Be Prepared for the Unexpected

You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it. Monkey Knuts® custom monkey fist keychains and survival paracord products are
designed to provide you and your family with a sense of security for whatever life throws your way. Our functional survival products
attach to your keys, gear bags and purses so that you always have what you need - when you need it! Luck favors the prepared!

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What is a Monkey Fist?

Originally used as the weight attached to a heaving line, a monkey fist knot or monkey’s fist is so called because some would say it looks similar to a small primate’s clenched fist. This authentic sailor's knot was specifically originated to be wrapped around a heavy object, such as a cannon ball, acting as a heaving line to accurately throw a rope from ship to dock. Although this unique tool was predominantly used for a particular nautical function, sailors frequently used this extraordinary knot as a combat weapon in the midst of battle during the 1800’s. The precise origin is still unknown.

Today, monkey fists are designed for use as keychains, zipper pulls and survival key fobs to prevent accidental loss and to ensure you are always prepared for the unexpected. They can also be attached to knives and flashlights to assist drawing them from the pocket or sheath and gripped more conveniently.