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As useful as sites like these are, there is still no substitute for the encyclopedic Ashley Book of Knots[1][2], which contains every knot under the sun and then some (up to the time it was written -- and, to be fair, quite a few knots have been invented since then, but it's still an impressive tome).

[1] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ashley_Book_of_Knots

[2] - https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Book-Knots-Clifford-W/dp/03850...




I have mixed feelings about Ashley - there's no doubt it's a very cool book for its sweeping scope, but I would never recommend it as a guide for learning tie knots. There are many good choices from Budworth[1], Pawson[2], Toss[3] and more.

1: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1069046.The_Complete_Boo...

2: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/220058.Handbook_of_Knots

3: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1476184.Knots


FWIW, I agree. The Ashley Book of Knots is the only book I've ever returned to Amazon.

It's expensive for what amounts to a coffee-table book of old drawings and a history of many superfluous, duplicate, or decorative knots.

A lot of the information is outdated with respect to newer materials and/or the "knot" industry.




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