Monday, March 27

Ropework Upclose

Some examples of the fine rope work of Acasta Josh Wilson, who says that most of the knowledge came from Hervey Garrett Smith's books "The Arts of  the Sailor" and "The Marlinspike Sailor". A lot of it was looking at pieces in museums and collections, and suggests that "Ashley's Book of Knots" has some great examples in it as well. Thanks to Josh for the images of his fine work!

Heavy duty sailor's knife and sheath for cleaving rope 

Rope mat ready to put on a step to prevent slipping

Ditty bag and lanyard

Sewing palm, needle case and folding knife 

Seam rubber and fid lying on a hammock 

Hammock clew

 Needle case and detail

Working a knot loose with a marlin spike

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