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Books on Arborist Ropes, Splicing and Knot Tying,

Working with rope is part of the Tree Climber’s trade. We stock a selection of knot books which contain essential climbing knots such as the Klemheist, Blake's Hitch, and more. The Tree Climber’s Companion in our tree climbing books section has the basic arborist knots in it as well. We stock splicing books and dvds and you can find specialized rope splicing tools like the Brion Toss Splice Wand, Samson Rope fids and pushers, and the Point Hudson Phid here.

Samson Splicing Manual

Samson Splicing Manual


This durable manual features user-friendly directions for the latest splicing techniques. A full-color Samson rope identification chart features 52 different ropes and their corresponding construction and class designation. This is one of the best splicing manuals available, and is the go-to for enthusiasts and pros alike. It has information on so many different types of splices that it benefits splicers in all fields: industrial, marine, arborist, equestrian, etc. 158 pages of 30 different splices grouped by 7 types of rope constructions. Laminated, fold-out cover.

159 pages, spiral bound, b&w illustrations.

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Making Your Own Eye Splices DVD

Making Your Own Eye Splices DVD


Eye Splices video by Brion Toss is packed with almost 3 hours of clear, easy to follow rope splicing instructions. DVD features expanded arborist rope splice section. Covers double braid, 3-strand, spectra, and sta-set splices.

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Samson Rope User's Manual

Samson Rope User's Manual New in 2018!


Samson's Rope User's manual is a great guide to rope selection, handling, inspection, and retirement in all industries. This guide will give you a thorough understanding of how ropes are designed, tested, and constructed, and cordage related terminology. If you really want to go deeper in your understanding of ropes and rope usage, this is a great guide. The rope inspection and retirement guidelines are especially helpful in evaluating your tree climbing and rigging lines.

56 pages, many color photos and diagrams.

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Knots at Work: A Field Guide for the Modern Arborist by Jeff Jepson


Knots at Work: A Field Guide for the Modern Arborist is a 184 page guide to the tying, use, and history of over fifty knots commonly used in tree work. This book by the author of the Tree Climber's Companion and To Fell a Tree is richly illustrated with clear drawings and diagrams by Bryan Kotwica, making the tying of the knots and uses clear and easy to see. In addition to knot-tying examples, the book is filled with history, commentary, and application advice.

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Knot Card - Arborist Knots


WesSpur's Arborist's Knots Cards feature clear instructions on the most-used knots in tree work in a pocket sized, waterproof, and portable format. Sturdy plastic cards printed with clear knot diagrams and held together with a grommet so you can flip quickly to the knot you want to view. A great resource for any climber or groundie to carry in their pocket or wallet, to review knots anytime, anywhere.

The Arborist Knots card contains: Prusik Hitch, Tautline Hitch, Buntline Hitch, Sheet Bend, Yosemite Bowline, Double Fisherman's, Zeppelin Bend, Blake's Hitch, Valdotaine Tresse, Munter Hitch, Distel Hitch, Klemheist Hitch, Timber Hitch, and Girth Hitch all in one compact reference.

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Knot Card - Outdoor Knots


This handy, compact set of knot instructions brings together twenty of the most commonly used knots in any outdoor activity into one clear reference that is easy to carry anywhere. These knot cards are about the size of your business card, and the instructions are printed clearly on sturdy plastic held together at one corner with a grommet so you can quickly flip to the knot you need. Waterproof, portable, and very handy!

The Outdoor Knots card contains: Bowline,Square Knot, Water Knot, Rolling Hitch, Clove Hitch, Sheet Bend, Prusik Knot, Trucker's Hitch, Mooring Hitch, Butterfly Knot, Bowline on a Bight, Figure Eight, Double Fisherman's Cleat Hitch, Constrictor Knot, Half Hitch, Timber Hitch, Buntline Hitch, Tautline Hitch, and Sheep Shank, all in one compact reference.

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Knots: The Complete Visual Guide

Knots: The Complete Visual Guide


With step-by-step color photographs, the highly visual Knots: The Complete Visual Guide is a clear, comprehensive, and practical guide to tying more than 100 knots.

From choosing, using, and maintaining ropes, to learning about the different families of knots from stopper knots; binding knots; bends; hitches; loops; plaits and sennits; and splices and whippings Knots: The Complete Visual Guide is the ultimate guide to tying knots for every occasion, from outdoor use in a host of recreational activities, to practical functions around the home.

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Arborists' Knots DVD and Book

Arborist's Knots DVD and Book

Workbook Only

Clear instruction on the most used arborists' knots for climbing and rigging from the professionals of the ISA. Workbook and DVD available, a great combination. 1 DVD with 50 page spiral bound workbook.

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