I was nearly heartbroken after spending so much time on it. But, some 30 years later, I found the book online, and am attempting to remake the board again. Although the Anchor braid knot will take some time doing, it will be well worth it in the longrun. This book gets all stars from me. It is the most informative book I've been able to find. I did just about all the rope splicing and braiding onboard ship, and this book helped me to learn everything I know. I couldn't find a more informative book anywhere. I've always been highly impressed with all the knots and instructions on making them. It is well worth the money for anyone that wants to learn about rope splicing, making different knots and their uses, and braids. It's not just for the more advanced, it is also geared towards the average joe that just wants to learn how to do something. That is what is most impressive that I've found about the book. It's 30 years later, and I am still enthralled with the book and learning new things everyday.
Sincerely,
BM 3 Steven Lilienthal of the USS Yosemite AD-19 from Mayport, Florida
Fearlesshunter
I got this book (soft cover) as a reference book to add to my library, and as a guide to learn new knots. Unfortunately this book has a huge flaw; it is very poorly printed! The best way to describe the awful quality is to say that it looks like someone took an original copy and used a 1990's era black & white photocopy machine to reprint it. The text is not sharp, and the pictures of knots are reproduced so poorly that even the simplest of knots becomes a hazy jumble of shadows and copy toner shading.

I can't speak for the quality of the hardcover version of this book, but since it is only ~$26, a low price for a hardcover of this size, I imagine that the only difference is the cover.

As far as the actual content of the book goes... First, this is not a book for beginners or anyone trying to learn knotting. There is little in the way of descriptions or step-by-step instruction for most knots, and the pictures (badly printed) are of finished knots, so reproducing anything other then the simplest knot is difficult at best. As for the experienced knot tier trying to learn new knots... this is not the book for you! As stated earlier, most knots have little if any instructions and the pictures make it next to impossible to figure out any of the more complicated knots.

My advice to anyone (beginner or expert) thinking of buying this book; is to save your money and buy Ashley Book of Knots, which is widely recognized as the definitive text on the subject of knotting.
Gralsa
A must have for knot lovers. Find the knot of your liking and then go YouTube for instruction. You will Knot be disappointed.

Find the knot then go to YouTube to
Auau
After a short, interesting review of the history of knots, this encyclopedia starts with the most basic knots and hitches and gradually works up to the most advanced knots one could wish for. I knotted a macrame cross for the patriarch of Egypt using only this book. Several knots I used in industrial settings. Whether for arts and crafts or for needs in a commercial,Encyclopedia Of Knots And Fancy Rope Work engineering setting, this book is the Bible of knots.
Mave
This a photocopy of a book from a jail in the US. It suffers from the plates being photocopies and rather dull and missing the contrast which were probably in the originals.
The pictures show many variations on the same theme which is good but the descriptions of how to complete the knots is not for a newcomer to knotting.
It has many variations on beltwork and macrame but very little on bell ropes and lanyards.
Overall it is a good reference book for the more advanced knotter but its pictures and descriptions let it down.
Bluecliff
This is an excellent source of reference when identifying various knots and braids. Generally speaking, it is not an instruction book on tying the knots and braids contained within; some illustrations show a few steps in the tying process, but most do not.

This encyclopedia is a must for the library of the serious knot and braid collector, and will also be valuable to rawhide braiders.
It has every knot known to man but the instructions on how to tie them are difficult to follow