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monkey fist? Answered

i have got in to making monkey fists and i was wondering what size rope i should use for a 2inch thick iron ball
it weighs
18.60 oz }
0.527kg}                        all the same ball
1.162lb}

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Best Answer 6 years ago

You put a weight in the monkey fist?

Really any size can be used, you just use more wraps if it is narrower rope.

again, depends on the knot.

The monkeys fist can be anywhere from 2 wraps to 8+ wraps per layer, so the knot depends on the size of the rope.
For a 2inch ball, and say you wanted 3 layers, you probably want about 3/8 to 3/4 inch rope.

Check the related ibles,
find how to tie the monkey fist
Go to a hardware store that sells rope in bulk
try tying it on several different sizes
buy the stuff that fits.

With a weight inside, monkey fists enabled sailors to throw the end of a rope to shore from a greater distance.

I always thought it was just a ball of rope; same descriptor, but adding the weight would make it a good flail to drag the line/club people :)

if you want such a flail, check out the kusarigama http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusarigama - sum juggkers use similar tools.