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mcjtom

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Cataloguing knots not in the ABoK
« on: May 29, 2022, 08:39:56 AM »
The ABoK is obviously a fantastic resource, but also a comprehensive catalogue of knots with its commonly agreed on knot numbering system, which greatly simplifies referencing.  I wonder I anybody ever attempted to catalogue and number knots that are not in the ABoK?  For something like that to work some Ministry of Knots would have to throw its weight behind it, I think - perhaps the IGKT... 8)

p.s. Which reminds me of an old joke:

A group of friends sit at the table.  One goes 'seven!' and everybody laughs.  Another one says 'twenty two!' and everybody laughs again.

A waiter comes up and asks what's that about.  'We got tired of telling the same joke twice, so we numbered them'.

The waiter joins in and says 'seventeen!'.  Everybody gets serious - 'That's not funny...'.
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Dan_Lehman

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Re: Cataloguing knots not in the ABoK
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 09:59:28 PM »
The ABoK is obviously a fantastic resource,
but also a comprehensive catalogue of knots with its
commonly agreed on knot numbering system, which greatly simplifies referencing.
"Large", but not "comprehensive".

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I wonder I anybody ever attempted to catalogue
and number knots that are not in the ABoK?
Having recently taken the arduous task of counting the
number of "knots" in ABoK --pub'd in KM--, it occurred
to me to then look at what is in Hensel & Gretel's EKFR
that isn't in ABoK (and that isn't rank rubbish --much is)
and make a list of those.  But I'd not do any numbering,
but giving the numbers (per-pg & per-plate) they already
have (which enable reference to them --I THINK w/o issue
of matching to editions 1..4?!).

Possibly for angling knots, many of which were spawned
by the introduction of nylon fish line, and then more for
HMPE (gel-spun) line, relatively recently, there might be
reasonable grounds to build a ref. cat. for them taking info
from many sources.  And to here introduce some reference
#ing system for them.


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