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The Monkey Fist knot has a long history since 1800's, main purpose as a weight at the end of a rope or just for decorative use. The monkey fist was ...
Step-1 Many objects could be used inside the knot preferably round or square, I chose to use a marble. The marble is light weight and you can get it i...
At this stage insert the marble into the center.
Before you start the thightening process just count that you have even cord on every side. In my example I should have 3 times marble cover on each s...
This is the last step, from this point you will have to start tightenings the cord. Just remember, do it slowly dont pull to hard on the first few ti...
At this step you have few options to end the monkey fist, you can make a simple knot, snake knot, diamond knot or any other finishing method, you can...
In this guide I am just showing another way how to hold the cord between the fingers. Try both ways and you will find out which way is more comfo...
I was just thinking that not everyone finds it easy making the monkey fist knots between 2 fingers so I made this DIY aid I call it the "Easy Monkey F...
Got some 8mm cord today so I made a Giant monkey fist using a golf ball as the core. It's actually easier to make a monkey fist from thicker cord. G...
Here I made a few paracord knots for my Gift Exchange match nepheron. From the left: 1. small monkey fist, marble as core combined with snake knot. ...
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I completed my best monkey fist knot yesterday using quarter-inch poly-fill rope (the cheap crap with the blue paper core) with a sand filled tennis ball in the knot. It turned out to be a little over half a meter long. When testing it, I smashed it against a two liter bottle of water, unopened, and it compressed the bottle so quickly that the cap split in two.
Thanks for the awesome tutorial! :D
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