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Nice little site! Knots are therapy for me and any info on them is appreciated but, knots based sites are hard to come by that have any content worth reading. Thanks!
MK Black
GA USA - Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 15:29:38 (EDT)

This is such a great site keep it up ! You are officially the knotty man !!! Youre a living genius !!!!
E key
England - Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at 16:35:19 (EDT)

Hi I'm a scout from England and I found this site very usfull I will be sure to let all my friends know! I'm gonna have a go at making the turkshead will let you know how it goes the only thing is what are the measurements
E key
England - Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at 16:25:49 (EDT)

Ngati Toa Sea Venturer Leader
Michelle Munro <>
Wellington, New Zealand. - Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 23:21:10 (EDT)

This site is great, I am a girl that was jipped in life because I could not be in boy scouts and only got lame girl scouts and finally I get the opportunity to learn all the knots my older brother got to learn while he was in the scouts, the animations are great!
NV USA - Thursday, June 09, 2011 at 19:35:40 (EDT)

I am refreshing my knotting skills and thank you for you website. Aloha from the Valley Isle!
Kat Bourgea <>
Pukalani, Hawaii USA - Thursday, June 09, 2011 at 11:15:49 (EDT)

Keldaran Jofreitharson <>
Albany, OR USA - Tuesday, June 07, 2011 at 17:14:08 (EDT)

Knots night coming up, thanks for the resource page. Love your work.
Michael Griffiths
Newcaslte, NSW Australia - Monday, June 06, 2011 at 07:53:37 (EDT)

Thank-you very info.
fernando cas(s)nova <>
San Jose,, CA USA - Sunday, June 05, 2011 at 11:02:39 (EDT)

Great Source of knots.
Idaho USA - Saturday, June 04, 2011 at 11:11:18 (EDT)

Excellent site with excellent instructions. I browse it periodically, thanks for putting it together .
Belgium - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 14:45:57 (EDT)

I was looking for a knot to end a string of beads close to the last bead. I did "knot" find what i thought might work; however, I spent an hour and a half practicing several knots from your illustrations. Fascinating and fun. I never though I could "do" knots. Thanks
Ann R
Bradenton, FL USA - Monday, May 30, 2011 at 23:37:35 (EDT)

Thanks for your resource on tying knots. I recommend it to the boys as a way to get some practice between meetings with the knots they're learning as Royal Rangers.
Phil Zampino <>
Shamong, NJ USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 15:57:19 (EDT)

I love this website it taught me to tie so much knots! Thank you!!!
Dean <>
Shreveport, LA USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:17:53 (EDT)

i just wanted to let you know that i really appreciate this knot page! ive got my eagle board of review tonight and this website has been a greatly needed refresher of my knots. If you're ever in Mississippi Troop 106 would love to show you and your Troop some southern hospitality! thanks again
Ian Shows <>
Hattiesburg, MS USA - Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 20:09:03 (EDT)

Im a scout in Austrlia and Leader. this page is very helpful, I came upon it while looking for clear instructions mainly for a unversity assessment I'm doing about my learning and using scouts and rope tring as an example, Thank you.
jessica fewkes
Hazelbrook, NSW Australia - Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 19:21:51 (EDT)

just an old scouter, love to create things with rope. I have enjoyed your site and will be back again soon Stan
Stan Krieger <>
Stella, NC USA - Friday, May 06, 2011 at 18:05:39 (EDT)

Awesome site, this will come in handy with girl guide and Duke of Edinburgh activities
Aimee McCaughan
New Zealand - Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 06:45:47 (EDT)

Thank you some showing the 1st Hillcrest cubs an easier way to tie the ropes
Kerry-Ann Dolloway <>
South Africa - Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at 07:57:49 (EDT)

Love the turks head approach by T J Bartruff. Much more useful than instructions for just one variation on the knot. Thanks!
Michael DeCamp
Newbury Park, CA USA - Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 08:54:37 (EDT)

Turk's Head knot has been driving me up the wall or mast if you prefer but I will not give up tieing one. G.J.McCarron
George J. Mc Carron <>
Swarthmore, PA USA - Friday, April 22, 2011 at 20:17:07 (EDT)

Just looking at the knots charts.
Jackie Newberry <country.girl56@live,com>
Columbus, Ks USA - Friday, April 15, 2011 at 14:06:24 (EDT)

I guess the question is: To be or knot to be, which one do ya need at the moment. I know :} Lame.
colleen <>
USA - Monday, April 04, 2011 at 15:10:17 (EDT)

Am a scout and i really enjoy reading this articles on web.i would like to learn more about knotting.
laban msagha <>
mombasa, kenya - Monday, April 04, 2011 at 10:57:49 (EDT)

working with scouts this site was a great help with the animation.
david noble
clarksville, tn USA - Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 21:07:10 (EDT)

Great site... DECK LDO (PRIOR BMC) serving the Navy now for just under 29 years...and I love the fact that you have put this together... Good for all of the young Boatswainsmates.... John
LCDR L. John Regelbrugge III USN <>
Everett, wa USA - Friday, April 01, 2011 at 11:37:42 (EDT)

andy adamus <>
kitchener, on canada - Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 10:33:26 (EDT)

Ex Scout from the fifty's
Dee Fox
Va USA - Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 20:11:35 (EDT)

Love it! As SPL in my Boy Scout troop, this gave me a place to send the scouts that couldn't get their knots with me! Thanks!
Ian Neal <>
Thornton, CO USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 00:10:29 (EDT)

Thanks for spreading the knowledge, big hugh from Guatemala (Central Amrica) (yes, we have internet lol)
Ricky <>
Guatemala, Guatemala - Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 21:57:20 (EDT)

Very nice site and helpful thanks for shareing it with us
Dany Gordon <>
Forest City, IL USA - Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 22:18:50 (EDT)

I am a scout leader in England. I hope you don't mind me using your site to help our Cubs and scouts. Thanks
Denis Sayer <>
Wirral, United Kingdom - Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 20:21:49 (EDT)

newly anointed knotmaster for Troop 351 - Shawnee, KS. Home of the Purple Chickens
Jim Garner <>
Shawnee, Kansas USA - Friday, March 11, 2011 at 13:41:56 (EST)

tyler <>
USA - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 at 17:33:25 (EST)

Very good site. I like knots and know a few but am far from an expert. One must be wary though--one place will say knot x is the best of it's kind while another site will say they like knot y better.
waykno <>
Tulsa, OK USA - Sunday, March 06, 2011 at 20:07:45 (EST)

Your site is great. We haven't had anything to work with at home and this site has helped greatly. Thankyou.
Wendy Wade <>
Seaham, NSW Australia - Friday, March 04, 2011 at 09:48:00 (EST)

very nice and very informative thanks
Bojak <>
Mascot, tn USA - Friday, March 04, 2011 at 08:18:47 (EST)

Just to reiterate my appreciation for the hours of effort you've put into this site. A superb resource for everyone from Novice to Master.
Frayed Knot Arts <FrayedKnotArts>
Phila , PA USA - Friday, February 25, 2011 at 12:57:28 (EST)

really amazing...!one scouts can easily understand all the scouting producer from such wounderfull site introduce by you.. and hopefully saying that i may introduce it to all scout here in weekely meeeting.. once again very pleased to see such about it.
shah alam <>
hunza, hunza Pakistan - Friday, February 25, 2011 at 03:14:11 (EST)

Just browsing and found this very interesting. When I was a bachelor, I shared a home with a gentleman who worked for Ohio Edison as a lineman and could tie knots for every application. Here is a trade that utilizes what you are conveying. These can be good paying jobs and please make it aware that this is part of a skilled trade with practical applications.
David J. Cline <>
OH USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 12:53:02 (EST)

Great site. I have just started as a scout leader and I was looking for a way to learn the basic scout knots. I love your animations - they are so easy to follow!
Canberra, ACT Australia - Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 18:41:10 (EST)

Louie O. Cleto <>
Quezon City, Philippines - Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 01:03:19 (EST)

Thanks for this site. You have helped me perfect my Turks Head. Now I need to figure out how to get to Key Fob from there. My whole fam damily want one Good Job with your site!
Rick Price <>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Friday, February 18, 2011 at 13:32:27 (EST)

Thanks for the web page. I enjoy working with cord, rope, and knots. I carry several pieces of cord in my pockets and share my knotting skills with interested parties. I then leave most with a new piece of cord in the hope they will continue their interest. It's satisfying to consider that perhaps Grandma's rocker will survive the pickup truck ride across seven states to a new home or some youngster will find his boat still tied to a tree the next morning after a campout on the river.
John T. Borden, Jr (Tom) <>
Lake Charles, LA USA - Monday, February 07, 2011 at 15:59:12 (EST)

Fantastic site, incredibly helpful. thank-you
Keith A. Hannah Jr. <>
Tipton, IN USA - Monday, February 07, 2011 at 15:34:28 (EST)

Thank you, this web site sure helped with the Webelos!!
Dawn Hoffman <>
Hummelstown, PA USA - Monday, February 07, 2011 at 11:26:07 (EST)

We found your site to be very helpful while teaching some of our younger boy scouts (and some of the girl scouts from a local troop) that were interested in learning about the different types of knots. Thank You for all the animations as they helped considerably :)
E.W. EnsleyReed <>
WA USA - Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 11:29:49 (EST)

Excellent website. Thank you
John Grant <>
Bay Point, CA USA - Friday, February 04, 2011 at 13:51:06 (EST)

great site,thank you very much for putting this much info on your site
gordon simpson <simpson_p10>
ayrshire, scotland - Monday, January 31, 2011 at 05:26:47 (EST)

USA - Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 04:27:05 (EST)

great site, thanks so much...
Penny Fetterman <>
Brentwood, ca USA - Monday, January 17, 2011 at 15:29:36 (EST)

Thanks for the great site. I appreciate the info on knots as well as the links you have. Well done.
Darryl Machtmes <>
Spokane, WA USA - Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 23:24:53 (EST)

Hi I am new Your Humorous Tidbits ar great, I do have an Interest in Knots and your Web site sounds great. I was never A Scout and I feel that I missed something Thank You Duane Ritter
Duane Ritter Duane Ritter Excavating <>
Rockford, Mn USA - Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 12:25:36 (EST)

Great Site Keep up the goodwork I'll give some more input once I go thru it somr more. DanB
DanB <fsdmb@gci,net>
Anchorage, AK USA - Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 00:47:57 (EST)

thanks so much for showing me how to make knots. I am looking for way to make knots that are decorative so i can integrate into my hemp products. your ideas are great!
thelma maraat <>
cagayan de oro city, philippines - Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 21:33:06 (EST)

thanks for this very useful information,i am working as newly boatswain on ship so its a vry big help to have this available in the net.thanks you and hopefully techniques will be featured in more easiest way like moku hitching...
Randy Baballo <>
Manila, Philippines - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 17:18:11 (EST)

good site
BC <>
Layton, UT USA - Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 12:45:08 (EST)

Great site! Thank you very much for putting this much info on your site.
Ed Storey
Nauvoo, IL USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 19:35:59 (EST)

Great site! Thank you very much for putting this much info on your site.
Ed Storey
Nauvoo, IL USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 19:31:10 (EST)

Excellent site. Wish we had this when I was a Scout Leader.
Mark Barlow <>
Gama , DF Brazil - Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 07:59:53 (EST)

I love knots. I'm trying to find how to keep corks in my sloe gin bottles for presents this Christmas and I think the champagne knot is the one but can't find it or how to do it. Any ideas? Alison
Alison Cresswell <>
Alcester, Warwickshire, UK - Friday, November 19, 2010 at 08:11:35 (EST)

I enjoyed surfing this site, very useful infomation. Thank you for developing it.
Angela Nesbitt <>
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 18:57:27 (EST)

Laron Johnson
Anderson, CA USA - Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 18:07:16 (EST)

Very informative, got me where I wanted to be.
Tj McDaniel
USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 21:52:27 (EST)

Your colour graphics are sooo much better than the B&W ones that I have to teach my fellow State Emergency Service volunteers. Thank you.
Doc <>
Cairns, Qld Australia - Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 06:33:42 (EST)

Wigan, England - Friday, November 12, 2010 at 16:58:14 (EST)

I have recently become a boy scout leader, and your website has been very helpful for me to be able to work with the boys on knots!
Steph <>
Bellingham, MA USA - Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 23:26:41 (EST)

Great site, enoyed the knife and Turkshead. Will continue on the fifty knot page.
Jeff Hayes
Forest Hills, NY USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 08:47:45 (EST)

muito bom this is very gut
alvacir <>
Blumenau, SC Brasil - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 at 13:20:11 (EST)

Thanks for the instructions! And the jokes..
Catherine Phillips <>
Boulder, CO USA - Friday, November 05, 2010 at 20:16:00 (EDT)

Hey from taiwan. i am an american living in taiwan. i work at an outdoor school and noticed your knot website. doing a presentation next month, and looking for some ideas. thanks for your efforcts. cheers
benjamin rush <>
hualien, taiwan - Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 00:00:55 (EDT)

I found your website very good and easy to navigate I have put it on my favorites list thank you so much
Fred Parsons <>
Paralimni, Cyprus - Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 04:29:21 (EDT)

liked very much.
keith durham
demopolis, al USA - Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 19:25:48 (EDT)

Great web site and tutitorials. I was also looking for over hand knot. It's a project for daisy scouts.
Ruth Mahlum
New Brighton, MN USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 23:10:15 (EDT)

Great Site!
Danny Rich <>
Katy, TX USA - Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 09:30:35 (EDT)

this web page has all I need to know abouth knots
Riverside, ca USA - Monday, October 25, 2010 at 22:49:15 (EDT)

Very helpful for my class project. Thank you!
chandler, AZ USA - Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 15:44:41 (EDT)

the animation should make it much easier for the boys to follow
Captain Jonathan Streett <>
Fallston, Md USA - Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 23:26:47 (EDT)

Cub Scout Pack 415
Robert Parker <>
La Plata, MD USA - Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 21:18:15 (EDT)

The animations are great! I have managed to teach 160 9 and 10 year old primary school children how to tie some basic knots...thank you!!
A Teacher
Auckland, New Zealand - Monday, October 04, 2010 at 04:36:48 (EDT)

As a roundtable commissioner I have used your site for years. Thanks
Phil Mobley <>
Pontotoc, MS USA - Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 12:58:42 (EDT)

Cool site stumbled in trying to find a good knot to fix a marionette string!
AR Mitchell <>
Ames, IA USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 16:58:42 (EDT)

I think you should include a Slipped Overhand Knot. That's what I use for my bathrobe!
Kinter Bernard
USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:48:11 (EDT)

This is the first time I've ever seen how to tie a bowline. Thank you.
Kinter Bernard <>
Dale City, VA USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:45:24 (EDT)

Enjoyed visiting your site. I am a relative novice at knot tying but I find it very theraputic. I hope to learn some new decorative knots to use in making knife lanyards.
Bill MacDonald <>
Plympton, MA USA - Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 20:50:41 (EDT)

Thanks for all the helpful stuff about knots. I found your website because I'm a volunteer at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi and I was doing a search for knot tying because I'm making a smallish soccer goal post for the kids at the hospital and I was looking for some advice on on how to make netting. I didn't find exactly what I'm looking for but enough to get by. The knots I'm tying certainly are not load bearing knots but they at least look like symetrical diamonds which makes the net look reasonable! (I thnk I'm using a really, really warped version of the carrick knot). Anyway, I'd like to comment that the background image for your home page is cool, but makes the type difficult to read. I think a plain white background with rope braiding for the borders only would be much more reader friendly and still convey the same ideal of kick-ass knot tying. From Nairobi, thanks again for all the hard work you've put in to your site. Casey
casey <>
nairobi, USA - Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 13:28:51 (EDT)

Great site. Thanks.
Nancy Baird
Wall Township, NJ USA - Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 12:57:41 (EDT)

Thank you for designing a very user friendly site. I've always been intrigued by nautical weaving and want to become proficient at it.
Lanny Biehler <>
Port Byron, IL USA - Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:01:56 (EDT)

I just began learning to tie turks head knots. I think your chart will be a huge help. thanks.
Jeff Luikes <>
OK City, OK USA - Friday, September 10, 2010 at 22:14:40 (EDT)

Well done. You have mastered the turks head. How does one tie the globe knot? Thanks again
Don Alsop <>
Jamestown, NC USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2010 at 05:53:05 (EDT)

An exceptionally helpful website for new and old Boy Scouts. Thanks for taking the time.
Robert Hill
Jackson, TN USA - Monday, September 06, 2010 at 09:17:19 (EDT)

Love your site
Bud Howell <>
Camden, SC USA - Friday, September 03, 2010 at 14:37:53 (EDT)

Dear brother The animated form of knots are very interesting and it is very easy to learn anybody .This type of sites very helpful for Scouts. Thankyou for your good attempt.
HAMZA ALI <hmz1810@gmail,com>
MKD, KERALA INDIA - Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 18:33:57 (EDT)

hamza ali <>
kerala MKD, INDIA - Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 18:28:26 (EDT)

Dear Brother,
hamza ali <hmz1810@gmail>
kerala MKD, INDIA - Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 18:26:19 (EDT)

Where do you get the rope that you use to tie your turkshead knots? I have been doing some searching online for sources and am striking out over and over. A little guidance would be WONDERFUL!
Elisabeth Miller <>
Payson, UT USA - Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:30:48 (EDT)

rockie rock <>
USA - Friday, August 27, 2010 at 01:14:53 (EDT)

Great site. The pictorials really make it easy. Thanks!
Jim Gallo <>
Montclair, VA USA - Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 07:25:10 (EDT)

Great site, it has renewed my enthusiasm for knots and splicing, thank you
Dave Packer <>
Poole, England - Monday, August 23, 2010 at 15:32:56 (EDT)

Thanks for the basic form! I saw it and wanted to do it. I am now already on more advanced turks heads, but realise there might be lots of 'basic' variations that might also be of interest. Want to share some with us beginners?
Johan Esterhuizen <>
Kempton Park, South Africa - Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 10:49:19 (EDT)

Brett Wagner <>
Boyce, VA USA - Friday, August 13, 2010 at 21:12:44 (EDT)

Thanks for a awesome site. It has helped me a massive amount.
Jonathan Lucas <>
wild coast, south africa - Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 15:55:07 (EDT)

Thanks, nice site. I knew most of these years ago but needed a refresher.
Doug <>
Sanford, MI USA - Monday, August 02, 2010 at 11:20:04 (EDT)

USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 20:31:01 (EDT)

KOREAI, amereca USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 20:29:44 (EDT)

michelle <>
philippines, tagum city USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 20:27:02 (EDT)

arjo <>
tagum city, philippines - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 20:25:09 (EDT)

just getting started and appreciate your sharing of wisdom and talent.
jeff stepp <>
cherryville, nc USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:17:42 (EDT)

Awesome site, though the truth is that I only recently encountered it. I have a question to you Alan, concerning the shamrock knot and I have directed it to your e-mail address.
Leonid Kudrin <>
Cheliabinsk, Russia - Monday, July 26, 2010 at 06:16:39 (EDT)

Thanks very much for all your time and effort, much appreciated!
Matt Vickery <MV8291@HOTMAIL.COM>
NEWPORT, WALES - Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 16:03:08 (EDT)

Love this site... great job with all your "knotty knowledge" Thanks
Yvan Tremblay
Sydney, NS Canada - Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 12:39:25 (EDT)

Great Site! I lucked upon it searching for a site on tying a fiadora(sic)knot. (used in making a horse halter.
Fred W. Cauley <>
Lake Butler , Fl USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 11:04:45 (EDT)

USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 10:59:40 (EDT)

I found your site very helpfull the animations and single slides are and awsome help.
Chris Jamerson
FL USA - Monday, July 12, 2010 at 18:13:06 (EDT)

dillon simmon
hale, mi USA - Monday, July 12, 2010 at 15:55:05 (EDT)

although I was a Boy Scout thru out my younger days (I am now 71) and had forgotten the many knots we made it was refreshung to find your web site and it brought back many great memories of that time long gone. Thanks for sharing this with me.
george c. derr sr. <>
bassett, VA USA - Monday, July 12, 2010 at 07:49:07 (EDT)

just started knotting! Thanks
Debbie Behrens <>
pirtleville, az USA - Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 15:51:05 (EDT)

Awesome Site!
David S. R. Clark, ASM <>
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 15:52:29 (EDT)

Great website. I have found many useful knots on your website. I love tying turksheads too. Now I can try different sizes and color variations.
Shane Poulson <>
Riverton, UT USA - Friday, July 02, 2010 at 14:01:11 (EDT)

thank you! A site with lanyard knot instructions I can follow! oh, for a live leader sometimes...
Mandeville, USA - Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 06:30:57 (EDT)

This site is great. I'm a Boy Scout and some of my fellow scouts have trouble learning knots. I think I'll tell them about this site to help them out.
Tyler <>
WI USA - Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 17:20:48 (EDT)

enrique moralez <>
belize, Belize.C. A. - Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 15:27:24 (EDT)

I came accross your site from some friends in Utah. This is excellent information for Canadian and American scout troop leaders. Thanks a bunch.
David P <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Monday, June 14, 2010 at 00:42:57 (EDT)

I'm glad to have found such a great site!! Now I can learn how to tie knots. Thanks for having such a great place!! Have a great weekend!! May God bless!!
MS USA - Saturday, June 05, 2010 at 19:48:42 (EDT)

I am trying to find a Turle knot? I am working with my son on his Fishing merit badge and can only find a picture of it and not the directions. Thanks, Angie
Angie Boone <>
Advance, IN USA - Friday, June 04, 2010 at 21:25:40 (EDT)

these are beautiful diagrams - is it okay if I print them out to use as guides for our yearly Cub scout Twilight Camp? (Camp Cayuse, Yolo County CA)
Kathleen <>
Woodland, CA USA - Wednesday, June 02, 2010 at 14:16:25 (EDT)

It's 60 years I learnt knots in the scouts. This website is a superb reference. Thanks
steve berg <>
Marly, Switzerland - Wednesday, June 02, 2010 at 05:18:55 (EDT)

Ok, so I ended up doing a carrick knot with a square knot on top. If this ever separates under tension I won't believe it. Thank you!
Kevin Corkery <>
Bethesda, MD USA - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 15:45:20 (EDT)

I used a square knot to tie two ends together and they separated under tension so I was looking for something more elaberate.
Kevin Corkery <>
Bethesda, MD USA - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 07:39:06 (EDT)

Cool site, lots of great knots!
Jer <>
Santa Ana, CA USA - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 20:47:57 (EDT)

Looking for an interesting knot for the end of binding cord on an "Artist's Book"... thankyou so much... I used to be a Girl Guide fifty years ago, but have forgotten a lot !!!
Anni Hajenko
Australia - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 17:17:09 (EDT)

I have been trying Unsuccessfully to tie a "Turks Head" for three days, using instruction from "The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots and Ropework" by Geoffrey Budworth. I found your website and tied a "Turks Head in less than five minutes. I'm a fan :)
Bud Howell <>
Camden, SC USA - Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 19:20:52 (EDT)

Very good.
Las Tablas, LOS SANTOS PANAMA - Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 11:49:04 (EDT)

Learned to make the Turkshead knot for the spring camporee, we made over 300 in orange (orange district). While another ASM taught me, your site and instructions are great. I will be passing on this link to all scouts learning knots and also to show a good teaching web site.
Sergio Rabinovich <>
Hillsborough, NC USA - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 18:13:30 (EDT)

Nice site
Bob Stockdale <>
UK - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 15:38:20 (EDT)

Thank you for the great information and instruction for knots that I have learned to tie.
David Mizukami <>
Sasebo , Japan - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 01:28:01 (EDT)

Very useful for teaching the young kids below 9years and also attract all age group in learning process
D. venkatesan <>
Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu India - Saturday, May 08, 2010 at 00:37:00 (EDT)

ODESSA, USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 09:04:41 (EDT)

Just a beginer looking for info. Good stuff on your site, thanks for making it available to us.
Joe Osborn <>
Carlsbad, NM USA - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 21:51:58 (EDT)

I found your site very helpful with Turkshead,ect..5/2/10
TX USA - Sunday, May 02, 2010 at 18:55:22 (EDT)

Very nice knotting page. Good for learning.
Ejvind Hede Jrgense <>
Horsens, Denmark - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 04:27:27 (EDT)

You should add the noose to your list
Lake Wales, Fl USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 15:53:30 (EDT)

Thanks for the information! It's really useful being a Scout Myself.
David Arambulo
Philippines - Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 14:05:42 (EDT)

Great site. I am so glad that I found your site. Keep up the good work. Thanks!
Mark Anthony Richman <>
Singapore, SG Singapore - Friday, April 16, 2010 at 20:08:53 (EDT)

Thanks its veryeasy to make knots by the pictures
Esko Rajala
Tampere, Fin Fin - Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 06:54:58 (EDT)

Bob Chochinov <>
Anola, MB Canada - Monday, March 29, 2010 at 13:06:48 (EDT)

great stuff.i am learning to do a turks head, i could do them easily 65 years ago
Don Arbuthnott <>
auckland nz, New Zealand - Monday, March 29, 2010 at 00:21:23 (EDT)

great site
Gord <>
Red Deer, AB Canada - Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 13:19:57 (EDT)

I appreciate the website/information. It looks like someone needs an update! :) I really like the method of your tutorials. Thanks again.
Chris <>
Arcadia, CA USA - Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 04:19:13 (EDT)

mira loma , ca USA - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 18:29:04 (EDT)

The best site ever!! I'm a scouts leader, and I totally agree that knots are not taught as much anymore, but they so should. I felt like a total twit at knot tying until I came across your site. Now, I'm so proud to go in front of my troop with a new confidence in this part of what I consider essentiel scouts training. And I know I personaly will never struggle with knots again when I need them in other places too! Thanks!
Sandra <>
Kamloops, BC Canada - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 13:19:57 (EDT)

çok güzel anlatım ben hemen bir tane yapacagım
mustafa <>
istanbul, türkiye - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 08:39:56 (EDT)

I hsve a bass boat & was looking for a few knots to tie my anchor ropes to the anchor, secure to tree on banks and etc..... Thanks,
Leon <>
Pooler, GA USA - Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 09:39:35 (EST)

Nice site; thanks for taking the time.
not-n-a-knot <>
Lockport, NY USA - Saturday, March 06, 2010 at 17:07:14 (EST)

BSA Cub Master ,looking for an easier way to teach my scouts.Thank you
Cynthia Carter-Ross <>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Thursday, March 04, 2010 at 21:31:45 (EST)

Great info on your site! THANKS......Robert
Robert Mulherin <>
Amarillo, Tx USA - Thursday, March 04, 2010 at 03:33:30 (EST)

Greetings; I was surfing for some Turks Head tying guidance. I too appreciate the "simple" tools aka knives, rope & brains. I'm a bit of a knot nut in my circle of friends. I like to review the 'good ones' from time to time so I can actually use them when needed. I'm still not over the 'tricky' part as you warned. I guess I'm not doing a good job of controlling "rolling" the knot back & forth. Could you consider labeling the 'tag' end versus the 'standing' end? Thanks for your efforts here. Yours in Scouting, Wally Janus ADC Lighthouse District S.E. Wisconsin Council Racine, WI
Walter Janus, ADC <>
Racine, WI USA - Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at 21:08:37 (EST)

I am a first time den leader for tiger cubs, and I think this site was very helpfull.
Christy White <>
Forest, MS USA - Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at 12:45:37 (EST)

Good site, useful to practise before confusing the boys!! Thanks
Dave Lovatt - 1st Hope Scout Group
Wrexham, UK - Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 06:58:23 (EST)

I'm new to knotting, and I like what I see here. Thanks
Douglas <>
Pahrump, Nv USA - Friday, February 26, 2010 at 23:08:23 (EST)

This is a very good website. It helped me with all Knots that I needed for me to complete the requirements that I needed. Thanks a bunch!!!
Jason Higinson <>
Middletown, NY USA - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 22:19:42 (EST)

Thank you for all the wonderful assistance you have given me and my club over the years. I'm the director of a Pathfinder Club ( in jacksonville and your sight rocks. God Bless you...and keep up the Great work.
Kevin A. Jackson I <>
jacskonville, fl USA - Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 14:51:30 (EST)

Thank you for all the useful info that you put here, I will try to make some of the knots you show, wish me luck :)
Atanas Ivanov
Gabrovo, Bulgaria - Friday, February 19, 2010 at 05:31:48 (EST)

used your site to research knots for our mine rescue team. thank you. great resource.
brady burdick <>
ely, nv USA - Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 13:26:22 (EST)

I decided to add another country to your guest list collection. I needed to tie some orchids to a stump so I googled "knots", found your page and used a Taut Line Hitch. Worked great! Thenks.
Frncisco Parraga <>
San Salvador, El Salvador - Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 15:20:48 (EST)

very interesting and informative
john garey <>
CERET, 66400 FRANCE - Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 05:54:24 (EST)

thanks very helpful - will be using this with BSA Troop 346
Hermon Maynard <>
Antrim, NH USA - Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 18:38:38 (EST)

Congratulations on a brilliant website full of great tips for any budding knot tying scout!!
Peter Whittingham
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Sunday, February 07, 2010 at 18:23:03 (EST)

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.
Phil Zampino <>
Shamong, NJ USA - Friday, February 05, 2010 at 14:27:56 (EST)

really like your animations. involved in fire & rescue and will be adding some of these knots to our list
ireland - Thursday, February 04, 2010 at 14:48:02 (EST)

As a scout leader I am always looking for simple instructions to use to teach new scouts basic knots. this is a brilliant way--I can't use the animations-too many scouts but using the single frames make it very clear. Will be using this tomorrow night--thanks loads. PS I've been ambitious and printed off the turk's head instructions-it's our centenary this year and it would be nice if they all had matching homemade woggles!!!!
Pam Megaw
Tring, Herts UK - Monday, February 01, 2010 at 08:54:24 (EST)

I'm an amateur radio operator and was looking for knots to use while installing some wire antenna ideas. I found several I'd heard of but never quite knew how to tie or when to use them -- now I do -- thanks very much.
Elwood Downey <>
Tucson, AZ USA - Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 00:13:23 (EST)

This is a very useful site. Keep up the good work
Nathan fox
AL USA - Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 15:31:38 (EST)

An excellent and informative knot site with clear and easy to follow instructions
Phil Morrish <>
Wareham, Dorset UK - Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 09:25:26 (EST)

i am an ass. scout master for a boyscout troop just looking for some neat ideas for some projects. thanks
kevin wilson <>
warrensburg, mo USA - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 15:46:12 (EST)

I was looking for knots for a rescue course that I am taking with the Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company and came across your site. I like what I have seen so far and intend on passing it on to the other members.
Eric P. Walck <>
Hobbie , PA USA - Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 13:28:03 (EST)

3'rd Dover St Martins Scout Troop
Thomas Chisholm
Dover, UK - Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 09:07:09 (EST)

Great website. Thanks so much!
Lisa Tisdale <>
Chillicothe, OH USA - Friday, January 15, 2010 at 08:30:28 (EST)

how if i want to have the vide knot ? in this web, i want to copy and to teach for my boy scout and rover scout in semarang. Tanks
widodo <>
semarang, indonesia - Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 23:41:00 (EST)

Excellent resource on all kinds of knots with clear instructions. Highly rated on my favorite bushcraft links.
Sweden - Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 18:07:59 (EST)

Excellent information on turksheads. I got one made with braided boondogle instead of rope when I got my eagle. Now I am the assistant scout master and want to do the same. THANKS!
Benjamin Plaizier <>
Bountiful, UT USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 14:57:40 (EST)

While ordering fruit from boyscouts, I saw your link. In a previous life, I was a merchant sea(wo)man. Got a kick out of checking out the knows. When I was a kid, my Dad, a sailor used to wow us with knots. Even the hangman's noose. Thanks.
Linda Pierce <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:28:50 (EST)

Thank you for an excellent site on knots. I recently examined The Ashley Book of Knots and found it very interesting but a bit overwhelming for my immediate interests. The basic knots you have listed are a great starting point for someone like me. Thanks again!
Gary Peters <>
Denver, C) USA - Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 16:01:07 (EST)

bob keens <>
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 11:44:00 (EST)

Wow! Great site. I found most the long forgotten knots which I have learnt when I was a young boy. Well that was 35 years ago. Thank you.
Tony Gan <>
SG, SG Singapore - Monday, January 04, 2010 at 03:10:24 (EST)

great khots but you need some basic seamanship skills
petaluma, ca USA - Friday, January 01, 2010 at 22:31:19 (EST)

Great site!!! Keep up the good work. It's a great asset to us novices.
Hilo, Hi USA - Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 15:56:50 (EST)

USA - Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 15:53:09 (EST)

Great site Love the animations. Keep up the good work
WI USA - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 04:29:35 (EST)

As an Eagle Scout from Texas 1975, I like what you have done. Great graphics. Nice way to teach knots. Even complex knots are much easier with your method. Keep up the good work.
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Monday, December 28, 2009 at 20:39:46 (EST)

MEMPHIS, tn USA - Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 20:53:14 (EST)

Gosh, even the basic knots are hard to tie!
USA - Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 13:20:29 (EST)

I was in need of the graphs you posted. Thank you. I am going to apttempt to weave small spring steel wire to make an 1880's Bustle. I can't wait to get started. Thanks again, Merry Christmas 2009
Jan Sanders
Wanette, OK USA - Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 13:16:32 (EST)

I just get all tied up in knotts, HaHa
Nevel Neusom <>
Linary, TN USA - Friday, December 18, 2009 at 15:42:29 (EST)

USA - Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 10:32:20 (EST)

Abram Leshoro <>
Allanridge, 9490 Africa - Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 04:49:19 (EST)

thank you so much for your help. I needed a refresher course
Laurie Logemann
Montello, WI USA - Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 13:06:40 (EST)

ranger robert glassman <glassmanrag1>
USA - Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 10:28:53 (EST)

ranger robert glassman <glassmanrag1>
USA - Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 10:28:52 (EST)

Nice to meet you. I am kind of new to knotting. I like leather braiding too.
Bill Nilsen <>
Avon, MA USA - Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 20:18:03 (EST)

Want to know how to tie a snake knot.............rb
Rick Bell
Winnemucca , nv USA - Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 18:16:33 (EST)

bharath h m <na>
bangalore, karnataka india - Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 11:01:55 (EST)

A 70 yr old that is begining to tie knots. Hope to live to 150 so I can get good at it...............
Elaine Long <>
Marietta, OH USA - Sunday, November 08, 2009 at 12:46:28 (EST)

this was very usefull, do u have a video of your basic knots for the guts at work/ ?
bobby spencer
corpus christi, TX USA - Friday, November 06, 2009 at 10:25:08 (EST)

Oops! I earlier hit enter after typing my name, unwittingly dispatching an otherwise blank guest entry. Thanks for very useful page. I've taught a few scouts with the BSA knots booklet and Geoffrey Budworth's 'Knots & Ropework' book, I now have a better reference to use- your page.
Bruce Harvey
La Crescenta, CA USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 13:45:30 (EST)

Bruce Harvey
USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 13:36:37 (EST)

Hi Good site have been looking for something new with knots for my Scouts. Whenever we say knots this week they give a long sigh. We are going to try the Turkshead woggles this week I think. Thanks for the clear info. Regards Jane Watson Scout Leader 1sdt Scaynes Hill Scouts, West Sussex, UK
Jane Watson <>
Hassocks, UK - Sunday, November 01, 2009 at 12:29:27 (EST)

Bob Elton <>
Mountlake Terrace, WA USA - Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 21:11:21 (EDT)

This is GREAT! I'm going to Fw this to all my nautical nuts and land lubbers alike. Hopefully and with enough input from the sites patrons, this site could rival Ashley's Book of Knots.
Craig Seifert <>
Norfolk, VA USA - Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 09:36:02 (EDT)

I enjoy your site especially the animation of the knots, then your individual photos, I am a novice knot tyer and your site has helped me tremendously. thanks for a great site
Anthony Shaffer <>
gadsden, al USA - Friday, October 23, 2009 at 20:34:15 (EDT)

Thanks for the help.
Shelley, ID USA - Monday, October 19, 2009 at 22:12:56 (EDT)

saya sangat ter bantu oleh situs ini dalam halpengenalan simpul, oke thanks for all
yadi <>
tangerang, banten indonesia - Friday, October 16, 2009 at 12:59:11 (EDT)

Wyll <w>
USA - Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 07:33:44 (EDT)

muito interessante, estou com um pouco de pressa mais voltarei com mais tento para olhar melhor.
paulo ribeiro <>
brasília, df USA - Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 19:38:51 (EDT)

I have always wanted to knot tie because I am maybe going to be a Scout
Ryver Adair
USA - Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 19:21:57 (EDT)

Chief Knothead for Boy Scout Troop 465.
Gregory Bowles <>
Beech Grove, IN USA - Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 14:14:26 (EDT)

I like your site. I am building a ship model and want authentic knots on it. Your site will be a big help. Thanks!
Fred Milens <>
Stanhope, NJ USA - Friday, October 09, 2009 at 02:24:27 (EDT)

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was trying to learn the taut line knot to teach my son, so he can reach Tenderfoot. He couldn't get it, nor could I...UNTIL we found your web site. Very clear pictures made SUCH a difference. Thank you for taking the time to make this resource available.
Beth Benoit
Chelmsford, MA USA - Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 09:39:52 (EDT)

Great page I used it to build my last sheath and do so fancy work on my ship USS Patriot.
Charles Jackson <>
US NAVY Japan, USA - Wednesday, October 07, 2009 at 00:22:51 (EDT)

CHRIS CHANG <Fishinlkcarolina@YAHOO.COM>
cOLUMBIA, SC USA - Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 21:09:43 (EDT)

Interesting and well done animations! I did not see the version of a "triple loop bend", or "mooring hitch" I have used for years as a temporary quick-release mooring to a horizontal bar. Bend behind the bar, insert second bend from in front of bar, insert third bend from behind the bar, pull on the standing part. A jerk on the bitter end will release instantly. Thanks.
James W. Masters <>
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, October 05, 2009 at 18:31:45 (EDT)

Hi There Haven't had time to browse the whole site, but sofar, very nice, keep going, Regards Ashley
Ashley Young <>
Ekurhuleni, Gauteng South Africa - Monday, October 05, 2009 at 12:49:47 (EDT)

Great site I added it to my Scout web site TY
Gary DeFazio <>
fairfield, nj USA - Sunday, October 04, 2009 at 21:23:04 (EDT)

Great Website. It has really helped me out. Thank you!
Nick Siciliano
USA - Friday, October 02, 2009 at 21:29:33 (EDT)

Great site! Thank You.
Vernon, BC Canada - Friday, October 02, 2009 at 03:00:55 (EDT)

Great site! Thanks for the usefull information. I plan to teach my Cub Scout Pack some knots next weekend. I hope to include a monkey bridge which the Webelos will help build.
Ed Henderson- Cub Scout Pack 568 <>
Snellville, GA USA - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 20:41:00 (EDT)

good site, going to use the info for our church's boys brigade program tonight. they will have a blast.
wheaton, il USA - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 17:40:46 (EDT)

great site appreciated links and all info. Have a great day
Guy M.
Apple Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 16:10:11 (EDT)

Great knot sequences. I use your site before every outing. Thanks, Thomas
Thomas Matica <>
Vancouver, wa USA - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 13:03:23 (EDT)

thank you for a great site i help in a scout troop here in the uk and have found your site in valuable
steven hughes <>
weston-super-mare, somerset uk - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 12:20:46 (EDT)

I am an outdoorsman who never learned his knots. It was very easy to learn by watching the animations. thank you.
james fox <>
north pole, ak USA - Monday, September 28, 2009 at 21:07:13 (EDT)

Thank you for this site.
Carl Corbeau
Honey Harbour, Ontario Canada - Friday, September 25, 2009 at 21:38:18 (EDT)

hi, you have a nice page here. very helpful with the knots especially. kind regards,
maan pacubas <>
quezon city, Philippines - Friday, September 25, 2009 at 03:25:29 (EDT)

I really like your web site can you show me how to do the Moku Thanks John
John Gallagher <john.gallagher@austinenergy .com>
Austin , Tx USA - Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 18:34:35 (EDT)

I have trouble remembering how to tie a simple "slip knot". Please, a refresher?
Margaret Brann <>
Mills River, NC USA - Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 11:27:55 (EDT)

I'm the scoutcraft director at lost lake scout reservation. This is a great source. Thanks for having it up.
Stevie Chilcote <>
Lansing, MI USA - Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 10:38:57 (EDT)

thanks for the site :)
Australia - Thursday, September 03, 2009 at 08:45:07 (EDT)

I really liked this page, I enjoyed specially the "Large turksheads & mats" part, I'm eager to try it. thanks.
Pedro Quiroz <>
Oaxaca, Oax Mexico - Wednesday, September 02, 2009 at 13:00:41 (EDT)

I teach wood shop and am involved in scouting with my two sons. I am a committeman with their troop. Trying to learn knots for my own use and betterment.
Michael Sigur <>
Port Neches, TX USA - Tuesday, September 01, 2009 at 11:50:16 (EDT)

Mahalo for your help
Chet Zoll <>
Haiku, Hi USA - Monday, August 31, 2009 at 10:03:43 (EDT)

Wonderful site. Will suggest it for those in boater safety class in regards to knot tying.
USA - Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 11:01:18 (EDT)

Thanks for the information! I am teaching an elective class to 2nd - 8th graders at my son's school.
Nicki weaver <>
gainesville, FL USA - Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 08:47:32 (EDT)

As a former mariner now teaching at a Maritime Training School, I personally found your site a very helpful resource toolkit for me and really enjoyed browsing through it for two hours. I will surf it regularly. Keep up the good work. Thank you. The site rocks!!!
Reg Renagi <>
Port Moresby, NCD Papua New Guinea - Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 01:35:14 (EDT)

Great site. I've learned a lot.
Gustavo Petinati <>
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil - Monday, August 10, 2009 at 17:27:11 (EDT)

Thank you, I a looking for a knot that only one side slides in. Can you help?
Teresa <>
McMinnville, OR USA - Saturday, August 08, 2009 at 22:48:57 (EDT)

very interesting
raul go <rago66>
ny, ny USA - Sunday, August 02, 2009 at 00:22:14 (EDT)

For some years I worked as a commercial diver.As you probably know, rigging is an essential requirement.During that time I worked with some boys from England.When securing a load they would most always use a knot they called the "LORRIE"knot. (meaning TRUCK in England ). Imagine securing a load down on a truck. One end is made fast. In the middle, the Lorrie knot (loop)then through an eye or cleat on the other side. The rope is then brought back through the loop and pulled tight and finished with a standard hitch. Most people make a loop using an overhand knot which hardly EVER can be undone! The beauty in the Lorrie knot is ,no matter how tight you pull on it , it simply falls apart !! Have you ever heard of this knot? If not pass it on to other enthusiasts and give me a hollar back if you would. I appreciate your time and efforts!Nice job on your website, I'll pass it on to the boys in the neighborhood.
John Riegel <>
York, PA USA - Saturday, August 01, 2009 at 14:31:12 (EDT)

For some years I worked as a commercial diver.As you probably know, rigging is an essential requirement.During that time I worked with some boys from England.When securing a load they would most always use a knot they called the "LORRIE"knot. (meaning TRUCK in England ). Imagine securing a load down on a truck. One end is made fast. In the middle, the Lorrie knot (loop)then through an eye or cleat on the other side. The rope is then brought back through the loop and pulled tight and finished with a standard hitch. Most people make a loop using an overhand knot which hardly EVER can be undone! The beauty in the Lorrie knot is ,no matter how tight you pull on it , it simply falls apart !! Have you ever heard of this knot? If not pass it on to other enthusiasts and give me a hollar back if you would. I appreciate your time and efforts!Nice job on your website, I'll pass it on to the boys in the neihgborhood.
John Riegel <>
York, PA USA - Saturday, August 01, 2009 at 14:27:50 (EDT)

Just learning the hobby. Feeling quite hobbled by my left-handedness, but trying to do it the "right" way. (It's not at all easy.)
David Dickerson <>
Silver Spring, MD USA - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:15:42 (EDT)

Betty Weaver <>
Howell, NJ USA - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 21:58:24 (EDT)

As a leader of Sea Scouts aged 10 upwards, I teach one-handed bowline using the 'other" hand. Start it by passing the bight behind your back, then progress to tying it on a rope lying on the deck. Easy. I am looking for a method of tying the bowline into a heaving line as the line is thrown. I know that Breton fishermen use this method. Anyone know where to find it?
Graham Crooks <>
Auckland, New Zealand - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 20:38:03 (EDT)

I like the way your website on knots is laid out. Animations are great. Consider for your next revision two suggestions. First - regarding the Turks Head and other similar decorative knots, you may wish to describe the diameter thickness of the string that would work best for the Woggle Slide. In my Wood Badge Staff Development Training that I am taking, I had mentioned that I thought 1/4" would be good, but I found out I was wrong. I have still yet to get to find out what would make a good size string for the woggle. The second topic is where you talk about knives for knots. Although I skimmed through your pages of knives, nowhere did I see any discussion regarding Geman steel. I use a K55 Mercator knife at work, and everyone has always said how the German steel, and specificaly Soligen Steel, holds its edge and how easy it is to sharpen. I just felt these two topics may be deemed worthy for your next update. As far as the humor goes, I loved it. I don't know how many times I have heard or seen the frayed knot joke, but I still love it. I do not know if you are familar with the Dragon Bowline joke where a student is taught how to make a Bowline then the instructor drops it on the floor and pulls it. To which the student says, "Now what are you doing?" and the instructor says, "I just made a 'Dragging Bowline!" (Ba-da-bum) I hope you found that worthy of putting into your humor section. Finally, I just want you to know that I will reccommend your website to my son's Boy Scout Troop when we restart in September, because I found it that helpful. Good luck and much success on your website. Yours in the Spirit of Scouting Phil Treglia Sr.
Philip Treglia Sr. <>
Island Park, NY USA - Monday, July 27, 2009 at 13:12:58 (EDT)

never saw so many knots in one place before.will be learnng a few basics. thanks
Roy Edmonds <>
armstrong , bc Canada - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 01:48:01 (EDT)

Hellloooooo, Didnt know if you ever had any boy visit your site from Iraq. I am a Combat Medic, EMT, and a Nurse at Camp Speicher here in beautiful Tikrit, Iraq, and have been trying to learn how to make different designs, knots, and lanyards w/ 550 cord. I am trying now to find out how to make a braided ball if you will that is made entirely of cord and then begins into a lanyard.
Josiah Karch <>
Tikrit, Iraq - Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 13:01:35 (EDT)

Hi, I became a Cub Scout Leader 12 months ago - love your site. I would love a chart of a whole range of your knots to be able to show the kids (already have basic knots). GREAT WORK
Janelle West <>
Gunnedah, NSW AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 08:40:09 (EDT)

Love knots, thanks for a great Web site. I am looking for 2 that you don't seem to show: a fiador knot and something that may or may not be called a rosebud--both used to tie rope halters for horses. The man who showed me these also showed me a knot he calls a Turk's head, which is a nice knot but is NOT a Turk's head!
Kim L. King <>
Nevada City, California USA - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 00:00:53 (EDT)

You have a great site. I am a Den Leader for Cub Scouts. We are working on our Webloes badge this year. Thank you for a great resource to help me teach the boys knots.
Mark <>
Madison, al USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 11:16:25 (EDT)

Hello: As for myself, I'm an Eagle Scout with (3) three palms, and Order of Arrow, Brotherhood. Thank you for the knot site. Home page:
G. Patrick Riley <>
Mena - Shady Grove, AR USA - Monday, July 06, 2009 at 22:52:47 (EDT)

Thanks for the help.
Dean Hill
Warrensburg, MO USA - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 13:03:23 (EDT)

your site is so informative, thanks for your truly scout dedication, im still a beginner, hope ull always feeding as the info that we need... i salute for ur dedication sir....
roy cabunilas <>
cebu, philippines - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:49:39 (EDT)

your site is so informative, thanks for your truly scout dedication, im still a beginner, hope ull always feeding as the info that we need... i salute for ur dedication sir....
roy cabunilas <rycabunilas>
cebu, philippines - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:46:56 (EDT)

Shirley Delaney <>
Valley Village, CA USA - Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 21:47:06 (EDT)

I need to know how the Sheet Bend and double sheet bend was made, thanks to your site I now know. Thanks C.Neal
C. Neal <>
Taylor, ar USA - Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 22:36:14 (EDT)

xena kreel <>
logan, ut USA - Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 18:18:22 (EDT)

this is very useful. best site on knots i have ever seen . Good job. Keep it like this!
tg mures, romania - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 11:19:15 (EDT)

Hi, thank you for your Site. It's very informative ans allows self-teaching kots easily. Knotting is fun :-) Greetings, Manuel
Manuel P.
Bamberg, Franconia Germany - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 06:05:00 (EDT)

Scout Mom!
Laura McCormack
Las Cruces, NM USA - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 03:30:02 (EDT)

Thanks for such a terrific site. I love learning about knot tying (old favorites/new & improved) and decorative. I'm a 58 yr. old past boyscout with my Eagle and triple gold palms, a trapper, hunter and fisherman. Thanks again for such a terrific site. Keep up the good work.
Jerry C Maher <>
Oswego, NY USA - Friday, June 05, 2009 at 10:44:44 (EDT)

Assistant Varsity Coach Troop 595 Jamboree Dist. Pikes Peak Council. I am teaching knots and lashings @ IOLS in two weeks and really appreciate the site.
Dave Taylor <dtaylor1972>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 21:33:46 (EDT)

Mike P
PA USA - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 15:31:09 (EDT)

Hi, Nice site and lot of useful information. Greetings from Macedonia George
George Dimovski <>
Skopje, Macedonia - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 09:35:18 (EDT)

This is awesome - your instructions are great and I think I've even found some knots that will be new to our more experienced scouts. Thank you!
Charli <>
Johanesburg, South Africa - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:43:28 (EDT)

Daniel Hazen <>
RapidCity, SD USA - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 15:39:58 (EDT)

I am 59 yr old.I did not remember as much of my scouting as I wished I had. So I visit this site quite often.
Harry M. Stokes <>
Kannapolis, NC 28081 USA - Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 17:11:39 (EDT)

I am enjoying your site thoroughly. I love knots and rope work and am always trying to add to my own knowledge on the subject. I have bookmarked it for future and continuous reference with my scout troop. Thank you.
Sheldon Feigel <>
Sanger, CA USA - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 15:12:21 (EDT)

Trying to find a knot to tie the anchor or a rope for our fishing boat. Found one that we think will work. Thanks.
Dennis Swanson <>
Show Low, AZ USA - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 16:25:17 (EDT)

very good it has helped us a lot to be desired more often through my mail
chế hoàng giác <>
tay ninh, Vietnam - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 01:39:21 (EDT)

rất tốt nó đã giúp chúng tôi thật nhiều mong được liên kết thương xuyên hơn qua mail của tôi
chế hoàng giác <>
tay ninh, Vietnam - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 01:37:05 (EDT)

I like the animations on your site. As a fairly new Cub Scout Leader I desparately need to learn to tie knots myself so that I can teach them to my Cubs. Your site shows more than still pictures alone can provide - I can't wait to show what I have learnt to my Cubs. Thanks a million!
Angela Simkins <>
Chesterfield, United Kingdom - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 09:48:53 (EDT)

Hey great website I was looking for a knot to tie my dog to a post or tree or something as we are going camping this year. So thanks for your guidance on the bowline knot. I didn't realise how 'complicated' it could be, but quite satisfying once you get the hang of it. No pun intended! So thanks once again. Kind regards Irene
Irene Johnston <>
Irvine, Ayrshire Scotland - Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 07:24:27 (EDT)

great site. I love the animation for tying knots.
Tessa McCormick <>
Las vegas, NV USA - Friday, April 17, 2009 at 17:29:52 (EDT)

great site i've learnt a lot thanks! ^_^
Amanina Rohizad <>
Malaysia - Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 10:31:20 (EDT)

hi alan. i'm victor from argentina. i'd like to congratulate you for your page and encourage you to keep on updating it so we can keep on learning. PS: (i asume that your name is alan because of your email adress, but you don't mention your name anywere.)
victor <>
corrientes, argentina - Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 05:47:37 (EDT)

Oxford, AL United States - Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 23:34:35 (EDT)

How about the Girlguiding UK Knot Book Lots of UK scouters own it (but deny this when asked)
Ann <>
Maidenhead, UK - Thursday, April 09, 2009 at 20:56:34 (EDT)

Very informative, Great for leaders to help teach the Cub Scouts. Thanks very much.
Sonya Hayman <>
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Thursday, April 09, 2009 at 07:56:02 (EDT)

Excellent site with lots of info!
chris hughes
Campbell river, B.C. Canada - Thursday, April 02, 2009 at 18:14:09 (EDT)

I am a coach for a local Sailability group. Your Slides are going to be really helpfull in showing how to tie a few simple knots. Many Thanks
Steve Frecknall <>
Newtownabbey, Norther Ireland - Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 18:13:25 (EDT)

I am doing some ceramic pendants and embellishing them with beads. I want to learn how to tie some decorative, interesting knots for the neck piece. Perusing your interesting web-site. Thank you
Penny <>
Longview, WA USA - Friday, March 27, 2009 at 15:17:56 (EDT)

enjoyed the knives for knots. I have a knife that i was told was a knot knife. its a brass plumb bob with handel, the bob has 1/4 deep grove cut the length of the bob with a knife blade pined at the top of the grove,the pointof the blade extends 1/4 past the point of the bob. this is factory made. could this be a rope knife for cutting konts? thank you DON HANSEN
wichita, ks. USA - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 08:30:28 (EDT)

Sorry To logon to your guest book again but I have to tell you that the Zepplin and the Hunters are the same !!! Check it out !! Also, I do not know the name but it is the only knot recognized to tie two pieces of webing together .. Ray S.
Ray Symonds <>
Gibsonton, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 19:36:20 (EDT)

Fantastic site ! I'll be back cuz you are on my favorites!!
Ray Symonds <>
Gibsonton, Fl USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 15:37:35 (EDT)

Fantastic site ! I'll be back cuz you are on my favorites!!
Ray Symonds <>
Gibsonton, Fl USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 15:37:19 (EDT)

Mother of a soon-to-be Eagle Scout
Dr. Lucretia Fitzpatrick <>
Media, pa USA - Friday, March 13, 2009 at 18:53:06 (EDT)

Thanks for the great knot tying instructions and visual aids. The have helped me to teach both scouts and firefighters the need for proper and safe knots. Keep up the great work!
Kevin Tumpey
Brick, NJ USA - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 08:15:59 (EDT)

Im a commercial crabber out of alaska and washington state. I thoroughly enjoyed your site, as it offers some insightful methods overlooked by other sites i have seen. Thanks alot for your hard work
cody puckett <>
westport , wa USA - Friday, March 06, 2009 at 16:44:40 (EST)

Marvelous! A knotting page. Who would have thought...Anyway, thanks. Totally interesting.
Alta <>
Corbin, KY USA - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 19:56:55 (EST)

You are great, thanks for the lessons
Robert Sullenbarger <>
Union City, Ohio USA - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 14:20:36 (EST)

really like the site. as an artist and former scout im always using the knots i learned in the scouts to hold things together in my work. well done with the site
chris keating
ireland - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 13:40:08 (EST)

You are going international now, this sight was just what i was looking for Thanks, Peter Parkes Group Scout Leader 2nd Bloxwich Scout Group
Peter Parkes <>
Walsall, W-Mids England - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 18:21:46 (EST)

Hi, thank you very much for the instructions! They are some very useful knots! Even though im not in or plan to join boy scouts this is still a hobby that intrigues me and so thank you for helping with this activity! now i have to try the monkey's fist again! you should add that to this site
Matthew Smith
Commack, NY USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 16:44:04 (EST)

Great Site Thank You Dallas
Dallas Linford
Salt Lake City, Ut USA - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 00:18:37 (EST)

I really like this page. I am pretty sure it will help me in learning my knots.
Patsy Brassell <>
Temple, GA USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 19:32:28 (EST)

one of my favorite bookmarks!! Great informative site for this old boy scout... I alwys find something new and handy here...thanks! steve
steve hempling <>
huntingtown, md USA - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 20:52:56 (EST)

Im helping my scouts with pioneering. thanks for putting this site together. It's a huge help.
Steve Haskell <>
magna, ut USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 12:31:56 (EST)

Great illustrations, use it with my Webelos and scouts
Buddy Lever, Scoutmaster T72 <>
Lancaster, SC USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 20:08:17 (EST)

Great site, keep up the good work! Really helpful, I think this is the best knotting site ever!
Celia <>
Faringdon, UK - Sunday, February 01, 2009 at 06:04:10 (EST)

My wife just really likes to be tied up with special knots.
Cleb Boster <>
linary, al USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 12:18:37 (EST)

very good
Tom Casamento <>
Melbourne, VIC australia - Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 22:38:34 (EST)

Hey there! nice simple website, easy to browse, great animations for the knots! Down here we call them a bit different. Would be nice to show you our fisherman's knots for tying hooks and weight.
Marco Pellegrini <>
Borghi, Santa Fe Argentina - Friday, January 23, 2009 at 01:46:38 (EST)

It's been a long time since my Boy Scout days! I think it's time to freshen up a bit.
NEW ROADS, LA. USA - Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 18:49:40 (EST)

marcelo borges <>
belo horizonte, m.g brasil - Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 11:42:12 (EST)

Your site was the best I have ever seen -- the detail of animations and individual views and color -- are fantastic -- great job -- and thanks for providing a well worthy site for this skill
Vincent R Saenz <>
Houston, Tx USA - Monday, January 19, 2009 at 21:42:01 (EST)

I am an Able seaman Boatswaines mate in the RAN and have found this site very informative and useful, especially regarding your Knives for Knots page. Alot of great information and tips on what types of knives to use when. Thankyou. Regards Kirsti Neave
Kirsti Neave <>
North Parramatta, Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 18:18:15 (EST)

I have been associated with Scouts for 38 years. I am an inland sailor. Your site is invaluable for teaching scouts and sailors their knots. I now tie out of light line Turksheads for new scouts' woggles: as you know woggles disappear with great regularity.
Jim Hillyer <>
Stirling, AB Canada - Monday, January 12, 2009 at 15:09:07 (EST)

Thanks for all the work you put in to give us this vary helpful site.
Bob "Tiny" Grundner <>
Licoln, R. I. USA - Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 15:58:25 (EST)

Thank you for an informative, well-illustrated and well-organized website. I am a boating/sailing enthusiast and volunteer boating instructor who likes to practice some of the old arts of the sport. One addition you may wish to consider to your knives (tools) section would be the use of palm, needle and bobbin for light stuff for binding loose ends and wrapping rope ends. I use a small version of the ones that you see commercial fishermen using to mend or form nets. It really improves an otherwise finger-destroying job.
Pat Shera <>
North Saanich, BC Canada - Friday, January 09, 2009 at 00:54:43 (EST)

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLORIDA USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at 10:42:15 (EST)

I am not a scout---lol---------but a 61 yr old lady who wants and needs to learn how to tie knots. Will also be teaching my 7 yr old granddaughter how to tie them also. Thanks for a super site !!!!!
Kat Wood <>
Drummond, Mt USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2009 at 10:57:20 (EST)

This is probably the best and clearest written explanation of the TH that I have read. I am an old (ancient) scout and have noticed that the new gereration doesn't seem to hold the same reverence for knotting as we old scouts. Could I use your tutorials as teaching aids? ....YIS
John Staley <>
Hamilton, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 03, 2009 at 08:34:54 (EST)

Hi there, thank you very much for this wonderfully informative, and enteraining web site. I find ropes, knots and string so very interesting and am seeking more knowledge, especially concerning whipping and decorative knots and finding your site has been an enlightenment. Once again many thanks. Yours sincerely Lee
Mr Lee Pearce <>
Huntingdon, Cambs England - Friday, January 02, 2009 at 15:05:37 (EST)

Me and my son found your knot page by accident but love it!! He's a Wolf and we are looking for ways to bring more knot tying into their craft projects.
Christene Potts <>
Dayton, TX USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 10:47:57 (EST)

Very nice web site indeed - a boon to every Scout in the world.
john grimes <>
fairfax station, va USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 20:14:53 (EST)

thank you for a very useful site. have you ever hard of the grinner knot it is one that a friend uses quite often and has shown me many times how to tie it but all i get is a mess. it is similar i believe to the tucked blood knot but when tied the tag comes out away from the tied object instead of towards it. hope you can help. david chandler
david chandler <>
Swindon, England - Friday, December 19, 2008 at 14:22:50 (EST)

very helpful to a knotophyte!
Hugh White
Windermere, FL USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 09:54:25 (EST)

Thanks for a great page! I am sure to be here often! -Randy
Randy Sweeney <>
Roanoke, VA USA - Monday, December 15, 2008 at 14:22:13 (EST)

Helpful site--we are trying to braid or knot or whatever to make something for my six month old Lab to play with. She quickly destroys store bought stuff that is labled "indestructable". HA! We have a supply of used flat nylon pulling tape so figured why not make our own toys and if she tears em up we ain't out nuthin.
Mary Kennedy <>
Mesa, AZ USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 13:37:43 (EST)

Your site is great to help me learn to tie knots for my Masterguide class
Christina <>
Florida City, FL USA - Monday, December 08, 2008 at 10:30:39 (EST)

Great Allan: Your site is absolutely wonderful. I will highly recommend this to all my friends. I will be looking forward for more knot tying ideas. Thanks a lot to your dedication to the knot site. JTPepito December 3, 2008
Joseph T. Pepito <>
Cebu City, Philippines - Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 05:42:11 (EST)

Dear Alan, I wanted to know how to tie a particular knot and came upon your wonderful, interesting site. I would love to learn more. Are there people or groups who do knotting as a hobby? And what is the purpose ----what can you design that is useful? Your site is fascinating! Jane Pellowe
Jane Pellowe <>
Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA - Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 21:28:11 (EST)

I enjoyed the site and learned some new knots. The fact of the matter though is, I wil have to return as I have a perfectly honed gift at not remembering knots,,,aside from my stand-by fishing knot the "palomar". Dan
Dan Greene
OC, CA USA - Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 11:16:54 (EST)

Was given the link by another den leader...Great resource! the animations are great.
Mike Bolt <>
Sharon, MA USA - Friday, November 14, 2008 at 09:38:42 (EST)

Cool site
David Kim <>
Seoul, Seoul TukPyeolSi Korea - Saturday, November 01, 2008 at 23:13:35 (EDT)

THANK YOU! I've been looking for the info on the Large Turks Heads. I'm Committee Chair of Troop 352, and a good old eagle, too. YIS, Carol
Carol Smith <>
Kirkwood, MO USA - Saturday, November 01, 2008 at 00:47:21 (EDT)

I enjoy your knotting site...especially the detailed illustrations. I came upon your site when I was Googling lanyard knots. Making things out of paracord has become a passtime of mine over here. I expect all my friends & family will get something from me this Christmas made out of paracord. (: Thanks much for your great site. MML
LTC Melissa Lee
Camp Victory, Iraq, USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 16:03:31 (EDT)

This helped me get information for knot proficiency sessions in our Boy Scout troop. The eight basic knots are a good base. I also through in a couple of the others from the 50 knot list. Thanks.
Tom Hill <>
Toledo, OH USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 17:25:36 (EDT)

Thanks for putting together this great site! I'm a BSA cubmaster and your information, instructions and pictures are VERY helpful. Thanks again!
Courtney McIntyre
Walls, MS USA - Monday, October 20, 2008 at 14:40:02 (EDT)

Marie <>
New Zealand - Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 23:05:30 (EDT)

Is there any way to download this to a laptop for weekend campout work and review? Troop 18... 75 yrs young
Kevin Wolfe <>
Elgin, Illinois USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2008 at 22:18:32 (EDT)

Girl Scout leader trying to find resources to teach my troop. Great website!!
Jennifer Combs <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, October 06, 2008 at 10:00:44 (EDT)

Surfing the internet looking to learn different knots, want to make some craft jewerly with leather rope like materials and beads of some sort. Thank You
Connie Pike <cpike1962>
St. Louis, MO USA - Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 03:19:34 (EDT)

Great site - really helpful!
Ellie Yuille
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 00:02:55 (EDT)

Great site! I used your directions to add a fob to my Spyderco Delica 4, using a Knife Lanyard Knot. I will definitely be back for more ideas!
James Mackintosh <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, October 02, 2008 at 17:04:27 (EDT)

A very good site for our Boy Scouts to learn their knots. I love the animations.
Murrell Hope <>
St. Thomas, ON Canada - Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 04:24:38 (EDT)

Thanks! A very useful site so I can look like a pro when tying knots with my cub scouts ! Great visuals!
WA USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 23:31:24 (EDT)

I'm a Senior Patrol Leader for my troop, and I found this to be an extremely useful website, I even learned a few things I hadn't known about before (I didn't know anything about ropes and knives). Anyways, keep the good work up
Joel Cochran <>
Maple Valley, Wa USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 21:20:47 (EDT)

Very very nice animation and very happy to watch ur site. Thank U very much pl.convey to me ur other fire related animated very easy to lean sites Thank u & Best of Luck my all heartly wishes
Doha, Qatar - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 14:04:41 (EDT)

Great site! I just took over as a leader for our local Cub pack and the kids are at a great age to introduce rope work to. I'll be visiting again and again and again....
Mike Lowe
Calgary, AB Canada - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 00:51:49 (EDT)

U.K. - Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 14:01:34 (EDT)

I enjoyed your website. It brings me back to the days that I was a scout leader. I was looking on how to tie the turks knot which I forgot how to tie. Grat site. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the refresher cource.
Carl Anderson <>
Wilton, IA USA - Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 16:17:01 (EDT)

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Singapore, Singapore Singapore - Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 05:10:42 (EDT)

great website. i will recommend this site to my boys from troop 10 to use to practice the knots that they need for the sleeping giant fall camporee that is using pioneering as it's theme.
Richard Kiewlen <>
Meriden, CT USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 18:09:02 (EDT)

Nicly put
Leon G Remy <LRSAIL5869@AOL.COM>
Fall River, MA USA - Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 21:39:22 (EDT)

Great information thanks for the information
Pack 38
Concord, nc USA - Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 09:36:40 (EDT)

great site.... been trying to top off a braid with a turks head using the ends of the bradid any help
john skipper <>
Barnsley, south yorkshire uk - Monday, September 15, 2008 at 15:02:26 (EDT)

Hey what troop are you? which state? I liked your site since I am part of troop 64 of germantown, TN. And I enjoy knot tying and I am the best in my patrol so i have to teach them how to do some knots if they don't understand so i sometimes go on the internet and find new strange knots to learn how to tie and let me say i found some nice knots on your site. well cya later
Matthew O'Bar
Germantown, TN USA - Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 12:20:41 (EDT)

Very impressive and comprehensive site. I am an ex-scouter from the uk and if I was still there would recommend and use your site often. Brilliant, keep it up, and thanks for sharing the knowledge. murray.
Murray oxborrow
Belgium - Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 05:49:41 (EDT)

How do you make a stud at the end of a rope to keep it from reveling.
David <>
Mililani, HI USA - Sunday, September 07, 2008 at 09:50:01 (EDT)

I would like to learn how to tie a bowline knot.
David <>
Mililani , HI USA - Sunday, September 07, 2008 at 09:47:22 (EDT)

BSB, Brunei-Muara Brunei - Sunday, September 07, 2008 at 09:21:30 (EDT)

Great info! I used to be in sea cadets when I was a kid and I've forgotten all my knots! I'm glad I found your website!
Ruth Schell
Edmotnon, AB Canada - Saturday, September 06, 2008 at 09:38:28 (EDT)

I have just recently gotten into knot tying due to the fact that im on disability and can't work and needed something to ocupy my time with and i have been trying to tie a turks head knot for two months and could not figure it out but tonight in a fit of insomnia i found your site through a link from stormdrane's blog and finaly tied one. Thank you for the very simple and strait forward instructions and i cant wait to tie another and try a larger one soon. Thank you again and keep up the good work with the site.
Brandon Hooper <>
Paramount, CA USA - Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 05:07:00 (EDT)

Hello. I like your site. I like working with rope/knots. I am a basic 4 or 5 knot guy but I look at most of them for a better way or one to replace. I think I may replace my sheetbend with the Alpine. Thx again, wk.
wayne knowles <>
Sapulpa, ok USA - Friday, August 29, 2008 at 20:27:00 (EDT)

Philip Landry <>
Halifax, NS Canada - Friday, August 29, 2008 at 15:37:34 (EDT)

I really enjoyed your website. I am pretty new at doing knots and enjoy learning different ones. I have bookmarked your page and plan on returning quite often.
Cynthia Meyer <>
Spotsylvania, VA United States - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 09:48:29 (EDT)

An example of what a web site should be. Your knowledge of the art and produce of knot tying is equal to your mastery of the "webpage" as a means to educate others. One of the most impressive sites I have seen in a long time. I'll be perusing this site for awhile.
Mark Gilbert <>
Fitchburg, MA USA - Friday, August 22, 2008 at 01:07:16 (EDT)

i am glad i visited your web site, i am an outdoor education enthusiast and a former scout.
nigeria - Monday, August 18, 2008 at 17:43:13 (EDT)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PHILLIPINES - Monday, August 18, 2008 at 07:46:55 (EDT)

Good Stuff, I look often. Would like to see a snake braid explained, have seen them on some knife lanyards, don't know how to tie it. Thx......dave
David Farnham <>
Memphis, TN USA - Monday, August 18, 2008 at 02:04:05 (EDT)

I found the site interesting, informative and will be a regular visitor now. After all these years in the construction industry I find myself climbing and rigging more now than when I was younger. The older I get the more safety conscience I become and thought it was time to start tying off more often when I'm a couple hundred feet in the air walking steel and building scaffolding. I'm gonna brush up on my rope work and hope this old dog can learn some new tricks. Thanks for the very informative and well linked site. Still climb'n and bang'n, Al
Alan Meigh <>
Martins Ferry, Ohio USA - Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 04:43:05 (EDT)

The sites pretty cool, i finally got back into doin turks heads! I did my first one a bout five years ago and i did my second yesterday! Thanks
Colm "Skuz" Robinson` <>
Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 10:15:55 (EDT)

I am a Second Class Scout and I'm very interested in more knots. Thanks.
Jake Pasternak <>
Mililani, Hi USA - Monday, August 11, 2008 at 15:09:12 (EDT)

Great Site Go Scouts, I'm just trying to keep up with my 2nd class scout.
Bill Mann <>
Phoenix, MD USA - Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 19:01:19 (EDT)

Good site. I will send folks here to learn about tying common and useful knots that I teach in a horsemanship class. thanks.
Howard Cormier
USA - Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 09:27:57 (EDT)

Good site. I will send folks here to learn about tying common and useful knots that I teach in a horsemanship class. thanks.
Howard Cormier
USA - Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 09:27:26 (EDT)

I enjoyed looking over your site. I will recommend it to the scouts in our troop. A great learning tool.
Ed Finn <>
ASTON, PA USA - Friday, August 08, 2008 at 12:37:48 (EDT)

Ed Finn <>
As, USA - Friday, August 08, 2008 at 12:35:54 (EDT)

Has helped me a great deal with my courses in the Navy!!!
Jennifer Coles <>
Halifax, NS Canada - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 13:56:30 (EDT)

Thank you for the easiest-to-follow knot tying site on the Internet. I am an art/humanities teacher who teaches my students how to make Celtic knots and Japanese tetrahedron kites (among other things) which both require being familiar with knots as well as actually tying them. I was stunned to find that most children do not know how to tie knots. I looked around and found that most of the students wear slip-on or velcro shoes and most of the others with laces wear their shoes untied. So this year, rather than struggle with kids who don't know how to tie knots, much less draw them, I will introduce them to some basic knot tying. I will take your cue and use the colorful ropes for demonstration purposes and may even create some reference packets using your great step-by-step photographs. I will recommend your site as a reference for students who are inspired to go beyond my expectations and learn more on their own because the illustrations and animations are so clear and colorful. Thank you again for a job well done!
Zan Lombardo <>
Wayne, PA USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 07:19:10 (EDT)

Found your site, saw you had a guestbook, decided to sign.
Cincinatti, OH USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 at 23:14:22 (EDT)

Thanks for this site. I was able to put a loop in a hawser laid rope, and tied a zig-zag lanyard. too cool.
Hank <>
Lakeview, OR USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 at 19:29:55 (EDT)

love the site. XXOO
Cookie <>
gainesville, ga USA - Monday, August 04, 2008 at 13:30:29 (EDT)

I'm teaching knots one day at a cub scout day camp and found your site (especially the links section) very valuable. Being a knife person, I also liked your page on rigging knives. Thanks so much!
Hank Sielski <>
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 23:00:50 (EDT)

Nice site. Stumbled on it while trying to improve on my slipping clothesline knot. Ended up with a few options and had some fun!
K Stewart
Walton, NY USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 16:45:54 (EDT)

The knots you put together here (fifty Knots, basic knots, etc.) are very informative and very helpful for people who do a lot of knotting. I seldom knot but they come in handy when you needed them. Thanks for the effort. You're doing a good job in helping people learn how to knot properly. Thanks again for the knowledge.
gene bertumen <>
San Bruno, CA USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 16:21:23 (EDT)

I'm going to a kayaking and surfing camp, and it is very important to learn the knots on my list! Thanks for helping me tie an awesome tautline!
Megan Cook
WA USA - Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 02:52:29 (EDT)

A friend has asked the name of a knot that I use to tighten a tent line. It is tied back on itself with two loops in one direction and then one loop in the reverse direction. Almost like a prusik knot with one loop around the main line dropped. Any ideas? Thanks Vic Thanks for the great website
Kenai, AK USA - Monday, July 28, 2008 at 10:39:04 (EDT)

Just found your website about knots. Greetings.
Bryan Andersen <>
South Bend, IN USA - Monday, July 28, 2008 at 00:16:52 (EDT)

Thanks for putting this site together!
Rick DeWeese <>
Easley, SC USA - Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 12:55:28 (EDT)

Hi! I love knitting, knotting, braiding, but I have the LD Dyscalculia, so, animation works best to instruct me. If I only had the Internet when I was younger! T h a n k y o u. From, Lisa, I'm 43.
Middleton, WI USA - Friday, July 25, 2008 at 23:07:52 (EDT)

good work!
Tim Norton <>
USA - Friday, July 25, 2008 at 12:50:14 (EDT)

Great website! :) How about some lashings?
Bryce Lenarcic <>
Murrumbateman, NSW AUS - Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 18:05:23 (EDT)

Phantastic website!
Felix R. Paturi <>
Rodenbach, Germany - Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 06:58:23 (EDT)

Great site! Very useful!
Dave Lawrence <>
London, UK - Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 06:49:29 (EDT)

Excellent site - I'd love to put some of the basic knots, used by Cub Scouts, on my site - are the animations freely available, or yours? All the best from Rosanna Cub Scouts.
Wayne Renfrew <>
Rosanna, Vic Australia - Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 18:44:19 (EDT)

hảy gip đở ti tm hiểu về nt( knots
chehoanggiac <>
TAY NINH, VIET NAM - Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 03:48:04 (EDT)

hảy gip đở ti tm hiểu về nt( knots
chehoanggiac <>
TAY NING, VIET NAM - Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 03:46:06 (EDT)

I like the section on Turksheads and the basic knots. Very useful site.
Fall City, wa USA - Monday, July 21, 2008 at 18:40:23 (EDT)

As I'm a scout with some knowledge 'bout computers I appreciate really the work you've done. it's simple but i guess it takes a lot of time to make these animated tutorials since there are at least 30 knots you have illustrated here.
damyana stoyanova <>
Sofia, Bulgaria - Monday, July 21, 2008 at 09:37:03 (EDT)

great site, i teach a class on rigging at the plumber's local 8 training center in kcmo, and your animation are a great, they help me tremendously, thanks
chris simmons <>
kansas city, mo USA - Friday, July 18, 2008 at 07:50:01 (EDT)

Thanks for the knot tips, they are helping us a lot over here.
Khowst, Afghanistan - Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 23:53:41 (EDT)

Thanks for the great website, sir. Am trying to understand how to make a grommet, but although there are text and pictures available, the splitting of the ends, their tying and splicing confuses me... Maybe when I actually try it myself, it will all make sense. Thanks Again, Richard
Richard S. Wisner <>
Idho Falls, ID USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 17:19:00 (EDT)

Thanks. Great site.
ME USA - Monday, July 07, 2008 at 22:21:55 (EDT)

Thanks, Alan! Your animations are very helpful. I posted a link on our Michigan Atlatl Association site at michiganatlatl dot org. Peace, Jim
Jim Gilligan <>
Brighton, MI USA - Sunday, July 06, 2008 at 10:07:21 (EDT)

I just got "roped" into being the leader of the wolf den. Great website. I put it into my favorites
Susan Riley <>
New Port Richey, FL USA - Saturday, July 05, 2008 at 15:42:33 (EDT)

Enjoyed your site. The last time I made a Turks Head, was 40 years ago. Thanks for refreshing my memory.
Peter Hankel-Shepherd <>
Kaufungen, Germany - Friday, July 04, 2008 at 13:00:23 (EDT)

Great reference, Alan! My dad was in the Coast Guard for 23 years and an Eagle Scout before that so he taught me the joys of ropework when I was little. I absolutely love working with rope and it's always good to see someone putting his knowledge out there for the young scouts. Great reference, and thanks for your opinion on the books! I have 3 or 4 small knot books but I've been eying some of the more complete references for a while now. ~KMarsh
Kyle Marsh <>
Novato, CA USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2008 at 01:38:02 (EDT)

Thanks for the Help
Ed Fesko <>
Sparta, WI USA - Monday, June 30, 2008 at 18:27:50 (EDT)

just starting in the scouting world. am very impressed with your animations. excellent for easy understanding. think the kids will love this site. well done mate
marwa hudson <>
adaminaby, nsw aust - Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 08:27:04 (EDT)

At our local pet shop selling for $12.00 a throw toy using a turkshead knot was something I remember tying about a year ago. But don't remember where I put my knot book. Thanks for the info!
Darlene Eckert <>
Ajax, ON Canada - Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 21:05:19 (EDT)

I hope you won't mind my 'borrowing' some images from your excellent website. I have some kids (and parents) to teach this weekend! Many thanks ... Bill Miller
William Miller <>
Witney, Oxfordshire UK - Friday, June 20, 2008 at 06:45:33 (EDT)

Frank Torina <>
USA - Monday, June 16, 2008 at 15:28:05 (EDT)

Thi is the best web site to go and look at knots
Colin <>
Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 18:22:56 (EDT)

Great site, thanks
Pam <>
Epsom, Sy UK - Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 09:01:58 (EDT)

Enjoyed the site and it was a great help with my project Thanks
Alan Snelling <>
Norwich, England - Friday, June 13, 2008 at 12:21:31 (EDT)

Wanted to refresh myself on a few knots to teach to my Girl Guides. Glad I found this site. Thanks. I'll pass this site on to other Guiders.
Lynda Settle <>
Burlington, ON Canada - Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 16:31:48 (EDT)

you need to inprove the website a bit
Hayden John Wilson <>
>ewcastle, NSW Australia - Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 03:12:59 (EDT)

Thank you for your ever-so-constructive feedback - Al

Thanks for your wonderfully clear instructions. I am notoriously poor with knots, but now 'get' the Turk's Head. So maybe it was my previous teachers. Once again, many thanks. Michael
Michael Wherly <>
Liverpool, Merseyside UK - Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 15:55:20 (EDT)

I am going on a 2 month sailing trip along Canada and into Alaska. One of my duties before I leave is to learn how to tie a few specific knots. Thanks for all the information!!
Wichita, KS USA - Monday, June 09, 2008 at 17:12:18 (EDT)

good job
BRADENTON, fl USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 16:07:57 (EDT)

wanting to tie a line to by chad los banos subcom fb knife..
joe <>
Salem, OR USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 14:35:53 (EDT)

been working on our district scout website and went hunting for useful scouting links am impressed thanks for the useful information
Chips <>
Latrobe, TAS Australia - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 12:47:00 (EDT)

I've tied 3 strand turk's heads on about a thousand wrists. I do them in my sleep. I tryed to remember how to do a 4 or 5 strand and spent about 2 hours frustrated. Your site is great. It would be better if I could make my confuser print your chart. I teach Boy Scouts too. Passing the knowledge is great. Keep up the good work.
Bill Robey <>
Gordonsville, va USA - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 18:29:44 (EDT)

swetcha <mgt.tamang>
hongkong, hongkong - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 03:58:03 (EDT)

I enjoyed your Humorous Tidbits page and wish you would add more to it
Saved Annette <>
Toroto, On Canada - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 03:03:58 (EDT)

I enjoyed your Humorous Tidbits page and wish you would add more to it
Saved Annette <savedannette>
Toroto, On Canada - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 03:02:55 (EDT)

Michael Booher <>
York, PA USA - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:52:56 (EDT)

can you give me a refresher on making a daisey seat. its been 20 years since i have made one
rick frasier <>
hastings, ne USA - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 14:26:13 (EDT)

Hey, just dropping by to see if I can teach my Cub Scout's some useful knots. Thanks for the great site!
Faith Taylor <>
Bundaberg, qld Australia - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 19:39:43 (EDT)

Anything on making your own boat fenders or bumpers?
Mark Hansen <crash32173>
Bayonne, nj USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 17:40:21 (EDT)

I am in the sixth grade and have a project on knots so looking at knots are good for that
Alicia <>
Cameron, NC USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 16:02:31 (EDT)

American scouter, my son is a scout, living in Germany with the U.S. Army.
Scott Seigel
Ansbach, Bayern DEUTSCHLAND - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 11:05:10 (EDT)

I am trying to find some simple instruction on tying a lanyard knot.
Ron Treloar <>
Gillette, WY USA - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 22:21:01 (EDT)

I first became inerested in knots as a 15 year old seaman in the Royal Navy in 1952. I found the website to be most interesting, I recomend anyone looking for more to try the Ashley Book of Knots, if its not in there it hasn,t been tied.
John Thompson <>
United Kingdom - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 08:48:30 (EDT)

madison, wi USA - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 12:48:00 (EDT)

C Mars <>
Muskegon, MI USA - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 16:24:27 (EDT)

Hi. I am a teacher and very new to scouting. I find it very useful visiting you website. Thank you.
honey <>
Ipoh, Perak Malaysia - Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 01:22:46 (EDT)

Frankie <>
SanJose, USA - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 23:49:10 (EDT)

i have always wanted to tie a turks head and now i can. Thank u very much merci
Adelaide, S.A Australia - Friday, April 25, 2008 at 01:35:45 (EDT)

Great page! I'm involved in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and this site covers all the knots either of my boys use. Thank you!
H. Woelke
Mansfield , TX USA - Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 16:52:33 (EDT)

Thanks for the great information. I have been tying knots for many years and now hope to get into decorative knots...Thanks again JB IGKT NAB
John Bryan <>
Palm Coast, FL USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 19:57:55 (EDT)

wow inspired! have just gone to home depo and now i have rope to play with. so far no problem with working with 25 ft. but went crazy (mant times) with 50+ feet.
theresa harding <>
herndon, va USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 07:00:26 (EDT)

Thanks for putting in the work here. We are currently tied up, but hope to get around to some knotty work soon. Thanks, Noah
Noah <>
Parker, CO USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 12:26:14 (EDT)

Some pretty frickin' cool knots. I like the Monkey Fist knot w/ extra to attach to keys, knife, zipper pull, ect. too cool.
Michelle Riker <>
Berryville, Ar USA - Monday, April 21, 2008 at 12:30:26 (EDT)

Rino <>
Split, Croatia - Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 11:28:50 (EDT)

Found you on Google looking for knot-tying information for Cub Scouts. Enjoyed your site!
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 22:31:26 (EDT)

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niyaah <>
maldives, gadhdho USA - Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 13:32:40 (EDT)

Andy Thorp <>
Townsville, QLD Australia - Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at 23:40:54 (EDT)

Nice site, I like the page on the Turk's Head
John Doe
Richmond, VA USA - Saturday, April 05, 2008 at 14:11:40 (EDT)

I am a WW II Navy Veteran and a shipboard volunteer on the USS Kidd, a WW II Fletcher Class Destroyer. Our rope work is needing some work and I am trying to take a refresher course. Thaks for your help
William H. Long <>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Friday, April 04, 2008 at 11:31:27 (EDT)

Thanks for all of the valuable information. I have been a "knot-nut" for years and have joined IGKT-NAB. Would like to get into decorative knotting...Am I crazy?..................John
John <>
Palm Coast, FL USA - Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 13:42:38 (EDT)

32 years in Girl Scouting; I was an Outdoor Trainer. Now retired, I belong to a Boat Club in a retirement community. Knots are Useful and Fun!
Barbara A Smith
FL USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 21:56:52 (EDT)

Hello there! I work for Scouts in Australia in Marketing and often direct people to your site. Is excellent and has helped me out on more than a few occasions!My own Cub has learnt a lot! Thank you very much! Kathrine, South Australia
Kathrine Noll <>
Australia - Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 20:55:50 (EDT)

I last tied a Turks Head when I was almost 18 and had just gained my Queens Scout Award. Now need to tie a series around an oar and your site has made the prospect much more achievable and fun. Thank you.
Richard John Biggs <>
Southampton, UK - Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 16:22:30 (EDT)

Website was very useful in showing me how to tie a Turkshead. I am using the Turkshead for some fancy work that I am doing on a boat paddle. Awesome site. Will be using it for other stuff that I am thinking of doing as well. Thank You.
Roger L. Rodriguez Jr <>
Sabinal , Tx USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 10:36:36 (EDT)

Thank you so much! I'm a knot-deficient Den Leader for Bear Scouts and tonight in "knot night". I can go with confidence now. The photos are great! I like the tidbits. Think I'll borrow your "string" joke for tonight. Thanks again.
Bev Dickinson
IA USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 10:27:37 (EDT)

Greetings and hello, I'm an assistant scouts master here in Malaysia. Found your site by random and i would sure recommend this site to my boys... Very useful.... Cheers!!
YH Tong <>
Malaysia - Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 23:25:43 (EDT)

Girl Guides do knots too!!! Go the Aussies!!
CJ McCabbin <>
Sydney, Australia - Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 00:44:37 (EDT)

Thank you for such an interesting web site. I have been assaulted by the idea of knots just this past week, because of a book by the English author Val McDermid. There is a simple drawn reef knot at the start of each chapter. I haven't thought about Knots since I was in the scouts. Ta muchly. John
Jon Carver <>
Bedford, U.K. U.K. - Monday, March 24, 2008 at 14:53:45 (EDT)

We enjoy your site,a have linked to it from our new knot tying site, Check us out! Frank
Frank hoffman <>
Tellico Plains, TN USA - Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 13:05:54 (EDT)

I have been involved in scouting since the early 1970s. This is a great webpage to reference for scouts to learn and practice their knots. I have taken a lot of ribbing about getting tarps up and secured for a Cub Scout Picnic a few years back. I still get called Mr. Knots or something like that. But, Picnic continued even in pouring raining. In todays world of free standing tents, we need to know are knows as part of being prepared. I thank Mr. Folsom allow me to use his material to train other leaders.
Greg Shepherd <>
seneca falls, NY USA - Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 09:14:13 (EDT)

USA - Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 09:07:56 (EDT)

Really cool site i'll back on it soon. I'm looking to make some door mat with rope but can't find any can you help?
james <>
Auckland, New Zealand - Friday, March 21, 2008 at 14:27:19 (EDT)

Great site!! It really helped me learn the basic knots as well as my WEBELOS scouts. Thank you
TK Mathews <>
St. George, UT USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 15:03:56 (EDT)

As leader trainer site was useful to me
Anthony P Bracken <>
Footscray, Vic Australia - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 01:15:10 (EDT)

Not a scout but interested in different knots. Am looking for an illustration of a Barrel Knot (dba double-overhand knot), which is an extension of your Fisherman's knot and when tied around a cord allows the cord to slide through it.
Carol <>
Congress, AZ USA - Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 16:37:10 (EDT)

I'm in Afghanistan
Nate Allen <>
APO, AE USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 03:25:23 (EDT)

Thanks! I want to start teaching my Indian Guide Tribe some basic knots as I've found the knot tying skills I learned in Boy Scouts to be a life skill and it's never too early to teach children, important life skills.
Vince Barletta <>
pleasanton , ca USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 02:08:50 (EDT)

A very well explained and helpful site thankyou.Finally me and my troop will do some nice turkheads as woggles.
Moira Camilleri <>
Zebbug, Malta - Monday, March 10, 2008 at 05:52:15 (EDT)

Thank you. This is very practical,usefull information.I wasn't paying attention in Cub Scouts when we learned about this.ADD can be aggravating. Charlie
L.C.Palmer Jr. <>
Elmweed, TN USA - Sunday, March 09, 2008 at 09:56:43 (EDT)

I am Scout lover and attended in scouting activities from boy scout to Rover level so i liked this site very much and will visit in next time also.
Toya Narayan Gaire <>
Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal - Friday, March 07, 2008 at 23:14:45 (EST)

Very helpful, My 10 year old just crossed over from Webelos to Boy Scouts and needs to learn knots and your step by steps are great..Thanks, Shannon
Shannon Patterson <>
El Paso, Tx USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2008 at 23:12:52 (EST)

Great site--new Cub Scout leader. I was never a scout at all! So, I guess I need to learn these knots! Thanks!
Mike Babylon <>
Smithsburg, MD USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2008 at 22:32:44 (EST)

Great Site
Chuck Cotton <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 22:54:21 (EST)

hi... this web page is so pretty cool, i learn a lot from here. i'm studying in a textile design and knotting is my final project, i got many thing here. thanks!
christine siagian <>
bandung, INA - Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 08:38:08 (EST)

im a second class scout im really coordinative i really like to go abroad on camps and jamborees ive been in scout since i was young
Ibrahim Eegan <>
Male', Maldives - Sunday, March 02, 2008 at 02:17:53 (EST)

Scout Troop 325 leader here! Great and very helpful website. Many thanks!
Fred Eoff <>
Shoreline, WA USA - Saturday, March 01, 2008 at 12:20:14 (EST)

I am an Eagle Scout (1986) and former Summer Camp couselor. Now I'm a Cubmaster. Pioneering was my favorite merit badge. I'm excited to find this site you've made. Keep up the good work!!!
Tim Halmar <>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Saturday, March 01, 2008 at 10:01:37 (EST)

I am a Sea Scout Boatswain and I found your site really great for learning most of the knots I need for advancement. Thank you very much!
Ray Brown <>
Oxford, MS USA - Friday, February 29, 2008 at 06:28:20 (EST)

This is a great site. I have worked with scouts about 9 years, raising 2 Eagle scouts so I really appreciate what you have done hear.
Fred Debenport <>
Arlington, TX USA - Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 21:44:22 (EST)

smoke rocks!
akjgb <>
louisanna, TX USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 14:19:49 (EST)

Hi, Nice page, and great animations. I'd love to see some variations on your basic turkshead - your diagrams are some of the best I've found on the internet! Thank you for taking the time to make such great visual instructions. Awesome site. :-)
OH USA - Friday, February 22, 2008 at 00:50:32 (EST)

Great site. Thanks
Bill Williams <>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 00:00:25 (EST)

As an Australian Naval Cadet I have found this site very helpful with it's animations and freeze frames. thankyou very much! Xx victoria
Victoria Cameron-Tucker
tasmania, australia - Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 06:21:37 (EST)

Thank you soooo much for the easy directions on tying these knots. I am a Tiger leader and would like to ease them into scout knot tying. Thank you.
Sheilah Scott <>
Asheboro, NC USA - Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 20:29:19 (EST)

Great website - most informative. Have been practicing ropework for some thirty years and am for ever surprised at the number of ways one can use cordage decoratively and functionally.
Robin Stobbs <>
Grahamstown, South Africa - Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 00:39:42 (EST)

A very interesting site I needed some info to teach our firemen how to tie sme of the basic knots.I have been looking for a Coast Guard CD called "Marlin Spike" which I used when teaching safe boating classes,but unable to find it . Any help w/ this would be greatly appriceated. Thank you. Tony
MIDDLEBURGH, NEW YORK USA - Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 21:05:49 (EST)

Nice site! I really like the idea of putting the Turkshead in the oven. I tried it out and it worked very well.... Thanks
jeremy <>
gretna, LA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 02:01:10 (EST)

i have an eagle scout who is good in this, but i am asking him to teach this during a church camp so we will use it in our scavenger survival hunt this 2008 summer. thanks. this is helpful
ruth <>
santa clara, ca USA - Friday, February 08, 2008 at 15:33:28 (EST)

I enjoyed perusing your website. I didn't really know this site exisited until the subject came up in our forum. Many thanks for ease in which the knots are shown. I am an ex Petty Officer in the Sea Cadet of the UK.
Ken G Grant <>
York, UK - Friday, February 08, 2008 at 04:09:30 (EST)

Greetings from a danish scout. jut stumbled across your site. looks nice!
Horsens, Denmark - Monday, February 04, 2008 at 17:14:00 (EST)

I used the Eight Basic Knots every Boy Scout should know. The animation saved my rear! Thanks!
Jennifer Crisman
Mountain View, AR USA - Monday, February 04, 2008 at 14:08:53 (EST)

I am a US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger and will be teaching a Boat Virginia boating safety course. Looking for easy to show "how-to" resources to help teach people with little or no knowledge how to tie a variety of knots. Thanks...
Susan Traxel Martin <>
Bassett, VA USA - Monday, February 04, 2008 at 12:50:14 (EST)

Thank you for your web site! Knowing how to tie knots is a simple artform taken for granted and your web site makes it easy. All I need now is practice!
FERNANDINA BEACH , FL USA - Monday, February 04, 2008 at 10:33:58 (EST)

Thanks for the info - very very useful!
Somia Aluwalia <>
Lawrenceville, NJ USA - Friday, February 01, 2008 at 16:34:51 (EST)

Thanks for the site. I'm just learning to tie knots and this was very helpful.
Carol Cook <>
Beaver, WA USA - Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 17:13:35 (EST)

This is a great site! I hope to eventually get to go through the entire site and see what all I can learn. Thank you for sharing! jb
Jerry L. Baldridge <>
Stuttgart, AR USA - Monday, January 28, 2008 at 17:07:02 (EST)

Great site I have learned a lot at age 63 Regards PJ
Peter Johns <>
Somerville, Victoria Austalia - Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 17:19:36 (EST)

Ya'll didn't have many choices to chose from. Kinda vaig (Lose of interest)
Floyd Floydser <>
Wild dog, al USA - Friday, January 25, 2008 at 17:32:38 (EST)

Ya'll didn't have many choices to chose from. Kinda vaig (Lose of interest)
Floyd Floydser <>
Wild dog, al USA - Friday, January 25, 2008 at 17:32:37 (EST)

I am working in Iraq, and to beat the boredome, a couple of us started tying knots. Now we would like to know how to tie more knots!
William Bowermaster <>
Allentown, pa. USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 05:45:38 (EST)

I am a LONG PAST Eagle scout, making a knot board for a local troop. This is a great resource, well done. Many thanks!
Murray Frick <>
Brussels, Belgium - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 12:03:31 (EST)

Brilliant! Been trying to master the Turk's head from a variety of books. First go and success from your web site.
Frank Whitfield <>
Liverpool, Merseyside UK - Monday, January 21, 2008 at 17:45:59 (EST)

Great site! Just to register my visit! Thanks for the instructions. Greetings from Brasil!
Leandro Garcia
So Paulo, SP Brasil - Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 15:26:23 (EST)

I'm a 65 year scouter and a Knothead. I'm also new to this computer stuff .I found your page very interesting.
Herold Meyer <>
Onawa, Ia USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 12:17:50 (EST)

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Sekasanka, Yekug Scandonavia - Friday, January 11, 2008 at 16:41:48 (EST)

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makati, Philippines - Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 01:55:39 (EST)

You are running a very useful website and in the true spirit of the internet: all about sharing information and free at that!
Leon Jordaan <>
Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday, January 09, 2008 at 07:06:42 (EST)

Doing some research on knots for an adult class in a volunteer organisation.
Robert Shields <bobs005@gmail>
Hervey Bay, Qld Australia - Sunday, January 06, 2008 at 05:32:19 (EST)

just a beginner
tammie Patrick <>
honolulu, hi USA - Friday, January 04, 2008 at 19:43:36 (EST)

Fantastic site -- wish I would have seen it many years ago. I am finally catching on to how this business of doing things with our ancient and wonderful ropes might be blessed with even greater fruit. Thanks!!!!!!
Richard Lyons <>
Des Moines, WA USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2008 at 16:23:40 (EST)

Sorry not Hawaii but we think it's just as peaceful and quiet as Hawaii here.
Donna Purcell <>
Lebanon, TN USA - Friday, December 28, 2007 at 17:15:02 (EST)

Learning how to tie some fishing knots.
Carl Jennings <>
Blue Ridge, Va. USA - Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 21:42:36 (EST)

very comprehensive site. I am looking for a knot to make a rope handle from 4 strands of 4 mm rope. Any ideas. Thanks
Nick <>
Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom - Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 05:37:15 (EST)

It`s very interesting.
Yury <>
Miass, Russia - Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 04:50:08 (EST)

Thank you Sir for your site. Mebbeso I might have to suddenly remember one of these, and it's been many, many decades.
Vic Hatheway <>
Veteran, AB Canada - Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 22:36:55 (EST)

Very informative. Love the animations.
QLD Australia - Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 17:22:30 (EST)

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Diesel <Kir>
USA, Missouri Kuwait - Friday, December 14, 2007 at 21:12:18 (EST)

I am trying to find large knot instuctions on the web, hard to do, I will be getting some of the books you list and hope to be making larger projects soon, made 200 turk head mats for a sea cadet fundraiser and now I'm hooked on knots!!!
Michelle Bonnenfant <>
New Ross, NS Canada - Friday, December 14, 2007 at 15:26:25 (EST)

Thanks for putting up such a comprehensive resource! Also, the joke page is great.
Jake <>
New York, NY USA - Friday, December 14, 2007 at 13:41:54 (EST)

from one nutty knotter to another
Steve metras <>
Cicero, NY USA - Friday, December 07, 2007 at 20:33:44 (EST)

Thanks your site has been very helpful, I will put yours down in my reference notebook
Laura S.
USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2007 at 17:59:57 (EST)

I am a Webelos Scout Leader and I found this web address to be very helpful in teaching the scouts how to tie knots. Thank you
Justin Chadwick <>
Las Vegas, nv USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 20:45:54 (EST)

Great site. Very informative. I believe I noticed an error in Ashley's Stopper Knot. The third image is incorrect, I think. But still, this is great. Now I know where to go whenever I forget how to tie a bowline (which seems to happen every few years or so).
Rob MacGrogan <>
Quincy, FL USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 17:11:37 (EST)

I am trying to find a site with instructions for tying the truckers knot.
David Hartman <>
Columbus Grove, Ohio USA - Monday, December 03, 2007 at 12:19:46 (EST)

I found your site looking for more knots to learn. I started Wood Badge this spring and one of my patrol members got me hooked on knots, and not just the basic scouting knots. Now I have severa lof my Scouts learning knots so I have to stay up on my skills. It's one thing to tye them, it's another to make it look acheivable for the scouts. I'm sure I'll be back. Thanks
Bill Wilson <>
Annandale, VA USA - Monday, December 03, 2007 at 10:58:19 (EST)

I find this site very informative and useful. Thanks for making it available to all.
Harry Mixon <>
La Mesa, CA USA - Friday, November 30, 2007 at 09:16:42 (EST)

Well done on an informative and clear website. many thanks for it
James Whittington
Wanganui, New Zealand - Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 21:48:49 (EST)

If you don't mind,can you send me a final pictures of the knots as well as its uses(and names of course). I am actually expected to be well informed in Knot tying but then i knew only about 30... Can you help? It would surely be really great! Thank you and God Bless!
Gladys Pearlee Cerbito <>
Philippines - Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 06:27:52 (EST)

I am an Adventist,a pathfinder in particular and it is our pleasure and inclination to engage in Knot Tying...Thanks for putting this site!!! God Bless!
Gladys Pearlee Cerbito <>
Philippines - Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 06:20:27 (EST)

Great stuff! The videos make it so easy to see how each knot works. Excellent resource - thanks
Rochdale, England - Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 20:00:08 (EST)

You have some great pages on knot tying. Haven't seen anything like this since my scouting days 50 years ago. I had forgottrrn some of the knotsgood for monofiliment lines, and your site has helped me greatly Thsnk You
Arthur S. Waters <>
Moon Twp., PA USA - Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 19:49:25 (EST)

I'm learning knots for yachting. Thank you for such a useful and interesting site!
Lesley Verbrugge <laboutinaisATgmailDOTcom>
France - Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 18:46:08 (EST)

Alan: Thanks for making your site available to us, Troop 65 from Twin Falls Idaho has 9 Webalos ll coming over and I will be working with them on our knots. I am new to this and your site is very simple and helpful. Thanks art
Art Rebollozo <>
Twin Falls, Idaho USA - Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 11:45:26 (EST)

Thanks for putting up this website to help people like me learn a new trick in the trade or just for reference. Keep up the awesome work!
BM2 Crawford <>
San Diego, ca USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 21:53:16 (EST)

9ae00367 864c118b fe1 I wanted to thank you for the time you spent building this page.
Amanda <Amanda>
Gamasa, Montana Greece - Monday, November 19, 2007 at 17:51:25 (EST)

9ae00367 864c118b fe1 Lucky to find you, keep on the good work guys! Best of luck.
Anna <Anna>
Dahshour, Iowa Angola - Monday, November 19, 2007 at 17:51:05 (EST)

i think that this is a wonderful site
heather Jean Peterson <>
Gilroy, ca USA - Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 07:07:59 (EST)

Richard Martin < >
Tupelo, MS USA - Friday, November 16, 2007 at 20:46:44 (EST)

how to reboot with no video
nnvogs <nnvogs>
nnvogs, USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 15:37:26 (EST)

Great site. Sure my scouts and explorers will use many pieces of information to further their skills. Thanks Ann 58th Fife Scouts (Scotland)
Ann Melville <>
Glenrothes, Scotland - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 17:48:47 (EST)

hi i have forget about my self also.i am a scouter (assistent leader trainer)of nepal.yoyr site is useful for my troop also.thanks put some more knots sample .
sudeep prasad kayastha <>
Bhaktapur, NEPAL - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 05:43:28 (EST)

it is very nice i enjoy it
sudeep prasad kayastha <>
Bhaktapur, NEPAL - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 05:37:41 (EST)

im a bearscout den leader for pack three twenty one your site was very helpful thanks so much
daniel moore <>
murfreesboro, tn USA - Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 10:35:36 (EST)

I am the daughter of a knoter. during the doldrums we would knot and have bowlin races, Papa always won. I am looking for what is possibly called box braiding a lanyard sort knoting. Any help? thanks for the good site. missy
missy clark <>
Dalton , NY USA - Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 16:30:54 (EST)

Add more knots. But Not too much to knot or I'll go nuts.
FitzGerald V. Generoso <fggeneroso_fitz>
Philippines - Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 06:46:36 (EST)

very good pictures to help our scouts with the knotting techniques they need.
susan kristiansen <>
Melbourne, vic australia - Monday, November 05, 2007 at 23:53:20 (EST)

I'm new to this art form. Your site is a HUGE resource for me. Thanx, Brad
Brad Schmidt <>
Reno, NV United States - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 17:12:25 (EDT)

it is a good site
Iain Doig <>
Glasgow, U.K - Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 06:49:04 (EDT)

Hi again, I forgot to mention in my previous entry that I am a Cub Scout Leader in Australia. So a big Hi to all the Cub Scout Leaders out there. Cheers, Mary.
Mary Cobcroft <>
Inverell, NSW Australia - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 17:57:27 (EDT)

Hi, Your knotting site is very informative and the directions are easy to follow. Thanks for putting this resource together to help those of us who are "knot challenged". Kind regards, Mary Cobcroft.
Mary Cobcroft <>
Inverell, NSW Australia - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 17:54:14 (EDT)

I really enjoyed your Web pages. I used to be a sailor, many years ago. I forgot how to tie a few knots and properly whip a rope end. Thank you for providing "old forgetfulls" like me with some useful information.
Stacy Checketts
Bear River City, UT USA - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 12:11:42 (EDT)

Very interesting!
Dimitris A. Papadopoulos <>
Thessaloniki, GREECE - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 06:02:21 (EDT)

This web site has been conveinvent for me and has helped me learn the Taunt-Line Hitch and the Sheep Shank. Thanks!
Ian Rody, First Class Scout from Troop 41
Doylestown, PA USA - Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 16:02:48 (EDT)

naris pukdeethaicharaen <liplip@sanook"com>
bangkok, thailand - Friday, October 19, 2007 at 19:50:44 (EDT)

Novice knot tyer, but working on expanding
Dave Coates <>
Haines City, FL USA - Friday, October 12, 2007 at 10:09:19 (EDT)

great site!
roseland, ny USA - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 15:48:29 (EDT)

Thank you for the turks head i couldn.t remember it and we are making woggles at scout tonight
Richard Cook <>
Bradford, UK - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 08:17:06 (EDT)

Syracuse, NY USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 13:07:05 (EDT)

Great site thanks. From an old scout (funny hat & shorts) John Stenton, Group Scout Leader 1st Moxby Moor, North Yorkshire, England
John Stenton <>
York, England - Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 16:51:50 (EDT)

Wonderful resource and one I have been using for the classes I teach at the Middle School level.
Geoff Westervelt <>
Litchfield, NH USA - Sunday, October 07, 2007 at 20:14:45 (EDT)

4th Northampton Scouts Planning a family camp when we hope to teach scouts and parents the Turks Head plus a few basic knots for pioneering
Brian Tunbridge <>
Northampton, UK - Friday, October 05, 2007 at 07:47:29 (EDT)

BSA Troop 69 Asst. Scoutmaster here near Ramstein AB, Germany. Great site, really shows knots step by step.
Denny Benson <>
Vogelweh, Germany - Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 08:42:35 (EDT)

nice work I commend you for the simplicaty in your art work I found you site to show a fellow shipmate to tie a proper turks head not.
Jose Pepe Vallejo <>
San Francisco, ca USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 08:40:14 (EDT)

Thanks for your informative and well illustrated web site! I am a sculptor who works with fibers, thread and rope. I will visit often.
Georgina Valverde <>
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 15:32:44 (EDT)

This as been another great visit to your site . You have done a great service here . Thank you.
Scout Master Jake Pedro <>
Raynham, MA USA - Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 20:58:24 (EDT)

Thanks I'm an ex sea cadet returning to the SCC and realised tonight during teaching i had forgotten an awful lot of knots. now i can swot up, excellant and easy site to use.
Bedford, UK - Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 18:51:11 (EDT)

nice site
david ramos <>
philippines - Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 03:16:14 (EDT)

Nice site. Thanks for putting it together and sharing it!
Peter Martz <>
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 22:34:34 (EDT)

Have successfully made the turkshead, learn't this on Brownsea Island this summer using your instruction. am planning to teach my Guides this during the Autumn term. many thanks fro the clear instructions
Daryl Jenkins <>
Brighton, UK - Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 16:35:02 (EDT)

very good
david glasson <>
sydney, nsw aus - Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 16:08:21 (EDT)

Patrick Brady <>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, September 17, 2007 at 23:52:05 (EDT)

Great site. Thank You.
Kahuaolamau & Kahoomalu <>
Kihei, Hi USA - Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 23:28:14 (EDT)

Nice work and very helpful. Around the yard, 90% of the time a regular old knot will do. Now I'm doing a project which requires a lot of rope work and want the right knots for the job. Thanks for the help.
Michael Klippstein <>
Sevilla, Spain - Sunday, September 09, 2007 at 19:21:50 (EDT)

Great site
Ian Bowden
Newborough, Victoria Australia - Sunday, September 09, 2007 at 08:44:53 (EDT)

Thanks for this web site I teach Boy Scouts @ Camp Laramie Peak in Wy. I have a Mt.Man Program there and we teach Knots as part of the program .will be letting everyone of the boys know of yhis web page .Thank You again Yours in Scouting Jack
Jack GreyCoon-Armer <>
Florence, Or. USA - Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 14:14:10 (EDT)

Great instructions......
Eric Ashlock <>
Wichita, KS USA - Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 10:29:44 (EDT)

Great site! I was a camp counselor in the Boy Scouts for several years at Slippery Falls Scout Ranch near Tishomingo, OK. I taught pioneering (knots) merit badge a couple of those years and have always loved knots.
Daniel <>
Midwest City, OK USA - Friday, September 07, 2007 at 03:00:26 (EDT)

Needed a Turks Head Keeper for an Alpaca Halter and found your site with the instructions I needed. Also like the idea of baking poly and nylon to retain its shape. Thankyou
Charles Robin STRIKE <>
Perth, WA Australia - Tuesday, September 04, 2007 at 21:57:38 (EDT)

I logged onto your site to get some help for my son who is in the scouts. I wish I had this kind of resource when I was a scout!. Thanks.
Bob Raines <>
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, September 04, 2007 at 03:49:35 (EDT)

great site, thanks for the help from a retired wildland firefighter, and long time ago scout.
tony morton <>
Clearlake, ca USA - Saturday, September 01, 2007 at 17:31:05 (EDT)

As a Scout leader myself, the more information I can gather on knots the more interesting I can make my troop nights
Kevin Brooks <>
kent, England - Friday, August 31, 2007 at 17:19:16 (EDT)

I thoroughly enjoyed your site and learned alot!
Dana Robinson <>
Kansas City, MO United States - Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 22:46:57 (EDT)

Very imformative, liked the clear instructions, Thanks
cathy <>
Grand Cayman - Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 10:21:00 (EDT)

I thoroughly enjoyed your site. I love knot work of all kinds. I especially liked the animated demonstrations.
Daisy K <>
CA USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 23:54:47 (EDT)

Cool site!
Ireland - Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 07:00:39 (EDT)

Great site - I'm knot kidding!! Cheers!
Mark Hutton
Dayton, OH USA - Monday, August 27, 2007 at 13:08:25 (EDT)

Very usefull information.
Andrejs Sergejevics <>
Riga, Latvia - Monday, August 27, 2007 at 08:21:19 (EDT)

I just could not remember how to start a turks head great site.
ahmed rafeeq <>
USA - Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 12:54:06 (EDT)

gud''''! very gud'''!
Ahmed Rafeeq <>
Male', ma Maldives - Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 12:52:56 (EDT)

Good web site for knots. Daughter in the scouts and struggling with knots. Great animation. Thanks, your site has helped a lot
Debbie MacDonald <>
motherwell, Scotland - Friday, August 24, 2007 at 06:27:58 (EDT)

Joe Martin <>
Port Huron, michigan USA - Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 17:56:40 (EDT)

THANKYOU!! My son is in the Boy Scouts - this will come in handy for him everytime he goes to camp. Again Mahalo.
HONOLULU, HI. USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 20:42:25 (EDT)

I just could not remember how to start a turks head great site.
Heather Farr
Oxford, UK - Monday, August 20, 2007 at 17:14:16 (EDT)

Your Knot site is great . I can use this with our boys at troop 43 . Thank you, S.M. Jake Pedro
Jake Pedro <>
Raynham, MA USA - Monday, August 20, 2007 at 16:02:15 (EDT)

George Cameron <>
Ballito (Village), KZN South Africa - Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 08:45:47 (EDT)

Great site! I'm the scoutmaster of NJ's oldest Boy Scout Troop and have recommended your site to the boys for some time. Thanks for all your efforts.
Keith Katzgrau <>
Boonton, NJ USA - Friday, August 17, 2007 at 19:38:20 (EDT)

Very intresting and helpfull. hanks for all the info
John Reddicks <>
Somers, Ct. USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 12:43:20 (EDT)

Great site! Very useful information.
William Royalty <>
Dallas, TX USA - Monday, August 13, 2007 at 23:29:20 (EDT)

Grandmother searching for a knot to use to hang my large wind chime.....I figured it out....The chime is making it's music. THANKS!
Linda Rau <>
Stayton, OR USA - Monday, August 13, 2007 at 16:03:14 (EDT)

Very interesting site, I am a Girl Guider in Nottinghamshire England (Robin Hood County)
Nita <>
Mansfield, Notts.England - Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 12:51:19 (EDT)

I found your website very useful.
Mauritius - Sunday, August 05, 2007 at 04:18:07 (EDT)

Great Site, well presented and very usefull keep up the great work
Daryl Percy
NZ - Friday, August 03, 2007 at 23:06:44 (EDT)

Very informative and interesting.
Roger Kadau
Romulus, MI USA - Friday, August 03, 2007 at 17:06:35 (EDT)

Good site. Was hoping to find canoe hitch, tho. Seems surfing last week I learned that it is required for the most advanced Boy Scout knot tying level so am looking thru Scout knotting sites. Found mention of it---seems some roofers use one of that name....
Karen <runner29>
ME USA - Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 11:19:54 (EDT)

mike fulton <>
alvarado, tx USA - Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 20:45:04 (EDT)

Thank you for a GREAT site! I've finally found a good resource as a Pioneering Merit Badge Councelor :)
George Stoner <>
Wilson, NC USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 20:58:35 (EDT)

Hello, This is a great site . I found here many information improving my knowledge. Thank you Marcin TAKLER
Marcin <>
Szczecin, Poland - Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 11:25:18 (EDT)

I m Very glad 2 visit this Website, and learn much thing bout knotting that i`ve never get from other book i has 2 read. thank`s (Pramuka; scout of Indonesia)
Ilham Penta Priadi <>
Depok, Indonesia - Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 02:39:55 (EDT)

Thank you for these tips. They were really helpful for the book I'm writing. The comics were funny too. Again, thank you for this webpage!
John Fischer <->
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 21:04:18 (EDT)

Nice job with the animations. I am sailing with a patrol of guys in Lake Superior this week. I am going to challenge them to 30 knots. three levels, 10 each with some kind of a reward. I also like the Tom Fools and handcuff knots for fun. They can also be turned into sheep shanks(fireman's chair) My goal is to find old salts that have short cut methods of tying the knots. I learned one for the constrictor knot but unfortunately I forgot it before I could draw it. Tie on!
Paul Bridgeman <>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Monday, July 16, 2007 at 00:14:51 (EDT)

Lance Nolan <>
Mt Forest, On Canada - Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 17:11:50 (EDT)

I am a scout leader.Im very much interested in knowing more about knotting so that I can teach the boys.
Waisake <>
Nadi, Fiji - Friday, July 13, 2007 at 03:57:41 (EDT)

Great site
Dave Menig <>
Kadena AB, Japan - Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 09:30:52 (EDT)

I am so glad I found this site. I need the step-by-step VISUAL pictures and animations you have. I am a Webelos den leader and it is important for me to be able to show the boys how to tie knots. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Yelarie <>
Penacook, NH USA - Sunday, July 08, 2007 at 21:20:13 (EDT)

As I am also a member of Guild of Knot Tyers, it is good to find another web site to look at. Keep up the good work in spreading the ART.
John Bowkett <>
Wallsend, UK - Saturday, July 07, 2007 at 10:18:55 (EDT)

Great site! I needed to learn some basics for my son's birthday. It seems every year I am ill prepared for the pinata. This year it will hang tautley from a tree and won't come crashing down before anybody gets to take a swing at it.
Kenny Venegas
San Diego, Ca USA - Saturday, July 07, 2007 at 02:00:14 (EDT)

Interesting site
Ed Finn
Aston, PA USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2007 at 12:59:13 (EDT)

Fantistic site. I only wanted to know how to tie a turks head but now inspired. Thanks. Regards Roger
Roger Taylor <>
Lochgilphead Argyll, Scotland - Monday, July 02, 2007 at 10:43:32 (EDT)

Great Site!! I'm a scout master for Troop 409 out of Pensacola, FL., Gulf Coast Council. All of our scouts are mentally disabled, most with Down Syndrome. This site is so fantastic, I can show tis to my scouts and they can watch the animation and they can follow along. Hopefully they will get a better grasp of how to tie the most basic of knots. Thanks
John Everitt <>
Milton, Florida USA - Sunday, July 01, 2007 at 07:36:59 (EDT)

Jim Croft <>
Milton, PA USA - Friday, June 29, 2007 at 17:00:33 (EDT)

great page the scouts enjoy
Alex Corbett <>
scotland - Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 17:49:22 (EDT)

Love the site, lots of great info and easy to understand!
Daniel Welch
TX USA - Friday, June 22, 2007 at 12:04:17 (EDT)

have always been interested in knots but haven't been able to tie them. Your illustrations are easy to follow and your book list has been very helpful. Looking to find a cheap copy of Des Pawsons' "Pocket guide to knots and splices." on Ebay....many regards
Bob Moore <>
dalmeny, New South Wales Australia - Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 03:51:12 (EDT)

I liked your site.
Sally Kraus <>
Boston, MA United States - Monday, June 18, 2007 at 05:00:24 (EDT)

Excellent site! I am a 16 year active duty member of the USAF currently deployed to Iraq for a second tour. My fifth time to the Middle East. I started learning how to do different knots and macrame a few years ago. It's a great way to pass the time and keep your mind focused. Sort of like meditation. It is almost starting to become an obsession. Do you have any good links to buy tools and materials? Again, excellent site and thanks!
Dennis Rellins <>
USA - Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 07:32:58 (EDT)

Terrific knotting information...the search has been long and exasperating.I have been using a dbl strand turkshead to finish off my flyrod cork handles... looks great.
Dennis Casey
CO USA - Friday, June 08, 2007 at 00:37:06 (EDT)

Nice site. great jokes
George Arrambide <>
Waco, TX USA - Thursday, June 07, 2007 at 12:23:33 (EDT)

What a terrific website! Knots need to be learned at Girls Camp, too. And this is a GREAT resource to bone up on rusty skills. Thanks!
Teresa <>
Granite Bay, CA USA - Friday, May 25, 2007 at 18:07:28 (EDT)

I browsed to your knot page while researching the callsign KY3T.
Glenn Cronin <>
Horsham, PA USA - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 15:49:38 (EDT)

Nice site! I do a lot of boating and decided to look up how to tie a couple useful knots. Your site was very helpful and I think I might have to pick up a book from your book list!
Nick H. <>
Newcastle, NSW Australia - Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 22:47:11 (EDT)

Great resource. I'm teaching knots and lashings at OLS, and I'm going to list your website as a resource. I'm also a Pack webmaster at:
Don Winn <>
USA - Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 09:47:50 (EDT)

As a knotter from way back,I just luv this site.Congrats and keep up the excellent work.
Norm Smith <>
Ettalong Beach, NSW Australia - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 23:38:34 (EDT)

I am a Scout Leader in England and was searching for instruction pics to show my Scouts how to tie knots... WHAT A GOLDMINE YOU HAVE!! well done!!
Steve Gaunt <>
Luton, England - Friday, May 11, 2007 at 10:23:31 (EDT)

FALKIRK, STIRLINGSHIRE SCOTLAND - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 16:56:48 (EDT)

Very nice site, thank you for the information. I will be having a go at making bigger Turksheads following your instructions.
Martyn Cross
Gosport, Hampshire England - Sunday, May 06, 2007 at 07:17:50 (EDT)

Stationed on a US Military Base with the Scouting program. Thanks for this page
Dave <>
Okinawa, Japan - Saturday, May 05, 2007 at 20:29:25 (EDT)

I liked your site.
Sally Kraus <>
Boston, MA United States - Monday, April 30, 2007 at 01:04:53 (EDT)

I teach Knots for mine rescue and would love to be able to use some of your animations. Do you ever creat wny others as we use figure 8's and others?
Jerry D. Murphy <>
Elkp, NV USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 16:40:17 (EDT)

I am Scoumaster of Troop 992 in Kansas City, MO and we are in the process of building our web page and would like to know if we could add a link to your knot tying web page?
Michael P'Pool <>
kansas city, mo USA - Monday, April 16, 2007 at 18:37:11 (EDT)

Good resource for knots!
Mac <>
Dunn, NC USA - Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 22:54:42 (EDT)

Great site. Keep up the good work.
eric henderson <>
tallahassee, fl USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 11:52:25 (EDT)

Nice site. Thanks.
pianoforte <pianoforte>
..., ... USA - Monday, April 09, 2007 at 19:59:13 (EDT)

Hello! I'm looking for assistance in learning to make a long turkshead on a lally column that is already installed. Thank You, Lars
Lars Olsen <>
Fairhaven, Ma USA - Sunday, April 08, 2007 at 21:57:05 (EDT)

You're doing a great service to the promotion and knowledge of knot tying. I commend your efforts to inspire and share the information. Good Luck and kindest regards, Richard Nash 05Apr2007
Richard G. Nash <>
South Croydon, UK - Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 18:33:42 (EDT)

HOUSTON, TX USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 at 17:17:32 (EDT)

Thankyou. Thankyou, Thankyou. I am a new cub scout leader and i was having trouble learning my knots. This site is fantastic and makes learning easier.
SA Australia - Sunday, April 01, 2007 at 07:53:20 (EDT)

As a new leader, I am finding this a wonderful resource. Thanks
Brodhead, KY USA - Friday, March 30, 2007 at 21:36:31 (EDT)

USA - Friday, March 30, 2007 at 21:35:37 (EDT)

Den Leader, Pack 474 Wolf Cubs. This is a great resource. I am going to use this for the gathering portion of our meeting. The boys can then try any knot they choose.
Cerice White <>
Fairfield, CA USA - Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 12:00:55 (EDT)

I Just like the geometry of knots and gives me a challange to do things somewhat complicated.
Charlie Noble <>
Carlsbad, CA USA - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 19:01:03 (EDT)

I am hoping to attend Mt. Warfare School hosted by the U.S. Army this summer and I plan to use this website to give me a little edge before I attend. Thanks
Chuluota, FL USA - Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 22:27:27 (EDT)

My scouts have had great fun with the animated Knots Thank you
Carol Lloyd <>
Worksop, united Kingdom - Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 08:18:03 (EDT)

Great site. I was not good with spacial relationships and had trouble with knots. One day I started studying them and now I can't stop. Always looking for more. Thanks!
Tom Fugate <>
Vallejo, CA USA - Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 12:52:10 (EDT)

Great web site
Sally W <>
AZ USA - Friday, March 16, 2007 at 22:09:08 (EDT)

i really found enough information to teach the scouts at my school. thanks and big bravo to the site
arnold kumar <>
fiji - Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 03:50:15 (EDT)

very helpful indeed
zachary <>
chorley, uk - Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 02:50:29 (EDT)

I liked your site
Sally Kraus <>
Boston, MA United States - Monday, March 12, 2007 at 01:56:51 (EDT)

BROOKLYN, NY USA - Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 22:12:40 (EDT)

A very useful site, thanks Rob Do you still look here? 2007
Rob <>
wandandian, nsw Australia - Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 20:50:56 (EDT)

Chris Goodchild <>
iBIZA, sPAIN - Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 06:29:23 (EDT)

I am an ex Navy Signalman and we used to tie all kinds of knots to decorate the signal bridge. I made a handle for my sons play sword and thought a turks head would go nice at both ends. I just couldn't remember how to tie one. Thanks for refreshing my memory!
USA - Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 23:59:58 (EST)

I really enoyed my visit it has been very informative. I was looking for instructions for woggle turks head as i was teaching it today. I know how to tie it but didn't have any writton instrctions or pictures. very imprassive site. thanks.
Fred Peck <>
Soda Springs, ID USA - Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 21:21:22 (EST)

Your instructionsf ro large turks heads looks gread
Peter Dave7 <>
Macmasters Beach, aust - Sunday, March 04, 2007 at 17:31:58 (EST)

User friendly instructions. Great pictures. Thanks.
Ellen Politzer <>
Hiram, OH USA - Friday, March 02, 2007 at 13:28:33 (EST)

Ellen Politzer <>
Hitam, USA - Friday, March 02, 2007 at 13:22:00 (EST)

Shyamala Selvarajah <>
Sepang, Malaysia - Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 22:06:05 (EST)

Guter Aufstellungsort, ja!
mondo <mondo>
..., ... USA - Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 12:28:23 (EST)

Thank you ! Very useful for a novice like me
Saverio Saggese <>
Buccinasco, ITALY - Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 11:09:21 (EST)

mmm.. nice design, I must say..
amici <amici>
..., ... USA - Friday, February 23, 2007 at 17:45:07 (EST)

mmm.. nice design, I must say..
ragazzi <ragazzi>
..., ... USA - Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 14:41:16 (EST)

Very useful. No more granny knots for me.
Dennis Bainger <>
Madrid, Spain - Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 07:39:27 (EST)

Great site and excellent pictorials! Am looking forward to tying my first Turk's Head knot.
Joy <>
Sechelt, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 13:56:56 (EST)

Great site, will recommend it to all my friends here in Scotland!
Mike Hamid
USA - Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 06:28:58 (EST)

Quite good!
Carlo Annoscia <>
Nairobi, Kenya - Monday, February 19, 2007 at 07:30:59 (EST)

this website is really help the AIIAS Pathfinder Thankyou
chyntia <>
silang, phillippines - Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 07:09:34 (EST)

would be nice to show some whippings - no site i can find on the net shows any
diverdave <>
perth, wa australia - Monday, February 12, 2007 at 21:44:45 (EST)

cool site
Zeev <>
Tel Aviv, Israel - Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 10:34:49 (EST)

I'm just learning some knots for a fire fighting course I'm in, your site has been helpful. I'm also finding some other knots that will be handy even though they're not outlined in the course. I also do residential construction. If you could tell me some useful knots for that line of work it would be great.
Mark Bailey <>
Dexter, ME USA - Friday, February 09, 2007 at 13:23:31 (EST)

Thank you for your site. I'm a den leader who went through 12 years of Girl Scouting, but I never learned to tie knots there. Coming from a Boy Scouting family (the rest of my family) it's a little embarassing that I didn't somehow learn by osmosis!
Kristi Benson
IL USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2007 at 16:19:23 (EST)

Looking for a good knot to tie our clothesline between two pulleys. Exciting Scout Craft Knot board suggested taut line hitch and sent be to your site for directions. Thanks!
Bob Smith
Cincinnati, OH USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2007 at 12:49:28 (EST)

I assist with a cub scout group that my 9 year old son is a member of. As a group we work together to learn skills, I appreciated the nice job you did putting knot tying in an easy to follow manner. It will be fun working with these youg boys who will be our leaders in the future.
Lan Evenson <>
Mankato, MN USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2007 at 11:10:08 (EST)

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Tim Franklin <>
Texarkana, TX USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2007 at 00:27:28 (EST)

David Dees <>
Copperas Cove, TX USA - Monday, February 05, 2007 at 01:14:47 (EST)

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kelly robinson <>
Windsor Ontario, USA - Sunday, February 04, 2007 at 15:19:22 (EST)

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Maria <>
Bangkok, Thailand - Saturday, February 03, 2007 at 19:47:46 (EST)

I was looking around for some ropework to finish off a front door bell ringer and i found your site so i will give your turkshead a go.
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I have 2 sons in cub scouts, one is about to cross over to Boy Scouts and I am planning to sign up as well. I have used some basic knots over the years but not many. We both have enjoyed using your site to help us to learn more knots and their applications. Thanks for what you do.
John Leopard
USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 16:20:47 (EST)

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German Sifuentes
Long Beach, MS USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 13:23:00 (EST)

I am a new Cub Master and your site has been helpful in preparing for my first Pack Meeting. Thank you!
Melanie Hague <>
Corona, CA USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 15:17:21 (EST)

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USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 15:16:04 (EST)

so many knots to little time. Thanks for the great web site
Rick Covin MD <>
Lubbock, tx USA - Monday, January 29, 2007 at 23:08:31 (EST)

Your sight made it easy for a knot/challenged idiot like me!Thanks so much! Dave
Dave Heath <creekdriver36@yahoo,com>
enterprise, AL USA - Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 11:21:27 (EST)

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brooklyn, ny USA - Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 10:59:17 (EST)

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Pete Sandel <pete(atsymbol)>
Seabrook, TX USA - Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 16:32:40 (EST)

This is a great site. My younger workers, who will not read typically, seem to learn well from your site. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Charles Smith <>
NC USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 20:29:22 (EST)

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Margie B
Motoyama, Japan - Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 19:44:53 (EST)

Tony Chong Wee Kiat <>
Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia - Monday, January 22, 2007 at 07:55:41 (EST)

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Jim Dobson <>
Boston, MA United States - Monday, January 22, 2007 at 00:59:59 (EST)

Iam so glad that I was able to find a site to show me how to tie knots I am a cub scout leader for 9 bears that include my twin boys. I had been putting this off because I didnt know how to do them.
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Greg Haefele <>
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 00:54:56 (EST)

I am a Scout Leader and a Baratarian, reenactor of the Battle of New Orleans in which I play a privateer, not a pirate. You have put together a great site not only for scouts but for any one interested in knots. I really have enjoyed visiting this.
Dudley Stadler <>
LaPlace, La USA - Monday, January 15, 2007 at 11:13:33 (EST)

My Grandfather who was a 18 year US Navy Veteran of WWII and Korea tought me a few knots when I was a kid. After he passsed away I sort of forgot many that he had showed me. After seing your site they began to come back to me. Thank you for this great source of information.
Conrad Taylor
Richmond, KY USA - Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 20:55:36 (EST)

I am a scoutmaster, but i am terrible with knots. thank you for this great tool for me and my scouts.
steve tillman <>
cookeville, tn USA - Friday, January 12, 2007 at 23:08:50 (EST)

nice site,very useful ;D keep up the good work
Mrio Rui <>
porto, Portugal - Friday, January 12, 2007 at 11:44:12 (EST)

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Scott Sullivan <>
Mooresville, NC USA - Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 17:52:39 (EST)

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julia griffith
canada - Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 22:03:14 (EST)

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SC USA - Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 20:23:04 (EST)

Will be very helpful for my scouts.
Steve Baggett <>
Tulsa, OK USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2007 at 17:17:25 (EST)

Good site. The animations are great. Thanks!
Ron Webb <>
Fairbanks, Ak USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2007 at 11:57:49 (EST)

Very educational site. i really liked your cartoon about the hanging knot. I am AsstScoutmaster for troop692 and would like to share the instructions for the turkshead to be made with yellow and orange cord.
Les Gudith <>
Graham, Wa USA - Monday, January 08, 2007 at 21:06:09 (EST)

Great site. My scouting son has learned a lot.
J.R. Brady <>
Mitchell, sd USA - Monday, January 08, 2007 at 18:17:19 (EST)

A very informative sight. Lots of good visual examples, easy to understand, simplicity at its finest. Very quick to get in the web site, easy and quick to browse, and I use a dial up connection! Nice job! I have always known how to tie knots, just that I could "Knot" always REMEMBER the mechanics into tying certain specialized knots, such as the taut-line hitch or the turksheads, and knew that, just like studing a subject, having a constant renewal of information to oneself, the information is more in-grained into the memory and there is a greater chance of remembering the process of tying knots over the long-term. I believe that we will always have a need, in some sort of societial way, and moreso in a survial aspect in the future,we will defintely have a close relatioship to knots and the usefulness they bring now, and into the future. That is why I am adding this site to my "favorites" list.I think it is better to be prepared and never to late to learn something new (even though it might be old). Everything is useful if you know how to use it. Your site does what it is meant to do and it is at the top of the list on the "google" search engine. I have no comments on improving the site, except that maybe there were scantily-clad women in climbers-gear,exhibiting climbing postures...hahahahahaha.....imagine....but really,have more info, or a better wording, more of a relationship (in words and pictures) that a climber or mountaineer uses these specific knots (example: the Tarbuck knot) on a regular bases. But these claims would have to be certified by having 'true' interviews with real climbers, and get a consensus, say out of 100 climbers, the majority (85%) relied on a Surgeons Knot to carry bundles over other type of knots. And this could be a statistic for knots, and a better search for people who would like to remember just a few knots, and not 50, as an example.Also, you could easily use govermental officals, or other people who use knots on a constant bases, and use them as a reference, and maybe put a link on the left side of your main page to a "testomonials" link and have a picture/word presentation, from climbers to Department of Fisheries officers, and as well, you could have testomnials, or a reference link to people who use knots from around the world, and what they use them for. You could have a seperate list OR link that talks about the uses of knots to everyday tasks. Have a link to a picture/word representation page and show 'where' and 'how' knots are useful and where they are used, and possibly alternative ways, like a "secret use for Knots" page where you or people send in ways that knots can be used that have never or is rarly seen, and you use and show unconventional ways to use knots, with pictures and words, like a MacGyver type of rope mechanics. Ever watch The Red Green show from Canada? Well he uses Duct Tape for everything, and is a big draw for crowds. But the example is from him is, have people send in pictures of art sculpture pics completly made from rope, like people make sand sculptures, or Red Green makes Duct Tape sculptures, you could as easily have a contest for the best sculpture or use of rope, using knots, and have people send in 5 or 10 dollars per entry, and have a $100 prize or something, but if you get 50 entries at $10, thats $500 dollars, then invest that into something bigger and better.This is the end of my rant. It looks like I did have a few comments. Hope you enjoy them and hope they inspire. Have a good one!! Shane Buck
Shane Buck <>
Moncton, NB Canada - Saturday, January 06, 2007 at 15:51:59 (EST)

Thanks for the site! I find many of the hitches and knots useful for my work at sea.
Mark Freeman <>
Purvis, MS USA - Friday, January 05, 2007 at 22:48:06 (EST)

Man, awesome site!it really helped me with my paracord & stuff. Im not in boyscouts or anything, but never know when knowing a knot can save your life, or your day...Thanks man!
Jon S
Kansas City, KS USA - Thursday, January 04, 2007 at 20:32:37 (EST)

Really enjoyed your site, the frame by frame instructions were a big help. Any plans for adding more decorative type knots?
MK2 Pierce, Joseph <>
Key West, FL USA - Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 16:59:44 (EST)

Sir, Great site here. I am a US Army Soldier just back from Iraq and took an interest in your site having seen a TH bracelet made from cotton. I now am proficient in the task and make them from parachute cord or parachute guts for my friends. Thanks for the help. Dean
Sizemore <>
Battle Ground, WA USA - Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 23:24:05 (EST)

We are a rescue voluteer orgaisation on the Island of Malta. Your sight is very informative and of great help.
Emergency Fire & Recsue Unit (Malta) <>
Malta - Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 05:42:09 (EST)

Well done on your website very informative and easy to use. Keep up the good work
Martin P Aquilina <>
Birkirkara, Malta - Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 05:39:35 (EST)

I'm a Seascout from the '40's. Always been interested in knots, but did nothing with them. Retired now, looking for a hobby with something to show for it. Think maybe I've found it. I find your explanations and diagrams very clear, not easy to do. My ambition of course is the 'turkshead'. Thank you. bill
Bill Crawford <>
Moses Lake, WA USA - Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 19:28:13 (EST)

Am going thru boy scouts with my son and found this your web site invaluable for us both learning knotting . thanks
william carboni <>
cherry hill, nj USA - Friday, December 22, 2006 at 14:45:27 (EST)

Very Good , Can I put these animated Knots so I use them to teach Cubs Thanks Albert
Albert <>
St.Julians, Malta - Friday, December 22, 2006 at 13:06:34 (EST)

I enjoyed your page. I am trying to find out how to store rope or extension cords. There is a way to make a series of small loops that can be pulled out one end to extend the rope or re-coiled(?) for storage. A friend who is a maintainance man showed me how to do it years ago and I have forgotten. Best Wishes Duke White
Duke White <>
Mesita, CO USA - Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 16:35:48 (EST)

I am an Eagle scout, and I am now teaching History and Business in China. I have always loved tying knots and it has been a lot of fun reliving my scouting days. I was thinking about building a friction bridge with some of my students which led me to your great page on knots. I think your page has one of the clearest illustration of tying a sheet bend. Have you thought about showing how to tie the one handed bowline?
Sean Walker <>
Du Jung Yin, China - Friday, December 15, 2006 at 03:36:06 (EST)

I am one of Troop 32's Assistant Scoutmasters. Great web-site, and a great source for diagrams. Thanks for the work!
Jonathan Deal <>
Bartlesville, OK USA - Friday, December 08, 2006 at 10:58:32 (EST)

Great site! I found it while looking how to tie the Turk's Head for my neckerchief, but there's a lot of other things that are rather handy, I say. Best luck for you all!
Kaunas, Lithuania - Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 13:56:20 (EST)

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Sasebo, japan - Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 05:39:28 (EST)

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Plano, Tx USA - Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 20:36:13 (EST)

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Boston, MA United States - Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 01:42:37 (EST)

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Brett Burnham <>
Santa Rita, GU USA - Saturday, December 02, 2006 at 19:21:33 (EST)

Johannesburg, South Africa - Saturday, December 02, 2006 at 07:25:26 (EST)

I learned how to make a nauticla wreath at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic this week. Now I'm going to try another on my own. Your site is very interesting, but I don't see any formula for figuring out the length of rope needed for any particular project. Do you know of one? cheers, Claudia
Claudia <>
Halifax, NS Canada - Friday, December 01, 2006 at 14:15:03 (EST)

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Used your site to teach my Girl Scouts USA some knots
Singapore - Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 20:05:22 (EST)

Thank you for this informative page. I am a Park Ranger for the Florida Park Service and it really helped me brush up on my knot tying skills before giving an interpretive program on the subject to park visitors.
Marie Bucher <>
Fernandina Beach, FL USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11:05:42 (EST)

great site... there's obviously (k)not a lot you do (k)not'' know about knots; welldone!
Eddie <>
England - Friday, November 24, 2006 at 18:17:09 (EST)

Hey, I loved your page. I was looking for the bowline knot. Thankx.
Karina Bermudez
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 17:33:35 (EST)

Spent about 2 hours "crusing" your site. Enjoyed,learned and revived old memories. Thanks Ken
Ken Homer <>
Redondo Beach, Ca. USA - Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 03:03:29 (EST)

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London, Washington United Kingdom - Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 23:15:52 (EST)

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RIGA, ESTONIA - Friday, November 17, 2006 at 17:00:31 (EST)

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Toa Baja, PR USA - Friday, November 17, 2006 at 12:52:54 (EST)

Volunteer Firefighter and I instruct on knots used and approved by our district. Thanks for your web site.
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Portsmouth, Hampshire uk - Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 06:31:28 (EST)

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B.C Canada - Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 16:01:57 (EST)

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Gregg Smith <>
Dannevirke, New Zealand - Friday, November 10, 2006 at 18:00:31 (EST)

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Scottdale, Pa USA - Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 21:17:26 (EST)

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Great site - needed knot knowledge for State Emergency Volunteer Service and your site provided the clearest instructions. Many thanks and best wishes.
Lola Norman <>
Broome, WA Australia - Saturday, November 04, 2006 at 19:23:05 (EST)

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Halifax, NS Canada - Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at 21:18:10 (EST)

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April Barr
Palmdale, CA USA - Monday, October 30, 2006 at 16:39:00 (EST)

Cub Leader, 104th Ottawa. Impressive site, very informative. Keep it up!
Alex Csirik <>
ottawa, canada - Friday, October 27, 2006 at 05:08:59 (EDT)

Hi, your site is fabulous but would love to see some animated lashings for my scouts too! Thanks!
Ruth Querengasser <>
Brisbane, QLD AUSTRALIA - Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 23:06:27 (EDT)

Thanks for the great informative, site. A lot easier to understand than Ashley's
Lary Peterson <>
Vallejo, Ca USA - Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 15:41:40 (EDT)

I was looking for information on tying a Turkshead like my dad did when I was small. Grog sent me to your site. I was a BoyScout and remember the neckerchief slides, but could not remember how to start it out. I want to tie some around on my motorcycle for grabbing onto the handrail. I was thinking of getting some black cord to use. THANKS FOR THE INFO!
Norm Harbison <>
N. Redington Beach, Fl. USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 20:42:35 (EDT)

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..., ... ... - Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 23:44:07 (EDT)

I needed to find a basic knot to tie onto passes to our End of Year Party.
Samantha Walsh
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 04:31:18 (EDT)

My troop goes to two competitions a year (Operation Snowflake in MA and T.R.E.C in RI)that include knot tying and Lashing. My assistant leader found your website and the girls (and I) are going to use it to learn to tie knots. Hopefully this will help improve their scores.
Chris Fuller <>
Chariho, RI USA - Monday, October 23, 2006 at 12:52:20 (EDT)

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Boston, MA United States - Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 01:46:33 (EDT)

Great website , will try out the Turkshead knot
Comox, BC Canada - Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 14:47:57 (EDT)

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The reason I came to this website is because I'm a nursing student and we are learning about restraining patients who may otherwise fall out of bed or go wandering (very unsafe), but when we restrain them we have to be able to use a knot that can be pulled and released one seems to know how to teach us these I'm doing some research. Which knots would you recommend? We usually have two pieces of string about the same length that tie onto a pole...but need to be able to be pulled once with a quick release. Sincerely, Kenyatta Cline email:
Kenyatta Cline <>
Annapolis , MD USA - Saturday, October 07, 2006 at 10:45:11 (EDT)

I make custom fishing rods as a hobby... I had been wanting tolearn to tie a Turk's head for quite some time. Your step by step illustruation is the best I have found. Thanks!
Ken Bush <>
El Cajon, CA USA - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 20:51:02 (EDT)

I liked the site!
Ontario Canada - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 19:17:09 (EDT)

I am a new den leader and was looking for easily understood directions for knot tying. I love this site. Thank you. Brenda
Biloxi, Ms USA - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 10:19:56 (EDT)

Trying to get my Cubs tying knots, and found everything I needed here on your site!
Kevin O'Connor
Willow Grove, PA USA - Monday, October 02, 2006 at 10:50:41 (EDT)

I game across this site while looking for picture directions for knot tying for my daughters Brownie troop. I will use the square knot one but am also looking for the overhand knot instructions. Any suggestions where to look?
Elizabeth Copowycz <>
Grain Valley, MO USA - Monday, October 02, 2006 at 10:40:50 (EDT)

Lisa Kiser <>
CINCINNATI, OH USA - Friday, September 29, 2006 at 19:16:17 (EDT)

Greetings from Ireland. My name is Fiona and I'm a leader with the 14th Sligo Scout Troop in the west of Ireland. We are a new group (est feb 06) and just wanted to say..."your website is JAMMIN!" It is so great to be able to find info like this. I'd be lost without it. oh and as for the turkshead...??? STILL LOST!!!
Fiona Taylor <>
Sligo, Ireland - Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 14:29:35 (EDT)

I love Scouting:)
Jason T. Klodnicki <>
Kaysville, Utah USA - Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 20:07:34 (EDT)

Jason T. Klodnicki <>
Kaysville, Utah USA - Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 20:03:13 (EDT)

Fantastic animation and diagrams. Really will help my troop. Thanks
Dave Clifford <>
Limehouse, ON Canada - Monday, September 25, 2006 at 00:31:28 (EDT)

Great page.
Jeff Hilewitz <>
Fayetteville, WV USA - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 18:40:59 (EDT)

Just reviewing some knots while planning a cub scout weekend camping trip. Thanks for the help!
Tom Bresnan <>
Colonia, NJ USA - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 11:08:58 (EDT)

This is a great site for knot tying and making those turks head.. my scouter really enjoy making those turks head.....mabuhay sa yo
jopet mayor <>
manila, Philippines - Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 02:09:28 (EDT)

Good job!!! Knots have always interested me. Found site by "Google". I have saved it in my favorites. Will use site to learn more knots. Thanks
Bryan Nelson <>
Kamloops, BC Canada - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 00:35:35 (EDT)

The world of knots...gotta love it!
Doug Van Allen <>
Portland, OR USA - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 22:53:08 (EDT)

Looking for an Ocean Plait mat, 4-rope set and ran across your website. I love both your website and your work. Thanks for sharing. Ken Laing
Kenneth Laing <>
Blaine, WA USA - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 12:34:04 (EDT)

i like dis page. im a pathfinder n i have 2 learn knots, but i dont understand. then i come 2 dis page n it all makes sense 2 me . thanx!
USA - Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 17:44:35 (EDT)

Interesting and useful. Thanks. Elio.
elio napolitano <>
Pisa, Italy - Friday, September 15, 2006 at 03:06:14 (EDT)

Nice site alot of useful info
Thomas Jackson <>
Panama City, Fl USA - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 15:00:42 (EDT)

Hey there. Great info on the site. I have always enjoyed knots, but have recently become rather fascinated. i love the color tripled Turk's Head. Hope i can get that far one day. Right now i am looking for info on braiding 3 strand rope. I run a high and low ropes challenge course at a counseling facility for adjudicated youth. This braiding is used to make ropes to swing from and various other things. Didn't find the info here.
Ken Tashoff <>
Crestwood, NY USA - Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 12:38:21 (EDT)

Dale Cotton <>
Juneau, AK USA - Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 00:53:50 (EDT)

Excellent site, thanks.
Doug Mills <>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 21:04:34 (EDT)

Great site! I'm a portuguese scout and I've had some fun learning some new knots. Um Abrao Para Todos Os Scouts DO Mundo! (A hug to all the scouts of the world!)
Lisbon, Portugal - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 19:37:10 (EDT)

ENGLAND - Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 19:18:30 (EDT)

Thanks for the great site. I have a Tiger scout and its time to start learning knots. And as an added bonus, I get to learn too. Thank you for your efforts.
David Duran <>
Marietta, GA USA - Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 14:16:07 (EDT)

Thanks for the nice site, with the good quality photos and annimation. I came to your site to learn some basics before going on my first ever sailing trip next week. I'm off to practice now... Thanks again.
Michelle <>
Baden, Switzerland - Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 12:08:13 (EDT)

Nice site you have here! I was looking for info on how to tie a few knots, to while away that 25th hour of the day.
Alfred Calver <>
montreal, CANADA - Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 00:19:14 (EDT)

This site helped me to achieve the Chief Scout's Award...Thanks a lot!
Scout Jeremy Tsui <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Sunday, September 03, 2006 at 14:39:25 (EDT)

I thank you very much for our turkshead instructions. I am using the knot to make bucket holders( holders for other things as well) I could not locate a book in our small library which had a reference to it and just entered the name on aol search. Thank you again.
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Greetings from North Carolina. What a terrific, informative website! Thank you for the great info!
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Peter Jones <>
Boston, MA United States - Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 00:29:44 (EDT)

Needed to tie a turkshead for a walking stick and couldn't remember from my Navy days how to get it done. Your site was a great help. Thanks
George Basehore <>
Middletown, PA USA - Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 21:05:59 (EDT)

I am over here supporting our troops; thought I'd sign your guestbook while I was here, I am hunting the web for knot ideas and how to's for items such as braclets, fobs, lanyards and such
Jim Mercer <>
Tikrit, Iraq - Monday, August 28, 2006 at 07:14:05 (EDT)

glad to be able to find sites like this-it's what the web should be designed after
Keith Larson <>
Mandan, nd USA - Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 07:10:55 (EDT)

I wish I had seen this site before I went into the navy in 1960. I found your site very instructive. Some Sea Scout should thank his Master for this site. I tied a boline once for my boss who prided himself as a real sailor, when I ask him if he knew how to tie a draggin boline , he said no, so I through the boline on the deck and draged it along and told him that was a draggin boline. Thank You Thomas Nunn
Thomas Nunn <>
Ft. Worth, TX USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 19:51:00 (EDT)

Hey this is a great site!!! I finally get how to do the turks head. thanks!!
Sarah Jolley <>
Germany - Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 16:15:00 (EDT)

I tried for months to sort out the instructions and diagrams in a well known decorative knot book for a long turk's head as a decorative handle for my tiller extension. Finally I found your site and with your pattern I tied the 16L x 5B in a matter of hours. Now trebled and worked tightly it works marvelously. Thank you for saving my sanity!
Glenn Powell <>
Laguna Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 14:53:22 (EDT)

Great web-site! I used to be a fireman and I love to go boating so I'm familiar with a lot of rope tying but I don't always practice them. Thanks for the step-by-step frames and illustrations. What an informative and useful site. Some knots I've forgotten about but remember the names but there's one I'd like to make but don't know what the name of it would be. It's hard to explain. I haven't come across it yet but I'll keep looking. Thanks.
Bob Guylito <>
Boardman, Ohio USA - Sunday, August 20, 2006 at 01:59:20 (EDT)

Very nice web page. I have a couple of comments, but I'll email them directly to you. Dave
Dave Loomis <>
Portsmouth, NH USA - Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 17:24:36 (EDT)

Lovely site: useful, clear and uncluttered. Wish my brain was as well organized. Congrats on hitting all fifty states!
Vince (Frayed Knot Arts) Brennan <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 08:12:34 (EDT)

Thanks for this page. I was researching knots and pix of them. Yours are quite helpful.
Mrs. Core <>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 12:16:09 (EDT)

Terrific site...thank you! Illustrations are really good. However, I was looking for a slip knot (actually to use with leather necklaces... ) but didn't find one.
Billie <>
Peaks Island/Delray Beach, ME/FL USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 11:20:10 (EDT)

This is a great website - thanks.
USA - Monday, August 14, 2006 at 21:44:57 (EDT)

Old (50) sailor, still learning about knots
Bernard Elne <>
Marseille, France - Monday, August 14, 2006 at 04:28:33 (EDT)

Navy stationed in Germany. Great site, need more "wrap" information, ie. coxcombs and the like.
I. Buchanan <>
Panzer Kaserne, Germany - Friday, August 11, 2006 at 10:26:22 (EDT)

Extremely impressive, especially the animations on the basic knots! Thanks for the time and effort.
Jim Danielson
USA - Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 12:10:41 (EDT)

This is the best knot tying instruction that I have ever seen! The animations and individual frame images are fantastic!!
Chris Bell <>
USA - Monday, August 07, 2006 at 14:03:15 (EDT)

Mahalo (thanks very much) for the very helpful turk's head illustration. GREAT for a rank beginner like me. Succeeded in making several decent looking bracelets already ......... {:>)
D. Y. Okada <>
Waipahu, HI USA - Sunday, August 06, 2006 at 15:32:36 (EDT)

Hello! I am an American Cub leader living in Europe. I recently attended Woodbadge which gave me a great interest in learning more knot tying. You have a great website! Thanks, Ana
Ana Draa <>
Tervuren, Belgium - Sunday, August 06, 2006 at 14:40:07 (EDT)

Deborah McKoon <>
Elberton, GA USA - Friday, August 04, 2006 at 14:38:56 (EDT)

Nice site - thanks for the help and good animations.
Adrian Mike <>
POS, Trinidad - Wednesday, August 02, 2006 at 01:20:28 (EDT)

its hard to tell the working end of the turksheads ropeit could be a defernt color
Jim A Smith <>
puyallup, wa USA - Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 02:20:42 (EDT)

I use you knot page to teach scouts in my troop various knots
Arthur Jennings <>
South Windsor, CT USA - Monday, July 31, 2006 at 21:44:11 (EDT)

Looking for knots for rock climbing (specifically, a large round knot for jamming into a crack in sandstone, where you cannot use traditional metal climbing protection as it pulls out through the soft stone). I think it is a Turks head, but will have to tie one to find out for sure :-)
Chris Bradshaw <>
Prague, Czech Republic - Monday, July 31, 2006 at 09:27:52 (EDT)

I help out at my local Cub Scout pack and my sons are now in Scouts (my eldest will soon be joining the Explorer Scouts). This will be a very useful page! Thanks
Jane Armstrong <>
Bracknell, Berks England - Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 11:14:22 (EDT)

good & practical information
graham hollis <>
new zealand - Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 04:09:07 (EDT)

as a beginner,i'm impressed.i'm a Masterguide.
nick <>
Kisumu-Kenya, Kenya - Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 03:52:58 (EDT)

I learned my knots in Girl Scouting. I loved the learning and have used my knot knowledge for over 50 years.
USA - Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 18:01:25 (EDT)

Nice site! |
Lena <Lena>
Australia, Australia Australia - Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 23:42:45 (EDT)

Good design! My homepage | Please visit
Carl <Carl>
Belgium, Belgium Belgium - Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 23:42:38 (EDT)

Well done! [url=]My homepage[/url] | [url=]Cool site[/url]
Kevin <Kevin>
Australia, Australia Australia - Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 23:42:35 (EDT)

thank you
mete kurtokan <bidarmete@yahoo>
mugla fethiye, turkey - Monday, July 24, 2006 at 23:53:32 (EDT)

Congratulations I am an educational and my work is in the university of La Plata. I like a lot the work with knots and I want to learn to make beautifuls things like you present. Congratulations again. Graduate Oriente Mario Arreseygor
Oriente Mario Arreseygor <>
La Plata, Bs. As Argentina - Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 20:30:34 (EDT)

nice site! it teaches you step by step in a good way. thanks! An Israeli (ex) scout.
Ofer <>
Tel Aviv, Israel - Friday, July 21, 2006 at 15:42:03 (EDT)

Mike Benz <>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 22:21:09 (EDT)

Very informative and enjoyable
radiodiver <>
colorado springs, CO USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 13:44:15 (EDT)

Respect.....very wel made site , beautiful animated It is the best knotsite I have seen til now. Keep,up the good work. Walter
netherlands - Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 07:32:47 (EDT)

I've recently joined the boys scout
Aldric Cristoval Reyes <>
Quezon City, NCR Philippines - Monday, July 17, 2006 at 03:50:37 (EDT)

Neat website, like the knots, should show a hangman's noose so we can all strangle ourselves.jk.
Kris Pilgrim <>
Yellowknife, NT Canada - Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 16:06:46 (EDT)

Great Stie
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, July 14, 2006 at 01:49:17 (EDT)

Hi, nice site :)
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 16:41:25 (EDT)

Hey my "knotty" friend, I just want to say thank you for having such an explainatory site. I am going to tell all of my "knotty" friends about you. Happy tying! Elaine
Eliane Skinner <>
Winder, GA USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 11:15:08 (EDT)

Hello, I think that this site is great! I'm not in any type of scouts, but I am interested in knots anyway. I found this site on a Google search. the animations are easy to follow, you did a great job putting this together!
carlin mackenzie
casper, WY USA - Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 21:38:21 (EDT)

Very informative, animations great for teaching both myself and trainees. Been in the rigging and lifting business for 25 years and still learning!!!
rico <>
aberdeen, scotland - Monday, July 10, 2006 at 15:34:18 (EDT)

Thanks for the explicit instructions. I am fascinated with the Turkshead.
Howard Bartley <>
Mt Shasta, CA USA - Monday, July 10, 2006 at 03:45:38 (EDT)

The last time I tied any knots that were fancy was when I was in the US Navy. I am using knots to help my son in law, who builds custom knifes. He is a fine artist in knife work. Thank you for the fine site to brush me up.
Charles Harris <>
Barron, WI USA - Sunday, July 09, 2006 at 17:26:55 (EDT)

interesting way to have knots on the web, i did find most of it usefull, but i couldn't follow all of the steps.
seth r. <>
freeport, me USA - Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 22:54:18 (EDT)

Great site! Good Job!
Kenneth Jones <>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, July 07, 2006 at 11:35:06 (EDT)

Rose <>
fenton, MI USA - Wednesday, July 05, 2006 at 13:58:11 (EDT)

Thanks for the clear instructions.
Rod Foell <>
Windsor, ON Canada - Monday, July 03, 2006 at 15:06:43 (EDT)

i want to know 50 basic knot to i use in my A & D activity
mohd suhardi bin sulong <>
jertih, TERENGGANU MALAYSIA - Monday, July 03, 2006 at 10:37:15 (EDT)

I be nuts about knots
gypsy <gypsy>
puyallup, WA USA - Friday, June 30, 2006 at 15:04:43 (EDT)

Practicing up for swiftwater rescue class. Thank you for your site. It makes tying so easy.
Debra K. Donahue-Beards <>
Oroville, WA USA - Friday, June 30, 2006 at 02:17:38 (EDT)

Al Cochran <>
Hoover, AL USA - Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 00:00:44 (EDT)

I needed to see some illustrations to show my Royal Ranger boys class at church how to tie different knots. Great illustrations, thanks!
Tad <>
MI USA - Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 22:34:32 (EDT)

Many thanks, Working on putting two turkshead at each end of an old telescope after wrapping it, Your sight is helping I just have to figure out how to make it long, Thin string and a big diameter scope, again thanks
Capt. Ron Wojcik <>
Lyme , CT USA - Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 08:07:50 (EDT)

I very much enjoyed your web site. I work at a small museum in Cable, Called the Cable Natural History Museum. I am going to be doing a program on knots, and your site was very helpful. Thank you.
Shannon Pearson
Cable , WI USA - Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 13:59:23 (EDT)

FLUSHING, NY USA - Friday, June 23, 2006 at 13:18:00 (EDT)

Cute joke! I was trying to find a site on how to tie Celtic knots. Thats how I found you.
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unknown, US US - Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 03:43:30 (EDT)

Great informative website! When I was in the Scouts 25 years ago I failed to get the Sailing Merit Badge because I couldn't figure out how to splice rope. The only learning resource back then was the scout handbook and it was pretty weak in the rope work diagram info. With all the books and online info available now, it's a lot easier to learn some of the knotwork out there. Thanks!
Stormdrane <>
McDonough, GA USA - Friday, June 16, 2006 at 23:22:26 (EDT)

Great site, Always wondered about that turks head...
Neil Stone <>
Plymouth, Devon UK - Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 09:16:50 (EDT)

Thank you for having a good web site Im a area venture leader here in new zealand
mark godsiff <>
balclutha, new zealand - Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 02:51:21 (EDT)

This is a very good site, especially the "Knives for knots" section was interesting; haft to get me one of those knives (used my Victorinox until now). On the "Fifty knots" page I found some new knots as well. Keep up the good work. BR, Christer
Christer Mattsson <>
Turku, Finland - Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 05:15:33 (EDT)

I was looking for a ref. to what I learned long ago, to be an, "Electrician's" knot. Also, one I often use to connect two pieces, end to end, but have never seen elsewhere.
Alva R. Davis (Ray) <>
Corona del Mar, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 00:03:48 (EDT)

I like the instructions. very simple and understandable. I also like the jokes
carter jae shigaya <>
bellevue, WA USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 00:02:12 (EDT)

Thanks for the animated pictures that show how to tie knots perfectly..
Saudi Arabia - Monday, June 12, 2006 at 06:58:24 (EDT)

Great instructions. I use the knots for jewelry. Thanks
J Owen
Knoxville, TN USA - Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 12:38:13 (EDT)

Great site. I'm new to knotting and your animations really help.
Richard Chase <>
merrimack, nh USA - Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 12:38:09 (EDT)

This is a great site!! Thanks for the wonderful resources on knots. Many Malaysian scouts have benefited from your pages. Thanks and keep up the good work. Scouting Always!!!
Keng Imm <>
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 17:35:43 (EDT)

I am a scout in Malaysia and ur website helps me alot especially in knots and hitch.I would like to extend my gratitude to ur webpage and I hope that this web'll remain all the day.Thank you.
Irajabathi s/o Sethupathi <>
Sitiawan, Perak Malaysia - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 13:58:50 (EDT)

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Sitiawan, Perak Malaysia - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 13:56:02 (EDT)

Irajabathi s/o Sethupathi <>
Sitiawan, Perak Malaysia - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 13:56:00 (EDT)

What a great site!! Thanks for all the cool nformation. My brother was an Eagle scout and I'm sure he knows all this stuff, but I am a crafter and can use this knowledge as well. Thanks again!
Beth Pachniak <>
Edgar, Wisconsin USA - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 10:47:51 (EDT)

Very good site Really useful.
Louise <b>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 06:54:01 (EDT)

I am a teacher in secondary school. I am scouts troop leader. I like your Knot page guestbook very much because it is very good to held my scouts in Thailand practice his skillfull. I let to use your Knot page for my scouts , if you can. Thanks you very much (Sorry my English is not good)
Mr.Pralom Thong-oo <>
Uttaradit, Thailand - Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at 01:28:28 (EDT)

What a wonderful site! When I was young my father had an encyclopedia of knots that completely defeated me. He tried to teach me some knots but mainly what I recall (other than the square knot) is some of the names. Maybe I'll look up "bowline on a bight" here. Actually I'm reasonably proficient at tying my shoes. -But that's pretty much a square knot isn't it? I found this site because I cut the strings on a set of blinds too short. I remembered my Dad telling me that a square knot isn't the right knot for "lenghthening" a "rope". I just tied a bowline in some clothesline I recently turned up in storage. ("Haul on the bowline - We sang that melody like all tough sailors do when they're far away at sea." Thank you!
Jerry Bridgman <>
Madison, WI USA - Monday, June 05, 2006 at 10:20:47 (EDT)

i enjoy scouting -been at it for over 30 years love to tie turks heads and can do about any thing with the plastic craft strip - trying to find info on globe knots have done 4 or 5 different ones just looking for some more also little rope or kot tricks they call me mr. knot at scout leader training would appreciate any help john n.
john neighbarger <>
mount vernon, ohio USA - Thursday, June 01, 2006 at 22:20:39 (EDT)

Well done page.
Mark Watkins <>
Dallas, TX USA - Thursday, June 01, 2006 at 09:28:40 (EDT)

I've enjoyed your site! thanks
Rick Emas <>
omaha, ne USA - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 12:10:46 (EDT)

Awesome website!! I am currently trying to teach my pack how to tie the Turk's head to make slides. Wish I could find some of the colors you used, no luck yet. Thanks for sharing and for scouting!!! Keep up the good work!
Rich <>
Boise, ID USA - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 13:03:57 (EDT)

Great site! I'm just now starting out as an Asst. Scoutmaster and got assigned the task of teaching basic knots. I needed a refresher course! Really good info. Keep up the good work! BSA Troop 97, Norwella Council Shreveport, La
David Simmons <>
Stonewall, LA USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 17:41:58 (EDT)

Good looking site - found you doing a search for "animated knots"
Mike Guest <>
London, ON Canada - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:06:07 (EDT)

mohd suhardi bin sulong <>
K.TERENGGANU, TERENGGANU MALAYSIA - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 06:48:48 (EDT)

Thank you
Ed Mordhorst <>
Boise, Idaho USA - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:01:45 (EDT)

Ed Mordhorst <>
USA - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:00:44 (EDT)

I have bookmarked this page love the site been looking for info on turksheads and carrick mats for ages thankyou Richard xxx
Richard James Ball <>
liverpool, UK - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 02:22:35 (EDT)

I'm the scoutmaster for troop 72 and I'm always looking for neat things for the boys to do. This was a great site. Thanks for sharing!
Don Gray <>
Vacaville, ca USA - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:49:06 (EDT)

Great Site!! Wonderful knots and animations...
Neil James <>
Fareham, United Kingdom - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 18:29:58 (EDT)

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USA - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 18:26:36 (EDT)

Great, helpful site. Is there a way you can let us know when there are updates with an automatic e-mail? I, for one, would love to know when there are new thigns posted!
Will Sutton <>
NC USA - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 13:45:30 (EDT)

Great site; you may wish to add the Oslo hitch to your list of 50. It's easy to learn and a whole lot more secure than the clove hitch. I've seen it in several knot books and teach it to scouts. thanks for the site--I'm sending the URL to the scouts!
Kevin Way <>
Garden City, NY USA - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 01:39:24 (EDT)

MO USA - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 16:52:42 (EDT)

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Cory <Cory>
Australia, Australia Australia - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:34:51 (EDT)

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Jack <Jack>
Brazil, Brazil Brazil - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:34:45 (EDT)

Well done! [url=]My homepage[/url] | [url=]Cool site[/url]
Ann <Ann>
Iran, Iran Iran - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:32:50 (EDT)

I enjoy learning about knots and like the concept of making something beautiful and thoughtful from a unity like rope! I have tried (successfully) to make the breastplate knots and have enjoyed the beautiful exchange of information on the internet. Thank you and, I am looking for instruction on knotting myself some matts for my sailing sloop, any suggestions? Thanks, Richard
Richard Shokite <>
Essex, CT USA - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 03:49:33 (EDT)

very informative I was a boat-n-mate in navy
shelton weaver <>
Lake Charles, la USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:11:39 (EDT)

great site
iain dundas <>
salcombe, uk - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 15:58:47 (EDT)

HAMMOND, LA USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 14:43:32 (EDT)

i tought this web site amazing, congratulations, good work done.
joinville, sc brazil - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:58:23 (EDT)

you have a very great media for this topic. i love it its perfect f or my instruction as a unit leader. thanks bro
REynaldo Cortez CAstro <>
Makati, philippines - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:13:34 (EDT)

very good site
Joseph Canady <>
wilmington , nc USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 00:23:27 (EDT)

Thanks for the turks head advice
Helen Capon
Perth, WA Australia - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:51:09 (EDT)

Former Sea Scout (SES Sea Otter, Benicia, Ca). Now I'm teaching lessons on basic nav., knots and parts of the boat to a class of fourth graders. I needed a refresher on what each knot was used for, thanks for the help!!
Veera De La Mater
Benicia, Ca USA - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 03:09:20 (EDT)

ONITSHA., ANAMBRA SATE. NIGERIA , WEST AFRICA. - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 04:13:23 (EDT)

Can you tell me what knot is used in high climbing in the logging business. The line passes through and eye but must be easily adjusted for tree diameter as you ascend or decend.
Bernie Schwarz <>
Tenino, WA USA - Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 23:28:07 (EDT)

Great site! Thank you for hosting it. I have worked with scouts as an adult leader for more than ten years now. I've spent a lot of time as a scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster and find this site very helpful. Thank you. Martin
Martin Abbinanti <>
Sandy, UT USA - Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 16:43:26 (EDT)

Nice animations! I had a book years ago about tying "net" knots, and I have been tying a soccer net for my boys. I used a variation on the Cod End knot - and it looks about like the one on the soccer field.. I opened o a knot up tonight, and I did it about the same! Thanks, Bill
Bill Allen <>
Bethkehem, GA USA - Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 23:16:05 (EDT)

Very interesting website for an old Scouter still interested in knots and rope.
Craig Hopkins <>
Owensboro, Ky USA - Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 11:14:43 (EDT)

Verry interesting site, however I need to know how to tie my ancor off to my boat in a current using the middle of the rope thanx for the info on other knots
Paul Carroll <>
Clinton Twp., MI USA - Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 10:03:42 (EDT)

Enjoyed your knots. I wll share this infomation with my children and grandchildren.
John <>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 17:08:47 (EDT)

Needed instructions on tying a turks head knot, and I had forgotten since my days as a scoutmaster! Thanks for the great site and instructions. I needed this for making a special gift for a coworker who has successfully battled cancer for the second time. We gave her a boot, and each of us is giving her boot laces with a special note of encouragement attached. I'll put my note rolled inside of the turks head laces I just made. Thanks again. Brent
Brent Larson <>
Rochester, MN USA - Friday, April 21, 2006 at 09:47:29 (EDT)

Great, as I love knots, excellent job...I have you bookmarked...thanks Steve N3IPN
Steve Hempling <>
Huntingtown, M USA - Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 16:48:17 (EDT)

Bowline- does it what on what side you finnsh the fnot.
Vander E. Hill <>
Birmingham, AL USA - Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 12:17:48 (EDT)

Just put you in my favorite places. I am a ham radio operator who does his own tower work and rigging and some for friends who can no longer climb. Getting the WRONG knot can lead to loss of limb, life or some expensive equipment. I don't do a lot of rigging these days and sometimes I need a refresher so I always do a check on my knots before I do any climbing. chet
chet moore <>
chesapeake, va USA - Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 07:42:11 (EDT)

Thanks for the memories, I still remember how to tie many knots, most for my own amusement. Some you show, I know by other names. Thanks again Kelsey KK6AW
Kelsey Smeltzer <>
Auberry, CA USA - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 12:31:59 (EDT)

Very helpfull site. Am a tower/tree climber, former Explorer scout. Thanks. Keep up the great work !!
Vaughn Willy Worth <>
Selma, NC USA - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 10:17:47 (EDT)

I'm 72 years old and never was taught knots....thanks!
Paul Bittner <>
Fall Creek, WI USA - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 09:01:40 (EDT)

Thank you very much for going to the trouble to put together your very informative page. I have a sailing boat and I realise how essential it is to safe boating to know your knots. Thanks again.
Rod <>
Australia - Monday, April 17, 2006 at 06:16:31 (EDT)

Great Site, im an eagle scout and this is one of the most comprehensive knot sites iv seen. good work!
USA - Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 20:41:23 (EDT)

Just to stike back about a very old comment : 50 states! Here comes one from outer space : France! Get ready for next year anniversary, 100 years of scouting! Franois
Francois <>
Lille, France - Friday, April 14, 2006 at 08:09:59 (EDT)

Its relly cool and user friendly. I work abroad with Cirque du Soleil and it is really helpful for rigging. Some knots are not active with fotos but I am sure you'll get there. Truckers hitch or the Australian truckers hitch. Anyways thank you so much!
Donald Dunkle <>
Madrid, Mdr Spain - Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 17:12:42 (EDT)

thankyou for a very informative sight.on a scale of 1-10, ill give a ten with the only possible improvements being an expantion of the animation and framed section
dave cuba <>
dallas, pa USA - Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 08:12:45 (EDT)

this is a great website! i really got a lot of information for my scouting scrapbook! from the other side of the world, geraldine
senior scout gegra
philippines - Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 04:34:41 (EDT)

cm <>
windsor, ca USA - Sunday, April 09, 2006 at 17:54:34 (EDT)

I liked your site, some knots are hard to follow and wegot lost in between frames!! We will keep at it! Thanks Ilana
Ilana Bar-Hai <>
Ashkelon, Israel - Sunday, April 09, 2006 at 05:40:07 (EDT)

Thanks, I found what i was looking for. my daughter is getting married and we want to put a decorative knot on the invites.
Trcey Ciollier <>
Durban, South Africa - Sunday, April 09, 2006 at 04:28:35 (EDT)

The best and clearest pictures of knots I have come across. The presentation cannot be faulted. Congratulations.
Denis Sobrielo <>
England, UK - Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 19:05:41 (EDT)

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CAIRO, EGYPT - Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 16:32:43 (EDT)

What an "over the top" effort to help the boys actually "see" the knot. I find myself looking at all the knots; and I'm pretty good at them already. Regards, Frank Scoutmaster Troop 49
Frank Carrannante <>
Lafayette, CO USA - Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 19:36:11 (EDT)

Very informative. I Like it.
Paul Westelaken <>
St. Thomas, Canada - Monday, April 03, 2006 at 09:53:20 (EDT)

Great web site
Tim Dowling <>
West Chester, OH USA - Sunday, April 02, 2006 at 21:36:00 (EDT)

Thanks for your site. Our troop used it for tying turkshead neckerchief knots.
Chris Colt <>
Price, UT USA - Sunday, April 02, 2006 at 20:54:45 (EDT)

I find your site most interesting. As a scout and leader for over 30 years, I gained a lot of pleaure in tying knots and teaching knot tying. Now in my 60s my interest has been rekindled by your website. Thank you and bless you in all your undertakings. Ted Bettens
Ted Bettens <>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 02:19:41 (EST)

USA - Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 02:12:31 (EST)

WOW! Extremely comprehendible. I would like to know how to finish the Turkshead Knot by TR. I'm a little cornfused (actually a loy cornfused). THnx Chris
Christopher <>
IL USA - Monday, March 27, 2006 at 22:01:08 (EST)

Excellent site! Your attention to detail and passion for the art is very evident. Best I have seen, this will be my "Favorite" Cheers !
Kevin Kostin
Victoria, BC Canada - Monday, March 27, 2006 at 13:20:07 (EST)

I am 13 yrs old and had a project @ school to demenstrate something in front of the class. I decided to tie a knot. I learned to tie knots in Boy Scouts. I was in scouts in North Carolina b-4 we moved here. I wanted to be sure to explain to everyone how a knot was tied and that's how I came across your site. Thanks for the info., I look forward to class tomarrow. Maybe I'll come back and let you know my grade. Thanks again. Ant.
Anthony Cartret <>
Bruce, MS USA - Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 19:54:15 (EST)

Hi, and thanks for the wonderful site...I am starting a "Sea Ship" down here with the local youth... do you have any printed instructions or posters or even line-small rope you could send us? These are very poor kids and any help is needed. Check out our picture site Thanks Ralph
Ralph Hewitt <>
San Juan del Sur , Rivas Nicaragua - Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 10:10:32 (EST)

I am a Cub scout den leader. You have a great set up to help my bears learn their knots. Thanks
Brenda Shepard <>
Ronan, Mt USA - Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 17:07:05 (EST)

Brenda Shepard <>
Ronan, m USA - Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 17:05:50 (EST)

I love knots I am attempting to put them into my jewelry. I'm just re-learning how to tie them. Thank you for your help. Linda
Linda Becker <>
San Diego, CA. USA - Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 16:07:12 (EST)

Hi there, fantastic site I am using your animated bits to teach my explorer scouts. Will be heading for the harder stuff soon. Thanks Rob
Rob Gillett <>
UK - Monday, March 20, 2006 at 17:36:15 (EST)

i am a leader for cubscouts frist year with the webelows.this was a big help to me. thank you
mary <>
jonestown, pa USA - Monday, March 20, 2006 at 13:01:21 (EST)

An excellent knot site! Thanks for putting the effort into keeping this site maintained :D The Aquila Ventures have linked you from our website.
David Cheah <>
Singapore, Singapore - Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 22:29:51 (EST)

nice your work hellp us scouts to make easy Knots Thanks
Jos Simo <>
Funchal, Portugal - Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 11:52:02 (EST)

aten <>
tripoli, libya - Monday, March 13, 2006 at 17:00:27 (EST)

Great Site!
Byron Kleven <>
Jamestown, ND USA - Monday, March 13, 2006 at 09:07:38 (EST)

great site!! however, let's get really serious. is any knot tier able to supply detailed instruction on how to tie a Star Knot,Dimond Knot or a Manrope knot. thanks
gerald echols <>
USA - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 19:08:14 (EST)

what can i say thank you
glenn comfort <>
gympie, QLD Australia - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 02:52:27 (EST)

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USA - Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 08:39:34 (EST)

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Linda Rodrigue <Linda Rodrigue>
USA - Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 08:27:06 (EST)

I'am thinking about making lanyards for my knives,-thank you-nice website
Dan Meek <>
Burton, MI USA - Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 06:38:24 (EST)

Ah - so thats how you tie a turks head - thanks
Ben McGettigan
UK - Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 15:51:59 (EST)

Nice site! I'm looking for the instructions on how to tie those pesky little corded buttons on Chinese clothing. What knot is that called? I was taught while living in Beijing, China for 12 years but alas, since forgotten how. They wrapped it on a chopstick which made it easier than wrapping it by holding it in your hand. Thanks for the info. Juli
Juli Brown <>
Wells, MN USA - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 21:07:01 (EST)

30 years ago i watched old boatswain mates tie what they called "lace",i am still interested,great web site
kyle cook <>
kinston, n.c. USA - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 16:20:52 (EST)

Thanks your site has been extreamly instumental for me . Your right about sailors loosing sight of sailing traditions I am in the Coast Gaurd I'm a boatswainmate and I had to find your web site to learn how to tie a turks head. No one on my intire base knew how to tie one most didn't even know what a turk's was. It is so very sad. So thank you again! Carrie
Carrie A. Gates <>
woods hole, ma USA - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 13:22:04 (EST)

thank you very much for teaching me on how to use these ropes and knots. It is very useful for me specially on saving lives.
bryan g ronquillo <>
san fernando, la union, philippines - Monday, March 06, 2006 at 21:19:43 (EST)

This is so interesting. I wish there was a way that you could show those of us who are left handed how to do it. I will be getting some lace and practice as we are going to have a spring break day camp and this is some of what we are going to be working on
USA - Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 15:06:23 (EST)

A great site all my family enjoy it thank you
martin donegan <>
co meath, ireland - Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 11:25:19 (EST)

Jed Dugger <>
Mandeville, LA USA - Friday, March 03, 2006 at 08:47:22 (EST)

very interesting & informative site.
graham hollis <>
Otautau, New Zealand - Thursday, March 02, 2006 at 22:07:27 (EST)

Iraqi Freedom Veteran in hopes of becoming a Fire-Medic and possibly become a Life Star candidate.
Ian Lilly <>
Tolland, CT USA - Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 21:28:37 (EST)

I was a Boyscout and Cubscout Leader. I'm looking for a knot for terminating a 3 strand rope. I tried it for a merit badge camp and gave up on it. I'd like to try it again, now that I have more patience.
Jim Wakefield <>
Ellington, MO USA - Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 19:13:27 (EST)

Thanks for your site! I have learned several knots that I am know teaching to my Boy Scouts.
John Thomas Simpson <>
Tupelo, MS USA - Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 00:15:40 (EST)

A very useful and descriptive site. I'm glad I found it.(Which was my third choice on search page)
Corey Watts
Port Hope, Ont. Canada - Friday, February 24, 2006 at 12:36:06 (EST)

Great website! Thanks a Million!
Darrell Smith <>
Belton, MO USA - Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 19:23:50 (EST)

What a brilliant site!!!!
Paul Roux
Calgary, Canada - Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 12:08:23 (EST)

C.A. Green
Kennett Square, PA USA - Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 16:28:20 (EST)

Rawlings Lemon <>
Silver City, NM USA - Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 16:52:37 (EST)

Very cool, wel put together!
Johan Koen ( Lt cdr RET) <>
Pretoria, South Africa - Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 14:51:09 (EST)

Thanks for the web site. It helps to have another source. I like the animations.
Michael Pilachowski <>
Aberdeen, MD USA - Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 17:39:43 (EST)

Great site Thanks
Mike Kelley <>
Hanover, va USA - Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 07:19:01 (EST)

1st North Bay scout leader , excellent animation , really helped the troop understand the knots I was teaching them
Chuck Henderson <>
Canada - Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 17:01:05 (EST)

great expose on knots. great automation and pictures.
don <>
maryville, TN USA - Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 16:52:08 (EST)

Thank you for setting up this excellent site. As a former sea scout ,retired teacher and knot enthusiast ,I really enjoy visiting it.
David Richards <>
Nanaimo, BC Canada - Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 14:05:45 (EST)

I got the link from our scouting news. What fun! How informative and interesting. Thank you for doing all of this -- it is wonderful! The animations make all the difference in learning the knots. 3 cheers for you!
OH USA - Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 20:26:37 (EST)

I have enjoyed looking at your web site. Thanks
Bryan Bershee <>
USA - Friday, January 27, 2006 at 16:17:41 (EST)

Tyler Mappe <>
houston, tx USA - Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 19:49:32 (EST)

It is one of the best knoting sites. :)
Egle <>
Kaunas, LITHUANIA - Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 15:42:47 (EST)

Great website, I'm a lifelong scouter and love knot tying. Thanks
John <>
Springdale, WA USA - Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 22:01:50 (EST)

Hi, I was just looking for new ideas for wrapping fishing rods, found your site--very nice place to visit. You have a good site, I have some ideas now. Keep Up the Good Work, Mark Williams
Mark Williams <>
Cleveland, nc USA - Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 21:46:12 (EST)

Awesome instruction, I love the knots and the way you have shown how to tye them. Thank you
Michelle <>
Queen Charlotte, Canada - Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 16:10:40 (EST)

I am a Wood-Badger, and a fellow wood badger has challenged me to tie the turk's head.
Joseph F Dunphy MBA MFP <>
Clifton, NJ USA - Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 04:00:10 (EST)

by the way i am a naval sea cadet and a fire department explorer. this is very informative. i will be adding you to my favorites
phil G
Syracuse, Ny USA - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 15:51:13 (EST)

This is a very good knot web site and im suprised at how good the animations are. most go to fast.
phil G
Syracuse, Ny USA - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 15:48:38 (EST)

This is a very good knot web site and im suprised at how good the animations are. most go to fast.
phil sorry dont want you to know to much
syracuse, ny USA - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 15:48:03 (EST)

jayender sharma <>
New Delhi, New Delhi india - Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 03:58:58 (EST)

Thought I'd an an international to your guestbook. I love knots, and this was a great page (especially) the jokes and turksheads. It was very informative too.
Natascha Grasby <>
Gold Coast, QLD Australia - Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 20:08:56 (EST)

Great Site!
Kathie Morris <>
South Berwick, ME USA - Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 10:51:28 (EST)

Very useful site for a scoutmaster
Dorji Tshering <>
SAMTSE, SAMTSE BHUTAN - Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 23:12:07 (EST)

Thanks. Enjoyed the knot animations...just wish they were a little more fluid. The single frame option helps a lot. Check out "Boys Life" website under the "skills" tab for a Flash flipbook of ten different knots, if you have not already seen it.
Victor Migneco <>
Maryland Heights, MO USA - Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 22:23:31 (EST)

Parent of a Tiger Scout, Troop 300 Flowood, MS. Thanks for all the information and animations. We are trying to get a leg up on some of the requirements for some of our more advanced little ones, mine included.
Eric A. Vasquez <>
Pearl, MS USA - Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 18:51:38 (EST)

David Hoare <djh>
USA - Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 11:31:30 (EST)

STATEN ISLAND, NY USA - Friday, January 13, 2006 at 14:30:52 (EST)

Hi! I'm a Webelos Den Leader and I am so glad to have found your site! It has been a HUGE help to me and my den. Thanks!!!!!
L. Steeland <>
Clarendon, AR USA - Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 23:29:10 (EST)

thankyou very much for a great web site.I have learned alot from your site and sent it to my friends. P.S. you might take alook at your example of the double sheet start out going in one direction on your turns then end up in the other.thanks again
scott jones <>
ok USA - Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 11:57:00 (EST)

Great site - I like the animated instructions. I'll definitely add this to my favorites and mention it to the scouts in my Troop. Des Pawson's book "Pocket Guide to Knots & Splices" got me (even more) hooked on knots and is my favorite...
Matt O'Driscoll <>
Ruckersville, VA USA - Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 15:30:10 (EST)

Very intresting approach to Knotting, keep up the good work
Ken Provost <>
Ellenton , FL USA - Monday, January 09, 2006 at 21:48:21 (EST)

Okay! I hope this completes your fifty state quest! Thanks for the info on a taut line hitch. My clothesline will thank you for it!
Nolan <>
Lihue, HI USA - Saturday, January 07, 2006 at 15:33:10 (EST)

Well done!Thanks for putting this info out there so that people like me may learn from it and pass it on to their kids.
Terry Hodges <>
Lk. Panasoffkee, FL USA - Friday, January 06, 2006 at 17:53:54 (EST)

I have been invited for a sailing vacation and was advised to learn a few basic knots to use. I must now go off and practice tying them. Thank you for your well thought out illustrations.
USA - Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 16:52:36 (EST)

Alan, Thanks for putting this page together. I have used it over the past 6-8 months getting my Webelos den ready to bridge to Boy Scouts (this Friday - Hallelujah!). Keep up the good work. K
Kevin McLaughlin <>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 13:07:29 (EST)

Great work. Keep it up!
John Bennett <>
Eden, NSW Australia - Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 05:22:30 (EST)

I learn alot from this page expecially the large turksheads & mats section. It also helps me to improve my scouting skill.Thanks
Sylvian <>
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia - Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 10:45:30 (EST)

I enjoyed your knotting page. Hint, has an eraser to clean up carbon steel knives.
Richard McDonald <>
Vernal, Ut USA - Friday, December 23, 2005 at 14:17:40 (EST)

Hey, thanks for the knot instructions. I was making a necklace for my brother's girlfriend, and she wanted something cool, and i thought that some cool knots would be nice with the leather pieces. It turned out really nice thanks to your knot ideas. Thanks.
Tammy Sanford
USA - Friday, December 23, 2005 at 04:14:31 (EST)

Great Site. This will come in handy for Training. Thanks! Rick Misanko Great Trail COuncil BSA - SM C-32-05
Rick Misanko <>
Akron, OH USA - Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 08:27:47 (EST)

What a great eucational tool. As a Boy Scout leader, this is an invaluable resource. Thank you very much.
Jay Dinatelli <painterjay@aol>
Lowellville, OH USA - Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 08:23:52 (EST)

I just adore your site. It is informative, knowledgeable, truthful, direct, and is easy to navigate. I help run a Yahoo rope group and we will find this very resourceful.
Cincinnati, OH USA - Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 00:31:04 (EST)

Excellent animations they truely help. Thanks for the turks head info I've been looking for these instructions for quite some time. I have Pawsons book but have had a hard time figuring out larger Knots. Thanks
Grant Webster <>
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada - Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 01:46:11 (EST)

i would like to tie the meat cutter's knot
paul <>
USA - Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 05:56:28 (EST)

scouts dont do knots like they use to been at it for almost 40 years i like turks heads and mats and craft lace
john neighbarger <>
mount vernon , ohio USA - Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 22:32:46 (EST)

Great site. Best I've seen. I'm a sailor and volunteer firefighter. Will recommend this site to new firies as part of their ongoing training resources.
Graham Houghton <>
Aldgate, SA Australia - Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 21:14:48 (EST)

Thank you for your great site. I needed to add a turks head to my sailboat's wheel and couldn't remember how. thank you
Ed Reiss <>
Boston, MA USA - Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 11:29:23 (EST)

V good site the pics help a lot with the explanations thanks Phil
Phil Singleton
BRISTOL, UK - Thursday, December 08, 2005 at 11:41:02 (EST)

I've just started doing macrame again and I found your site. I'm very happy that you have animated nots It will be of great value to me in my crafting. Thanks Bernie
Bernadette <>
USA - Thursday, December 08, 2005 at 05:55:38 (EST)

What a great site. your site really helps.
Doug Lee <>
Hazelwood, mo USA - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at 09:50:54 (EST)

Beverly, MA USA - Tuesday, December 06, 2005 at 12:12:25 (EST)

Very good site. I am scoucraft director at Camp Cornhusker in Humboldt NE. My staff and I have made a hobby of knotting and I love to see good knotting sites. Very thorough. I think that there should be a seperat knotting merit badge given that there is so much to learn. awesome site I hope that people really use it. I have seen far too many scouts whos leaders have taught them an incorrect two-half hitches.
Ben Taylor <>
Lincoln, NE USA - Tuesday, December 06, 2005 at 01:31:18 (EST)

Great site.Interesting and informative. Hope you keep it up
John Bennett <>
Eden, NSW Australia - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 20:00:04 (EST)

Wonderful, educational and entertaining site, Thank you!!
George Robinson <>
Moosup, Ct USA - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 19:21:56 (EST)

This is a very helpful resource. I got your web site from a Scoutmaster who had your large turk'shead on his hiking stick, so I'm going to try it for my son and I. I am a Cubmaster and Webelos leader of Pack 322 in Evansville, Indiana and a budding "knot head". Our April pack meeting theme is called "Knot Night" inspired by the general lack of interest and knowledge of utility and decorative knots among scouters I have seen. My Webelos den just finished a Craftsman badge project of making a turk's head neckerchief slide using 3 different colors of parachute cord (I secured the ends with a little Gorilla glue and trimmed it with a Dremel tool). I will pass this web address along to my fellow "knot heads". Thank you for this valuable resource.
Kerry McClure <>
Henderson, Ky USA - Thursday, December 01, 2005 at 07:03:07 (EST)

Hi Alan: My name is Jose and I am Assistant Scoutmaster from Troop 247 of Cidra, Puerto Rico. Your knots page is fantastic, it is the most complete knot page I have ever seen. Thanks for help us to teach them to our Scouts. Keep on your great work.
Jose R. Rivera <>
Cidra, PR USA - Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 07:04:05 (EST)

Paulo Jos Lopes <>
So Jos, SC Brasil - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 21:50:03 (EST)

Paulo Jos Lopes <>
So Jos, SC Brasil - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 21:48:34 (EST)

thomas Crudgington <>
grays, ? UK - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 13:16:35 (EST)

Pat Sipe <>
Fishersville, Va USA - Friday, November 25, 2005 at 21:18:15 (EST)

I just purchased a myerchin rigging knife. Just wondering what the shackle is for. Thanks
Rob Sparkman <>
columbus, ohio USA - Friday, November 25, 2005 at 08:27:35 (EST)

Eagle scout of 5 years, just found your site, looks neat, I may refer some younger scouts to this page in the future.
Leroy Spurlock <>
Corvallis, OR USA - Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 01:36:02 (EST)

Great site! Thanks
George Swan
TX USA - Monday, November 21, 2005 at 18:05:07 (EST)

Great site. I have bookmarked it into Favourites
John Bennett <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, November 21, 2005 at 03:49:45 (EST)

Great site. Really found your animations useful for teaching Air Cadets basic knots. As a former scout and firefighter I have used many different knots over the years. I find knot tying to be a enjoyable activity and I enjoy the challenge of new knots.
Trevor Jones <>
London, ON Canada - Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 13:02:51 (EST)

Very informative with easy to follow diagrams and slides. Can you put in a good lashing for a hammock.
Friar Tuck <>
UK - Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 09:27:41 (EST)

Excellent web page I've been teaching the boy scout troop my son is in the basics but will try my hand at some turks heads this winter. Thanks
Neil Geary <>
Blandford, Ma. USA - Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 14:29:17 (EST)

Enjoyed your site as I needed info on a couple of knots. However, your 3rd fram e on the double sheetbend is wrong (see fifty knots section). Regards, Ray
Ray Glahn <>
Ithaca, NY USA - Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 09:11:42 (EST)

I refer to your website often. I do alot of crafts and your site of knots comes in very handy. Thank you
Lorna <>
CA USA - Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 15:34:17 (EST)

I have two cub scout dens, Tiger and Wolf (since I have two grandchildren). I plan to use your site to teach them knots for the next several years.
Tom Carter <>
McDonald, TN USA - Monday, November 14, 2005 at 20:05:39 (EST)

Wow... probably the most helpful knot site I have found so far! Was wondering if I could put a link to your site on our troop web page as a knot tying resource, as we are also currently in the position you mentioned in the intro - knot impaired... lol. Thanks!
Doug Mall <>
Cary, NC USA - Monday, November 14, 2005 at 08:31:49 (EST)

I enjoyed visiting your website. Thanks for the opportunity. Sincerely yours, kenneth lee spencer
kenneth lee spencer <>
marysville, ca. USA - Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 00:42:55 (EST)

Good jokes
Gregory Ricketts <>
Kingston, NS Canada - Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 17:09:06 (EST)

Dear Sir, I am a retired Scout-master and a former State Scout Commissioner. I have been to numerous jamborees and I have trained and tested thousands of King Scouts during my 40 over years as a Scout-master. Thank You for this page, I enjoyed briefly my wonderful past. Once A Scout Always A Scout. Rama
PP M. Ramachanderan <>
Taiping, Perak Malaysia - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 05:36:35 (EST)

I am a cub scout den leader and am learning knots so I can teach them (and hopefully use them in real life). Thanks for all your work in putting this site together.
Dave Taylor <>
Detroit, MI USA - Monday, November 07, 2005 at 12:24:19 (EST)

Found your site very interesting showed the Turkshead diagrammes at scouts and all my scouts made woggles (neckerchief slides) thank you very much Ian Ramsay (scout leader) Whiteleaf scout group Monks Risborough Bucks England
Ian Ramsay <>
U.K. - Friday, November 04, 2005 at 17:52:15 (EST)

Just the kind of website I needed to stay ahead of my cubscouts
Dave Michels <>
Salem, OR USA - Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at 01:08:46 (EST)

Just the kind of website I needed to stay ahead of my cubscouts
Dave Michels <>
Salem, OR USA - Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at 01:08:38 (EST)

Great site, and a great idea. I was a scout a bit ago, but I'm always greatful for the skills learned and the friends made there. I'm an electrician now and I truely wish more friends now had taken advantage of the Scouting program when they were young.
Don Narvaez <>
CA USA - Tuesday, November 01, 2005 at 12:05:19 (EST)

Hi, I am an assistant scoutmaster. I'm completing my woodbadge ticket and have found your website very helpful. Thank you so much. The only thing I could think of that would make it even more useful would be to have written instructions along with the frames for each stage of the knot tying. You have done a fabulous job! Thanks again.
USA - Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 01:14:25 (EDT)

This site is really helping me with a research report. Thanks!
USA - Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 14:25:17 (EDT)

Best illustrations I have seen.
Charles Allegood
Ga. USA - Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 20:13:37 (EDT)

Excellent site
Phil Hind <>
UK - Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 07:16:21 (EDT)

MODESTO, CA USA - Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 20:22:55 (EDT)

One of the best sites for knot information and instruction. Thanks for your work and efforts in keeping the site updated.
Larry N. Bailey
St George, ME USA - Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 09:11:45 (EDT)

OSAN AB, ROK, REPUBLIC OF KOREA - Friday, October 21, 2005 at 07:30:09 (EDT)

I still remember my days in the Scouts and in Navy Boot camp where knot tying was emphasized storngly, I still remember a great many of them at 80 years old.
KISSIMMEE, FL USA - Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 10:00:39 (EDT)

Henrich Dagulo <>
USA - Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 05:10:35 (EDT)

Animating the tying of knots is a valuable help to those new or refreshing their knot tying skills! Great sight!
Clark Gibson <>
Etters, PA USA - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 11:20:31 (EDT)

I like This Knots too mush
Amir Elghoul <>
Cairo, non Egypt - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 09:46:53 (EDT)

We are looking for a Rigger's Bend Knot. Have you ever heard of it and could you send us a picture if you have one? We are a Buildings & Ground class for children with learning disabilities and knot tieing is very helpful with their cordination and for the job they may go into. Thank you
Lisa Brown <>
Chickasha, OK USA - Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 13:16:17 (EDT)

What knot would you recommend to pull another vehicle that could be easily untied. Thanks FYI Tinian is the island in the Northern Marianas chain where the Enola Gay took off from on it's way to Japan to drop the Atomic bomb to end World War II.
Skip Hall <>
Tinian, MP USA - Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 10:07:03 (EDT)

Leif-Kre Tnnessen <>
Hnefoss, 3516 NORWAY - Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 05:21:59 (EDT)

Hi: My my husband is one of the leaders of troop 122 and my son is a Webelo II from the same troop in San German, I was just stumbling and find this. In a near future we will try to find a nice knot for all of you in the US
Brenda Ortiz <>
Lajas, PR USA - Friday, October 14, 2005 at 20:44:13 (EDT)

nice, learned a lot
Whabligone <>
De Aar, South Africa - Friday, October 14, 2005 at 17:30:59 (EDT)

While in the Boy Scouts I was never introduced to knot tieing. In the 70's came the macrema craze. I found that macreme spoke to something deep inside of me. I'm 57 and surprized at my interest. I do sail and there is nothing quite as gratifying as the right knot in it's proper usage. Using the wrong knot for a job is rather like using a hammer to drive a srew or drive a nail with a srew driver. Ham
harold <>
MO USA - Friday, October 14, 2005 at 11:33:19 (EDT)

Great resource! Found it with "" - one of my more useful finds. I plan to use it with my Girl Scouts tonight. I really like how you can view the steps by frames. Haven't been brave enough to try the complex ones yet.
Adelaide <>
Lynchbyrg, VA USA - Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 16:26:20 (EDT)

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bachdang, vietnam - Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 23:18:52 (EDT)

Hi, I found your web site through a Google search. I am looking for knot tying book recommendations for Christmas gifts. Your site was very helpful. Thanks.
Clinton Nagy <>
USA - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 15:31:10 (EDT)

really puzzling knots
kolkata, wb INDIA - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 07:19:13 (EDT)

I'm assistant scoutmaster I like to tie nots and wish to learn more about them
ken Wells <>
feura bush, NY. USA - Monday, October 10, 2005 at 16:32:03 (EDT)

Outstanding web resource! I imediately added it to my favorites!
Bud Reaves <>
MD USA - Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 09:53:10 (EDT)

I am a 10 year vet of U.S.C.G. (88-98) was a Boatswainemate enjoy knot tying and fancy work. Dont know it all but am willing to learn. Have Ashley book of knots (great book) ilustrations could be better, your website is Top Knotch. Better ilustrations of knots. Will be visiting much. Thank You Sir Brian Bates Bm U.S.C.G. vet
Brian Bates <>
Cullman, AL USA - Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 21:10:57 (EDT)

your website is very useful... i got my scouting need with regards to knot tying by entering your site..thanks
Eagle Scout Arwin Garcia <>
pampanga, 2010 Philippines - Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 03:20:40 (EDT)

Fabuluous display for the turk's head woggle. What thickness of rope did you use and how long was the rope?
Kelly Kersey <>
Carlisle, On Canada - Thursday, October 06, 2005 at 23:00:27 (EDT)

aloha from maui
brian white <>
kihei, hi USA - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 20:30:34 (EDT)

Thanks for a very informative page. I am a scout leader and am always looking for pictures and ways of tying knots to keep the troop active and informed. Well Done! I'll be back.
Veronica Gammie <>
Brisbane, QLD AUSTRALIA - Sunday, October 02, 2005 at 22:53:05 (EDT)

very interesting site
lyn davis <>
uk - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 15:39:42 (EDT)

Great Site. Thanks for putting so much information on line.
Rick Meyerhein <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 12:22:32 (EDT)

very much enjoyed your knot animations! Bear Cub Scout leader now and looking to learn more knot stuff before we hit Webelos!!!!
Tami J. Daniels <>
Bonaire, GA USA - Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 23:22:14 (EDT)

I really appreciate this site. I am Eagle Scout and am trying to teach some younger kids knots. The illustrations on here for tying are grand.
Luke Hardee <>
Delta Junction, Ak USA - Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 00:00:09 (EDT)

I'm looking for Chinese decorative knots. Three of my 5 brothers became Eagle scouts. Thanks for your efforts.
Marion Melchiorre
Alhambra, CA USA - Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 23:55:52 (EDT)

Thank You so much! What a great resource. I have parents who don't help at summer camp because they don't know how = they don't know the knot for adjusting tension on tent ropes for instance. They don't know how to lash. Etc. I can show 'em, but your site reinforces repeatedly. Thanks again.
Asst. Cbmstr. Pack 181, Donna Hanley
Pgh, PA USA - Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 23:07:54 (EDT)

I am looking to tie a net 50' by 25' with small nylon/poly cord with 3' openings to hang over my Koi pond to keep out Herons. I can't find which knot to use. can you suggest something? Thanks Tom
Tom Wilson <>
Orangeville, On Canada - Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 14:05:40 (EDT)

Great site! I need all the help I can get, as new Webelos Den Leader.
Patrick Amoe <>
Lantana, TX USA - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 21:05:24 (EDT)

thought you'd like an entry in your guestbook from the other side of the pond. just have an interest in knots at this time trying to find one that slips at first to adjust the length, but then tightens when the length is correct Rgds Dave
Dave Buchanan <>
UK - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 15:27:36 (EDT)

I am a Young Leader at a Sea Scout troop and find the animations invaluable for helping me to learn the knots properly - so i can help teach the younger ones - Thank You
Southampton, England - Monday, September 19, 2005 at 13:04:17 (EDT)

Very informative and useful.
Dave Reddin
St. John's, NL Canada - Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 13:16:14 (EDT)

very fascinating indeed, thank You!!
Gabriel Benjamin Mihaila <>
Chino Hills, Calif USA - Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 00:03:09 (EDT)

I have tied door matts, hammocks, squared knot belts, hammock clews, knot place matts
Paul C. Talmadge <>
Ansonia, CT USA - Friday, September 16, 2005 at 19:42:54 (EDT)

I am a fireman and National Guard soldier. I've been looking for a good knot page, and your hits the spot. Thanks, Sean
Sean Phelps <>
Oak Creek, WI - Friday, September 16, 2005 at 15:15:30 (EDT)

In the Scout of the Ottawa Disctrict I'm known as the knot master. Although I know hundreds of knots there is always a new one to learn. Love your site
JP Charbonneau <>
Rockland, Ont Canada - Friday, September 16, 2005 at 14:43:48 (EDT)

A really appreciated work you have done for scout, am salute you on your kind work, its help us alote to improve our knowladge, Creativity toward poineering & scouting. Scouting is my passion i love its moment alote. Therefore am thankful thankful & remain thankful to you. Your Scout Brother
Kamran Ali Muhammad <>
Karachi, sind Pakistan - Friday, September 16, 2005 at 06:58:07 (EDT)

Very logical instructions on tying the turks head knot.
Tom Robinson <>
Washington, NC USA - Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 11:44:58 (EDT)

Great site, I'll definately be back
Michelle Kruger <>
South Africa - Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 09:59:42 (EDT)

What a great Website. I used this site for knot diagrams while teaching wilderness survival to our Venture Crew 2982. I know I will be using the site often in the future. Thanks for doing it.
Michael Richards <>
Seeley Lake, Mt. USA - Monday, September 12, 2005 at 23:04:14 (EDT)

Retired Air Force. Living in Iraq for last 2 years. Great site
Lemuel G. Compton <>
Kirkuk, Iraq - Wednesday, September 07, 2005 at 08:36:38 (EDT)

Wanderful and most interesting !
Edwin Bridge <>
MEDELLIN, Ant---- COLOMBIA S.Am. - Tuesday, September 06, 2005 at 11:56:04 (EDT)

A very useful resource. Thanks for taking the time to do it.
Cardiff, UK - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 16:19:12 (EDT)

You have a great site. We linked to it from our troop web site so the scouts can learn how to tie knots from home.
David Stanley <>
Lake Jackson, TX USA - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 00:47:19 (EDT)

Great site, I'm a leader with the Rangiora cub Scouts and the illustrations have been excellant in teaching our young guys the basics
Glynn Snook <>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Thursday, September 01, 2005 at 18:26:25 (EDT)

Needed clear illustrations to show my Guides how to make Turkshead Woggles. Yours are the best.
Linda Duff
Dundee, Scotland - Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 09:37:51 (EDT)

Thanks for the effort. My Cub Scouts should benefit greatly from this.
Earl Hamlett <othahamlett@comcast.,net>
Severna Park, MD USA - Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 07:09:47 (EDT)

great site, i like the monkey fist the best
Leo Hofmann <>
Santa Ana, Costa Rica - Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 14:59:22 (EDT)

USA - Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 22:58:36 (EDT)

Congratulations on getting all the states... hope you dont mind a few from overseas
Helen Capon <>
Perth, WA Australia - Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 21:20:54 (EDT)

First timer
Owen Kendall <>
Lakewood, OH USA - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 17:05:17 (EDT)

Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 765 Kent Island, MD.
Matthew N.Dudek <>
Stevensville, MD USA - Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 22:01:27 (EDT)

Assistant Soutmaster Troop 765 Kent Island, MD.
Matthew N.Dudek <>
Stevensville, MD USA - Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 22:01:04 (EDT)

nice site you have here. i'm a ropemaker and knottyer in my sparetime. like the knots you've made. eric
eric van sark <>
Haaksbergen, Netherlands - Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 14:41:07 (EDT)

Nice site. Thanks.
Nat Kellman <>
pasadena, md USA - Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 11:02:06 (EDT)

Hey! I just stumbled upon your website. Great animations! Here in Austria we do the turkshead a little bit different. If you want I can send you some pictures of mine. Contact me via e-mail (stephan [dot] klein [at] gmx [dot] at) if you are interested. Stephan
Stephan Klein
Wiener Neustadt, N Austria - Friday, August 19, 2005 at 10:43:28 (EDT)

As a retired Scout Leader and active sailor of traditional wooden boats its great to find someone who not only proselytises knotting but has a giftfor teaching, keep up the good work YIS
Frank Tyacke <>
lostwithiel, UK - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 19:22:10 (EDT)

Thank you for all the good info on your site. Most useful and downloadable for of line use. regards from 22south and 15 east
W.A.Hundt <>
Walvis Bay, Namibia - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 16:25:40 (EDT)

Greetings from 200 miles north of civilization. I value my time and your site was worth it (bowline with bight). Thank you.
Bruce Johnson (Blue Spruce Bruce) <>
Chisholm, MN USA - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 03:03:59 (EDT)

Very Helpfull site Thank You.
steve wickwar <>
Watton, NFL United Kingdom - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 15:10:42 (EDT)

Steve Wickwar <steve2zimba>
USA - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 15:08:53 (EDT)

tumeke (choise)site working with state emergency service Queensland Australia as a volunteer i have to learn the knots thank you
Pohatu Namana <>
Mount Isa, QLD AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 05:17:17 (EDT)

it's a very useful website for anyone. I'm also a scout as u are....
Farol Rafi
Sungai Petani, Kedah Malaysia - Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 01:48:29 (EDT)

I am a bladesmith and have been searching for some time now for understandable instructions on tying the Turkshead at last I have found what this ole hardhead can comprehend . THANX
Jim Shull <>
Rensselaer, IN USA - Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 22:43:07 (EDT)

Plan to spend some time here. Just needed a knot to attach to a ring, to hold a canoe on car. Found one ! thanks
Brad Ward <>
London, Ontario Canada - Friday, August 12, 2005 at 22:45:33 (EDT)

very nice , wish there were web pages like this when i was in scouts
mesa, AZ USA - Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 14:45:57 (EDT)

VAIL, AZ. USA - Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 10:52:10 (EDT)

a very useful page, excellent work
mike <>
montreal, canada - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 21:45:37 (EDT)

How are you doing? I am a SGT/E-5 in the US Army. I am a combat engineer ( we blow stuff up a lot ). I was wondering if any one might have some resources to demolition knots. I have the basic knots ( square, sheepshank, bowline, etc, etc...). it is hard to find pictures of demolitions knots. i will keep checking your page for more ideas for the way the army can incorporate more knot usage. thank you
SGT Corey Dalton <>
Fort Stewart , GA USA - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 16:43:35 (EDT)

Just been watching Ray Mears,he ties his hammock up using a "siberian" knot,which is a quick release knot,how do you tie one
ken wilde <>
Manchester, U.K. - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 09:29:15 (EDT)

Christopher.Felipe <christopher.felipe@navy,mil>
kekaha, hi USA - Saturday, August 06, 2005 at 03:46:49 (EDT)

Eine interessante Knotenseite!Schn gemacht und lehrreich.
Walter Marbes <>
Neu Wulmstorf, D - Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 16:08:51 (EDT)

I learned some knot tying skills in scouts 35 years ago and recently picked it up again. I've purchased several books and find it hard to walk past the rope section of any hardware store. The turkshead was new to me and difficult to master no matter which book I looked at. Your pics and description were right on! I can tie it now without digging up a diagram. Thanks, Rick Jones
Rick R. Jones <>
Greenville, NC USA - Monday, August 01, 2005 at 15:28:23 (EDT)

Great help. Keep expanding the fifty knot list.
Billy Silcox <>
Mt. Pleasant, SC USA - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 16:12:00 (EDT)

Your animations are great! Suggestion: I love the Klutz book of knots. Yo
Betty Wilson <>
Annandale, VA USA - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 11:57:54 (EDT)

i am from 1st sawley scout group and i found this website very useful, thanks!!
nottingham, england - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 08:08:43 (EDT)

@Point Roberts Thanks for the website. Wanted to show a friend what a Turk's Head looked like and found your site immediately. Do you have any suggestions on how to lay out a pattern to make a flat Turkshead out of a 120 foot long piece of 6 inch hawser? My neighbor just acquired the piece from a towboat company friend and I want to make a flat Turk's Head pad to surround a the sitting area around a small cast iron fire pit. If we make it, one way or the other , we will send you a photo of it. Best regards, Knick Pyles 360 945 1540 P O Box 2245 670 Freeman Lane Point Roberts , WA 98281
Knick Pyles <>
Point Roberts, WA USA - Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 15:28:02 (EDT)

Very interesting! Didn't even know all these knots existed. Some are very useful in connection to knives! ~Paul~
Paul Dalforsn (aka dePaul) <>
Gothenburg, V.G Sweden - Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 15:32:14 (EDT)

Mui Buien?
SD, SDDDD Mexico - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 13:36:48 (EDT)

Hello! We really enjoy our visits in your web site and my son Michael learn a lot about knots :-) It's a great idea to add the possibility to see an animation frame by frame because we have more time to see what the way to make a certain kind of knot. Congratulations for you nice informative web site and thanks a lot!
Cedric and Michael Engelberts <>
Merritt, BC Canada - Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 00:08:12 (EDT)

I am a Hunter Safety Instructor and use knot tying in my classes.
Robert J. Lachapelle <>
Jacksonville, NC United States - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 16:45:00 (EDT)

I just found your knot site. I am writing a book on the "10 Essentials and will ref you sight as a teaching source. Have taught knots in BSA camp. Now teach them at Mountainman Rendezvous.
Ralph "Andy" Drollinger <>
Sedona , AZ USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 10:43:04 (EDT)

I just found your knot site. I am writing a book on the "10 Essentials and will ref you sight as a teaching source. Have taught knots in BSA camp. Now teach them at Mountainman Rendezvous.
Ralph "Andy" Drollinger <>
Sedona , AZ USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 10:43:03 (EDT)

Ralph "Andy" Drollinger <>
Sedona , AZ USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 10:38:53 (EDT)

Howard wanhoff <>
menifee, Ca USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 16:37:30 (EDT)

A Great resource
Ray Sigmon <>
Randleman, n USA - Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 07:41:55 (EDT)

Looking at knotting for the Scout Troop.
chris Griffith <>
Shellharbour, NSW Australia - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 03:06:52 (EDT)

Great site!
Roxanne Fisher
Shellharbour, nsw australia - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 10:10:18 (EDT)

An exalent collection I am a Sea Scout leader in Wellington also a member of the IGKT
Otto schutte
Wellington , New Zealand - Monday, July 11, 2005 at 20:40:44 (EDT)

great site,very useful and easy to use
hazel kerrison <>
york, UK - Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 09:23:43 (EDT)

Great animation. I have a 2 year old granddaughter, Sophie, whom I want to take for a walk where there is much traffic. From my experience with my then 5 year old son, I know that it only takes a flash for a child to break free while you are holding their hand (lost him once for 20 min like that on a busy street). Thus I was looking for a way that a that I could tie Sophie safely but securely to me (was thinking of some arrangement where the rope would go behind her neck and then around her waist and then to me. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much
Robert Topolnytsky <>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 20:10:50 (EDT)

I was just looking for some good ideas and your website is very imformative. Thanks, Dale Casey, Pack 1189 Den 2
Dale Casey <>
Manassas, VA USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 18:21:04 (EDT)

if you re-make the pictures, make the working end of line a different color, muce easier to follow that way
jim <>
decatur, illinois USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 13:01:16 (EDT)

Good web site. Used it for some of the books you recommented.
Don Turnquist <>
san jose, ca USA - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 13:13:13 (EDT)

I found this site through a custom knife maker, Don Fogg. It is the best place I've found for clear details on how to actually do something. Thanks.
Thomas Coggins <>
Longview`, TX USA - Monday, July 04, 2005 at 10:48:59 (EDT)

idris <>
minsk, belarus - Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 03:25:19 (EDT)

I found a "how-to" book on the subject of knot tying about three years ago (2002) in the bargain section of Barnes and Noble in Little Rock, and I have been learning and practicing them ever since. I have purchased other books about knots, and one of them by John Shaw, titled The Directory of Knots, lists this website.
Brian B. Shank <>
Little Rock, AR USA - Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 13:28:51 (EDT)

Well done you have an excellent website for knots
Medhat YOussef <>
Cairo, Maadi Egypt - Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 06:09:02 (EDT)

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sungai petani, kedah malaysia - Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 03:47:32 (EDT)

i found your site very good in learning techniques of tying the turks head i would aprreciate if we could indilge in some type of correspondence whereby we could exchange ideas for scouting and learn some new things through intercultural differences
whosane <>
Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA india - Friday, June 24, 2005 at 11:24:52 (EDT)

Nice web page I am in the confine space rescue at my work I have become very interested in knot tieing
Ken Hughes <>
Central City, Ky USA - Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 21:28:50 (EDT)

Very interesting
Konstantinas Keturakis
Lithuania - Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 15:02:30 (EDT)

Great site! Happened upon it by chance.
Captain Bob Seelbach <>
Lexington, KY USA - Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 12:56:48 (EDT)

Thanks,very enlightening for a sailor to learn some interesting perspectives
Rex Bradley <>
Oakville, Ont Canada - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 20:41:44 (EDT)

Love this site! Especially the animation. Thanks
Palmyra, Va USA - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 10:49:18 (EDT)

USA - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 10:46:32 (EDT)

I originally came here to tie two ropes together but now I'm really interested in learning a variety of knots so I won't need to keep looking them up! Thanks Alan
Martin Wilson <>
Orange City, FL USA - Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 21:08:59 (EDT)

Superior site. Turks head stuff a huge help.
J R Fetter <>
Mt. Pleasant, SC USA - Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 19:48:51 (EDT)

Full of fun, and truly educational. Keep it going!
Abdul Jalil Marsal <>
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Brunei Darussalam - Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 10:29:36 (EDT)

a great site for any learning knotting
andrew lane <>
clare, sa australia - Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 08:33:44 (EDT)

Very Educational
KANSAS CITY, KS USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 06:37:09 (EDT)

Mark Halliburton <>
Lumerton, TX USA - Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 08:22:56 (EDT)

you might want to add some lashings, the monkey's fist, and the trucker's hitch to page to make it better, otherwise it's awesome
Anonymous Scout
USA - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 19:30:56 (EDT)

have looked long and hard to find a knot tying site LOVE this one
thomas brown <>
bells, tn USA - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 13:08:15 (EDT)

You've got a great site. I'm gonna use your diagram of a multi-bight turkshead in my work. Thanks! The knife that I use is made by Victrionics or aka Swiss army knives. They have a very slender serrated folding knife that holds it's edge for a long time and is easy to sharpen. Stop by and see my site at ( Ps. I started knotwork in the Boy Scouts 40 years ago. Yes, Sea Scouts too. Thanks, Lars Pps. I'm gonna make a large 4 bight 3 lead flattened turkshead using 2" docklines. Do you have any diagrams on how to start it out in the flattened form rather than starting out round and then flattening it. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. I have "Ashley's" but it is sort of vague.
Lars I. Olsen <>
Fairhaven, MA USA - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 09:11:42 (EDT)

You've got a great site. I'm gonna use your diagram of a multi-bight turkshead in my work. Thanks! The knife that I use is made by Victrionics or aka Swiss army knives. They have a very slender serrated folding knife that holds it's edge for a long time and is easy to sharpen. Stop by and see my site at ( Ps. I started knotwork in the Boy Scouts 40 years ago. Yes, Sea Scouts too. Thanks, Lars
Lars I. Olsen <>
Fairhaven, MA USA - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 09:04:40 (EDT)

The animated illustrations are really helpful in assisting newlearners to grasp on knots. Various informations regarding knots are indeed useful and could put use to guide younger guiders.
Malaysia - Friday, June 10, 2005 at 14:32:49 (EDT)

100th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and we are having a knotting evening! I am going away to try and make a turkshead - not sure about the tightening bit though! Thanks for the site.
Manchester, England - Friday, June 10, 2005 at 05:38:31 (EDT)

I love your website. it teaches us to tie knots like we hav never tied knots before
morgan <>
adelaide, Austrailia - Friday, June 10, 2005 at 00:59:41 (EDT)

Nifty site with very helpful pictures! I actually came here by way of Google while searching for prettier ways to secure the ends of macrame jewelry projects. Thanks!
Kathy <>
FL USA - Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 20:55:11 (EDT)

I absolutely love knots
toronto, Canada - Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 20:37:40 (EDT)

hi. add more knots eg prussick square lashing for sinthetic rope and round lashing. scouts need to no theese for campcraft badge!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
xzcca <>
sdcs, cde USA - Sunday, June 05, 2005 at 21:23:06 (EDT)

nobody cares
mo, ca USA - Thursday, June 02, 2005 at 14:32:34 (EDT)

Thanks shipmate it's been awhile for me doing knots. I'm an active reservist trying to restore a knot board at our rescen . onit are knots from 1700,1800's I beleive this board was done by a master cheif boastwain in 1960-1965. sennits and houser knots way differant. however I'm haveing a blast learning and reverbishing this pease a nautical history. IF you care to talk more or find out the out come of this indiver please E-Mail back help can always be used. thanks for the web sight. BM2 Starr
Bartonville, Il. USA - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 18:58:55 (EDT)

Thanks for the Turkshead instruction. I learned it when I was younger and now would like to teach it to my scouts. Troop 1842 Union Fort District 24 Great Salt Lake Council
Andy Ostler <>
Midvale, Utah USA - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 13:44:00 (EDT)

Very helpful site! We have class tomorrow and I'm studying.
Jean Power <>
seattle, wa USA - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 17:55:09 (EDT)

Thanks for such a useful page. YiS Irene (Kanga)
Irene Swarbrick
Preston, UK - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 15:44:53 (EDT)

Great site. I llove the animated knots tying, though I've printed out the indivdual frames so I can learn them. I'm teaching some 6-9 year olds a few knots for being out in the woods.- we run a Woodcraft Folk group - about kids understanding the social world, and the local environment a bit better and hopfeully being more peaceful and useful human beings! Also I needed a knot to tie a swing up in the tree for our kidds in the garden! thanks for your help. Ruth
Ruth Stevenson <>
Machynlleth, Powys UK - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 16:36:17 (EDT)

Very informative, thanks!
Troy Heiden
Ruston, LA USA - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 23:57:04 (EDT)

Thank you for a very impressive site. I thought you might like to have a Cambodia address to add to your address book.
Tola <>
Cambodia - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 22:53:23 (EDT)

Many Thanks.....
s. adams
mclean, va USA - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 22:41:19 (EDT)

I just bought a cow, and I need to know how to tie her! Thank you !
hugo ortega <>
Harlingen, TX USA - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 17:02:19 (EDT)

ONITSHA, ANAMBRA NIGERIA - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 15:39:13 (EDT)

age 83,checking on bow line knot from scouting long time ago. WW11 navy vet.
Louie D. Sullvan Sr/ <>
franklin, tx. USA - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 14:54:38 (EDT)

I enjoyed your site. For myself I went through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers and was in the Sea Scouts,too.
Eric Ross <>
Wantagh, NY USA - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 14:36:15 (EDT)

Great site - simple but informative animations. Thanks from West Aus!
Alan Yost <>
Perth, WA Australia - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 08:26:29 (EDT)

Thanks for the great effort you have put into this site, this is most useful for knotting requirements.
alan tam <>
vancouver, bc cananda - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 14:40:33 (EDT)

love this sight THANK YOU
krys weaver <>
fremont, ca USA - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 18:10:47 (EDT)

Fantastic site one of the best I have seen I will now be able to pass on the skills of knot tying to the Scout troop. (5th Rotherham South Yorkshire, UK)
Michael Greenhough <>
Rotherham, UK - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 03:17:54 (EDT)

Appreciate the work that you have put into this web page. I have been looking for some good knots to learn to tie, I normally just bend the ropes till nothing gives...not exactly practical but it has been a start.
Bill Miller <>
Wood Village, OR USA - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 01:39:15 (EDT)

I work in historical restoration and use the clove hitch and the bowline and other knots very frequently so i thought i'd study some other knots just because i'm usually hanging from the side of builings 100's of feet in the air. thanks Wooden Foot-over&out
Robert Sparkman <>
columbus, oh USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 20:42:44 (EDT)

As a Girl Scout leader I am often frustrated in the diredtions for knots...I love your makes it all so simple and easy for the girls and I to understand. Thanks for your time putting this together.
Luv Bikker
WA USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 19:45:29 (EDT)

Please ignore my question, I found what I was looking for!
Jill Aubrey <>
ca USA - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 16:56:56 (EDT)

Do you have a picture for Taut-line Hitch, as do your others? Or is there another name for this knot? Thank you, Jill Aubrey
jill aubrey <>
ca USA - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 16:55:08 (EDT)

Nice knots page! Has been a great help when teaching our junior scouts some knots.
Hans Thimell <>
Gothenburg, SWEDEN - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 05:07:05 (EDT)

very good site to help me learn how to tie knots. James Ottaway, Scout Riverside Troop Tasmania Australia
James Ottaway <>
Launceston, Tasmania Australia - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 04:34:32 (EDT)

Your site is Excellent for learning to tie various knots especially if you do not use them very often.Thank You .
Jerry Kreba
St Albert, Alta Canada - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 00:00:14 (EDT)

Thanks for providing such an interesting and useful site. You might like to have a look for one of my favourite books on knotting: KNOTS, SPLICES AND FANCY WORK, Chas. L. Spencer (pub. Brown, Son and Ferguson Ltd., Glasgow 1953, xviii + 206pp.). I have the 4th (revised) 1953 British edition, which has material which may not have been included in the 1944 American edition!
Eddie Climo <>
Plymouth, Devon UK - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 03:16:13 (EDT)

very nice site for my son who is starting out in scouting. thanks
Jeffrey Peacock <>
Magnolia, TX United States - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:39:51 (EDT)

Hi! I am curently viewing your page and hehe, learning a few knots that i can use in my work, for I am what you would call a "grip" on film shots, where to know a couple of great knots is never enopugh for rigging and safety.. Allthough while looking thru your page ia found missing a knot that i learned as "truckies hitch" wich I use a lot for tying down stuff (well not that I found finally the way to make a clove hitch stop when working with the wrong kind of material, thank you for that, it is the knot that I use and like the most for when winding it is adjustable and non slip!!!) and the truckies hitch that i have seen well they have nothing to do with the one I am asking about, If you need and can ppost I wil gladfully give you some series for your '50 knots' for it is a killer when you lack ratchet straps or the lack for really tying down stuff to vehicles or anything else, just let me know haha and copyright be dammed for I learned it on the job not from a book
Mario Jimenez <>
San Jose, Costa Rica - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:45:08 (EDT)

You have a great website for learning how to tie knots. Keep up the great work.
Sheldon Menin <>
Sergeant Bluff, IA USA - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:05:03 (EDT)

Greetings, I am deep in the heart of the Sahara Desert where you can only dream about sailing, but I do a lot of that. Regards, Rick Wickwire
Rick Wickwire <>
Zotti, Algeria - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 12:00:39 (EDT)

Brilliant!!, keep up the humor.Excellent illustrations
Zoe Merriman <>
Stirling, Scotland - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 11:04:57 (EDT)

Lynn Trump <>
Arcanum, OH USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 21:31:24 (EDT)

Peter Whyte <>
Powell River , BC Canada - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 20:40:30 (EDT)

I'm a Den Leader with Cub Scout pack 161 in Garland, TX. Thanks for all the great information.
Jack Davis <>
Garland, TX USA - Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 23:06:29 (EDT)

Very nice presentation with multiple frames. Loads quickly and is easy to follow.
Jay Robertson <>
Orange, CA USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 23:53:32 (EDT)

Excellent site - thanks for your interest and dedication!
Larry Rozman <>
Westlake, OH USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 22:21:12 (EDT)

My wife is a leader of a girl scout troop and needed to know how to make a few knots for the girls to get a badge. She says thank you, your sight was very helpful.
Doug Gallamore <>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 15:16:00 (EDT)

I needed to brush up on my knots before a boating outing. This site is WONDERFUL! Any idea if you'll put more animations in? I'd like to see a Monkey's Fist (or paw) and a Heaving Knot animated. Thanks for the great work!
Josh Stevenson <>
Hartford City, IN USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 05:21:33 (EDT)

Great site! My wife's family got a place on the lake. I've never seen so many goofy ways to tie up boats etc. It's embarassing. Your site will help them to learn some knots and helped me to remember some I've forgotten. Thanks!
Bill Coburn <>
Hoover, Al USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 17:05:57 (EDT)

Brilliant site, I have son in scouts so will be adding this to our favourites. I am training students in knot tying in the hospital at the which is how I came across your site. Advised of by a fellow yachtie who recommended it. Thanks.
Carla <>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 09:20:09 (EDT)

PASADENA, CA USA - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 16:05:45 (EDT)

This site is very interesting and educational. It is nice to have such a site. Keep it up and more power.
Jesus Zulueta <>
Philippines - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 23:52:58 (EDT)

Looking for a way to teach technicians knot tying for industrial applications. Thanks
C A Trevino
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 16:01:41 (EDT)

Wonderful! Now I can easily teach my girl scout troop!
Leader Luv
WA USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 01:27:19 (EDT)

Knot Head was here.
Knot Head <>
Clarksville, TN USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 22:07:35 (EDT)

Professional Rescue Tech. Looking for some good, clear illistrations to teach my three young sons some basics
Dale Klassen <>
Grande Prairie, Ab Canada - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 20:51:32 (EDT)

Hello! I'm wanting to learn a few basic knots and searched the internet and came to your site. GREAT SITE by the way! Heres a knot I want to learn. I bought a load of insulation and when the man sinched down the load in my pickup truck he mace some simple knot and tugged on it and the load sinched and stayed! It was very secure and easy to untie too. Can you help me on this one? I checked your "truckers hitch" but it doesnt have instructions or one of your neat illustrations. Thanks for your time. Kevin.
Kevin McFadden <>
lincoln, il USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 16:56:35 (EDT)

I've just recently ran into a few spots where I needed to tie a good knot and I didn't know how. This web site helped me out. Thank you.
palmerton, pa USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 11:57:36 (EDT)

I wanted to find out how to tie an "overhand knot" but couldn't find it. Is there another name for it?
Wayne Cliffe <>
Hamilton, ON Canada - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 15:09:43 (EDT)

Jim Trombla <>
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 15:02:42 (EDT)

Jim Trombla <>
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 15:02:03 (EDT)

Great Page!! Will be especially helpful for teaching knots to my sea scouts.
Hilton, NY USA - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 22:41:21 (EDT)

Derk Akerson <>
San Diego, ca USA - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 19:25:01 (EDT)

I really like your easy to follow knot instructions. I'm in Pathfinders, a christian scouting club, and needed to learn 10 practical knots for my classwork. Your site really helped.
Britany Brown
Creston, NC USA - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 11:44:33 (EDT)

i love your page i got all my knots requirements done up to frist class
sam wilkins <>
spring, tx USA - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 11:42:26 (EDT)

i am form troop 1659, and i am veary thankful for all your help i got all my knots
sam wilkins <>
spring, tx USA - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 11:38:34 (EDT)

The best web site on knots. Thank you
Edwin Kim <>
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 15:32:02 (EDT)

As a scoutmaster for a pretty young troop your site is a great resource for the basic knots as they say a picture is worth a thousand words and this site speaks volumes.Thank you and god bless.
Mike Perrone <>
Bakersfield, CA USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 20:10:38 (EDT)

This is a CooL knot page!
S. Cusson
Auburn, MA USA - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 16:26:14 (EDT)

I will be refering to your site this week-end as we are training new Scouting leaders. The movements may help. It is nice to not have hands in the way.
Duncan MacGregor <>
Port McNeill, BC Canada - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 13:42:06 (EDT)

Thank You for such a great site keep up the great work.
Troop Scouter John Babarci 1ST Glenn Abbey Oakville <>
Oakville, Ontario., Canada - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 11:20:22 (EDT)

I like it so far!
Laura Gautier <jgautier@gsinet,net>
Hillsboro, NH USA - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 10:44:14 (EDT)

cool site
LT Robert LeCompte, USN <>
Pearl Harbor, hi USA - Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 00:39:46 (EST)

Very Well Done Site Thxs
Haley Saunders <>
Wichita, KS USA - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 17:19:07 (EST)

One of the best pages.Thanks for leting us to teach more knots since its in my job to know knots(3rd officer on deck).Best wishes
Split, croatia - Monday, March 28, 2005 at 08:55:23 (EST)

Thank you
Ken Moss <>
Winnemucca, Nv USA - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 11:58:05 (EST)

This site really takes me back about 45 years to when I was a Scout. Regards
Mike Walters <>
Cape Town, South Africa - Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 13:36:27 (EST)

Love the page on TURKS HEAD KNOTS and the animated knots very helpful
Senua LeMaire <>
Sacramento, California USA - Friday, March 25, 2005 at 22:31:17 (EST)

i am a US Marine and i am making decorative boat paddles for men who are leaving the unit. this is a tradition since we are a "boat company" India Raiders. the handles of the paddles get wrapped with nylon "550 cord" and i am trying to learn new wraps and turks heads. thanks
jason shaw <>
ca USA - Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 21:52:52 (EST)

wish i had this earlier for my cubs and my two Eagle sons!!
mission hills, ca USA - Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 11:05:56 (EST)

Great looking site, I hope to learn the turks head knot from your instructions
Art Burnett <>
Youngstown, ohio USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 19:14:28 (EST)

Ex used to loop around our outside 100' electrical cord w/easy unravel. Made a 100' cord only a few feet long. HELP
Ms Robbi Powers <>
Arbuckle, CA USA - Friday, March 18, 2005 at 17:55:22 (EST)

I am just becoming a scout leader this site has given me much needed information thank you
victoria Searl <>
Goulburn, NSW Australia - Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 03:59:11 (EST)

great web site,keep up the good work
greg nixon <>
manitoba, canada - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 17:33:43 (EST)

Thanks so much for the instructions! I used the knife lanyard knot instructions to make a decorative knot with suede lace on a leather book I'm making for an art project, and it looks great! Thanks so much!
USA - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 11:45:29 (EST)

Hi i am part of the scouting family found this site just surfing and thought it was a Great site easy for my kids to follow will recomend it to my friends
Debbie Hayman <>
Forest Lake, Qld Australia - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 05:15:58 (EST)

this is a good site. u'rah for you.i am a bit concerned your last up date has been a while Brock
Brock Carlson <>
Scotts Mills, OR USA - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 06:47:07 (EST)

nice site very helpfull knots
dennis <>
Elizabethtown, ky USA - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at 23:16:49 (EST)

Congratulations on making such an interesting site! I'll recommend it for my scouts, and I'll look forward to seeing other knots added. Best wishes, Luis Sancho
Luis Sancho <>
Porto, Portugal - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 18:34:57 (EST)

Excellent site, especially the section on tying large Turks Heads. Best I have seen.
Alan Alderson <>
Christchurch, UK - Monday, March 07, 2005 at 08:03:02 (EST)

can you put knots for the venture program. it is under wilderness surivial
sd, ca USA - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 19:27:48 (EST)

BMCS USN (ret) Nice site.
Vince Brennan <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 18:24:29 (EST)

Great site. Will come in handy. 5th troop London On. Canada
Paul Bilyea <>
London, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 15:15:58 (EST)

travis <>
coral gables, fl USA - Monday, February 28, 2005 at 10:06:30 (EST)

This is a really good site. As Group Scout Leader of 17th Colchester Sea Scouts I expect to get a lot of use out of it. Keep up the good work!
Kim Collier <>
Colchester, England - Monday, February 28, 2005 at 06:31:35 (EST)

I was looking for a turks head to use for a scout evening and found yours very helpful thank you
Richard Cook <>
Bradford, west yorkshire UK - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 17:37:44 (EST)

HEY! I love your knotting page! It is nice and clear how to do all of the knots. I am a leader in the Hungarian Scout Association in the SF area, and my group of 5 young (10 year old) boys has benefitted so much from your knot knowledge. They love learning knots online and are so amazed when we utilize them at camps, when cooking or making lean-to's. Thanks again for putting the effort into building a website for knot fanatics!
Janos B.
Fremont, CA USA - Friday, February 25, 2005 at 16:44:02 (EST)

I thought your instructions were very helpful. I am doing a 20 min micro teaching slot as part of my TESOL certificate. So thanks!
amanda peyton jones
UK - Friday, February 25, 2005 at 08:26:09 (EST)

I've used your knot tying animations as a training aid for my scout troop and had excellent results. Very impressed with the site, excellent resource for the scout troop, possibly the best knots pages on the web. Yours in Scouting Andy
Andrew Peall <>
Lincoln, Lincolnshire England - Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 08:11:08 (EST)

Great web site. Thanks for posting it. PK
Phil Koontz <>
Galena, AK USA - Monday, February 21, 2005 at 13:53:14 (EST)

this is the first time i have ever commented on a web page but i have enjoyed your site so much that i though you should get a good old that-a-boy. thank you very much.
Tom LaVigueur
AK USA - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 15:41:48 (EST)

I'm a 30 year scoutmaster veteran and I think this is great, I'll tell the other scoutmasters about your knoting page.......Keep it up thanks.......
Ray Garcia <>
Bay City, Tx USA - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 12:16:35 (EST)

Thanks so much for the great animations. It makes teaching our girl scouts how to tie knots a snap!
Mechelle <>
Livingston, NJ USA - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 22:38:26 (EST)

I have to give a speech on knot tying for my college speech class. I found this site to be extremely helpful and I am glad that someone so dedicated is running it. Thank you for all the helpful information.
Heather <>
Pass Christian, MS USA - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 14:32:21 (EST)

I got to your site from a link I got from my Boy Scout troop. I think that you could have put more stuff in the humorous tidbits section, but overall it's a great site.
Lee Vian
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 16:39:08 (EST)

Thanks for a great site. As an ex-scout I'm enjoying re-visiting the basic knots as i have found a new use for them in adult life, mainly securing things to my car's roof rack.
Dave Clark <>
Wales-UK - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11:03:37 (EST)

Can someone please tell me what a shackle key is and how it is used? Thank you.
Doug Kvall <>
rochester, mn USA - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 15:03:36 (EST)

Very useful and easy to use site. You sorted out my question on bowlines
Ian Pike
UK - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 13:38:49 (EST)

Thank you for the information much appreciated.
Jeanne Howard <>
Centralia, Wa USA - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 13:14:56 (EST)

I am the scout master in the Nuuuli 1st Ward scout troop in American Samoa. We have a district scout competition this weekend called the Annual Scout 'Fiafia'. I was looking up different knots and came upon your guestbook. We have scouts in American Samoa! Thanks for a great site.
Anthony Taatiti <>
Pago Pago, American Samoa - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 19:48:45 (EST)

Looking for a page of Boy Scout Knots to put on a camp T-shirt.
Bob Wonnell <>
Clinton, MO USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 11:05:41 (EST)

Nice site! I was looking for more info on Turk's head knots and was not disappointed. Thank you for the photos. Yours in Scouting,
Don Goodman <>
Eagar, AZ USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 00:45:22 (EST)

Good site for Cub Scouts. I need to review knots with the Cubs tonight. Apprecite your site, especially the "animation" portion, great learning tool.
Stan Rochlin <>
Snohomish, WA USA - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 13:47:59 (EST)

I have been looking for ideas to use in a quilt about the ship the SS Great Britain. Thanks for such clear and colourful illustrations. Sue
Sue Davey <>
Bristol, England - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 12:08:05 (EST)

Looking for a how to tie a turnaround knot
Kathy M. Mortellaro <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Sunday, February 06, 2005 at 21:39:42 (EST)

Although I am a US citizen, I nevertheless live in Spain. I have a boat on the western Mediterranean and have throughly enjoyed your website and learnt from it myself- way to go godspeed and thanks
Timothy George <>
La Bisbal, Spain - Saturday, February 05, 2005 at 05:54:25 (EST)

Julie Hammontree, Troop 66 and Pack 165, Vermillion, SD <>
USA - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 at 14:39:25 (EST)

My hobbie is to re:learn all the forgotten skills of yester-year. From Soap making to Animal tracking. I have found your site extremely useful in learning Knots a skill that everybody should have. Thank you
Rod Bell <>
Newton-Le-Willows, UK - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 07:13:59 (EST)

Excellent website although I found the turkshead visuals a bit hard to follow. I'm considered one of our council's knotheads as I'm called on to teach knotting to adults as well as youth. Keep up the good work of spreading knotting to the masses, because without knots we'd all be naked. KNOTHEAD365
Bruce E Anderson <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 11:30:51 (EST)

Bob Kienke, BSA Ranger <>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 10:15:37 (EST)

thanks for the knots
dave <>
pedro miguel, panama - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 09:53:34 (EST)

I found surgical forceps are the best thing on earth for tying turks heads. It's like having a third hand. Sharp pointed sizzors are better than knives. They make a cleaner cut.
Larry <>
Fortuna, Ca. USA - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 00:18:37 (EST)

Thanks. I couldnt figure out how to tie a sheepshank and now I know.
B. Glazer <>
tn USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 14:42:40 (EST)

Doug <>
Portland, OR USA - Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 23:24:49 (EST)

thanks, learning a lot, fast! starting a boatbuilding course soon, hope to sail more... cheers
Ande Lim <>
adelaide, SA australia - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 19:24:12 (EST)

Let me know if you want to post a few Turks Head templates for complex Turks Heads, similar to what I have posted on the KNWW website. Pat
Patrick Ducey <>
Shoreline, WA USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 12:21:13 (EST)

He he he old eagle scout here. Was feeling a bit nostalgic tonight and went looking for knots to tie.Will be back thank you!
Wayne Micas <>
Metairie, La USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 23:47:01 (EST)

Very well done and very informative information.
Borden Brooks <>
Seymour, Ct. USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 21:56:48 (EST)

Annette Wyler <>
Fresno, Oh USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 19:28:06 (EST)

I've just started really learning the knots I've been tying for years! Didn't know they had names! Your site is very helpful; Thank you. Luke
Luke James
Oklahoma City, ok USA - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 00:38:38 (EST)

Thanks for such a great website. The resources on this site was great to use to teach my Girl Guides and Pathfinders how to tie those knots that everyone needs to know! Thanks!
Sarah-Jane <>
Saint John, NB Canada - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 19:28:31 (EST)

Hi from Denmark Great site you have made. I can only guess how long it has taken you to make all the instructions. I'm braiding in leather, but it is the same knots.
Lilli KLausen <>
Todbjerg, DK Denmark - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 13:38:37 (EST)

I was having trouble learning my knots to advance through the ranks of my Grace Brethren Boys Club. Thanks to your knotting page I have been learning a new one every week and I will be promoted soon. Thanks a lot. Seeing the steps made it a lot easier.
Brenten Megee <>
Lancaster, PA USA - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 21:30:17 (EST)

Bill <>
Lancaster, CA USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 18:18:14 (EST)

great site used your frames as still frames made a book to give to my boys troop 96 north west suburban council signal hill distict thannks again
maggie alvarado <>
rolling meadows, il USA - Monday, January 10, 2005 at 18:32:16 (EST)

Great site, My son whose a boy scout is asking how to tie knots I have forgotten (and I am a Deep Sea Diver) and this is an excellent resource for both him and me.
Fred Schepp <>
Houston, TX USA - Saturday, January 08, 2005 at 22:21:49 (EST)

Great site! Its great that each knot can be broken down frame by frame! Great teaching and learning tool. Thanks
Albert Sarfati <>
Santa Monica, CA USA - Saturday, January 08, 2005 at 04:54:35 (EST)

great site,i am just getting back into knot tying so your site will be helpful.thanks! Gary.
gary girard <>
0ceanside, ca USA - Friday, January 07, 2005 at 14:00:03 (EST)

One of My Favorite Bookmarks, I return often for new information.
Larry G. Thayer
McHenry , IL USA - Friday, January 07, 2005 at 11:59:56 (EST)

Great site!Thanks alot. Pack 53 Bears
lake city, pa USA - Friday, January 07, 2005 at 09:30:03 (EST)

Very nice site, great animation and cute jokes!
Adam Cook
Auburn, MA USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 16:16:27 (EST)

Good Site.
Rick Adkinson <>
Stockbridge, GA USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 21:05:37 (EST)

I put up a bird feeder today and tied some really sorry knots. After finding your site the retry will be more successful, I'm sure. Thanks!
Tom Moriarty <>
Niantic, CT USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 16:18:30 (EST)

Thanks for the knotting page. For those of us that don`t tie knotts on a regular basis this page is a great refresher. Thanks Jim ledwidge
James Ledwidge <>
mojave, ca USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 02:28:34 (EST)

I was mostly interested in your book list commentary and marlinspike & knife information.
Jim Baldridge <>
Fairbanks, AK USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 23:43:17 (EST)

Very informative sight and well done. Keep up the good work.
Michael Fletcher <>
Ketchikan, AK USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 17:15:16 (EST)

Helpful site for teaching our youg scouts the necessary knots and a good refresher for seasoned Scouters.
Jo Anne H <>
Elma, WA USA - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 22:22:27 (EST)

I'm only a tenderfoot, in his middle years, who recently spent hours tying and retying ropes during the prosecution of a project that I'm currently engaged in around the house - only to have each knot come undone the moment it was subjected to substantial tension. Your pages on knots - which I intend to go through carefully over the next couple of days - are invaluable. I've only seen and practised your page on Basic Knots so far - and they have proved just the ticket. Thank you very much. And don't ever let these web pages of yours lapse: they are priceless.
Lincoln Jansz <>
New Zealand - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 21:26:12 (EST)

I leave for winter camp tommorrow and just found your site thanks, blind fox _/\/X_ \ / \/
sam finnell <>
denison, tx USA - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 21:08:54 (EST)

this is a great site. I have wondering how to make the large turkshead for quite sometime now and have been searching the web for it. Finally , i got it. Thanks.
hisham ben muhammand <>
KL, WP MALAYSIA - Friday, December 24, 2004 at 02:30:30 (EST)

Thanks for this great site. I just got to the site I hope to find a knot like a turks head, but just a ball for the end of a necklace. I may just make a turks head on a thin bar. I am an enthused graduate of boy scouts and former (three week) lobster boat fisherman. Happy Solstice to you.
Rick Russo <>
Edwardsville, IL USA - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 08:18:12 (EST)

This is a great site....Keep up the good work. BTW The name of my 24 foot sail boat is 'Fraid Knot
Scott <>
Denver, CO USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 23:08:26 (EST)

Are you acquainted with the requirements for the Pioneering Merit Badge Dan
Dan Walters <waltd-g@att. net>
Stoughton , Wi USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 09:29:04 (EST)

Great Site
Sean Sebourn <>
Little Rock, AR USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 12:26:16 (EST)

Wanting to get information on how to tie the Chaumard knot and the purpose or uses of the knot. I have a display board of knots and the Chaumard is missing from the display. I would like to re-tie the knot and add it back to the display.......Thank you very much....Bob Morgan
Bob Morgan <>
grain valley, mo USA - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 23:06:40 (EST)

Thank You so much for this great site.
Milenko Pankov <>
North Vancouver, Canada - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 10:35:39 (EST)

very good site
Grant <Bruce>
Glasgow, Scotland (UK) - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 04:46:58 (EST)

Thank You very much for creating this site, I have tried to tie a T.H. many times with no luck, 5 minutes after your tutorial and I was done ! My girlfriend says I'm a real Knot head now :)
Skip Turnbull <>
St. Pete, Fl. USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 20:18:43 (EST)

This is a great site. Thank you for your time and info.
bill bennett <>
blue ridge, ga USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 17:11:49 (EST)

ASM and District chairman in Greater Alabama Council; love your site. Do you know any good sites for Stave making and design?
Tom Allen <>
Birmingham, AL USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 15:54:06 (EST)

CATHLAMET, WA USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 17:49:10 (EST)

thanks a lot for the instructions on tying theturks head
james goodell
riverside, ca USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 02:26:08 (EST)

put written instructions for the knots too. It would help
Jules dupont <>
Philedelphia, P.A. USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 20:31:25 (EST)

as an assistant scout master, this site is the greatest.
joe wright
jax, FL USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 13:25:43 (EST)

great site! i needed the stop action animation to tie a bowline. this is better than in books.
tracy hofmann <>
fort wayne, in USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 23:22:20 (EST)

Great site highly recommend for scouts. I used to teach my Webelos and Bears knot tying
Laina <>
Winter Haven, Fl USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 14:57:38 (EST)

I enjoyed your site. Good information and loved the animations with the frame-by-frame feature. If I can suggest one thing, a section on different ropes would be good (similar to the knives section. Thanks.
Peter Moys
Australia - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 19:41:52 (EST)

Thank you for this website. I found just what I was looking for here. Thanks again.
Squeeker Prouty
USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 12:06:12 (EST)

Great website full of useful information. As Assistant Scoutmaster we plan to do turkshead knots for neckerchief slides this week.
Dirk Palmer <>
Sandpoint, ID USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 01:34:41 (EST)

Awesome site. I've learnt how to re-tie the turks knot and it still looks cool. Thanks again. I am a Scouter and have been one for 11 years and have completed the Woodbadges 1 and 11. Now they call it Basic Core and I am a trainer in that area. Thanks again for the knot. yis (yours in scouting) Naomi
Naomi VandeVoorde <>
Hinton, AB Canada - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 11:33:33 (EST)

very good site as i'm a complete novice am trying to find easy info to taake to my scout group
karen <>
Colchester, uk - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 10:25:44 (EST)

I used to visit my father's twin brother and his wife (they had no children) on vacations and he taught me to tie my shoes when I was very young (I'm now 83) and I have never been satisfied but it is a habit I have not been able to change. I need help while I still have time to enjoy it. Thank you and continue your much needed public service.
Howard Rukeyser <>
Miami, FL USA - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 09:48:21 (EST)

Great site. I am a new Boy Scout Leader and I needed to know a few more knots than I did. You helped! Thanks
Kathy <>
Nokomis, FL USA - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 21:41:15 (EST)

very useful and so interesting....thanks a lot!!!
port elizabeth, rsa - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 14:57:32 (EST)

very interesting and useful...thanks such a lot
port elizabeth, rsa - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 14:55:38 (EST)

Well Done... I was reared in Bradford PA Found you in Mia Herald Will send link to article
Ferris Thompson <>
South Miami, FL USA - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 12:43:30 (EST)

Thank you for all your hard work in putting this site together. At least I wont be too embarassed at my Scout Meeting Tomorrow
jim collins <>
yonkers, 10710 USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 22:54:17 (EST)

I'm glad you told me about this website at scouts the other day. Thanks alot. It is very helpful
Connor Schneps <>
Doylestown, PA USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 20:42:38 (EST)

Hi, Alan, Surely, with your knowledge of knots and general all round creativity could you possibly conjure up the perfect knot for our knotty problem person? I suggest the strands be colored blue.
catherine elwell <>
allentown, pa USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 18:11:21 (EST)

Great work. I've added a link to your site from our troop site. Along with being ASM and Webmaster, I'm also in charge of teaching basic rope craft to the scouts. Your site will be a big help and a time saver. Thanks.
Steve Schurmann <>
Monroe, NY USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 18:52:23 (EST)

Hello, Liked your pages.
Marian Williams
Ft Worth, TX USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 17:50:17 (EST)

Great site well done. Was looking how to tie the Turkshead knot for our neckerchief woddles. I will be getting the lads making them next week. Cheers.
Dave Turton <>
Nottingham, UK - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 10:43:41 (EST)

I enjoy your site thoroghly. I found it due to having to take down an oak tree about 90 feet tall. Had to learn some new knots for the ropes. thanks.
Janna H
hi USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 23:14:23 (EST)

Hi!! Please can you show me some tyings for hand braselets or something else
Ivan gjorgjievski <>
Skopje, 1000 Macedonia - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 11:42:03 (EST)

Hello-- A quick knot question for you... I am hoping to set up a tire swing for my children to enjoy. I am able to toss a length of rope over the branch I'm interested in tying to, but don't have any way to "manually" cinch up a knot. Do you have a suggestion for a good firm knot I could use that will "slide up" to the branch? Thanks for your help!!
Mark Herman <>
Mahomet, IL USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 14:22:11 (EST)

Your knot tying web site was pointed out at the Alamo Council Pow Wow today. The annimations are a great help to any scout having trouble mastering the subject. Many thanks.
San Antonio, TX USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 22:52:15 (EST)

Nice site, I was looking to tie a lanyard for a flag on the rope on a flag pole. You have an interesting site. Gary
Gary Schultz <>
Commerce Twp, MI USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 11:36:20 (EST)

Hi Mr. Folsom
kyle Nicodemus <>
Doylestown, PA USA - Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 15:27:12 (EST)

I just got home from a a POW WOW. I was given your website to practice tying basic knots. I was frustrated until I found your step by step instructions. Thank You for making me feel successful so I can share knot tying with my bear scouts!
Carol Keim <>
St. Louis, MO. USA - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 20:36:54 (EDT)

Truly your work.
Ben Kafka <>
Mapleton, ut USA - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 15:17:45 (EDT)

good site. very informative.
josh <>
dayton, oh USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 20:29:01 (EDT)

What a GREAT site. Something our entire Pack and use and learn from. Thanks -B-
Bill Berklich <>
Rochester, MI USA - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 12:30:01 (EDT)

Thank you I started a girl scout troop and had no idea how i was going to learn all those knots. The animation is wonderful and very, very helpful. Thanks Again
ss <>
lake charles, la USA - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 11:58:10 (EDT)

Great site - all I need to know to teach my Scouts some knots. Thanks.
Iain Taylor <>
Laurencekirk, UK - Scotland - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 16:52:00 (EDT)

I'm a Navy Vet from WW11 and ex Scoutmaster who is fascinated by the number of different knots.
Ed Caldwell <>
Coatesville, In USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 10:30:21 (EDT)

Great Site - It's wonderful to have such a great resource in our own backyard. As a boat owner, the knots really come in handy.
John Sklencar <>
Jamison, PA USA - Friday, October 22, 2004 at 11:45:28 (EDT)

I found the animations extremely helpful. Thanks
E Rod Williams <Ernest.Williams@SSC.NASA.GOV>
New Orleans, LA USA - Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 12:05:09 (EDT)

Your instructions on how to tie a Turks Head absolutely fantastic! I'm the Cub Scout Leader of Gosnells Cubs in Perth Western Australia.
Nikol Borchardt <>
Perth, WA Australia - Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 02:29:32 (EDT)

este site esta muy bueno yo lo recomiendo atodos mis amigos que estamos siempre iendo de campamento
douglas ramos <>
houston, tx USA - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 17:01:29 (EDT)

Wonderful site. Any words of wisdom for someone who likes knots and would like to try animating them for a web page? I would just like to be able to do it for a troop resource - learn a knot at a time thing. Any help as to we=here to start would be appreciated!!!
Rose Gearhart <>
Canton, Ohio USA - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 13:35:37 (EDT)

the animations are clear Thanks!
anchorage, ak USA - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 00:49:29 (EDT)

I want to tie rope around a glass bouy Can you assist in how it is done? Regards Mike Stark
Mike Stark <>
Durban, KZN South Africa - Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 05:32:04 (EDT)

i found your site to be the best! I have been on the internet for 3 days now searching for understandable instructions on how to tie a turkshead knot. GREAT JOB!! I'll be back. Thank you.
jean <>
griffin, ga USA - Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 08:34:06 (EDT)

Thought you were so happy to have all the U.S. states that you may want to make a comment about needing something from canada next... Well "hello" from british columbia. GREAT SITE by the way!!!
Claire <n/a>
Fraser Lake, CANADA - Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 03:36:19 (EDT)

I'm not a scout; just needed some "bend" knots to tie a leather necklace. Great animations ! Thanks !
P Holman
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 21:22:53 (EDT)

McMinnville, TN USA - Monday, October 11, 2004 at 23:42:22 (EDT)

Great info on how to tie Turk's Heads. Most comprehensive info on the web. Thanks!
Nathan Paske <>
Portage, WI USA - Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 17:39:24 (EDT)

We have a fire fighting competition every year between different factories in which different tasks such as knots are given, this site has helped us greatly thanks.
joe giannone <>
johannesburg, RSA - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 04:37:31 (EDT)

I'm a Cub Scout mom learning how to tie the knots so I can help at the den meeting. My husband is the Coast Guard/Navy guy but he won't be at the meeting. The illustrations are great, especially the individual frames. I wish my printer was working. Thanks for the site. I will be visiting again soon.
Brenda Blue <>
La Porte, TX USA - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 22:05:55 (EDT)

Great site, we'll have to use the animations to help teach our cubs.
Steve Porter <>
Maple Ridge, BC Canada - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 03:57:03 (EDT)

Hi! I'm a Girl Guide Leader who's interested in teaching the girls the 'so what?' about knots. My purpose today, however, is to figure out which knots to teach in my Spanish class at Dalhousie University
Shannon Derrick <>
Halifax, NS Canada - Sunday, October 03, 2004 at 11:56:17 (EDT)

One of the best sites on knotting that I found in my search. Good design and wonderfully clear instructions. Thanks and warm wishes.
Ayesha Mayhew
Brighton, UK - Sunday, October 03, 2004 at 04:38:04 (EDT)

Thanks for the help
Bob Richardson <Bob.Richardson>
Balclutha, New Zealand - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 17:55:26 (EDT)

Please, add a button to each slide show so every one will be able to chose the speed change of slides... Your impressive site really deserve it!
dani neumann <>
- Friday, October 01, 2004 at 15:06:41 (EDT)

Great site,will be back to explore more asap
Martin Flahive <>
ireland - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 11:29:55 (EDT)

Nice knot animations, thanks for your efforts. Pack 184 / Troop 184 Big Timber John
Sicklerville, NJ USA - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 08:40:25 (EDT)

wery good site
Bernt Berthelsen <berthlse>
Mandal, Norway - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 05:47:49 (EDT)

Just a guy looking for some knot info. Found your site at Google and really enjoyed the helpful animations. Bravo!
David Bareford <>
Stonington, CT USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 04:45:52 (EDT)

I tied my first Turkshead know using your method of using the dowel rod. I found it to be exreamly easy.
Ernie Bell <>
Clinton Twp, MI USA - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 19:53:07 (EDT)

Thanks for taking the time to do such a great thing and a super job of it. A great resource for Scouts. YIS, Curt.
Curt Slininger <>
Hampden, ME USA - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 15:05:33 (EDT)

I reef you knot,I really like this site
Greenwood, Ms. USA - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 14:06:03 (EDT)

I am a webelos den leader for pack 48 in Newport News Va. I was looking for some great projects to do for my guys to earn their craftsman skills badge and you have given me some great ideas. Thank you for providing such an outstanding site. Yours in Scouting, Krista Stachura, Den 6, Pack 48
krista m. stachura <>
newport news, va USA - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 13:09:16 (EDT)

Great site! Very helpful
Allan Robbins
Kailua-Kona, HI USA - Friday, September 24, 2004 at 15:23:55 (EDT)

Great Stuff. A good way to refresh the memory of some of the more seldom used knots. John.
John O'Connell <>
Port Victoria, South Aust. Australia - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 20:41:39 (EDT)

I'm a former scout myself, hoping to be a leader soon( my son is soon to enter beavers). Great site!
Chris <>
Kelowna, BC Canada - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 01:45:47 (EDT)

Looking for information on knots. I am Chairman of a UK Scout Group and as ex RN I have been asked to assist the scouts with their ropework. Excellent site, well done. done
Nick Shipp <>
England - Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 04:09:15 (EDT)

tank u tis sight is good for me tank u lots
ben boskus
Japan - Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 00:09:09 (EDT)

tank u tis sight is good for me tank u lots
franky boskus
Japan - Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 00:08:20 (EDT)

Oh my god this sight is like the worlds best i cannot believe how good it is it should be more advertised this site is just awsome
Ben Mario
USA - Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 00:04:13 (EDT)

I love your site. It has really helped me with a lot of knots. Do you know how to "throw" a clove hitch? I have seen a man do this but have not been able to pry the secret from him. Basically you hold thin rope in your hand and whip it around a couple of times. Like magic, a clove hitch appears on your index finger.
Larry Conley <>
Simpsonville, SC USA - Monday, September 20, 2004 at 21:00:41 (EDT)

Diver and Underwater Film Maker
Michael Lim <>
Singapore, Singapore - Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 09:37:15 (EDT)

Thanks for the great site. I had to replace a clothesline rope, and suddenly found myself at a loss. I'm going to have to learn my knots again from my sailing days. Greetings from Down Under.
Sean White
Beaumaris, Vic Australia - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 18:13:58 (EDT)

I am passionate about sailing and have just gotten a large sail boat. Because of it, I am in need of learning a tremendous amount of information-which is the joy of this activity-and your site on knots is outstanding. Thank you for taking the time
Greenacres, FL USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 08:09:20 (EDT)

Brilliant idea!!! Thanx
Walther Lalk <>
Pretoria, GA South Africa - Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 14:38:10 (EDT)

A truly great site....I wish I had had access to it when I was a scoutmaster. The animations are wonderful!!!!
John Utz <>
USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 15:07:57 (EDT)

I am a beginner at the art of knot tying, however I am enjoying it very much. As I learn a new knot, I share it with my students as a learning aid in following instructions, both written and verbal.
John Davis <>
Staunton, VA USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 13:42:52 (EDT)

Got a couple of ideas for consideration on you list of 50 knots. Will send after I have studied your list.
Frank Brown <>
Hobart, Tas Australia - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 02:50:19 (EDT)

Ronald F. Kapp II <>
Oak Lawn, IL USA - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 14:34:03 (EDT)

Thank you for your cute and informative web site. It is great!
Dee <>
Rainforest, Costa Rica - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 09:42:37 (EDT)

Troop 94 Prairie Grove, Arkansas
Jerry Myers <>
Farmington, AR USA - Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 16:36:32 (EDT)

Great site, wonderfully laid out.
Shau Wood <>
Halifax, UK - Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 14:32:27 (EDT)

Thanks! My daughter couldn't figure out the sheepshank knot. Thanks to you she'll pass Out-door Ed.
Lynn b <>
Chippewa Falls, WI USA - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 14:16:04 (EDT)

That's a great knot web site I ever seen before. I am a scouter in Hong Kong, May I request your approve to use your knotting skill meterial on line to teach my scout . Waiting for your reply. Thanks
Paulo Leung <>
Hong Kong, China - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 05:15:47 (EDT)

Khalid <>
Singapore - Friday, September 10, 2004 at 09:19:10 (EDT)

thanks for the easy ways you show how to tie knots. They really helped in my whip making and add a lot of color and style to my bullwhips. People like you make the biggest difference when looking for information on the net.THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
jessie gaddy <>
Panama city beach, fl USA - Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 13:42:30 (EDT)

I have really enjoyed your web site, especially the "Large Turkshead". I always enjoy a challenge with knot s and I think this is going to be a great challenge. Thanks for posting it on your web site. Carl
Carl Spitzer <>
GA USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 22:38:39 (EDT)

Very nice site that now that I found it I will come back to. Nice to see your concern.
Gary Holleran <>
Lumberton, TX USA - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 23:01:17 (EDT)

Never was a BoyScout, but now I can fake it. Thanks for your generosity, David Bustamante
David Bustamante <>
Roseville, Ca USA - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 03:08:39 (EDT)

great info.
donald weissmuller <>
san francisco, calif USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 16:04:46 (EDT)

Hiya, i needed to find a site to teach me how to tie some knots, and i came onto your site... I'm from Malaysia, from 19th Port Klang... Hope i can get some reply...
Cheah Kok Hin <>
Klang, Sel Malaysia - Monday, August 23, 2004 at 09:41:09 (EDT)

I teach "utility line" classes at Metro Community College in Omaha. One of the classes is a "Ropes & Rigging" class. I am going to use your site to help my students learn the knots required in the course. Thanks!
Rich Newcomer <>
Omaha, NE USA - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 22:11:10 (EDT)

Howdy from France! e put it on here! i need to know imediatly!!!
chicago, il USA - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 00:14:36 (EDT)

Thanks for giving a way to tie a woggle.
David J. Brown <>
Winston-Salem, NC USA - Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 23:12:14 (EDT)

Susan Schrader <>
Edison, NJ USA - Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 19:01:36 (EDT)

I am in the military in Japan Thanks for the work in your sight
Robbie McKain <>
APO, AP USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 19:26:37 (EDT)

Lots of useful information for a complete novice . eASY TO NAVIGATE THE SITE
Stuart Spriggens <>
England - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 03:02:44 (EDT)

Excellent a very usefull site for scout's knot training. Congratulation!
Niflis Elias <>
Athens, Greece - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 10:08:02 (EDT)

We were sitting around sawmill pool and were looking for knots ...your site rocks!
Tobi, Leah, Scotty <>
ottawa, on canada - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 18:18:28 (EDT)

It's knot the best web site I've been on.Well worth a look though.
Dean Webber <>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 01:13:50 (EDT)

Very, very nice website with lots of useful information. Let's see if I can get those kayaks to fly off the roof racks of the SUV now! ;-) Many thanks for your help.
Mark Gallerneault
Kingston, ON CANADA - Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 18:49:17 (EDT)

I enjoyed your site. I will be refering many beginner knot tyers to your site.
Kenneth M. Gay Jr. <>
Cape Cod, Ma USA - Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 01:14:43 (EDT)

Eagle Scout; Climber... GREAT SITE
Overland Park, KS USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 15:56:25 (EDT)

Erick Felt <>
marion, ohio USA - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 16:47:39 (EDT)

Great site
Kevin Le Poidevin <>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 00:22:31 (EDT)

Looking for knot tying instructions for my six year old grandson. Thank you very much.
Elmer D. Church <>
Great Falls, MT USA - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 02:15:33 (EDT)

Thanks, This really helps a knot impaired greybeard learn to tie them properly.
Rob Davison <>
Toppenish, wa USA - Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 04:01:59 (EDT)

Great Site with excellent animated examples. Also appreciate your Favorite Links with other things like Dutch Oven recipes.
Erwin Okita <>
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 07:01:53 (EDT)

SALT LAKE CITY, USA - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 17:37:00 (EDT)

Wonderful, informative site. Your knot tying instructions through use of animation is most helpful. Keep up the great work!
Montgomery, AL USA - Friday, July 16, 2004 at 02:10:40 (EDT)

good stuff !!!
Robin Mezera <>
Wauzeka, wi USA - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 19:25:43 (EDT)

Thank You for this sight
Jim Turner <>
Moses Lake, WA USA - Sunday, July 11, 2004 at 14:42:28 (EDT)

Thanks for the good knot tying information
K. Johnson <>
rex, ga USA - Sunday, July 11, 2004 at 11:41:48 (EDT)

I liked what I saw.This is very good information for all SCOUTS. Thank You.
Terry Fletcher <>
Columbus, GA USA - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 20:39:36 (EDT)

Thank you! Your page and its links not only kept my nephew out of my hair while I finished up a project, but also taught him some truly useful skills... erm... alpha kEwL stuff. ;-)
Robin Rick <>
Venice, CA USA - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 20:09:34 (EDT)

Very nice site. I especially liked the animation examples for knots. Useful and informative for all outdoors persons to learn and enjoy. Thanks!
Steve Strickland <>
Brandon, MS USA - Monday, July 05, 2004 at 15:54:09 (EDT)

what a`bought a pa`ge for newly invented knotes or have they all been invented?
Bill Traughber <>
tujunga, ca USA - Saturday, July 03, 2004 at 00:11:49 (EDT)

This is a wonderful website. I have enjoyed looking over all of the knots. I have taken some of the knot directions from here and showed my den how to tie the knots. The instructions were much clearer for them to understand on how to tie the knots. They liked the step by step feature. This is a great website. I will keep this website in my favorites. I also plan on emailing this website to all 12 of my boys. Thank you for having this website available. Lisa Hartnagel
Lisa Hartnagel <>
Troy, IL USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 10:24:21 (EDT)

Thankyou for this site. I was trying to make a tripod for some flowers to climb and have completely forgot all the knots I learned in 20+ years of Girl Scouts. "If you don't use it, you lose it!" Anyhow, I think I got it. GinnyG
Marathon, NY USA - Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 11:15:53 (EDT)

Ifound a knot book in Barnes & Noble as I have been looking to find a knot to tie my shoes with that is a single not and will not come loose and a double knot is not needed. Since I have serious back pain I find it hard especially in the AM to bend down to tie my shoe laces. Another problem with a single knot is one leg is more swollen than the other and the shoe loosens up during the day often with the result of a loose lace. The single knot idea came from a newspaper article quoting a person from the state of Washington. I appreciate any ideas.
Robert Fritz <>
Neenah, WI USA - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 23:44:35 (EDT)

A very good and useful site thanks
Bill Dunn <>
Southampton, Hants England - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 17:21:12 (EDT)

Thanks for a great site! Now I have an adjustable knot to hold up my hammock! ;)
Madison, WI USA - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 18:06:15 (EDT)

Love the site. You have some great references. I'd love to be able to locate more on braiding, all types of braids.
R. Porter <>
NE USA - Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 16:24:33 (EDT)

gostei muito do seu trabalho
luiz francisco batista sampaio <>
assis, sp brasil - Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 11:41:58 (EDT)

Very helpful. Now if I can just get my cubs all to my computer for a meeting. 8)
Rose Steinmeier (Akela, 1st West Heights) <>
Mission, BC Canada - Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 01:59:13 (EDT)

Excellent site! I've been looking for something like this for training. I'm with 2 Search & Rescue teams and Knots are our life. I hope it is ok to send this link to the rest of my teammates, (as I already have). Thanks again.
Hank Treadwell <>
Casa Grande, Az USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 13:41:50 (EDT)

I am a parachute rigger
Gary E. Brown <>
Sanford, NC USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 13:41:31 (EDT)

I was looking for instructions on a button not and or monkeys fist. Made one years ago but had abit of memory lasp. Foud your site informative and helpfull, thanks. Regards
Fred <>
Melbourne Beach, FL USA - Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 09:06:16 (EDT)

Thanks for a geat site, especially the grid for the turk's head!
Bill Terry <>
Beverly, MA USA - Friday, June 11, 2004 at 18:17:45 (EDT)

Excellent site and a great help for our Troop. Thanks so much! Ray Graves Scoutmaster Troop 201 Issaquah, WA
Ray Graves <>
North Bend, WA USA - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 11:38:02 (EDT)

Hi there. I found your site while looking for info to tie a handmade peruvian hammock to a maple tree that I dont want to harm. Talk about knotting! My father-in-law, Antonio, has been making fishing nets all his life .He lives on the coast of Peru, in Trujillo. He makes huge ones for boats, and also very beautiful circular casting nets, using bright colors of poly rope, and he makes his own weights by taking a piece of pvc pipe about 1 1/2 inches long, and cutting it lengthwise, making a "C" shape. Then he presses this shape into a box of wet sand, and pours in hot lead. My husband says his dad always drinks orange juice or milk after he does this because the lead is bad for his head. Thought you'd enjoy this little story. I have not yet decided which knot to use for the hammock, but I'm sure I will. Your site is terrific. Regards! Judy
Judy Chavez <>
Valdese, NC USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 14:20:27 (EDT)

looking for sources on not so common knot tying for a class to combat engineers
michael sturman
mahmoudiyah, iraq - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at 03:54:20 (EDT)

I've only just found you website. I don't have a comment, but I do have a question. I'm attemting to learn Turkshead knots. I understand the mathematical formulas that must be followed with regard to size. What I'd like to know is if there's a formula for determining the length of the strand relative to the knot size? I'm already cringing at the thought of getting partially or mostly finished with a knot only to find out that the strand isn't long enough. I'd appreciate any guidance you can provide. Regards, JJ
Jesse Jones <>
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 16:19:10 (EDT)

knotty site..for tieing up my boat that is.:0)
paul dimitras <>
sacramento, ca USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 22:46:37 (EDT)

Hello, I am looking for a supplier of polypropolene and parachute ropes. I have taken up a hobby of making my own horse tack. Would you happen to know where i can find rope in the usa for a low price?
Michelle <>
Mcloud, ok USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 14:41:05 (EDT)

EVERETT, WA. USA - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 18:43:49 (EDT)

Thanks for such a great resource. Sites like this are very helpfull for teaching and creating interest in knot tieing. I will refer to it as I teach knots in my boyscout troop. Troop 49 Lakewood, Warwick, RI.
Steven Wilkinson <wlk49>
warwick, RI USA - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 07:54:30 (EDT)

very informative
Shane Greer <>
Cairns, QLD Australia - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 03:02:12 (EDT)

Thank you for your page. Helpfull for someone who doesn't have much ability at knotting.
Queta Hubers <>
Mayaguez, PR USA - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:05:26 (EDT)

Great Site! I found it very informative.
Bush <>
Orange City, FL USA - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 14:41:09 (EDT)

a feast of information to impart to my cubs. easy instructions on how to make woggles. thankyou
nottinghamshire, England - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 09:15:56 (EDT)

a feast of information to impart to my cubs. easly instructions on how to make woggles thankyou
nottinghamshire, England - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 09:11:43 (EDT)

Looking for ways to decorate for our Spaghetti Supper using notes. Just trying to come up with something new. Thanks for your website. Cathy
Cathy Willson, BSA T60 <>
Kerrville, TX USA - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 14:47:22 (EDT)

Absoloutely brilliant. Best i have seen so far . Thanks for the great work ,wim
Wim van den Bosch
Durban , South Africa - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 15:14:23 (EDT)

excellent knots related page.
dan feigenbaum <>
Colorado Springs, co USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 16:06:03 (EDT)

Finding sites to help cubscouters access online for my upcoming POW WOW training. Thanks
Crystal Sublette <>
Billings, MT USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:35:53 (EDT)

My husband has Parkinsons disease and has forgotten a lot, so I needed to learn how to tie basic knots needed around our farm. Thank you so much. I've printed them out to practise.
Jennifer Somerville <>
Lismore, NSW Australia - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 19:56:56 (EDT)

I loved your site with out it I wouldnt be able to get to Tenderfoot! now the only knot I need for First Class is a SQUARE LASHING Thanks MICHAEL
Michael Tenney <>
Farley, IA USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:03:56 (EDT)

Thanks for the great website. I am an assistant scoutmaster and I appreciate the help this site has given to me. I have been able to explain knots better with yhis info. Thank you!!!!
Philip Lewis <>
Torrance, CA USA - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 17:18:34 (EDT)

Thanks for your clear knot tying illustrations. They will be great for teaching knots to kids!
USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 10:01:51 (EDT)

Glad that I found your website. Great site and thanks for the valuable information.
Mark Gan Richman <>
Singapore, SG Singapore - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 23:07:18 (EDT)

Good site..I like the step by step windows but..Im still working on the turks head CSL St.Mary Barnes Group London SW13 UK
Pieter van de Wiel <>
London, UK - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 17:54:26 (EDT)

Hey Al! Love your site... Chris lost his neckerchief slide and our banquet is tomorrow night - after all the time you spent with me you'd think I'd remember how to start one... anyway, Thanx for saving the day(again)!
Gary Ryan <>
Warrington, PA USA - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 23:46:10 (EDT)

Hi, I am fascinated by knots.And i am learning to do them properly.Yous site is most informative and helpfull.My compliments to you.
Adinda de Boer <>
Den Helder, Holland - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 18:00:43 (EDT)

Magnique superbe et merveilleux !!! Merci, j'ai appris beaucoup et je reviendrais sur votre site. Al
Legeay <>
St Etienne, France - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 00:24:11 (EDT)

I am looking for the definition of a tip knot. Have you ever heard of this one ?
Easton Kalmes <>
IGH, MN USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 20:10:02 (EDT)

Excellent Site!
Ramona, CA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 13:42:36 (EDT)

We are taking some of the young men from our church camping this weekend and wanted to share some knot tying techniques with them. I came across your site and found the animated diagrams to be very, very helpful. Thanks!
Stuart Gary <>
Silsbee, TX USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 08:22:52 (EDT)

Found your site trying to find how to build a floating dock. I emailed 2 photos of the prototypes I saw in Vietnam, hoping you might suggest what type of knot would best do the job.Again, what a delight to find your site!
Barbara Hudson <>
Chatham, VA USA - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 13:33:12 (EDT)

I came on here to find a knot to put at the end of a beading string for a necklace for dolls. I FOUND ONE. Thank you very much. Agness
...Agness Jackson <>
Marion, SC USA - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 21:21:25 (EDT)

i am a den leader for cub scouts in my area and this site will be quite helpful in thier quest for knot tying requirements.thank you.
butch nichols <>
cincinnati, oh USA - Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 15:42:06 (EDT)

Really enjoyed your helpful page. Have some friends who are "tying the knot" and your information aid in making a lively and fun wedding toast.
Karen <>
Parker, CO USA - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 06:05:54 (EDT)

Thanks alot for your help with web page it helped me alot with my instructions to our Cub Scouts here in It So Paulo . It was great to read through it all
Colin Brown <>
So Paulo, SP Brasil - Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 12:04:36 (EDT)

You have an excellent Knot Site. Thanks for putting it together.
Gary Campbell <>
Fort Smith, AR USA - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 21:07:15 (EDT)

This site is absolutely wonderful. A dynamite resource! I was looking for guidance on knot tying as I am teaching that segment to my cub scouts tomorrow night. The site is layed out beautifully, the animation is fantastic and I'm sure that I will now know many more knots that I will be able to teach! Thank you.
Dave Haggett <>
Palatine, IL USA - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 14:54:32 (EDT)

Great site really helped me with my fire fighter training on Knots. Thanks a bunch
Michael Jimenez <>
Palmdale, CA USA - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 00:22:11 (EDT)

I am a new member of IKTG. Love your website.
Fred Dant <>
Deltaville, Va. USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 16:59:38 (EDT)

O.K. I'll include a new reason why your site was visited. My 4th grader is studying the Oregon Trail. A long the way, they do projects. A fun one was to add up (done in points and lbs.) everything you are going take on this journey. Many forgot salt to preserve the food or things to trade with. Anyway, my daughter is going to show some basic knots that will come in handy on these dusty trails!!!
Tiffany Hollis <>
Naperville, IL USA - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 17:37:01 (EDT)

alan hawkins <>
apopka, fl USA - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 23:20:26 (EDT)

Fantastic site - I am a trainer of Volunteer Firefighters in Australia's Northern Territory, and can use the information as a training aid to build knotting skills. Thank you.
Lou Cowan <>
Darwin, NT Australia - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 19:25:53 (EDT)

Yar, your basic knots animation really teaches how to tie.
Singapore - Thursday, April 08, 2004 at 21:59:45 (EDT)

nice page .. will add comments in another visit (Scout Marounites , Lebanon )
abboud abboud <>
beirut, lebanon - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 16:29:19 (EDT)

Thanks for the excellent web site. The illustrated knot section is extremly helpful in learned to tie the knots
Carl Noble
Clinton Twp., MI USA - Monday, April 05, 2004 at 09:35:41 (EDT)

Learned 8-10 knots in scouting a loooong time ago. Use half of them to this day at work and at home. Thanks for your wonderful aid. It's helped me review a few on which i've gotten rusty.
E Byrne <>
doylestown, pa USA - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 10:52:42 (EST)

Great site! Can you tell me how or where to look to learn how to splice a loop into a rope. It is a knot I have often seen on ships/boats. The end of the rope is spliced back into the rope itself so that there is a loop at the end of the rope. Thanks for the great site. My sons are learning their basic knots and I have had a great refresher on several knots that I have long since forgotten.
Kelly Roberts <>
Mesa, AZ United States - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 10:23:23 (EST)

I just surfing the knotting site and found yours knotpage are so wonderful, and good for teaching the youngest, EZ to understand by the animated demo. Many thanks for your wonderful output. Keep going!
Chris LEE
Hong Kong, China - Monday, March 29, 2004 at 11:01:41 (EST)

Great Site thanks for putting it together and maintaining it.
Sheree Lynch <>
Johannesurg, South Africa - Friday, March 26, 2004 at 01:40:09 (EST)

very good. myself and a few ex drug users have just built a ness yoal and kneed to learn some knots for the rigging,ure site has been very helpfull thankyou
john leckie <>
inverness, scotland(uk) - Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 17:20:04 (EST)

Thank you, very much for a wonderful site on an important subject for those of us who imagine ourselves to be sailors. Great stuff with which I can impress my grandchildren.
Alan Savage
West Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 00:18:07 (EST)

Just finished a cross word puzzle. One of the clues was a gordian baffle, which turned out to be a knot. Can't find it anywhere. Do you know it; how is it used? Thanks
Kathy Derbes <>
Tequesta, fl USA - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 20:56:05 (EST)

Hello, I'm an upright bass player. I came across your site while looking for info on the best way to knot 7/64 "Amsteel" line to use as a tailgut on my double bass. There's not a lot of info out there on how to tie very thin line.
CA USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 00:39:17 (EST)

A great site! I'm an ASM with a lot to learn about knots! THANKS!
Randol Waters <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 22:38:13 (EST)

This is the best Web Page I have seen to date.
Bill Whalen <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 13:59:09 (EST)

As a fellow scout, knotter, and brewer of fine beer, I really appreciate this site! EXCELLENT help for Webelos learning knots!
Charlie Johnston <>
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 15:46:03 (EST)

Great site! will use in the classroom for teaching plumbing students construction knots!
Len Kuhl <>
Winnipeg, M.B. Canada - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 11:51:28 (EST)

Very nice site. Thanks for putting it together.
Aleea McDonald
Manchester, MO USA - Monday, March 15, 2004 at 19:25:26 (EST)

Great info, But,,,,, I have ssen a 4 core braid with at the end a kind of stop for teh 4 ropes used ????? any info about ????? Thanks
Luc Cardon <>
Gent, OV Belgium - Monday, March 15, 2004 at 05:07:46 (EST)

I liked this page. Its a good resource.
Abhijit <>
Thane, MH India - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 05:53:48 (EST)

Loved your site! Looking for information regarding making and mending fishing nets. Please reply if you have any suggestions!
Ruth Coppler <>
Keokuk, IA USA - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 01:36:03 (EST)

Just beginning to tie knots and appreciate the frame style of display. Thank You Gus (Romans 10:9&10)
Gus Christofield <>
Gladstone, VA USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 19:57:53 (EST)

Good selection of knots and their application
Harrell McLaurin <>
Bear Creek, NC USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 14:58:14 (EST)

Your site is really well done. good job.
bruno Pisani <>
milan, Italy - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 12:47:38 (EST)

Thank You! this is great. I am an ASM and the section on the basic knots is perfect for the younger scouts. I hate to ask for more - but could you do an animation for the truckers hitch?
Roger Asbill <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 09:02:52 (EST)

what a beaut web page what would we do without knots thanks
gary phillips <>
perth, w.a. australia - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 19:01:57 (EST)

Coleen Hansen (Applicant) <>
Beatrice, Beatrice USA - Monday, March 08, 2004 at 18:57:23 (EST)

Great site!!!!
Garrett <sorrycanttell@can'>
gggg, ggg Canada - Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 19:54:23 (EST)

Michelle Perkins <>
Mcloud, OK USA - Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 19:53:18 (EST)

PACK 456, Den #2: Den meeting tomorrow night. Need a couple of ideas quick!Thanks for the site!
Chris Shelton <>
Fayetteville, OH USA - Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 00:02:17 (EST)

A 62 year old scout is looking for what he remembers calling a pineapple. It was taught in water life saving classes at summer camp in Michigan. The rescurer held one end of the line and threw the ball (pineapple) toward the person in the water. My memory is shot as to how it was tied. Any help or was there ever such a thing. Great site, very well organized. Thanks Ray
Ray Setzke <>
Park Forest, IL USA - Friday, February 27, 2004 at 16:36:37 (EST)

I really love your site! I am a student at Clarion University and I have to teach a lesson on the Bowline knot. The animations and pictures are a great help! Keep up the good work! Thanks!
Sara H. <>
Clarion, PA USA - Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 13:40:57 (EST)

I am Cubmaster of my son's Cub Scout Pack and some times we practice knots for fun in cubs. And I came across your site and it is a big help in learning knots. We have just started a Boy Scout Troop and I will pass your web site to the Scoutmaster. Keep upthe great work. Hang in there like a hair in a biscit!!!!! Thanks again. Rex S. Athens, Al Pack 280
Rex Shields <>
Elkmont, Al USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 19:21:02 (EST)

cool site! I'm starting to make knotboards again after years, if you have any tips for me, they would be greatly appreciated.. Steve Ealey... Thanks! old bos'n mate <>
greenville, sc USA - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 15:59:45 (EST)

Very interesting site well laid out Great help for my scout group
Carl Taylor <>
Newport Pagnell, UK - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 12:53:09 (EST)

I really enjoy the different types of knots that you show on your site. I just finished Woodbadge training and I learned how to tie the Turks Head from your site. I needed one for my neckerchief slide.
Jesse Tipton <>
Shawnee, OK USA - Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 12:46:19 (EST)

I'm the outdoors editor at the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle in Cheyenne, Wyo., and I admit I don't know my knots. In fact, I often can't tie my own shoes (which is why I usually wear cowboy boots). I'm trying to remedy that problem, and at the same time am putting together a cover story for next week's outdoors section about learning to tie (and practicing) knots. Your site will be a great addition to the story. Thanks for putting it out here on the 'Net! Ty
Ty Stockton <>
Cheyenne, WY USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 19:06:06 (EST)

Jo <>
Melbourne, Australia - Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 19:51:44 (EST)

Thanks for a very well presented web site, I enjoyed the humour page. I am interested in learning how to do more decorative knotting as in 4 strand sennet etc. Hope you continue. Paul Keleher
Paul Keleher <>
Toronto, Canada - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 10:42:42 (EST)

Very good page; Lots of good work and research. ... I enjoyed very much. ... Dud
Dud Thomas <>
Claremore, OK USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 02:08:10 (EST)

Richard Bernhardt <>
Hiram, OH USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 10:49:25 (EST)

Interesting wed site full off info.I am a member of IGKT.I will be visiting your site again.
Murray Mosher <>
Rocky Harbour, NL Canada - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 04:58:01 (EST)

Great site, particularly the animations. Helped loads for learning knots in RNLI training, thanks!
Simon <sdelaney_klbs@hotmail>
Portsmouth, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 17:31:03 (EST)

i is tier knot from Brasil and i love your page i learn 5 diferent knots i never saw before in another pages
luiz fernando mereb nunes <>
goiania, go Brasil - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 13:47:59 (EST)

I enjoyed your site and will come back and view it some more. Many of these knots I haven't tied in years and now that I'm retired I do have a bit of extra time and can enjoy them again. Thank You, R. Cue
R.D. Cue <>
Dickinson, , ND USA - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 10:48:27 (EST)

I have found that hitches like the taut line hitch are more effective if they incorporate a full round turn of the pole or whatever before the hitch. Although not a scouter I find your page to be great info for all interested in knots and knotting.
Harry Sanders <>
Coppabella, Qld Australia - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 03:43:46 (EST)

Wonderful site! Lots of good info. I like your piece on doing large turksheads .
John Waidner <>
Carmel, IN USA - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 18:40:02 (EST)

Great site... I will share it with our scouts.
Alec wynne <>
UK - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 18:11:57 (EST)

I'm a geographically and knotting challenged Akela from the UK. Your site is brilliant. I am sitting in front of the pages with my rope practicing and its soooooo useful. Thank you very much.
Pat McCann <>
UK - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 14:03:57 (EST)

enjoyed your page. I'll visit again. I to am a member of IGKT
Burl R. Williams <>
Rocky Mount, NC USA - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 00:24:07 (EST)

Thanks for this page.I really likeit,Ilearn some knots from your page. Just go on,your the best
Blerim <>
Ferizaj, KS Kosova - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 14:30:35 (EST)

Helping Cubs with first knots. looking for instructions on how to whip the ends of rope. Not an easy task!!!
Anne-Marie Steinmetz <>
Poway, Ca USA - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 13:30:11 (EST)

Thanks - what a great site!!!
Pack 1489 = Cub Scouts
Fraser, mi USA - Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 22:59:56 (EST)

Mike Thompson <>
Toledo, Ohio USA - Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 09:24:02 (EST)

I love your site. I am a Scout Leader and always looking to expand my knowledge on decorative knots. I am looking for instructions on how to tie a prayer rope with knots and beads, hopefully I can find something here on your pages. Keep up the good work.
Angela Ventura <>
Wingham, ON Canada - Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 12:10:02 (EST)

Very informative. Extremely useful site. Thankyou
Rich <>
London, England - Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 14:45:13 (EST)

Its nice to have a place to go and learn
Robert Benjamin <>
Tampa , fl. USA - Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 07:57:10 (EST)

Eagle Scout 1978 Most fun: knot tying
Wm Michael Stinemetz <>
Kalamazoo, mi USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 19:46:23 (EST)

Thanks for a great knot site. I have been tying a rope halter for my horse, frustrating but satisfying in the end. I needed a clearer instruction for the constrictor know to go on and make a rope bridle. Thanks to you I have what I need. I also now know how to properly tie a bowline for out next holiday away on a boat. My husband will be impressed by my new knowledge! Thankyou
Jane Small <>
UK - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 07:21:25 (EST)

When you cargo won't fit in your vehicle and you have to tye it to the rack on top, it sure can get frustrating when your all purpose knot doesn't work. I have a grand son just getting started in the scouts. So all the knot information will come in handy. Regards Jerry
Jerry <>
Bend, OR USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 13:28:01 (EST)

Nice site,lots of good info.Thank you
Glen Allison <>
Grimsby, On Canada - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 21:36:56 (EST)

Thanks for all of the explainatons.
Mike Thompson <>
Toledo, OH USA - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 19:37:22 (EST)

Very informative site, I'll be back.
Richard Spencer <>
Southampton, Hants UK - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 04:52:44 (EST)

Best Knot site I found :)
Peter Hofmann <>
Blandford Forum, UK - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 13:27:02 (EST)

Brilliant excellent colourful , Really a pleasure. AT last I can understand some of the nice to look at knots. Keep it up.
Cape Town, South Africa - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 14:33:12 (EST)

i'm navy officer of my country, this page is very nice, sorry for my english, but i hope you understand, congratulations for this page. best regards julio olmedo
julio olmedo <>
montevidep, uruguay - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 05:27:34 (EST)

Somehow my last name was added instead of my e-mail address so if anyone is interested here it is. cheers
Brandon Spector <>
Denver, CO USA - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 01:58:41 (EST)

Great site. Very interesting and helpful. I am 23 years old now, I was a scout when I was younger and recently became interested again in knotting. I found this site while searching for instuctions on how to tie a larger turks head than the 3x4 associated with the woggle. Still looking for a good site but found the links on yours and this one,, very helpful. Thank you. B-
Brandon <Spector>
Denver, CO USA - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 01:54:24 (EST)

This is just the type of site I have been looking for. My main interest is in climbing knots and I got to your website through the IGKT site; Congratulations on a really excellent site.
David Slattery <>
Clogheen, Co. Tipperary, Ireland - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 14:18:09 (EST)

Can you recommend a web site or book that describes in detail how to make rope fenders? Cheers, A.J.
A. Joseph Derry <>
London, U.K. - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 07:02:29 (EST)

Great page! May want to add splicing and whipping rope, as these are important rope work components, too. I love the animations!
Ted Atlenburg, Lieutenant, CF Cadet Instructor <>
Stratford, ON Canada - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 23:54:36 (EST)

Hi, I'm from Sweden and I enjoy your site. I'm am a knotcrazy boy. In our scouts we don't do knots really much but know I am a specialist knot- tier. I've learned all my knots from internet. It's very fun!
Oliver Carlehed <>
Herrljunga, Sweden - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 12:11:29 (EST)

Have recently joined State Emergency Services and part the skills required it knot tying. I am finding your pages very informative. Many thanks.
William Finegan <>
Wollongong 2500, NSWNSW Australia - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 07:11:54 (EST)

Needed to know how to tie certain knots & your site was a godsend. Thank you for posting all the wonderful pics.
Richmond, VA USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 07:39:57 (EST)

Thanks again for your help at this site. Since we last visited, my son went front Scout to Tenderfoot. Now he's going for first class and was relieved to learn the Bowline. I of course reminded him of this resource.
Sylvia Murdolo <>
Coram, NY USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 12:25:39 (EST)

I used your infomation on knot for my fireman career, if you don't mind can you send me some more knot that have to do with fireman safty and other thing that i can us them for, if you can i would like that if you would ok and good by.
Mitchell Cawley <>
masonville, ny USA - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 18:31:27 (EST)

Nice Site!
Tom Beerbower <>
Holland, PA USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 10:59:55 (EST)

very cool site! thanks for all the grate info.
mi USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 18:02:38 (EST)

Great Site! I have forgotten how much I once new and this site is refreshing. I spent a great deal of effort as a youngster learning different knots and lashing techniques and the days spent with many good friends are memories your site brought flooding back to me. Thanks, Bob
Bob Frayser <>
WINNEMUCCA, NV USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 00:03:45 (EST)

Great site.I'm a Custom Fishing rod builder and I'm going to build a rod using twine grips. This will be my first attempt. You've given me a great start thanks.
Bill Larsen <>
Chepachet , R.I USA - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 05:05:23 (EST)

I like your page and will return. the links to tools and books is great. The turks head pages are wonderful. Good pics and whatnot. Keep up the good work! brant
brant <>
talmage, ca USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 23:01:26 (EST)

Great Site. now that the boating season is over i have taken to decorative knotwork on my sofa for the winter. I love your section on the books. i am always looking for my next challenge
Captain Melissa C Scudder <>
Hyannis Port, Ma USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 19:51:03 (EST)

Tiger Cub Den leader - getting ideas for a few basic knots to teach the kids (now that all the shoes are tied :)
Robert Horvick <>
Casselton, ND USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 14:19:18 (EST)

Thanks for your very nice web site, this is just a hobby of mine, been "messin" with ropes and knots for and on. Thanks again
William R Ogden <>
Lake City, Fl USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 13:38:37 (EST)

My son is starting to learn knots and really likes it. Iam glad there is such a website to check out. Thanks! I will pass this along to our leaders, they might find it useful. Sincerely, C. Sepe
christine sepe <>
west islip, ny USA - Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 10:26:39 (EST)

Congratulation, Very usefull site for pionierisme.
Jean Deslauriers <>
Deux-Montagnes, Qc Canada - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 23:33:08 (EST)

This is a GREAT web site! Much better than a book.
Larry Conley <>
Simpsonville, SC USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 20:32:30 (EST)

A freind of mine stores his 550 cord in a circular knot that easily pulls loose from one end. It is a continuous series of knots but I dont know what kind. Someone told me people refer to them as ranger rings, but I cant find any info on them.
Tony Cordova <>
Angel Fire, NM USA - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 13:28:40 (EST)

Very interesting.
Scott Hodder <>
St. John's, NL Canada - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 12:21:46 (EST)

I enjoy knot tying and greatly appreciate your site. Thanks
Carl <>
hILTON hEAD, SC USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:07:39 (EST)

As a firefighter and a soldier in Alaska, I found the information extremely useful for both work and when I'm in the bush.
Mitchell Allen <>
Fort Wainwright, AK USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 19:44:17 (EST)

Just great, many thanks, useful and very illustrative. Impressive piece of work work Thanks Andrew
Andrew Zlobin <>
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 18:28:30 (EST)

I am amzed at the interest in knots worldwide. I searched for knots because i am interested in the history - how they were used for encoding in ancient cultures. I've yet to find a link to knot history though
Heather Matthew <>
AUSTRALIA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 01:27:10 (EST)

Currently working in Libya as a Safety & Firefighting Specialist. This site has been a great help for many many months. Cheers
Tony O'Hara <>
United Kingdom - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 07:02:50 (EST)

1st Glen Abbey Troop Great site. I'm going to add to my list of resources for my youth. Regards,
Steve Ichelson <>
Oakville, ON Canada - Friday, October 24, 2003 at 13:29:32 (EDT)

Great site and a huge help! Thanks
Mike <>
Philadelphia, Pa USA - Friday, October 24, 2003 at 11:01:48 (EDT)

Perhaps the only thing better than this site is having someone tie these knots for you! I do historical re-enacting of the french and Indian War thru American Fur Trade. Currently working on a dorry man persona. This is a wonderful aid to learing "How To"! I plan on tinkering with the hand grips on my motor bike for a indoor lesson as it is snowing here today.... Thank you so much. Mac ps: a friend sent me here.
Mac <>
Ossipee, NH USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 16:53:58 (EDT)

Greetings from Canada, I Had to redo an Aide memoire for recruits that are joining the Canadian Armed Forces, and I used you knots site for a lot of examples on how to do knots. Very well done and keep up the good work,
Bob Gigure <>
Quebec, Canada - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 07:56:06 (EDT)

Love the site! Just finished Pioneering Kit training in the Greater Saint Louis Area Council at Beaumont Scout Reservation and am now seeking to learn other knots, especially the Monkeys Fist. Thanks for your continued support of Scouting. Unit Commissioner North Star Distric Greater Saint Louis Area Council Monty L Hampton
Monty L Hampton <>
Saint Louis , MO USA - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 10:21:17 (EDT)

what a great site. I enjoyed my visit & learned lots to boot. thanks
cindi <>
USA - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 23:54:14 (EDT)

mike wallace <>
Royse City, TX USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 15:59:57 (EDT)

I am a firefighter as was looking for some help with knots......I found IT! Awesome, thanks
Dave LeBlanc <>
USA - Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 09:19:15 (EDT)

Hi Out standing work! I used your GIFs to help teach knot tying to disabled Scouts with autism with great success! Guy Commissioner Disabled scouts
Guy Morv <>
Staten Island, NY USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 21:01:31 (EDT)

Great! THis will help so much with the craftsman badge for WEBELOS!
Peggy Pelosi <>
Yardley, PA USA - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 22:13:23 (EDT)

This is a great site for knots, I enjoy it and use it a lot. Thanks -- Great Job!!!
cheuk <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, October 03, 2003 at 15:42:08 (EDT)

Awesome site...
Canada - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 13:33:07 (EDT)

Andrew Zlobin <>
Chicago, USA - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 13:13:14 (EDT)

Retired USN. Did fancy work for many years while in. Have started it up again. Interesting site
James Shadoan <>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 20:53:58 (EDT)

Phyllis Campbell <>
Stanley, N.C. USA - Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 03:48:57 (EDT)

robert darwick
USA - Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 20:41:28 (EDT)

I like. Been in Scouting sence 1938. Enjoy Tying Knots. Currently District Commissioner
Hugh D. Mauldin <>
Selma , AL USA - Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 18:47:13 (EDT)

You have an excellent website. The knot tying approach is well done.
Gary Campbell <>
Fort Smith, AR USA - Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 18:15:11 (EDT)

Gary Cam
USA - Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 18:13:46 (EDT)

an intresting and informative site ihave put it in my favorits to re check when i have more time it deserves a closer look!!!
frank tinley <harold>
southwell, notts uk - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 06:04:26 (EDT)

Glad I found your page. Good stuff.Tried to teach my Scouts man times to tie turkshead. This will help lots.
jack nichols <>
surrey, bc canada - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 00:23:59 (EDT)

very very good
steve westhead <>
liverpool, england - Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 18:17:58 (EDT)

Re: Knife Lanyard Knot (Budworth, CBDK, pp 48-49) A decorative knot used to bring together two lines of a lanyard I'm not sure if you already knew this, but this knot is just a Full Carrick Bend with an extra turn added to the end. I am not trying to take away from your website, as it is a beautiful and usefull knot, but you really should mention its relationship to the Carrick Bend, as it helps one understand how to tie it, and it lets one know that the knot is not only decorative, but also as strong as the Carrick Bend (one of the strongest). Lawrence
lawrence <>
toronto, on canada - Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 17:31:12 (EDT))

Site Owner's note: - Not so much an extra turn, but an extra pass of each working end over the corrsponding standing end, then up through the center of the Carrick. This should be clear from the illustration. Then again, never underestimate the power of an extra 'turn'. The contrictor knot, one of the grippiest I know, is only a clove hitch with an extra tuck. (See the illustrations!)

Hi, Saw your name and thought I would check out the sight. I am a Fire Dept. Lt. assigned to a Ladder Company. We handle the rope rescue in our Dept. I am also a Scout leader and I am always looking for differnt knots to teach the boys. Thanks for the site. Ken
Ken Folsom <>
Concord, NH USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 22:01:22 (EDT)

USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 21:57:15 (EDT)

Found your website after trying to find information on how to tie a particular knot. Yours is the first site I've found that actually has USEFUL information on knot tying. Thank you.
Erik Deckers <>
Syracuse, IN USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 00:56:46 (EDT)

From TRoop 1523 Excellent site a great job
Brian <>
Fairfax, ve USA - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 16:53:17 (EDT)

Great Site! I've been intimidated by Turks heads since the 60's. I've tried to tie them from at least three different books. I completed my first one from your instructions this morning! Many thanks.
Ruby Jung <>
Carbondale, IL USA - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 10:27:05 (EDT)

I lIke your site Mr. Folsom. Lenape Chapter rules!
Mark Garner <>
Warminster, Pa USA - Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 20:25:56 (EDT)

What an brilliant site! I'm not involved with scouts but with Army Cadets in the UK. The site has been excellent as a resource for my NCOs to make lesson plans. Thankyou.
Bob Brunsdon
Gloucester, UK - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 17:19:01 (EDT)

VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 22:30:41 (EDT)

Excellent presentation and definitely an add-on to my favorites list. Thank You
Victor Chasse
Colchester, CT USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 10:50:28 (EDT)

Found your site from my son who is in scouting and find it very good. Thanks for having an interesting format which is going a long way towards providing knotting info to the general public. As a member if IGKT and the Pacific America Branch thanks again for what you've done -- keep it up!
Don Rempe <>
WA USA - Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 17:28:14 (EDT)

I was once a member of IGKT before the us chapter was formes sorry I am not a member at this tim. The monthly Knotting Matters is a great book to read
Paul Markoff <>
Newburgh, New york USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 23:45:27 (EDT)

I realy have enjoyed your page and it has helped me remember some of hte knots that I had once learned. Thanks for your efforts
Richard Bassett
Marietta, ga USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 11:46:52 (EDT)

Thanks for this site, it is great. Thanks again, Cliff
Cliff Turner <>
USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 18:34:12 (EDT)

Got to your site from Exciting Scout Craft, from searching on making knot boards on because my daughter's Junior Girl Scout troop is going to a Girl Scout Kaleidescope Camporee in Santa Barbara, California in 2004 and they want to compete in the knot board challenge. Your site is just great to teach them the knots! It's been too many years since I was a Girl Scout doing this! Thanks!
Georgia Lee Bertin
Santa Barbara, CA USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 16:30:05 (EDT)

Great animated view of knot tieing. Also I really enjoyed your knotty jokes. I am the committee chair for Troop 542. When my oldest son crossed over to Boy Scouts I thought that was when Mom's backed out of the picture. Well I was encouraged to go the first campout and I have been hooked ever since. Knot tieing and pioneering have become a fascintation for me. I love it when something needs to be tied onto a trailer or roof rack and I'm the one who can step forward with confidence and show the men how to do it right.
Sandra Rigby <>
Andover, KS USA - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 11:01:38 (EDT)

Ken Bird <>
Port Hedland, WA Australia - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 09:18:16 (EDT)

Interesting sight for beginners. Suggest you add some harder knots, e.g. jury, mast head, flat turks heads carrick mats etc. It's interesting researching the history of Knotting. A book I call my "Bible" is the "Encyclopedia of Knotting" Very bloody hard to get in this country. Worth it if you can get it. Enjoy you knotting.
bob hammer <>
melbourne, vic australia. - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 19:18:25 (EDT)

what a 'good' well put together site. keep it up
P Burke <>
uk - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 07:00:10 (EDT)

Great Site
kevin stuart <>
franklin, ma USA - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 23:55:35 (EDT)

excelent site liked the animation to make knots learned a lot that i forgot since i was in coast guard keep up the good work and have a good year. pat
pat glacken <>
stpetersburg, fl USA - Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 21:15:31 (EDT)

Have 2 grandsons in scouting and trying to help them learn knotting. I could not get TJ Bartruff pages on Large Turkshead and Mats to print out properly. Could only print first page, which would not print but the first 3 lines of the Turks Head Chart. Could not print any of his comments except what is on the first page. Could print out his "Bights" page except for the written comments and could print out the color pictures at the end of the article but no printed comments???? Does he have a book out. Or do you have any suggestions??
Ernest P. Parra <>
Houma, LA USA - Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 15:39:34 (EDT)

You worked hard at this site.
Robert Moran <>
Washington, DC USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 17:04:00 (EDT)

Excellent site for honing knotting skills. PS : Have you any knot for an everlasting marriage ???
Earnest Gray Raymonds <>
Liverpool, UK - Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 03:43:45 (EDT)

An outstanding site, very helpful on the knot techniques, one of the best sites on the net
jim lanegan <>
juneau, ak USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 10:51:06 (EDT)

Hi! Just hit upon your website - thanks! I especially loved the knots section, as did my sons. Thought you might be interested in an easier way of tying Hunter's Bend: Thanks again and best regards from Germany, Michael
Michael Suesserott <>
Germany - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 11:56:56 (EDT)

A very interesting page... I love knots because I'm Volunteer at Cozumel Fire Department... Thanks... Will you search for me about a Rescue Harnes made with a single rope? Gracias... Angel
Angel Pavia Solis <>
Cozumel, Mexico - Monday, July 28, 2003 at 22:23:03 (EDT)

deception bay, qld australia - Sunday, July 27, 2003 at 05:18:59 (EDT)

nice site. i like your turks head demonstration (wood dowel) nice job don lavell
don javell -- igktnab <>
oklahoma city, okla USA - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 12:17:01 (EDT)

I love this site. THANK YOU. I work at a yacht club and i've had a lot of trouble w/ the bowline knot and this animated approach helped tremendously!!
Jessica <>
Pawtucket, RI USA - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 23:11:19 (EDT)

Guss <>
Detroit, MI USA - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 00:58:39 (EDT)

Really helpful site I rference my employees to when they have knot questions. Something people myself included would find useful is alternate names used for the knots you animate. Thanks for the great site mike
mike soule
USA - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 23:33:25 (EDT)

I am a Boy Scout and i enjoy knots. this the best site I have been on yet.
Geoff Finnegan <>
Perkasie , PA USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 17:05:12 (EDT)

Thanks. I'm Scoutmaster of Troop 336 in N. Wilkesboro, NC. Hvave forwarded site to Troop Committee and Scouts.
Cam Finley <>
Wilkesboro, NC USA - Monday, July 07, 2003 at 17:48:58 (EDT)

I found your site while trying to find directions on how to make a hammock. I linked to your site from hammock making page. Your animated knot pages are great. Kevin
Kevin <kpscstan@midmaine>
USA - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 13:24:44 (EDT)

Interesting site! Love the animation, and knife comments. Came from Hurricane site, looking for Pioneering knots. Wouldn't be a bad idea for a separate tab/bookmark here.
JIm Hisson, ASM, Troop 382 <>
Glen Ellyn, IL USA - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 12:44:14 (EDT)

Thanks for having such a neat web site. I am going to be tying some knots in some cord for curtain tie backs in our boat. I thought I'd have to go buy a book or something.
Michelle Murphy <>
Anchorage, AK USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 04:52:34 (EDT)

Great web site! I've always enjoyed tying knots since my first exposure as a seaman in the U.S. Navy in 1945. I especially like the decorative knots. Your site is the first time I've found a description of the method for tying the more complex turk's head knots. Thanks a bunch for a great reference. Moe aka Meaux
Moe Linzel <>
Baker City, Or. USA - Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 13:01:26 (EDT)

awesome site
Canada - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 11:58:30 (EDT)

fred <>
plain, ri USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 10:33:15 (EDT)

i'm a lefty and couldn't figure out why i was having problems learning knots till i realized...duh!!! they're all made by righties. but the clarity of your knots, and the slide by slide instruction is absolutely superb!!! you've given me new inspiration to learn some more knots. thank you norman
norman klein <>
brooklyn, ny USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 08:31:34 (EDT)

I like knots
john <>
austin, tx USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 08:25:26 (EDT)

As group scout leader of the 39th Whetstone scout group I shall recomend this site to all my leaders as it is a great knotting site. Fantastic!
Alan Sheard <>
Leeds, England - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 08:33:45 (EDT)

Daniel Tipple <>
Wooster, oh USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 13:39:40 (EDT)

Jacquie Pick
Torrance, CA USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 00:11:04 (EDT)

Enjoyed your information and would like to spend more time looking it over. Am attending the fall convention at New Port News, Va. for IGKT, so hope to meet you there. Am a seller of ropes at marine shows and farm shows. Do splicing on the spot and am jealous of my not do double braided splices however as they intimidate me. Have met Brion Toss and bought his splicing tools several years ago at Annapolis boat show. Will eventually learn and offer double braid splices perhaps. Like to learn more about Turks heads ect. Will visit you sight again if I can find it again. Sincerely, Jim Torbert "The Rope Locker", PO Box 1, Felton, Delaware l9943 Enjoyed your in
James Wm Torbert <>
Felton, De USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 12:41:34 (EDT)

Great site ! Just joined IKTG-NAB
joe majewski <>
USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 16:40:22 (EDT)

Getting ready to demonstrate "joining" knots at Webelos camp. Thanks.
Judy McPherson
USA - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 14:29:06 (EDT)

Jeff Miller <>
Tampa, fl USA - Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 23:21:27 (EDT)

Good Site Thanks for letting me browse it
Dave Johnson <>
Whitchurch, Shropshire, UK - Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 10:44:37 (EDT)

I design and make jewelry. I have been using your site to macrame some neclaces. I want to master the turkshead in wire jewelry. Love your site, good for older someone learning new stuff.
Nicolette Harvey <>
Schenectady, NY USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 15:26:45 (EDT)

I am starting out-got this video about knots done by the worst teacher in the universe-still struggling with a crown Dave Hunt
dave hunt <>
uk - Monday, June 09, 2003 at 07:08:44 (EDT)

This is a great knoting page. I am doing a report and I am using your knotting page as a resource. Thank You very much.
Billy Alfano
- Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 11:50:24 (EDT)

Your knots page is very good and informative! Just a suggestion... the animations are a bit too quick to follow, especially for the untrained eye (like mine!) Other than that, it's excellent! Thank you!
F. Borcel <>
Zapopan, Ja Mexico - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 14:27:22 (EDT)

Really wonderful site. I love knoting, so I'll be visiting your site often. Thanks.
Father Andrew Davis <>
Wendell, NC USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 01:51:48 (EDT)

Appreciated your book list including a review of what was included and your opinion of the quality of each book.
Donald Charron <>
Aylmer, QC Canada - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 12:27:40 (EDT)

Very impressed, so easy to follow your instructions.
Andy Foot <>
Plymouth, UK - Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 08:01:02 (EDT)

Great site! Just what I needed to help me revise my knots for a diving course I was doing.
Chris McTernan <>
London, UK - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 17:19:28 (EDT)

fares <fares797@YAHOO.COM>
Q8 - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 08:51:29 (EDT)

As a beginner to knotting, I have found your site to be one of the best - clear instructions and excellent pictures many thanks.
steve blackaller <>
plymouth, uk - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 05:48:20 (EDT)

Great stuff... seen a lot of knot pages, but the presentation on your page was the easiest to follow. Thanks for making a great, informative web page.
Carl Evans
Torrance, USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 23:44:10 (EDT)

This is a great site. I'll visit it often. lmd.
Lorraine Dewey <>
Columbia, SC USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 13:55:18 (EDT)

fascinating. i am seeking something on making fish nets. my next try will be the library. your site is easily navigated. the part i am in now is unreadable outside the white boxes. i am using the opera browser. thanx forrest
Forrest C. Meeks, Jr., BS, MBA <>
Troutdale, OR USA - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 00:58:31 (EDT)

Thanks for putting all this together, it's great fun and very useful
Mike Beazley <>
Bushey, UK - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 07:52:23 (EDT)

Lee Anderson <>
Dublin, VA USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 14:12:13 (EDT)

I'm signing this before I go in to Ur site. I use to knot in the Army but let it go by-now my kids want to know how to knot. I'm here for help. See ya in a week.5/17/03
Yvan R <juanriot@web>
El Paso,Tx, USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 03:38:58 (EDT)

Super resource. JMB
J. Michael Bodell <>
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 00:37:09 (EDT)

Very cool site!!
Mike Johnson <>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 17:48:44 (EDT)

I was looking for a thicker figure-8 knot. I found your site and noted Ashley's stopper knot. Is the animation correct as frame 3 runs the loose end under the standing end but frame 4 it appears to be over? Your thoughts, please.
Hamish Donaldson <>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 15:37:12 (EDT)

i like this site its got everything i need to know its also interesting i've been out of the outdoors things for a few years thanks again Matt Hollon
Matt Hollon <>
belle center, oh USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:38:36 (EDT)

Never knew there were so many! Lucky if Cub Scouts manage reef and clove hitch, maybe modern IT presentation will inspire today's computer literate child instead of boring old Scouter tying themself in knots.
brenda mcgregor <>
scotland - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 19:54:09 (EDT)

I am looking for knots that create mats in various sizes. I need designs for large mats, to me that means up to 24 inches, utilizing smaller diameter line. I am a cook on a yacht and I would like to make these mats to protect the varnished surfaces from serving dishes and mostly from potted plants. Thanks for your web site.
FT. lAUDERDALE, , fL USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 21:56:30 (EDT)

Superb site. I learned to tie a turkshead in about fifteen minutes. Thanx.
Mo Sandel <>
Austin, TX USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 19:42:51 (EDT)

I think I may be able to follow your instructions. I will love to try. Thank you for your knot site.
wanda <>
Bremerton, WA USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 18:29:06 (EDT)

Linked from IGKT site. I'm a member & Eagle Scout (1968). Good illustrations!
Joe Barry <>
Randolph, VT USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 15:33:01 (EDT)

Jodi Thomas <>
Fairbanks, Ak USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 02:07:19 (EDT)

I just replaced a section of frayed cord in my window blinds using "sheet-bend" (at the top) and "two-half hitches" (at the bottom, around lower weight). The animations made things so easy. Thanks!!! Greg
Greg Sharp <>
Boston, MA USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 15:55:47 (EDT)

I am trying to find a site teaching how to tie a gaucho and pineapple knot- can you help?
shirley <>
al USA - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 20:04:12 (EDT)

Darrel Owens <>
Gray, LA USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 13:22:08 (EDT)

Can you help? When I was a scout, my leader told me the differance between a bowling and a sheepbend was the direction of pull on the knot. A sheepbend should pull through the eye of the knot and a bowline through the side. Any thoughts on this as the bowline demonstrated on your pages show the pull through the eye? Great site well done.
Graham Lincoln <>
England - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 04:34:14 (EDT)

canada - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 12:05:58 (EDT)

As a vet student who has to learn about a dozen knots to move on to my 2nd year, I am so grateful for this page--it's the only way I was able to learn a bowline! Keep up the great work!
Bonnie Jones
Charlottetown, PE Canada - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 17:12:32 (EDT)

charlie nguyen <>
lake wood, ca USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 19:08:58 (EDT)

Good day, Good site,well illustrated,looking for " Diamond hitch", with 2 lines, similar to the "Fiador" knot, used by Horsemen.
Kevon R.Trusselle <>
Wolverhampton, WM UK - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 08:12:02 (EDT)

It's been a looong time since camp, and this is a great review for me to get ready to teach my Cub Scouts. Thanks.
Nina Becker
Denver, CO USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 00:32:43 (EDT)

MATTAPOISETT, MA USA - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 12:03:38 (EDT)

My son wanted to know how to tie a turkshead so I found you on the net I look forward to a futher visit. Nick
Nick <>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 18:58:20 (EDT)

NEWBURGH, NY USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 13:13:03 (EST)

I am thinking of doing a little workshop of knotting and/or plaiting at a retreat at the beginning of May and was looking for ideas on the web. I thoroughly enjoyed your website, particularly the animated knots. I also enjoyed the Sea Scout information. Many years ago I was in a Sea Scout troop for a short while and remember it with great fondness. See ya, Josef G. Kamerling, Eagle Scout with two palms Silver Award, Brotherhood Member, Order of the Arrow
Josef G. Kamerling <>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 00:37:04 (EST)

Great graphics. Thanks!
Mark Case <>
Randleman, NC USA - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 13:43:15 (EST)

Well, this is very educational, to the persons behind this site, thank you and keep up the good work. And may the Great Scoutmaster of all true Scouts be with you always.
Danilo C. Roquid Jr. <>
Naga, Cam. Sur. Philippines - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 06:28:56 (EST)

Great resource for knots--son has disabilities and the animation is great. BTW, the tidbits are very funny!!
Sylvia Murdolo <>
Coram, NY USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 23:37:37 (EST)

Loads of info, but I wanted printounts for young peoples group (9-13yrs) for 'fun knots '
Ian Castle
NORWAY - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 10:57:16 (EST)

Great animations on these knots!! They helped me to teach them to my grandson. BTW, I'm an artist, sailor, and volunteer firefighter. I really enjoy your website.
Jim Leitzell <>
Coulterville (Greeley Hill), CA USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 01:28:44 (EST)

Dear Thinktank: Great site. I'm a handyman and Parks Volunteer and am searching for knots for arborist (Bowline on a bight, tautline, etc.) but need pictures only(Animations are hard for me to print or cut and paste.)
Andrew <Hndyady>
NYC, NY USA - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 13:36:56 (EST)

Thanks for the pages. I am working with Bear scouts on activities, and this site is a great resource for review and investigation of knots to teach them.
Paul Despres <>
Austin, TX USA - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 09:07:13 (EST)

I like your site and I'm interesting about turks heads. How do you make the 5 lead by 6 bight? and the 6 bight by 3 lead in different color? Thanks Wilson
Wilson <>
tahiti, french polynesia - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 21:38:24 (EST)

All of your presentations are so illustrive, clear, easy, and colourful; even a small kid would be able to understand and do it. Please keep it going. If only you could make them into a handy booklet, I would certainly buy them for my other scouts. Best regards. Ay Jay
Abdul Jalil Marsal <>
Brunei Darussalam, Brunei - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 21:06:03 (EST)

Excellent site. It's years since I tied any knots and I have to teach them to my scouts. They're not exactly flooding back - more of a crawl but at keast I'll be one step ahead of the kids. Thanks
Bevil Edwards ( Mr ) <>
Pontefract Yorkshire, uk - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 10:39:49 (EST)

John Appleby
Harrisburg, Pa USA - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 13:56:28 (EST)

James Herzog <>
Dalton, Oh USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 11:03:54 (EST)

Great site. Very informative.
USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 10:07:07 (EST)

Thanks for the great site. I was looking for information because I am a Girl Guide leader for a Guide unit in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Of course we have the requirement that the girls know how to tie certain knots too. I was a Brownie for only part of a year when I was young so I never learned how to tie knots. I know the reef knot, the sheet bend, the clove hitch and the round turn and two half hitches but I needed to know the bowline and the slip knot as well. Now I know the bowline. Thanks.
Michelle Taylor <mtaylor_guides>
Mississauga, ON Canada - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 14:04:29 (EST)

I like knots... lots
Andrew Woodring
Buffalo , NY USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 15:32:03 (EST)

Thanks. Really enjoyed the site and all the information on the construction of Turk's heads for scouting slides. I'll put it to good use with my troop. One thing your section on knives did not cover was sharpening. I know it is an individual choice on what system to use but I might point you to for some great equipment that my scouters love. Best to you! Jeff
jeff montgomery <>
palestine, tx USA - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 22:09:20 (EST)

I thought the videos were very helpful as I have to teach my 1st Year Webelos how to tie knots and the only one I can tie is the square knot. I will definately come back again untill i can tie the knots correctly,
Kassie James <>
Gulf Shores, AL USA - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 19:58:44 (EST)

A very interesting and useful site. Am anxious to see you add the Spanish Bowline with alternate methods of tying it. Not those in Ashley or in Fry, "The Book of Knots and Ropework". This site is a great addition to my BSA books on knots, Ashley and Fry.Yes, I am one of those people who carry a piece of cord around in my pocket.
William J. Lubitz <>
Hartland, WI USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 12:27:47 (EST)

Great web page...I'm going to help my scouts learn with the pictures! thanks
Nathan Wood <>
Orem, UT USA - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 18:24:02 (EST)

I am currently taking a firefighter class and really enjoyed the extra help with the knots portion of my class ~ thanks!
Jamie Cole <>
Prescott Valley, AZ USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 17:00:39 (EST)

john appleby <>
harrisburg, pa USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 10:59:36 (EST)

I really like your pages. I'm having trouble with the Alpine Butterfly. It would be nice if your animations had a pause or step function.
Pat Gatewood <>
Lexington Park, Md USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 21:37:24 (EST)

You have the best web site I have found for learning the basic knots for tall ship sailing. I am currently an active volunteer crew member on the U.S. Brig Niagara out of Erie, Pa.
Jack Hipple <>
Meadville, Pa USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 19:47:23 (EST)

This is well done and the animations are very helpfull.After I watch one and tie the knot a few times at my PC I'm ready for "real world" application.If I need to,and I do often,refresh my memory I come back and run through them again.A couple of these knots are almost reflexive actions when I tie them.Practice makes for progress and I'm staying with the basics for now or my brain will get to full to fast and confusion will wrap itself around my mind.Thanks for this site.Very,very helpfull and practical. Warmest Regards "Charlie"
Nashville, TN USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 10:17:09 (EST)

First off, thanx for the great page. Secondly, I am a life Scout in Troop 22 and I am working hard to achieve the honor of being an Eagle Scout. For the past few years I have been intrested in the "art" of knot tying. Unlike my fed-up friends, I still enjoy learning new knots from one of my scoutmasters, who is a fieman in the military. Thanks again for supporting the Boy Scouts and "art" of knot tying! Sincerely, Chase Beasley
Chase Beasley
San Angello, Tx USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 22:40:12 (EST)

Excellent site - well done. Please keep it open as a valuable resource. Adrian Pearce Beaver Scout Leader Tadley Scout Group Silchester District Hampshire United Kingdom
Adrian Pearce <>
Tadley, UK - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 15:26:51 (EST)

CARROLLTON, TX USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 22:59:29 (EST)

Retired Navy CPO
R Elston <>
Orlando, Fl USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 12:06:58 (EST)

Great site! I am hanging a kayak in my garage, and this is perfect! thanks for making this site available!
ryan helmer <>
Berlin, Wisconsin USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 21:35:07 (EST)

tim morris
USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 04:02:03 (EST)

I enjoy this site, I have added it to my favorites. I am sure that I am using it in an unconvetional way, I am a painter and am referencing knots as a metaphor for relationships, your website was a great help, thanks!
Marcie Lenke <>
bowling green , oh USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 15:27:41 (EST)

A beautifully useful site I plan to reference often. Clear animations. Really nice. Thanks for the effort. Found your site through
Alexander Cline <>
Warrenton, VA USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 15:15:32 (EST)

well, ur animated knots are quite good, but i cant relly get it as it is changing too fast.. maybe u could slower it down of add a few fixed pics to it....
wilkinson tan <>
kuala lumpur, kuala lumpur malaysia - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 04:54:48 (EST)

Good site. I appreciate the animated knots even if they give me subliminal snake images. I would like to see the Tarbuck hitch animated. Growing up as a city boy I had limited experience with ropes. My father was a tree surgeon as a young man and his life depended on the knots he tied. Lately I have found myself always carrying a length of cord to practice knots, when I have a few minutes to kill. There's a sense of satifaction using a rope to secure a loaded truck rather than spending money on nylon tiedowns.
Fred Thiess <>
Oceanside , Ca USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 01:22:11 (EST)

Great site.
Robert J. Gower <>
Spokane, WA USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 15:41:14 (EST)

I'm a Den Leader for a group of 5 Cub Scouts. I'm looking for things to keep them busy (and at the same time to be useful things to know). I found your site fantastic. I can't wait to get the boys tying!! Thanks. MIKE
Michael Demsko <>
Newtown, PA USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 12:25:44 (EST)

thanks for an interesting site
d morgan
USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 23:04:08 (EST)

simon bowley <>
pembroke dock, wales g britain - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 07:25:46 (EST)

Very interesting web page. I am interested in making a mat or something one may wear on his chest. I am interested in entering something like the above in a state or county fair.
Bill Henderson <>
Sebring, FL USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 17:13:55 (EST)

I found your site very helpful. I am a member of the volunteer fire department here in my home town. We have been doing Confined Space Rescue classes and your site has helped me learn new and interesting knots. Thanks alot. Dennis
Dennis <>
Vienna, W.V. USA -

Thank you for such a wonderful site. I couldn't believe that it was animated, but must admit that I'm a little slow so had to see some of them quite a few times!! I'm an artist (mixed media - work a lot with clay and wire - among other things - so knots play an important part in my creations. My clients are always impressed when my clay terra cotta pots are decorated with clay knots or when my jewelry contains knots they've never seen. Thank you again. I know it must take a long time to maintain this site - it is greatly appreciated!
Barbara Calfee <>
Concord, OH USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 02:09:29 (EST)

Excellent site, especially the animations! I had just rigged up a pulley system in my garage to hold a heavy roof box up, and realized I didn't know how to make a trustworthy knot in the slippery nylon rope. This site is just what I needed.
Byron Jenings
Loveland, CO USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 23:20:30 (EST)

do you have any info on big large long turks heads can do worked out on my own just wonder what is out there what about globe knots drop me a line have also been with scouts for over 30 years thanks jn
john neighbarger <>
mount vernon, oh USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 19:10:13 (EST)

Excellent sight. Thanks for helping me stay one step in front of my scouts.
Judy Leue
USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 16:02:48 (EST)

As a Masterseaman Bos'n in the Canadian Navy, it's my job to learn, know and teach knots to all the up and coming sailors. I have found your site to be great because of the step by step instructions. It makes my job easier. Not to mention I can also wow them with some of the lesser known knots, bends and hitches you have. Thanks for making my job easier.
Greig Carroll <>
Halifax, NS Canada - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 05:47:52 (EST)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 18:47:28 (EST)

PARKESBURG, PA USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 13:37:51 (EST)

longtime scoutleader from the white mountains enjoy the knot show
Larry Switzer <>
walpole, nh USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 16:40:43 (EST)

good show!
walpole, nh USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 16:21:37 (EST)

I'm the Scoutmaster for Troop 43 in Apalachin, NY. Stumbled across yoursite while searching for knot tying information. It's a great site and I'm sure I'll reference it often. Thanks...:o)
AL Bidwell <>
Apalachin, NY USA - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 19:33:46 (EST)

I came across your page doing a google search for knots. I was once a scout leader and taught knots for badges after I found how little most of the scouts knew about the subject. I am out of it now but still like to learn about it.Keep up the good work.
Kevin Jirovec <>
Rosemount, MN USA - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 13:26:46 (EST)

Love the site, a greate resource and inspiring for some one new to Knots
Tony Muscio <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 21:12:11 (EST)

great site. Just starting to learn to tie. The animations is really nice. A suggestion would to be to have the frames for your animated pictures next to each the single animated picture. hence one to look at animated and then several to look at to take it slowly and compare. Thanks for taking the time with this site.
john hodges <>
bremerton, wa USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 03:10:15 (EST)

Robert A. Hamblin <>
Englewood, FL USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 10:59:17 (EST)

This is a GREAT site. I especially liked the information on the Turks Heads. Keep up the good work, I have you bookmarked.
Larry Conley ASM Troop 158 <>
Simpsonville, SC USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 21:59:27 (EST)

I took a wrong turn at Cleveland and landed here! New lessee..if North is up, and South is down...
Sam Spoons (aka Prof Glinch) <>
Media, PA USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 16:42:48 (EST)

aser neph torres <>
CAVITE, PHILIPPINES - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 05:50:55 (EST)

Nina Menard <>
Richland, WA USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 22:27:45 (EST)

Wow! This site is great! Just came across it today.
Tina Fairing
Casselberry, FL USA - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 01:13:29 (EST)

i really enjoy the scouting on the web the animated knods was one of my dreams while i was a boy scout
Hany Edward <>
cairo, egypt - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 09:11:02 (EST)

Great information. I'm looking for a triditional fixed blade riggers knife?
Erick D. Felt <>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 16:13:51 (EST)

Very nice web site. I am very interested in learning all I can about tying and I trace my interest to Scouting. Thank you Alan
Scott McCoy <>
Salem, VA USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 09:45:48 (EST)

I am the Cubmaster for a large Virginia Cub Scout Pack. Your animated knots are a GREAT tool for teaching our boys. Thank you for taking the time to post them!!
VA USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 22:48:02 (EST)

just landed into u r site. I was a scout too apart from the salute and the handshake I dont remember much. Great site
USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 18:48:04 (EST)

Great site lots of usefull information
marvin Rosen <>
Sanford, FL USA - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 21:07:50 (EST)

Altus, OK USA - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 19:39:36 (EST)

john <>
sayre, pa USA - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 17:14:03 (EST)

Pat Joynt <>
Black Hawk , sd USA - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 21:44:12 (EST)

Hi thanks for all the information on knots it saved us a lot of work when we srarted to learn to sail on the lake. Thankyou REB
Rebecca and Rod <>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 15:18:25 (EST)

One of the best sights I've seen for explaining the woodbadge woggle.
Chris Brice ( aka YOWIE ) <>
Australia - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 21:33:13 (EST)

nice site
dave de witt <>
newport, mn USA - Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 21:03:43 (EST)

Marty Tuck <>
Seville, OH USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 14:49:48 (EDT)

Just what a Webelos leader needs
Karen Sampson <>
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 15:52:13 (EDT)

You have a nice site here! Liked the part abou turk's head knot, and the terrible jokes...:-) Keep on... Sat.
Samuel Teixeira <>
Lisboa, Portugal - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 12:24:26 (EDT)

Great resource for Scouts
Michal J. Kuehler <>
Wichita Falls, TX USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 18:32:19 (EDT)

I have seen quite a few knot web sites over the years and I have to say that IMO this is up there with the best! Nice animation and in addition to the usual knots (Bowline, Square Knot, etc.) your site includes a variety of other useful knots. Nice job!
Concord, Ca USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 14:30:33 (EDT)

I think it's fantastic! Keep up the good work!
Bill <>
Piketon, OH USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 23:26:39 (EDT)

I really enjoyed browsing through your web site. I stumbled apon it searching for a site to re-teach me how to tie the theodore knot in horse halters. If you have time, I would greatly apprecitate it if you would post this knot on your web site or e-mail me as to where I can find it. Thank you very much for your time and wonderful web site. Keep up the good work.
Nicholas Waldo <nicholaswaldo>
Amelia, NE USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 16:40:11 (EDT)

I enjoyed the site and the amount of information provided. thanks
Doug Lee <>
Darwin, nt Australia - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 00:12:12 (EDT)

I am a scoutmaster in Tokyo, Japan. Our troop is sponsored by the LDS Church. We are part of the Far East Council, which is run out of one of the US Military bases in Japan. We did lashings last night at our scout meeting. So in preparation for that, I was surfing around for knot information. Haven't had a chance to get through your whole website, but so far, so good! Thanks for the resource. YIS, Scott
Scott <>
Tokyo, Japan - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 22:36:44 (EDT)

I am a teacher and I used your page to teach my students. Thanks especially for the animations!
Jean Boddy <>
Memphis, TN USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:41:45 (EDT)

Lovely site very informative, well done
Tracey Murray <>
Bridlington, UK - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 16:26:51 (EDT)

Thank you for the website. It was great information. I will be able to take back to the den and show them.
Erik Carlson <>
Mather, CA USA - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 13:04:19 (EDT)

After spending the morning/afternoon at the council office with you for training, I figured I had to check out your website. I also wanted knot info..... See ya, Cindy Friel
Cindy Friel < OR>
Doylestown, PA USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 18:07:06 (EDT)

Great site, just tripped over it looking for the International Guild of Knot Tyers which I did find. I have been a Scout and Venturer Leader here in NZ and this site would have been invaluable several years ago when I was a leader. I will now pass on all the sites that I have found tonight to the relevant Scouting people here. I have just changed jobs and now work as a truck driver for a boat building firm and they do a lot of work with ships and this has renewed my interest in rope work. Thank you for a great site.
Lake Sinclair <>
christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 05:14:32 (EDT)

I like what you have done, please continue dat way. A lot of your matérial can be used for titching in navy schools all over de world.
Bélic Force Navale
Belgium - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 10:10:28 (EDT)

Al, great site.
David Gaunt <>
Morrisville, PA USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 19:14:22 (EDT)

I had a turkshead tied on my wrist about 10 years ago. It is still there, but somewhat worn out. I want to replace it before it actually breaks. I'm having a problem finding the type of multi-strand synthetic 2mm rope to replace it. The rope is actually an inner and outer ,two layer construction. A sailor tied it on my wrist. I haven't found anyone to re-tie for me. Soooooo looks like I need to get help and do it myself. FIRST I HAVE TO FIND THE SAME TYPE OF SPECIALTY ROPE..ABOUT 2 mm, multi strand, incredable tough-it lasted 10 years on my wrist!!!!!!SECOND I HAVE TO TIE THIS ON MYSELF!!!!! I have begun to practice...but I can't seem to find the exact replacement rope. Any help or assistance would be most greatfully accepted. The turkshead is especally signifcant to me since it signifies my connection to my Lord. Replacing this rope bracelet is a must for me. I believe you would call this a three lead, seventeen bight rope bracelet. Thanks again for any help or assistance you could render. Best regards, Steve
Steve Porterfield <>
Centennial, CO USA - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 13:20:38 (EDT)

I'm a scout master of 11 years and am always looking for different and creative ways to help my boys learn scoutcraft. Your site is now one of my bookmarks. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.
Russ Burt <>
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 22:07:02 (EDT)

I'm a new Tiger Cub Den leader under Pack 207 and will use your site as a resource. Very informative with good graphics.
Jim Jacobus <>
Cumming, GA USA - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 21:13:54 (EDT)

I very much like the animation of the knots. I am long since been a Scout. I would like to see more animation of the more difficult knots. I believe that the fledging knottyer would benefit more from that type of instruction. Hope I wasn't to gabby. Please feel free to respond back if you so desire. Thanks.
John A Evans <>
Reno, NV USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 23:28:22 (EDT)

I am the Commanding Officer of a Navy League Cadet Corp,your site looks quite interesting.
Lt. (NL.) Penny Mitchell <>
Oshawa, Ont Canada - Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 17:26:00 (EDT)

Great Webs Site! You are great. Keep it going, well done!
Abdul Jalil Marsal <>
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 09:16:35 (EDT)

THANK YOU AS A CUB scout leader i really have used this page so i could learn some required knots to in turn teach to the young men in my den THANK YOU
USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 09:47:17 (EDT)

I have been an Assistant Scout Leader for about five and a half years. Now that my son has made Eagle and can drive I will be helping more with my daughters Camp Fire Club. We are hoping to make it more similar to Scouting. i think knots and lashing will make it fun for them. Thanks for the great site.
Chuck Pray <>
Lone Tree, CO USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 10:26:06 (EDT)

Hello my name is Cisco. English language is my second language . I visit sites like yours to learn new english vocabulary words and improve my english grammar . I hope to have effective communication and business communication for a new job in US. I learned a new word of the day from your site. I plan to be public speaking and business writing better now from your site. Thank you.
Bogota, Putumayo Colombia - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 05:23:15 (EDT)

I have very much enjoyed your site. I was taught how to tie a turkshead about 2 years ago, and i believe that your method of teaching was much better. I was wondering if you could somehow teach me how to tie the five lead by 6 bight turkshead, i've looked at the pictures but i just can't seem to figure it out. Once again, thanks for an excellent knot site!! Adam Smith
Adam Smith <>
Louisville, KY USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 12:51:21 (EDT)

Great site. The animated knots are extremely helpful.
Donnie Miller <>
Sherwood, AR USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 10:50:47 (EDT)

I came across your site while looking for camp gadgets; it's wicked! (That means brilliant round these parts.) Thanks for making me laugh at 7.45 am Susan Howarth
Susan Howarth <>
Cambridge(ish), UK - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 02:49:06 (EDT)

Checked out the Wood Badge woogle for an upcoming staff experience. Saved your site as a favorite. Thanks.
Wayne Bouldin <>
Fort Mill, SC USA - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 14:25:58 (EDT)

This is a great sight for my boys to learn to tie knots.
Wilda Dandridge <>
pflugerville, tx USA - Friday, August 23, 2002 at 11:13:15 (EDT)

I was looking for a sheepshank, found it, and have been fascinated by Turksheads! Thanks for the informative site.
Jim McDonald <>
Grafton, nsw Australia - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 22:47:27 (EDT)

Want to learn how to do herringbone. Can you help?
Mallle Timmerman <>
Toronto, NSW Australia - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 22:37:38 (EDT)

After making a rope halter, how do you whip the end back so that it will not unravel?
Lionel C. Ickes <>
Nampa, ID USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 02:08:38 (EDT)

I come here to refresh my memory on tying some of the knots and to learn new ones. Thanks, Bill
Bill Adams <>
Pasadena, TX USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 21:26:10 (EDT)

Scoutmaster, Troop 494
Tom Olivier
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 12:56:23 (EDT)

Ken Biely <>
Layton, UT USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 22:09:29 (EDT)

A very informative and educational site. I have been looking for some boating knots on the web recently, and this is the most clearly outlined site I've come across. Thank you!
Henrik Mossberg <>
Trollhättan, SWEDEN - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 20:35:59 (EDT)

I have been surfing the web for weeks and this is the most informitive site I have found so for. Thank you
Kenneth M. Gay Jr. <KMGjr50@AOL.COM>
Mansfield, Ma USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 04:11:48 (EDT)

Helpful site
Kim LeBel <>
Canada - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 14:54:54 (EDT)

I am bring my Girl scout cadettes to check this out. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing. troop 64
sherry larsen <>
Newburgh, NY USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 14:14:15 (EDT)

As a former commercial fisherman and current oilfield worker on Cook Inlet's offshore platforms I appreciate your basic coverage of the more common knots as well as your annotated bibliography. Knots have a useful application in almost any trade or outdoor work. Learning knots that don't require a hatchet after one use is a boon to a fair number of the jobs I've had.
Mike Huhndorf <>
Nikiski, Ak USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 06:34:48 (EDT)

Kia ora (Hi there). I am a Girl Guide leader who struggles with teaching knots. Your site is terrific - thank you.
Margaret Irvine <>
Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 03:33:46 (EDT)

Thank you
Kenneth Booth <>
victoria, texas USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 20:05:32 (EDT)

Site looks real good, then of course I had to see if you included my favorite knot in your list of 50, sure enough it was listed but didn't have an animation to show proper tying of the #46 Trucker's knot, do you have plans to animate this one soon? Hope So! Keep up the good work!!!
Bob George <>
Doylestown, PA USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 11:23:42 (EDT)

This is so cool. Just bought a boat and am trying to get the knot thing down. I will keep you informed as to my progress. They didn't have a site like this when I was a girl scout...50 years ago!
Bev Dunham <>
palm harbor, fl USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 15:26:34 (EDT)

Hi, Nice site!, great animation work. I have been tying for a while, had to take time off for life's intrusions though, we moved. I am , or was a member of an internet knotting organization whose name I brain must be tied! I tie bracelets of leather that fasten without a mechanical clasp, instead I use two interfitting end knots for the closures, I will send along a picture for your inspection. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Bob Canning Leather & Feathers (Jewelery and knot work...NOT the S&M stuff)
Bob Canning <>
Milford, MA USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 10:42:10 (EDT)

I am a Scout leader at the Capalaba Scout Group in Brisbane. Thaks for this teriffic resource. I am training 5 patrol leaders in advanced Scout skills and the information on your site will I am sure be invaluable. Cheers Joe
Joe Bourke (Mulga) <>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 22:47:15 (EDT)

Great site as I am preparing to teach knot skills, lashing to Tenderfoot Scouts and later to participants in a Woodbadge course. I ordered two books thru Amazon links on your site as well. I really am looking forward to playing with the Turks Head next week at summer camp!
Dale McIntyre <>
Honeoye Falls , NY USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 12:03:32 (EDT)

Keep up the good work on animation - it really makes the understanding of knot tying much easier
Brian Martin <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 03:44:39 (EDT)

Great web site! The animations make the lessons so easy to follow. Your site is on my "favorites" list. Keep up the good work, John
John Crow
Canton, TX USA - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 13:36:52 (EDT)

Great resource. Kudos!
Dave Chapman <>
Derby, KS USA - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 01:15:45 (EDT)

Thank you for your efforts in making this most useful web site. I am in the Army National Guard and find it useful to be able to tie knots. Again, thank you
David Ziegenbusch <>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 23:18:35 (EDT)

Great site. I was just tying a turk's head knot around a flashlight for my son (2nd year Webelos preparing for summer camp) and got stuck (it's been 20+years since Woodbadge). I figured it out finally and then thought of searching on the web. In the process my son, who gets stuck on the tautline hitch, watched the annimation. He says he "got it". If not, we now have the site bookmarked to visit again. Since I am Cubmaster I am glad to have this site to refer the boys to. Yours in Scouting. -Roy
Roy Allinson <>
La Mirada, CA USA - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 19:29:44 (EDT)

Great Site! It'll be a great help to my Cadet Scouts who are practicing knot-tying for their Progress Badges. Yours in Scouting, Marc Soriano Cadet Scout Leader Jing Shan Primary School Singapore
Marc Soriano <>
n/a, n/a Singapore - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 09:13:32 (EDT)

I Asked Jeeves how to tie a turkshead and your page was the first listed. Thanks for some good info Assistant Cubmaster Pack 36, Los Padres Council
Bob Hamber <>
Santa Barbara, ca USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 21:48:49 (EDT)

Hey Wright! Hello from your "cousin" in Arizona. Great site. And I'm sure my scouts will love it too! Don't get tooo knotted up and stay on top of it! Greydad, AZ.
Bro. Wright <>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 17:46:11 (EDT)

Very useful in my profession, i'm an arborist!
Mark Lewis <>
Keighley, UK - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 16:50:17 (EDT)

Great site. I will use it to help teach the boys in Troop 98 thier rope work. Your animation of the knots is wonderful and will help the boys understand how to make the different knots. Thanks
Robert Moller <>
Washington, DC USA - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 15:16:38 (EDT)

I'm teaching in a Southern Baptist Day Camp and needed some help with knot tying. Found your site very helpful.
Susan Hall
TN USA - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 12:06:11 (EDT)

very nice
j a stuart
USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 12:58:25 (EDT)

Finally, you gave a " how to " very refreshing, thanks.
cam boynton <>
stuart, fl USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 09:42:27 (EDT)

IGKT member (one of 22 in Texas) - doing knots with Sunday School kids - been knot crazy for about 40 years (and I am just 49+)
Richard Goodrich <>
Cash, TX USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 18:00:31 (EDT)

My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book. I work for an advertising agency in London. Our agency represents direct marketing companies that are involved in the marketing of products as seen on TV in England. Most of the infomercial products come from the U.S. but then again we export our talents as well. My brother has appeared in infomercials in the U.S. advertising various products. I think it's hilarious that English people respond so well to American products while Americans tend to respond well to sales people who have an English accent!
London, Kent England - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 04:12:16 (EDT)

Great site
Gustavo Angel <gangel@axtel,net>
Monterrey, NL Mexico - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 01:22:45 (EDT)

What a find! I can't wait until you find the time to animate the rest of the fifty knots. I need to find the Monkey's Fist tonight!
Barb Currier <>
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 19:45:47 (EDT)

Waco, TX USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 00:44:59 (EDT)

Thank you for your help. I'm printing the turkshead instructions for cub and boy scouts.
Linda Senger
PA USA - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 22:07:42 (EDT)

A nice reference for scouting, and knots in general. Good taste in knives too, the Meyerchin is a favorite of mine.
Neil <>
SLC, UT USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 03:27:45 (EDT)

Great site. I tripped across it looking for reviews on rigging knives. Because of your info, I purchased a Myerchin BW300 off of eBay. The knife is absolutely the 'cadilac of rigging knives'. Thanks!
Alan Harrington <>
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 15:39:34 (EDT)

I had no idea how to make a turks head knot and your site solved the problem thanks ,DAN D.
Dan D empsey <>
GEORGETOWN, TASMANIA AUS - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 07:39:50 (EDT)

I'm also a knot tyer and like your page. Ashleys is one of my three favorite books-the other two are Sixguns and Hell, I Was There, both by Elmer Keith. I would appreciate it if you could tell me where to buy marline. Thanks --Joe
Joe Cadle <>
Tx USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 11:43:35 (EDT)

Neat site. A lot of work gone into it. Will be bak to it in the future for more ideas. I am a Scout/Venturer leader in Drayton Valley Alberta. We get the kids to do some of the knots you have listed and will encourage them to visit your site to pick up on the animated knots especially. I am trying to find the wall knot to end a broken lariat but haven't had a lot of luck yet. Thanks and good luck. Peter Neilley
Peter Neilley <>
Rocky Rapids, Alberta Canada - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 19:21:06 (EDT)

Great site. Plan on using it with my boys to teach them rope work.
Tony DiTullio <>
Butler, Pa USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 21:23:28 (EDT)

Since I am on Wood badge staff this year,Course C-7-02 in the Lake Huron Area Council, the turkshead instruction will be of great help as a troop guide for the course because I haven't tied one in a few years. Thanks for a great web site.
Dan Bedell <>
Reese, Mi. USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 13:02:56 (EDT)

Very Nice site. I was just cruising some "knotting" site as I want to make myself a slide. Since I'm an old BMC using a "tin slide" just didn't seem right. Excellent "basic section for the Scouts. Thanks.
Charlie Clune <>
Bradley, Me USA - Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 10:29:32 (EDT)

Very nice! Even though I've been climbing mountains for 20 years, I learned a few things!
doug kosty <>
San Marcos, CA USA - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 11:18:08 (EDT)

Thanks for the Website about knots. We are using it in conjunction with the novel, "Charlotte Doyle"!!
Julie and Jackie <>
Madison, IN USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 13:18:28 (EDT)

Great site with much useful stuff. I enjoy browsing on it.
"Wing" <>
New Zealand - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 15:12:30 (EDT)

good stuff/ex military
larry T <>
LONDON, UK - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 18:29:11 (EDT)

Nice layout. I was looking for decorative end knots like the monkey's fist.
Larry Bell <>
Plano, TX USA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 23:58:26 (EST)

I searched for turkshead and found your site, interesting and informative. I'll be trying a TH here shortly. My Dad was a bos'n mate in WWII and he tied them for us for kneckerchief slides now it's my turn. Thanx, Steve
Steve Raslich <>
Linden, MI USA - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 08:09:31 (EST)

I am a scout leader and you have a very usefull site. Thanks
Chuck Addington <>
Lawton, MI USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 20:45:26 (EST)

I'm in the tree business and I agree that young people today know little about rope and its uses and tying even rudimentery knots. Excellent site.
Charles Mello
USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 21:42:40 (EST)

I am scoutmaster of troop 695, and also Asst. district commissioner, boyscout roundtable commissioner, and camping & outdoor program director for the Western Los Angeles County Council in Antelope Valley,California
Jeff Gilmore <>
Palmdale, Ca. USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 20:16:47 (EST)

I am taking Blackfoot Leader Training right now and we had to do a knot board. I have been surfing for knot info and this is one of the best knot sites I have found. I am going to use it to do a knot Troop meeting in the near future. Thanks
Dan Bails <>
Reynoldsburg, OH USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 00:23:50 (EST)

love the animations!
karin werner <>
ames, IA USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 11:51:58 (EST)

There is not much I can add. Well done!
My Engineering Site (Under Construction) <>
Personal, - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 01:40:14 (EST)

I will be back for additional help and info! Thanks!
Michelle Coolidge <>
Bayard, NE USA - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 19:28:06 (EST)

Neat site, I just ran into it by accident as I was researching a business in our town, Folsom California (yeah, where the prison is) I'm the Scoutmaster of Troop 94 in our fair city.
Dean Prodromos <>
Folsom, CA USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 14:26:00 (EST)

Just a fleeting visit this time, having found out about your site via rec.knives. Like what I've seen so far, so will be back again for a more leisurely look. Found the animations fascinating. Gyppo
Gyppo <>
UK - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 15:57:59 (EST)

Your site was sent to me by staff member at the US Naval Academy Sailing Program. I am a volunteer for that program and will be teaching midshipmen to sail off shore in the summer time. We too struggle with some knots You have become known as a great knot site. Great job! Thanks.
Carol Roman <>
Annapolis , MD USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 14:59:35 (EST)

Good program. Will be much better when all of the knots have been animated. The animations are the way to go for teaching knots for sure.
John A Evans <>
Reno, NV USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 12:11:45 (EST)

Den 1, Pack 477 - Wolf Cub Leader. Nice helpful site. Filled in some places that my book didn't Jim
Jim Korman <>
Plattsmouth, NE USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 20:13:50 (EST)

irish bowline
joe mcnicholas <>
drexel hill , pa USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 00:46:20 (EST)

Groovy dude (dudette). Everything is relative. Correct?
Catherine Lake
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 03:51:08 (EST)

nice site!
michael mccarthy <>
baltimore, USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 08:48:54 (EST)

Very useful. I am an Assistant Pack Scouter that also assists with the Troop and find it valuable as a training aid. Have just used it to refresh my memory on how to tie a Turk's Head.
Eddie Watson <>
Pretoria, South Africa - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 16:05:54 (EST)

hi! i've just arrived at your site, and haven't looked in yet,. but the entrance looks inviting! regards, angus (a.s.l., goldington scouts)
angus darling <angus.darling@ntlworld>
bedford, england - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 11:28:03 (EST)

I have all ways been Fascinated with knots.
E.L.Barnhill <>
Santa Fe, Nm USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 21:01:52 (EST)

Very educational and insturctive web site---I've bookmarked it for future reference.
M. B. "Moe" Linzel <>
Baker City, Oregon USA - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 19:19:36 (EST)

QUEENS NY, NY USA - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 11:28:15 (EST)

I enjoyed your page that I discovered in the Yahoo Club Messages section. I spent some 20 years as a Boy Scout Leader where I developed my love for knots. And knives. Gary
Gary C. Sessions <>
Dallas, TX USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 15:33:28 (EST)

Wish you had pictures of the step by step way to make a knot, instead of annimation. One forgets the annimation, but can review the step by step pictures to really understand and then be able to tie the knot. Thanks for all your work~!
Bekah Mellinger <>
Wrightsville, PA USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 09:59:57 (EST)

This is a great site. I used the animation on the bowlin to help me tie knots for my recreational stone crab traps. Thanks.
Lee Huszagh <>
Tallahassee, FL USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 13:27:49 (EST)

This is a GREAT site - the best reference on knot tying I have seen. Congratulations on a job well done.
Dennis O'Connell <>
Corning, NY USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 11:55:58 (EST)

I will be running a knot tying program at a local jamboree. I was looking for drawings where I can put together a small booklet of select knots which I can duplicate and distribute. I am a Boy Scout Leader troop 56
David Hoal <DavidHoal@Earthlink.Net>
Collierville , TN USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 08:46:19 (EST)

a good site for the beginners. would like to see a bit more then simple basics. I am 77 and teach rope craft at a maritime museum in rotterdam
j c Hoefnagel <>
dordrecht, nl netherlands - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 16:33:03 (EST)

Hi, check out Des's latest book, if you can. I was surprised to find it at a local Border's for $10--as it's HB & thicker than his $17 Handbook!? --thinking B.'s made a pricing error and meant "$19", but ...? --prettier images; I've not compared contents & text; surprisingly he botches Oysterman's stopper; sadly he continues the publication of Thief, Granny, & Highwayman's Hitch. ... . Cheers, --dl* ===
Dan Lehman <>
Falls Church, VA USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 15:42:05 (EST)

This is one of the best site for knot tying that I have ever seen. You have done a great job with the site. I will pass it on to all the Scoutmaster that I work with. I am a Commissioner and I wokr with alot of the troop in the District. thank you very much, your site will be a great help to all Scout and Scouter's. Yours in Scouting Walter
Walter G. Stevens <>
Burlington, NC 27217, USA - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 14:55:17 (EST)

I think it's cool! I like to draw so, I especially liked the animations.
Kevin W. Vaden II <>
Fairless Hills, PA USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 22:53:12 (EST)

Troop 316 Mays Landing, NJ Very nice page. I'll let our scouts know about it. Thanks
Robert Oliver <>
Mays Landing, NJ USA - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 15:26:49 (EST)

Alan, I loved the knot animations. We spoke last Saturday at the Scout store and then my scoutmaster, Al Bruno, sent me an email with your link and suggested I check it out. I did take you up on your offer to put a link to your page on our page. I hope our scouts enjoy it as much as I did. I was going to suggest to my sons that they contact you about the Comuters Merit badge. I had seen from the list that you were a counselor and that you lived in Doylestown area. They are both interested in computers and our troop has been saying they were going to offer it as a troop for a long time but I know they have other ones on the agenda in the near future. I enjoyed your site. Tim McKevitt ASM Troop 137 Warminster Pa.
Timothy McKevitt <>
Warminster , Pa USA - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 16:45:00 (EST)

Condolences on Arrick. She is beautiful in the photos.
Richard Peterson
USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 18:23:07 (EST)

Nice site. Why knots? Why knot!
Richard Peterson <>
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 18:19:54 (EST)

Hi There, Your site looks very nice! Keep it up. I only noticed that the link to the site "Knots and Scouting", which is my very own site btw, is not correct anymore. The URL changed due to a change of provider. The new adress is or Happy knotting Andre
Andre van der Salm <>
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 14:09:55 (EST)

Have a look at our MONKEY BRIDGE site - I will add a link to this useful site. Thanks.
Tim Weil <>
Takoma Park, MD USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 17:27:10 (EST)

Thanks for all the great work. Very nice!
Ed Morai (Yahoo! ID -- knotslipstick)
Laurel, MD USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 16:14:00 (EST)

P.S. I forgot to mention . . . I'm a member of IGKT-PAB.
Jimmy Ray Williams <>
Gardena, CA USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 12:09:31 (EST)

Nice work! - I will have to study your knife page in more detail when I have more time(I'm at work). I have several rigging knives not mentioned there. (I guess that's a real big surprise?) A couple of CASE brand and one KERSHAW 12 METER. If you're interested, I can take pics and email them to you.
Jimmy Ray Williams <>
Gardena, CA USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 12:03:49 (EST)

good wed page,I would like more pic on knot for my class, I'm a high angle rescuer for North Carolina,you have lot's of good pic. thank you
jimmy ashburn <>
mount airy, nc USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:47:51 (EST)

Very nice Al. I am impressed!
mike wilsey <>
USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 11:29:44 (EST)

Very beautiful your web site ! A botton (push) for stop the animated knot is not present!
Vincenzo <>
fragagnano (TA), italy Italy - Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 16:51:17 (EST)

Thanks for sharing all the great knot info. Steve
Steve Gardner <>
WA USA - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 20:28:57 (EST)

Thanks for the interesting site. Regarding knives and ropework, I self-taught cutting rope with a straight blade (Myerchin is good) and a wooden marlinspike. It's surprising that the blade, although hammered through nylon, hemp, poly, cotton, rope does NOT damage the surface beneath. There's a surprising amount of control while cutting in this manner. Although my sailing days are probably about over, I find that ropework is the greatest benefit from those days and I never cut a rope without a knife and hammer. If you haven't tried it, I'd like for you to experience the traditional rope cutting method. Why? Because the line will fray less, the cut will be cleaner. Certainly, a serrated blade would be quick but it would make a mess of the line end. -- Marc
Marc Veeneman <>
Antioch, IL USA - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 16:16:49 (EST)

Great site! My son is just starting to tie knots. He is four and is always playing with rope, cord, string, anything he can tie. Thanks for creating this site, I know he will love it.
Rae Turner <>
Kelseyville, CA USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 01:38:07 (EST)

Excellent page keep up the good work
eric <>
tallahassee, fl USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:50:29 (EST)

Excellent site! I am on staff for the 4th time with Alamo Area Council. The new course requires we teach the turkshead knot on the first day. I have been through all of my knot books (about 20) and had yet to be comfortable with my ability to teach this knot. Your instructions made the little light bulb over my head go on! In the morning I'm gonna cover my toothbrush with a Turkshead thanks to you! PS Great Troop number!
John M. Smith <>
Universal City, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 02:20:04 (EST)

Great Website! Needed info for scoutng "Knot" weekend and this was a great help!
John <Nelson>
Leeds, MA USA - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 16:42:28 (EST)

Very good site
Patricia Repper <>
Grant, FL. USA - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 21:20:01 (EST)

Loved the site. I am also a member of the IGKT-PAB
Craig Macdonald <>
Delat, BC Canada - Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 03:20:39 (EST)

I kinda like it. Thanks!
Cherrie Nelson <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 19:41:18 (EST)

Whate a beautiful site! There is something for everyone here. If you're not careful your list of 50 knots will become 500, how do you know when to stop? You may become the next Ashley. Thanks for a comprehensive site with beautiful presentation.
Robert Graves <>
Chesapeake, va USA - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 11:02:51 (EST)

Know how to tie a flying bowling or a Dragon figure eight?
Andrew Lowen <>
Federal Way, WA USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 18:47:57 (EST)

Site Owner's note: - Ah, the hoary old jokes -- A 'Dragon Figure eight' is mostly similar to the 'Dragon Bowline' as described by Brion Toss, (drag it across the ground). The 'Flying Bowling' is probably how I bowl, when I forget to let go. Alternatively, throw a bowline or other knot across the room - a 'flying' knot!

Some nice work.
Andy Eldridge <>
Lockport, TN USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 17:57:21 (EST)

great web site,im into many other forms of torks heads, spanish ring knots,and anything in braiding or leather work
al winfield former scoutmaster 353 <>
skandia, mi USA - Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 19:35:49 (EST)

i was trying to remember the turkshead and searched. thats what lead me to you site. great site. thanks for the help
russ busby <>
virginia beach, va USA - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 13:11:53 (EDT)

I am working with a Boy Scout troop and checked your site out as a possible resource. The illustrations are great! I also just enjoy knots and knotting. I am an Eagle Scout myself. Thanks for the use of your site.
Chris Sullivan <>
Alton, IL USA - Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 16:17:11 (EDT)

Just finished the Webelos weekend and was looking for some lore on knots, rigging, and decorating to make walking sticks with for the boys.
Matthew Coblentz <>
Pleasanton, CA USA - Monday, October 15, 2001 at 01:08:07 (EDT)

Hi, I really enjoy your page. Please keep update different knots.
Tom Nguyen
Huntington , NY USA - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 23:16:18 (EDT)

Thank you for the notes on the Turkshead. Most grateful. This will be used at the 6rs & 2ndrs weekend for Bristol West District Cubs. Ta, Akela of 169th Butler Pack, Brentry.
Polly Humphreys
Bristol, UK - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 13:54:18 (EDT)

Looking good. Do you plan to expand the repertore of animated knots. The Handcuff Knot is one I can think of.
John A Evans <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 17:23:00 (EDT)

Ontario-Tri-Shores-Elgin County-13th St. Thomas
Rob Barghout <>
London, ON Canada - Sunday, September 09, 2001 at 23:21:25 (EDT)

Thanks for the great animations! I was able to learn all 8 basic knots in a day well enough that I can do them with my eyes closed.
George White
USA - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 09:29:15 (EDT)

I needed a good knot to hang a tire swing for my children. The bowline did just what I needed. Thanks.
Brian Shier <>
Hudsonville, MI USA - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 10:17:42 (EDT)

A really excellent site! I am a cub scout leader in training in the 1st Kidman Park Scout Group. Kidman Park is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. My entire association with the scout movement has spanned about six months, so I was horrified when I realised I had to learn nine knots as part of my basic training! However, I have now learned all nine of those knots, and a few others, thanks to your excellent site. Thanks, and good job! Regards Matthew
Matthew Vennix <>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 07:33:46 (EDT)

nice animations - thanks for all your work
G Paul <>
Baton Rouge, La USA - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 22:12:19 (EDT)

Nice Site!
Jim Root <>
Layton, UT USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 21:57:12 (EDT)

Nice site, love your counter. I was a boswainsmate in the navy and did alot of "fancywork", but a bit out of practice. Thanks for the pics of the turkshead, saved me a lot of time. Take care, henrystrawn
henrystrawn <>
St George, UT USA - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 11:30:03 (EDT)

I have been searching for the turkshead knot for some time. I have been braiding ropes, leather, etc. as a minor hobby but could not remember the name nor how to tie the turkshead. I tend to fiddle with my hands and this is a good hobby for me.
Wesley L. Holland <>
Kno, TX USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 21:50:33 (EDT)

You should have some stuff on starting and doing gimp.
Jessica Hoerath <>
Duncansville, PA USA - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 11:48:07 (EDT)

I'm a beginner knot tier. The military teaches some very basic knots but I want to learn more advance knot and some knot art.
Tony Coluccio <>
Albany, NY USA - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 10:20:08 (EDT)

I'm the Scoutcraft Director at Scofield Frontier Base, and I have found your web page very usefull. Thanks and keep up the good Work. Speedy
Speedy (Chris Bernau) <>
American Fork, UT USA - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 00:03:37 (EDT)

I was looking for some help in preparing a knot-tying session for Cub Scout day camp. I will definitely include your site as a reference for the boys to use! Thanks, Emilie
Emilie Polenik <>
Johnstown, Pa USA - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 17:28:59 (EDT)

nice site, Mr Folsom! I'm a teacher interested in teaching my 11 year olds about knots.
gordy woods <>
spokane, wa USA - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 16:01:46 (EDT)

Found your site while looking up info for a project ,very helpful
Hannah Steyn 9 yrs <>
sydney, nsw australia - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 07:42:37 (EDT)

As a newly hired lineman apprentice, I'm learning alot of new skills. Knot tying and rigging are just a small part but, a facinating one as well. To satisfy my new acquired in- terest, I've surfed the net and that's how I was snagged by your web site. Congratulations on putting together such a meaningful reference for all of us interested in working with ropes. Thanks, Henry
Rodrigo H. Blas <>
South Gate, Ca. USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 16:17:24 (EDT)

as an ex navy man i think its great
ross phillips <>
yuma, azas USA - Monday, July 02, 2001 at 23:32:13 (EDT)

Al, This is a really interesting and well done page. It has been many years, but this takes be back a long time to my boyhood when my father showed me some of these knots as well as some of the other marlinspike basics on 1/2" three strand hemp rope. I can still remember the smell of the rope. Thanks for a wonderful memory. At a much later date he also gave me my first Buck 110 in the late 1960s. Alas, the knife was lost (to be replaced more recently by a goodly number more Buck 110s and others) and I have never really had occasion to really use the knowledge of knots he taught me except for very basic day-to-day use, but the good memories remain. Thanks and best wishes, Wray A. Harrison
Wray A. Harrison <>
Palo Alto, CA United States - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 11:59:44 (EDT)

I love the animations. Took the fear out of tying knots. You have an amazing knowledge.
teddy <>
Montreal, canada - Friday, June 29, 2001 at 21:39:01 (EDT)

The Wall Knot in Ashley's is simpler than the Mathew Walker and useful for temporarily preventing a line from unraveling.
Mike Russell <>
Sarasota, FL USA - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 13:07:20 (EDT)

Nice site, great graphics, nice web design.....may it grow
Neil H Thomson <>
edinburgh, scotland - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 19:16:46 (EDT)

Thanks for your version of the Turk's head, it is a bit easier to tie than the one I had been taught years ago.
Terry Rindal Jr <>
Dale City, VA USA - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 08:50:54 (EDT)

Most informative. Any more basic knots in animation?
andrew pack <>
auckland, new zealand - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 22:21:29 (EDT)

MIDDELBURG, MPUMALANGA SOUTH AFICA - Monday, June 18, 2001 at 13:44:41 (EDT)

Thanks for giving me and others via the internet the chance to learn about Knots. I'm a Camp Fire Advisor in Snohomish County in WA and looking for ways to give the other leaders in my area the chance to educate their members.
Nancy Farrell <>
Edmonds, WA USA - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 22:03:02 (EDT)

Loved the animations. Good site to use for all of the basic knots and some other suggestions. Glad to see that in your list of "Fifty" you have some of the commonly used military knots.
Jay Cox <>
Ogden, UT USA - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 12:55:14 (EDT)

Great detailed "walk through"instruction for basic knots and turkshead.Would love to see the same for "fifty knots".Will check for books mentioned ,on my next trip to the library.Thanks for the info.!....I'll return,.MAJK2000
melissa kooyman <>
columbia city, OR USA - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 17:17:38 (EDT)

Animated Knot page is excellent. The ability to see the knot being created is very easy to follow compared to the written text. Great work!
John Van Schaik <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 18:45:57 (EDT)

Really neat web site. Enjoyed the animation!
Rick Wilbers <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 16:57:19 (EDT)

What a beautiful site, asthetically, and from an information standpoint. Love the animated knots. I'll expect to see a lot more turks heads on neckerchiefs now that you have revealed the procedure here. Keep up your good work.
Robeert Graves <>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 13:42:18 (EDT)

More knots please. I want to learn!
Vilikesa Green
Fiji Islands - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 23:43:20 (EDT)

You have constructed a great site!! Thanks so much. This is helping me greatly with my stick making, camping, craft & "just everyday" use.
Mary Ann Miller <MAM1944@hotmailcom>
Mt. Pleasant, SC USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 09:06:35 (EDT)

Thanks for putting some good scouting information on the web. I am also a scouter of many years. Kent
Kent Hathaway <>
West Jordan, Ut USA - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 20:24:09 (EDT)

A big howdy from Texas. Your web site is wonderful. You have gone to a lot of trouble. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I. Now how did you do that knot....TS
Tommie Stewart <>
Sunrise Beach, TX USA - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 20:18:54 (EDT)

Thanks for the instructions! I'm trying to brush up on my knots so I can teach my Webelos 1 den this coming year. This has been a big help.
Dixie Mahmud <>
Flippin, AR USA - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 23:01:42 (EDT)

Hi- Very nice site, especially the animations. Have you any other animations? Also, I have been using a know that I call a "packer's knot" used for cinching down a load. Does that ring a bell? Thanks for a great site
George Stowe <>
Nashua, NH USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 20:56:09 (EDT)

Looks like you did a lot of work. It will help me teach my son some of the knots he needs for scouts. Thanks for your efforts.
Robert Lee
USA - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 20:03:12 (EDT)

Ahoy there! I'm writing/illustrating a book on Drake's Circumnavigation 1577-80,very would like to learn about the types of knots in use in Elizabethan times aboard Her Majesty's ships.
Luise Perenne BFA <>
Fountain Valley, CA USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 18:01:34 (EDT)

My scouts are definitely lacking in knot wisdom. Thanks for providing a quality teaching resource.
Lee Baysdon <>
Lonedell, MO USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 22:13:00 (EDT)

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USA - Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 17:32:08 (EDT)

Congratulations!!!! Great source of knots for my boy scout troop.
Mario Arribas <>
Caracas, Mir Venezuela - Friday, May 18, 2001 at 17:31:48 (EDT)

Still working on my knots. Working on your basic eight and counting. Still having fun. Any sites with animation yet?
Barbara Anderson <>
USA - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 22:26:47 (EDT)

Thanks for your great knotting page! My Bears will surely enjoy the colorful pictures and descriptions. (DL with a camping trip coming up!)
Lynn Turbeville <>
Columbia, SC USA - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 21:02:29 (EDT)

Superb pictures and descriptions
Julie Bryceson <>
England - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 10:15:54 (EST)

Great web site. It has been about 30 years since I tied a turks head knot. Your site refreshed my memory. I will visit your site often.
Doug Wright <>
Brentwood, CA USA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 02:47:02 (EST)

BSA Sinnissippi Council, Arrowhead District, Troop 620
Dave Merten <>
Roscoe, IL USA - Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 10:07:46 (EST)

Great site! Who is that young kid without the MOUSTACHE?!?! Great new look! Mark and I just read an article about Portland ,OR being a hot bed for home brewed beer. Wanna come out for a and Mark do Portland for a few days..then Kitty and I leave you with the kids and we go to Seattle! Give it some thought,OK? Love, Margie
Margie Anderson <>
North Bend, WA USA - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 11:06:54 (EST)


i was a boatswainsmate in the navy for 12 yrs. .. i've been out for 20 yrs now....i can't believe i forgot how to tie a turks head..thank you. i've bookmarked your telling what else i've forgotten
Pat De Pasque <>
Jacksonville, fl USA - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 11:27:58 (EST)

Thank you so much for your section on the basic eight knots. We are working on the Bear achievement and doing achievement 22, Tying it all up.
Pamela Brands <>
Cupertino, CA USA - Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 14:42:28 (EST)

I enjoy learning new knots but haven't had much chance to practice it so I am thourghly enjoying your site
Virgil P Holden <>
Summerdale, AL USA - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 23:25:41 (EST)

CASTROVILLE, CA USA - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 23:04:53 (EST)

Hello? does this thing work? Hello? Operator, I think I've been disconnected...
Alan Folsom <>
Warrington, PA USA - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 07:49:53 (EST)

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