Monkey’s Fist by Cole

Today I tied a monkey’s fist knot.  This is what it looked like.monky fist

This knot can be used for hand to hand combat, especially if you make them with a weight in the middle.  It can also be used in rock climbing by stuffing the knot into a crack to hold the line there.  Its traditional use was one end of a line was tied to the boat and on the free end of the line you would attach a monkey’s fist to it.  This made it easier to throw the line to other boats and you could throw the line farther.

Here are some steps on how to make them.

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Cole…

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2 thoughts on “Monkey’s Fist by Cole

  1. Nice job Cole. A boatswain’s mate friend of mine taught me how to tie a monkeys fist when I was in the Navy but I had forgotten how. Thanks for the reminder.

    Thanks, Don Z.

    Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:18:21 +0000 To: waterski2@msn.com

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