Monkey's Fist Knot Tying Instructions Take your rope and with the long working end make three wraps around the fingers of your hand. While holding the first set of turns in place, make three more turns passing outside the middle of the first three turns. Finish this step by passing the working end around one side of the first set of turns. Here’s how to use a monkey fist for self-defense. Hold the long end by the tip and swing the heavy monkey fist hard – using it as a flail. The blunt knot at the end is what you want to strike your attacker with. Swing hard and follow through to generate the most power per stroke.
Apr 14, · The monkey fist was also used as a melee weapon among sailors and gangs. In this guide I will show how to make the Monkey Fist using a marble inside the knot. The first few attempts could go wrong - this knot needs a LOT of patience so take your time and especially the final tightening part, do it slowly and you will get a cool Monkey fist.