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weighted paracord monkeys fist keychain lanyard

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by paracordist, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. paracordist


    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.


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


    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


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


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


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


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


    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


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


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

  10. paracordist


    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


    Jun 12, 2010
    do you sale these ?

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  13. harkamus


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


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


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


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


    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..

  19. moosehead905


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


    Jun 9, 2010

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