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document updated 13 years ago, on Dec 5, 2010
I'm astonished by how many fields use serious knots. It really is something that cross-cuts so many different activities.

Entries are only listed if they have clear preferences for certain knots, and those preferences are different from similarly-related fields. For instance, while rock climbers and arborists would seem to be doing a similar activity, they still prefer slightly different knots.

Ashley Book of Knots (c.1944) lists these occupations in Chapter 2 of the book, along with knots used by each