Paracord Monkey Fist is the best if you want to learn to make some crafts and the Monkey Fist knot itself is known to have a long history which was since 1800’s. It does not actually mean the monkey’s fist, but this is a knot that does look like monkey fist. The main purpose is only as a weight at the rope’s end or usually people can also use this for the decorative purpose. There are many creative ways on how to do the craft; even some people creatively use marble inside the knot which may be the new way to know about.
If it is your first time, do not be too hard to yourself and it is alright if you might go wrong for the first few attempts, especially when you make the big ones. You should know better that making crafts whatever the forms are, it requires patience. It is not a little patience but it is a big patience, so choose a spare time to do something like this in order to relax while working on it. Taking your time is the main point here so that the result can be as good as your expectation. Even the tightening part needs much patience.
Paracord Monkey Fist Keychain
You may be creative enough to make the Monkey Fist keychain with paracord, the cool knot that you want to have can be made by preparing 35” to 40” of paracord and one marble, but if you want to have needle nose pliers, you can prepare them as well because you can use them in order to make the knot tightened.
Another optional item that you can have is lighter that can be utilized for the ends of paracord; keep in mind that you still need to melt them so a lighter will totally be helpful. You may start when you have everything you need.
Paracord Monkey Fist Zipper Pull
Monkey Fist zipper pulls can also be made of paracord if you are creative enough. You can use 2mm trot line or as alternative, you can choose to use Type I paracord to make the Monkey Fist zipper pulls.
The overhand knot is a good idea and you can make at the starting end of its fist before it is tucked inside to be the core before you let it to be tightened. The zipper pull should not always be for the pencil case, you can also attach them to your jackets, backpacks or even open bags.
Monkey Fist Paracord Bracelet
It is more creative of you to make a good Monkey Fist bracelet from paracords. All you need is only preparing about 8-ft gutted paracord (but the measurement is always based on your wrist size), a lighter so that the fraying ends can be melted easily, a pair of scissors or a knife, a skully bead (you will find it in craft stores), and a marlin spike so that you can dress the knot when it is already tight. It may take a bit more to make the paracord Monkey Fist time. For the first attempt, you may only need 2 hours to finish.