Monkey Fist Keychains for your keys or self-defense hand-made to order in the style and colors of your choice. For those truly looking for unique defense tool, check out Paul's Tactical Monkey Fist Bolo!
Monkey Fists are nothing new -- as a matter of fact they've been around for hundreds of years! Also known as a sailor's knot, the monkey fist was used to pass lines from a ship to shore or from one ship to another ship.
The monkey fist was used at the end of a line to add weight usually tied around a small weight, such as a stone, marble, tight fold of paper, or a piece of wood. A thicker line will require a larger object in the centre to hold the shape of the knot.
Monkey Fists were commonly used as melee weapons by sailors embroiled in street and tavern fights during the 1800s and the use of the monkey's fist became common in the street gang subcultures of the 1800s. Now, fast forward a couple hundred years and Monkey Fists are back. Now you can carry a Monkey Fist too!