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weighted paracord monkeys fist keychain lanyard

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

  1. XanRa

    XanRa

    Apr 13, 2011
    I want one just like spark got
     
  2. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
    I still have enough foliage paracord to make it for you; just gotta PM me!
     
  3. XanRa

    XanRa

    Apr 13, 2011
    Can't pm- email?
     
  4. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
  5. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Back to the old days. I've had great fun making monkey fists. They used to be tied in the end of a heaving line so you could throw it to a dock. Sailors got in the habit of using a monkey's fist on the end of a short line as a lethal weapon during shore leave. Many states and municipalities passed laws prohibiting "slung shots," which are the monkey fists. You may want to check your local ordinances before carrying one.
     
  6. WA Martin

    WA Martin

    Jan 23, 2007
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    I really like the looks of this set up but I'm missing something. Does the ring knot slide up and down the "rope" or is it tied into the rope at the desired place and the slip can only come down that far?
     
  7. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
    that knot in the middle of the non-monkey fist section is a fixed knot (does not slide). it provides good grip in the fingers.
     
  8. WA Martin

    WA Martin

    Jan 23, 2007
    That's what I thought and I think that's why I like it.
     
  9. EMT_Lee

    EMT_Lee

    Feb 6, 2009
    I got my door knocker today. I would really hate to take a hit from this thing.
     
  10. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks brother!
     
  11. shangchi108

    shangchi108

    Aug 28, 2007
    Don't fall into a lake with all that around your neck. You'll drown.
     
  12. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    This is a version of the Steel Saints Lanyard, revised for a 1" steel ball insert (vs. the 1.5" ball). I've made this for the sensei of a martial arts academy in Texas, and I'm working on some non-adjustable versions for his students. The difference and size and weight between the 1" and 1.5" steel balls is substantial. Swinging the smaller ball just does not feel right, sort of like swinging a golf club with a low swing weight. As in golf club design, the feel can be adjusted to preference by adding weight to the club head, or reducing the weight of the shaft. Also, with the smaller monkeys fist, I don't want huge knots, throwing off the aesthetic balance of the piece. For these reasons, I've made the following refinements to the design of the Texas Saints Martial Arts Lanyard:

    1. The braid is made thinner to reduce weight and wind resistance by incorporating the second color (black) as a gutted strand of paracord.
    2. The manrope knot is done with two rather than three passes (also using the gutted paracord)

    I hope to try this on a water jug pinata soon to see the difference.

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  13. Les Snyder

    Les Snyder

    807
    Jul 6, 2010
    in the state of Florida,your weighted monkeys paw "slung shot" (not slingshot) is considered a concealed weapon, and you must have a permit to legally carry....
     
  14. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
    pretty much the same everywhere
     
  15. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
    Here is the student version, not adjustable. Same overall length and 1" ball hitting a 1 gallon jug of water. Picture is in the video. Compare to the impact of the 1.5" ball!

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  16. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
    This is the student version of what will officially be named the "TKMA Self Defense Lanyard". It has all the design details of the adjustable gold/black from a few posts ago, except it is not adjustable. These have been designed at the request of the general manager and lead instructor of the Texins Karate Martial Arts school (in Texas of course). I'm excited because they will become part of a weapons training course specific to this item! Students will have this version, and instructors will have the adjustable lanyard style versions. They will send me some videos of these being used in demos down the road, I can't wait.:cool:

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  17. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
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    TKMA, fixed length black and gold
     
  18. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
    A new place for them, more effective than fuzzy dice in self defense. with nothing else available this could be used to bust out the window in an emergency. Just don't stop short and bust the windshield.*

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  19. Gollnick

    Gollnick Musical Director

    Mar 22, 1999
    Nice work, Mr. Paracordist.

    Please keep in mind that is is out-of-form to buy and sell on this forum. All with those questions should us e-mail or PM.
     
  20. paracordist

    paracordist

    424
    Jun 9, 2010
    I understand. Since this is my OP on the topic I come back to it with new ideas and pics now and then.
     

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