Step 13: Monkeys Fist

The monkeys fist is fairly simple in design but when completed looks amazing. It was originally used by sailors to add weight to the end of lines so that they were easier to throw, its name came from the fact that it looks a little like a fist and that monkeys will not voluntarily let go of something once they’ve got it. This knot can also be made into key ring (image 2) if i get enough votes I may consider selling them on Ebay.
To make this knot you will need a small spherical object like a large marble, although they can be made any size for this application we don’t want it too big. To make a monkeys fist you wrap the cord round your hand several times, the number of times depends on the size of your spherical object, (image 3), then remove your middle two fingers and place you spherical object in their place (image 4), then wrap your cord round the cylindrical object vertically the same number of times as you did previously going over the cord previously wrapped (image 5), now you need to remove your fingers from in between the marble and the cord ensuring that it doesn’t all unwrap (image 6), next wrap the cord round going under the cord where your fingers were and over the other (image 7) and finally slowly work it tight (image 1)
<p>Very Nice!!! i need to make me one of thease for my troop boys to help them learn there knots:)</p>
Were can i but paracord. <br>
Military Surplus store<br>
<p>I get mine from any of these:</p><p><a href="http://paracordplace.com/" rel="nofollow">http://paracordplace.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.paracordplanet.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.paracordplanet.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/122264921/100ft-550-paracord-7-strand-solid-colors?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=supplies_low&gclid=CLXBl4mL7LoCFdJZ7AodNE8A5g" rel="nofollow">http://www.etsy.com/listing/122264921/100ft-550-paracord-7-strand-solid-colors?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&amp;utm_campaign=supplies_low&amp;gclid=CLXBl4mL7LoCFdJZ7AodNE8A5g</a></p>
www.supplycaptain.com. they only sell TRUE paracord and loads of it. you name the color, they probably have it!<br>
Go to Campingsurvival.com and you can get 1000ft for 35 bucks.
Cheaperthandirt.com $20 for 300 feet. Every color in the rainbow and a few that aren't including camo patterns.
I got mine from Ebay
Thanks for the instructions, i just built this for my son - so he can practice his knots for scouts.
LOVE THIS 5 STARS! this is Awesome!
Jamie: Have you considered using ping-pong balls inside your Monkey's Fist key fob, in order to make it float? (boaters' keys). Ping-pong balls are very tough, nice and light, and almost indestructible. I would very much appreciate your &quot;how-to&quot; on the Monkey's Fist and Lanyard Knot as shown in step 13 above. Rick
Can you go back to th e 'Highwaymans Hitch' and the 'Bowline' and show the steps like you did the others? I have been able to do a Bowline for years, but I don't get the Highwaymans... <br>Thanks!
I'm in the USA at the moment but when I get back to the UK I will reupload them. Thanks for pointing this out.
If you like this please vote for it in the Paracord contest.

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