You really don’t need the ball bearing to make this, and when I make them I seem to run out of fingers to hold it in place. Monkey fists were first used to cast a line to shore from a boat or ship. My understanding is that when sailors would tie them with an object in the middle for weight that it was common for dock workers to cut them off (no one wants to get hit with a monkey fist with a steel ball in it).
Making a Paracord Monkeyfist With Ball Bearing
October 22, 2012 by