Re: How to
Chaplain Morrison (aettch@EMAIL.GRAFENWOEHR.ARMY.MIL)
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 10:03:32 -0500
>Can anyone out there tell me how to tie a monkey's fist?
>SM Troop 580
I just tied one this weekend. I can't remember where I saw the reference,
so I'll have to try to explain it in words.
The line you are working with should be twisted and probably less than 1/4
1. Hold the line 2-3 feet from the bitter end and make three vertical loops
around your open, outstreached hand.
2. Make three horizontal loops around the middle of the first three loops.
3. Make three more vertical loops around the second three loops so that
they weave inside the vertical and outside the horizontal loops. These last
three loops will also be vertical and will be rotated 90 degrees from the
other vertical loops when observed from above.
4. Tighten up all the loops, in order, so that there is about one foot of
the bitter end of left outside of the knot.
5. Next, splice the bitter end of the rope into the standing portion about
an inch of the monkey's fist forming a "y" shaped crotch next to the knot.
Make the splice four to eight "lays" and cut off the excess.
6. For a heavier fist a spherical piece of lead or a ball bearing could be
placed in the center of the knot.
Hope that works.
"Der Knoten Meister"
TCC, BSA Troop 261
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City