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Here Is My Video Tutorial On The Monkey’s Fist Knot:
My introduction to the Monkey’s Fist Knot was as a young boy scout during my first summer camp. I was working on my pioneering merit badge and needed to build a gateway using various forms of lashing. While I was finishing up one of my square lashing projects, I noticed my counselor tying a cool looking knot that I had never seen before. I asked him about it and he taught me how to make a 3-pass version of the Monkey’s Fist.
In the boy scouts, we would use the Monkey’s Fist Knot for decoration more than it’s actual purpose. Years later as a U.S. Marine, I got to see first hand, the intended application of the Monkey’s Fist. I was on a 6 month deployment aboard a U.S. Navy ship and saw a couple of sailors using a Monkey’s Fist to thrown a line across the ship to a smaller boat on our starboard side. This was the original purpose of the Monkey’s Fist Knot that was explained to me earlier by my merit badge counselor.
It wasn’t until a few years after I left USMC active-duty that I witnessed another viable application for the Monkey’s Fist Knot… This time it was for self-defense!
It turns out that this versatile little knot can inflict some serious damage when wielded correctly in a self-defense situation. Adding a heavy object, such as a 1″ ball-bearing, can make a strike with a Monkey’s Fist devastating!
I decided to make this detailed tutorial so that you can create your own Monkey’s Fist Knot.
The components that I used in my tutorial featured above are:
Thank you for viewing, I hope that you found this tutorial helpful.