Monkey Fist Heaving Line or Monkey Fist Key Fob? How to Tie

Monkey Fist

How to Tie a Monkey’s Fist

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

How to Tie a Monkey Fist Key Fob

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.

How to Tie a Monkey’s Fist Video

In this video, I demonstrate how to tie a Monkey’s Fist without using a Jig. If you have a Jig then the next video below will help with that.

How to Tie a Monkey’s Fist on a Jig

In this video I demonstrate how to tie a Monkey’s Fist using a Monkey’s Fist Jig.

Monkey Fist Keyring

Monkey Fist Keyring by Ben Asberg #LetsGetKnotting

Monkey Fist Jig

This Monkey’s Fist Jig, perhaps a little engineered, but fully adjustable, I think is my favourite knotting tool. The rear upright can be adjusted, as can the four horizontal bars. This allows me to create a Monkey’s Fist in various different sizes. This Monkey,s Fist Jig is now eleven years old, but has its own shelf so that it can be admired. This was made by Peter Nelson.

Monkey’s Fist Jig #LetsGetKnotting

What is a Monkey's Fist Knot Used For?

As a working knot, the Monkey’s Fist Knot was was used in the end of a heaving line to add additional weight. This made throwing a heaving line easier and more accurate. The Monkey’s Fist also has a wonderful symmetrical shape, and is often used when creating decorative knot work.

Monkey Fist Jig For Sale

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