A paracord monkey fist is beneficial to carry on you for survival and self defense purposes. It’s super easy to conceal and carries enough power to slow down any attacker.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a paracord monkey fist knot keychain.
How to make a paracord monkey fist:
Supplies you need:
1″ steel ball bearing
6ft 550 paracord in a color that you want to be the main color
4ft 550 Paracord in a color that you want to be the compliment color
1″ Monkey Fist Jig
- lighter or matches
Let go of the end and you’ll feel the white inside strands pull back into the cord, leaving about an inch of empty sheath at the end of the strands. This will help you in Step 2.
Helpful Hint: As you wrap your paracord to make your monkey fist knot, do your best to keep each loop next to each other and not overlapping any other loops. This will make it easier for you when you start to tighten your monkey fist.
Try our giant monkey fist made with a pool ball:
Paracord Projects: Giant Monkey Fist
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Ready to get started? Here are our top picks for supplies:
550 Paracord – Five Colors 100 Feet Total
Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord (Black, 550-Pound/100-Feet)
1″ Steel Ball Bearings
Avler™ 1″ (25.4mm) Chrome Steel Bearing Balls for Paracord Monkey Fist Center (Pack of 10)
KEY-BAK #500 Premium Quick Release, Pull Apart Key Accessory with 2 Split Rings
Monkey Fist Jigs
Jig Pro Shop® Multi-Monkey Fist Paracord Tool Jig ~ Make Monkey Fists From 5/8″ Thru 1 3/4″
The Multi-Monkey fist Jig for Monkey Fists from 5/8″ up to 1 3/4″
William Hallczuk says
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Here in Michigan, and possibly other states, the Monkey Fist is considered a ‘Slung Shot or Bludgeon’ and is not legal.
A fishing sinker on a short lenght of fishing line is a similar weapon…
Jessie Chisholm says
I love DIY projects. I watch a lot of Youtube DIY projects as well. And just when you thought that you knew everything, someone comes out with another one. My mind is cluttered with DIY. Thanks for the ideas, keep up the great work… So whats next?
Awesome-Thanks for the approval. Inspires me to do more. We are working on some pallet projects, some homesteading things, and I have a lifelong love of paper crafts and cooking. Hard to decide. My mind is also cluttered with DIY. Let us know if you have requests. We are always open to them.
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