Because it has 12 faces as compared to the 6 faces of a traditional Monkey Fist Knot it is sometimes called the double monkey fist knot. This tutorial is an attempt to make clear the confusing single drawing of ABOK Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. It requires a LOT of twine in the set-up about half of which will be recovered when the knot is tightened. The photo shows the completed lay-out -about 10 feet of paracord.
One who pops out from the shadows and demands your wallet, or threatens your life. There are many self-defense tools for such a situation. Like a miniature flail, a monkey fist can come in many different sizes, shapes, and weights. Some fit on a keychain or in a purse; others are larger and harder to conceal.
This knot is used to tie the end of a climbing rope into a tight ball so the rope can be thrown. When a rope is coiled it is difficult to throw long distances because the coils of the rope catch the wind. With the monkey's fist knot tied to the end of a small coil, it can be thrown much further. This knot was first used by mariners to throw a tow line to another boar or to shore. The knot is about the size of a "fist" when tied.
Knot tying is an ancient art and the monkey paw knot is fun to learn. You can learn to tie a monkey knot today. The monkey paw knot, also called a monkey's fist knot is used by climbers to easily transport a lot of rope in one throw. It's also attractive in jewelry. Learn how to tie a monkey knot today.