Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. It was used originally as a heaving line for sailors. This one we will create is more for decorative purposes. Here, I have 3 pieces of para-cord, you may use rope or any knotting cord.
How To Make A Monkey Fist Knot For Survival and Preparedness
In this guide I will show how to make the Monkey Fist using a marble inside the knot. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. 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 in different sizes. Just remember, do it slowly dont pull to hard on the first few tightenings. When the cord is getting hard to pull use the pointy object.
In this paracord monkey fist tutorial you will find a tutorial on how to tie the knot, as well as a few tips on how to get this knot done properly. The monkey fist knot has quite a bit of history. The use of the knot, like many others was prominent in seamanship. The knot was often tied and thrown off a ship to be used to dock the ship. Due to the size and weight of the knot it could be thrown over impressive distances.
The main purpose of the knot is to serve as a weight at the end of a rope. It can be thrown simply that way. It is very easy to conceal and use it as a weapon to slow down your attacker. It originated as a heaving line knot on sailing ships of yesteryear. Formerly, it was also used as a melee weapon among gangs and sailors.