Picture of Paracord Monkey's Fist
This Instructable will teach you step by step how to make a monkey fist keychain. Some years back I went to a scout camp and another leader shared this cool knot with me. I hope you enjoy it.

Step 1: Things Needed

Picture of Things Needed
You will need:
35" to 40" of Paracord
1 Marble
2 Hands

Lighter to melt ends of paracord
Needle Nose Pliers to tighten knot
990166691 year ago
What would you use a monkeys fist for ?

You can beat the s**t out of people with it

don57 990166691 year ago

Larger monkey's fists were used by sailors on the ends of heaving lines. A heaving line is a thin line with a weight on the end (the monkey's fist) that could be thrown from a ship to a dock (or another ship) a larger mooring line could then be tied on and pulled back across.

Just another way of making paracord more compact

dcada9 months ago
I have always failed at making these till this instructible and one other question do yo wrap loose or tight?
Fission Chips10 months ago

Nice! This is a really cool keychain ornament.

SeanW881 year ago
To make a neater cut, try wrapping a bit of insulation tape around the cord, then cut through the middle of that. You can still heat seal the ends and remove the tape.

Another option is to heat a knife blade with a small blow torch/turboflame lighter and then slice through.
AlexKein1 year ago
To help me make it I made a lego stand to hold it while working. When done just take it apart
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grrr211 year ago

Very well put-together - good photos, good instructions - you got my vote!

rimar20001 year ago


steelspark1 year ago
This looks really cool. Now I just need to make it with all kinds of colors.