weighted paracord monkeys fist keychain lanyard

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  1. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    I designed and made this paracord lanyard. This uses 20' of black and 12' od. The steel bearing is 1.5" & weighs almost 1/2 pound. Sliding adjuster allows anywhere from 18" overall to 34". Use your imagination.

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    ...this blog (not mine) has great tutorials and ideas for creating a setup for making monkey's fists:

    http://paracord-projects.blogspot.com/2010/03/monkeys-fist-knot.html

    The monkey's fist is the hardest part (for an 1.5" ball you need 8 passes in the knot which is quite hard to keep organized and untangled and uniform during tightening process). The nail board shown on the blog is quite helpful. after the monkey's fist, you need two strand diamond knot, or lanyard knot which is all over the web, and my youtube channel has a vid on it too. Next is the four strand round braid; also an easy google. Final challenge is the "manrope knot" on the end, done around the standing end for form a loop. This I'd probably need to do a video for to better explain, but its a wall knot with all four strands (around the standing braid); then a crown knot on top; then one at a time with each end follow the wall, then follow the crown to double/triple it. ends should come out the bottom. the problem with a close crop/burn is that they could pull up during sliding; so I cut them a bit long and put a big blob burn on it; better than losing the ends.
     
  2. harkamus

    harkamus

    Apr 23, 2007
    "Officer, it was just my keychain!"
     
  3. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    Welcome to new Hampshire !
     
  4. freedoom

    freedoom

    Jan 31, 2010
    nice monkey's fist. It's my favorite knot. That ball bearing makes it very dangerous :)
     
  5. gregncat

    gregncat

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    Sep 7, 2010
    K I'm defenatly putting my wife to work on this one!
    She's great with Paracord.
     
  6. Slidetechnik

    Slidetechnik

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    Jul 16, 2009
    This looks cool. It would definately hurt to get bapped on the head with that thing.
     
  7. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Strong medicine. :thumbup:
     
  8. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    I'm a busy beaver!!
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  9. Jnyiri

    Jnyiri

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    Aug 27, 2006
    Did you try to hit something with these? I'm wondering how much force make the ball get loose .

    Jozsef
     
  10. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    the only way this ball could ever come out is to cut/break the paracord. otherwise, never.
     
  11. Kermit

    Kermit Banned BANNED

    Mar 15, 2005
    Monkey Fists would tighten around the ball. No way they would come loose unless the cord is pried apart or the 550lbs fibre is cut.
     
  12. frc505

    frc505

    686
    Jun 12, 2010
    do you sale these ?

    frank
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  13. harkamus

    harkamus

    Apr 23, 2007
    Have you tried making a bolo?
     
  14. Yabow

    Yabow

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    Oct 29, 2010
    i'd be interested in purchasing one like you have in the first picture. have one for sale?
     
  15. manowar669

    manowar669

    Oct 1, 2002
    Prohibited weapon in PA, at least until you convince a judge otherwise. Pretty cool though. One smack to your melon with that, and you're getting coloring books for Christmas for the rest of your life.
     
  16. mete

    mete

    Jun 10, 2003
    A monkey wrench should be legal everywhere - tie one to your keys !!
     
  17. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    Omg I have not laughed out loud that hard in ages!! Thanks too funny
     
  18. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    I'm just finishing the first ten of these. They will be called the
    "Steel Saints Riding Lanyard" as they were designed to meet a request
    from a member of the namesake motorcycle club..

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  19. moosehead905

    moosehead905

    315
    Sep 24, 2010
    ditto..:thumbup:nice wrapping job man..those look great.
     
  20. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010

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