A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace & justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times... before the Empire...
Hey! Wrong text..., anyway, actually is was a long time ago, and maybe in another galaxy, that my interests about rope working and knots was laid. I think, it was back in 1987 that I started as a boy scout and was introduced to ropes and knots binding.
I remember that is was fun to build wooden tables, toilets and huge towers without nails and hammer. Only with wood rafts and rope. I loved it. But sadly, as I grew up, I stopped as a boy scout and then forgot all about rope working and knots until I was about 30 years of age.
At that time, I was introduced to a copy of a Viking ship build in full-scale 1:1. It didn't take long, then I was fully engaged in repairing and making spare parts by hand to the ship. As well as I started to make handmade ropes in hemp, flax and linden tree bark. Our old hemp rig was dead, so to speak, and we decided to make the ships new rigging our self by hand, all knots and splices. We got help from and old rope master, Ole Magnus. He tort us all about rope working. And I was good at it!
So now some 20 years later, I guess that I'm, ready to give it all away to any that are willing to learn about rope working, knots and splices. It is my sincere hope that you'll find my website exiting and giving, in terms of learning you to master ropes, knots and slices.
Furthermore, it is my hope that YOU will participate in building this website by giving your comments to news feeds, tutorials, and most important - do you miss anything on this website, anything that you don't understand or do you have ideas to the web content then don't hesitate to let me know. The more accurate content the better!
In other words, my vision and mission is to make the best social website for rope, knots and splice nerds like myself.
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• Handbook of Knots and Splices, and other work with hempen and wire ropes. Barnes & Noble Books. ISBN 1566197716
• Handbook of Seaman's Ropework. Adlard Coles Ltd. London. ISBN 0-229-986544
• The Complete Guide to Knots and Knot Tying. Lorenz Books. ISBN 0754804224
• KNOTS by Peter Owen. A Quintet Book. ISBN 1561382256
• RYA Knots, Splices & Ropework Handbook. The Royal Yachting Association. ISBN 978905104758
• The Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford W Ashley. Faber and Faber. London. ISBN 057109659x or ISBN 9780385040259
• The Morrow Guide to Knots. Quill/William Morrow. ISBN 0688012264