How to tie the Monkey’s Fist for a Heaving Line or as a Decorative Monkey’s Fist Key Fob. In this video I will show you how to tie the Monkey’s Fist knot. I will be using a large diameter rope, so as to make it easier to see what I am doing.
The monkeys fist was designed to form a weight on the end of a heaving line. However, because of this symmetrical pattern, this is knot was also used as a decorative knot. This knot is often used as light pulls, keyrings or key fobs. The working end can either be spliced or whipped to the standing part, or tucked inside the knot