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Rope Decor with the Monkey Fist Sailors Knot

In the sailing world, especially in the past, knots played a huge part, and the fact that so many of them are highly decorative makes them perfect for the home.

sailors knot
Add a tad of Rope Decor with this handsome Sailors Knot. This particular sailors knot also known as the monkey's fist can be put to good use as a bookend or door stopper.

sailor knot board
Can you spot the monkey's fist on this knot board? On a ship this knot is used to give the end of a rope some weight so that it can be easily thrown to someone on land or another boat. Want to try to tie one yourself, check out this Tutorial.

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mary said...

I absolutely LOVE this sailor's knot. I always think about buying it but now that it's on sale I think it's time to pull the trigger!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oooooh! I think I see the monkeys fist! Botto left, yes?

Love that header picture...I see I am going to need to carve out some time and REALLY check out your great blog!!

Josh Urso Design said...

I love using rope in seaside homes!

I never knew that about the monkey fist knot but it makes sense. Great blog, keep it up!

seaman said...

sailor's knot or monkeys fist?