Big Bend Saddlery
2701 East Hwy 90 Alpine, Tx 79830
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This handbook serves as a practical guide for all phases of knot techniques--both practical and decorative in purpose. Much more than a reference work, the handbook leads the interested reader to the mastery of an artistic and absorbing hobby. Common types of work knots, such as hitches, sheepshanks, and bowlines are demonstrated along with a good explanation of blocks and tackle. There are sections on sennet braiding, ornamental designs, lashings, securing hawsers, boatswain's chair, hammock making, and various ties which provide an excellent foundation for understanding and executing general knot work and weaving. The detailed illustrations and clearly written text in this small book make knot tying easy for the beginner. More than 400 knots for all types of outdoor activities, crafts, trades, hobbies, and handicrafts are indexed by name and use, and illustration.
Order with Confidence from Big Bend Saddlery. We make only top quality products from the best materials that money can buy. We stand behind all our products with a guarantee against defects in materials or workmanship. We want you to be 100% satisfied with any product you buy from Big Bend Saddlery. If not, simply return it to us for a credit, refund or exchange. Items eligible for returns must be received by to our store within 30 days and items must be new, unused and contain original product packaging and accessories. Some items are non-returnable such as CD's, DVD's, Video Tapes, Books, and Customized Items. Shipping charges will not be refunded unless we are at fault in shipping incorrect or damaged merchandise.
We stock or have access to many products not shown on our website, and would be happy to help you find anything that we can. We do custom leatherwork and custom silverwork.
As far as we can tell, our shop was opened in 1905. It was named for this area, the Big Bend Region of Texas, which got its name from the bend or turn made by the Rio Grande River just south of us. We are located in the Davis Mountains with the 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park to the south. We are a small shop located on the east side of Alpine, Texas with employees who feature personalized, friendly service. Let us help you any way we can.