This Monkey Fist model is made from black colored paracord. The Combat Ready Monkey Fist can be attached to a lanyard or keychain to always have handy when you need it. It's made from a steel ball, wrapped in paracord, with a 4.75" lanyard loop.
Using it as lanyard a one of my kizers
This was a impulse buy, but I’m glad I got it. The only thing I wish is that the lanyard was a little longer.
Nice heft to this and fun to swing around with.
This was well worth the three bucks I spent on it for the amuesement value alone -- it makes me laugh every time I picture trying to fend off an attacker with this tiny little thing. Just hope that your assailant is too mesmerized by the silliness of your counter-attack to remember to mug you. While it is possible to swing it hard enough to give someone a good knot on the head or knock out a tooth, for as close as you have to get you'd be much better off just landing your fist (which is three inches behind the little ball). Perhaps there are self defense experts who could use this thing to fell an elephant, but for most of us this is better suited to opening those crackless pistachios that are left at the bottom of the bag. But for only $3, go ahead and get one and see what uses you can find for it.