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These may be the only cards that still have value when the deck is down to 46. From Turle knots to Sheepshanks, from cow hitches to Carrick bends, you’ll find 54 (with two jokers, one a hangman’s knot) useful knots, hitches, and bends printed on these plastic-coated, full-size playing cards. Hearts are camping knots; spades are horse hitches; clubs are boating and fishing knots; and diamonds are for climbing. Price: $7.95 per deck plus $1 shipping. From Runnin’ W Knot Playing Cards, Dept. FS, P.O. Box 1307, Wilsonville, OR 97070