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
Needle case and detail
Working a knot loose with a marlin spike