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Monkey Fist Size Chart

Monkey Fist Size Chart

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Dec 5th 2019

Monkey fist knots can serve a variety of functions. They can be used as keychains, doorstops, drawer pulls, or decorations. For even more ideas, read our blog post Monke … read more
How to Tie a Slip Knot

How to Tie a Slip Knot

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Nov 22nd 2019

There is some confusion around the term "slip knot." Knot tiers often get this knot confused with various sliding knots such as a midshipman's hitch, which is more accur … read more
Grog's Animated Knots

Grog's Animated Knots

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Aug 1st 2019

If you're an experienced paracord crafter, you've probably heard of the Animated Knots by Grog website. For those of you that don't know, animatedknots.com is the most popula … read more
Monkey Fist Ideas

Monkey Fist Ideas

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Apr 4th 2019

If you read our Mastering Monkey Fists post, you are probably looking for ways to use your newfound knot knowledge. —or not. Maybe you're content with just keeping … read more
Getting Started with Turk's Head Knots

Getting Started with Turk's Head Knots

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Feb 28th 2019

Turk's head knots range from very simple to insanely complex. If you haven't yet tied one of these intricate knots, now is your chance to learn a little about them. They're … read more
A Better Binding Knot

A Better Binding Knot

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Jan 17th 2019

Perhaps you can relate to this: I often find myself needing a knot to bind something. Sometimes it's to bundle a bunch of items together, other times it's to keep s … read more
Knot Interested: A Good Lashing

Knot Interested: A Good Lashing

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Sep 6th 2018

Have you ever known someone who just needs a good lashing? No, not a spoiled child. I'm thinking more of a castaway on a falling-apart raft. Some well-constructed lashin … read more
Paracord Hacks for Moving Day

Paracord Hacks for Moving Day

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Aug 9th 2018

This week is a little bit of a break from the usual format. I have a personal story to tell. I just moved. And I'm so glad I kept paracord with me. I know, I know … read more
Knot Interested: Got the Bends

Knot Interested: Got the Bends

Posted by Luke Quanbeck on Aug 2nd 2018

No we aren't talking about decompression sickness today. We are continuing our exploration of knot types. Next up: BENDS! (however I couldn't resist thinking up some cl … read more
Knot Interested: Without A Hitch

Knot Interested: Without A Hitch

Posted by Luke on Jul 6th 2018

Welcome to part 3 of our series on knot tying. This week we will be covering a variety of different hitches. Last month we talked about simple loop knots. While a loop is a rope atta … read more
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