A paracord monkey fist is beneficial to carry on you for survival and self defense purposes. It's super easy to conceal and carries enough power to slow down any attacker.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to make a paracord monkey fist using a pool ball! This giant monkey fist weighs in at a hefty 6 ounces!
How to make a giant paracord monkey fist using a pool ball:
Supplies you need:
- pool ball
- 18ft 550 paracord in a color that you want to be the main color
- 10ft 550 Paracord in a color that you want to be the compliment color
- 8ft 550 paracord in a color that you want for your lanyard and handle
- Monkey Fist Jig
- lighter or matches
Need supplies? Check out my recommendations at the end of this post
Monkey Fist Instructions
Step 1: How to Connect Paracord
Step 2: Melting Ends of Paracord
Step 3: How to Make A Monkey Fist: Starting
Step 4: How to Weave A Monkey Fist
Step 5: Wrapping Monkey Fist Loops
Step 6: Wrapping Alternate Monkey Fist Loops
Helpful Hint: As you wrap your paracord to make your monkey fist knot, do your best to keep each loop next to each other and not overlapping any other loops. This will make it easier for you when you start to tighten your monkey fist.
Step 7: Complete the Monkey Fist Loops
Step 8: Remove the Monkey Fist from Jig and Tighten Loops
Step 10: Lanyard and Handle
Step 11: How to Make A Paracord Lanyard
Step 12: How to Make the Paracord Handle
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Pool Balls- sets
I recommend you buy a set. You get 16 and can share with friends, or make some of these and sell them on EBAY.
Pool Balls- individual
Various Lengths of Paracord
Monkey Fist Steel Centers
1″ Steel Ball Bearings
Key Rings for Your Monkey Fist
Monkey Fist Jigs-
NOTE: these will not be big enough for a pool ball, but will work to make smaller monkey fists
Check out this post to make a monkey fist that uses these jigs
***Want a jig like mine? Let me know in the comments if you might be interested in a kit for this!***
I will also be posting a tutorial soon on how to make a monkey fist jig