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Red Oxx Monkey Fist Zip Knot


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4.94 Average Rating
 (86 Reviews)

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 The Handiest Thing Yet
By , Maryland, April 7, 2012

I bought a half dozen and replaced all of the wimpy zipper pulls on my carry-on (No Air Boss Yet but Soon) and a couple on sweaters. These things are really more that worth the price one pays. Hats off to RED OXX!
 Glad I have them
By , Fargo, April 5, 2012

These are great. I will probably have to buy more. They are much better than the standard zipper things on jackets, etc. Quality materials and construction.
 Wish I ordered more!
By , CA, March 11, 2012

Title says it all, these things are very useful!
 Great Value!
By , Southern California, February 29, 2012

This is one of those products where the value is definitely more than the price. As others have said, it is worth getting a lot of these and using them wherever you have zippers. They not only make it much easier to use your zippers, but they look really cool too.
 Order 40 of them
By , Italy (FPO), November 5, 2011

Seriously, order 40 of these things. They're fantastic. I've put them on all my other bags, my jackets, everything. Makes life so much easier.
 Can't Get Enough!
By , Great Falls, MT, October 14, 2011

Such a simple device makes life so much easier! So far I've put 2o on all my other bags and backpacks and I need another 10 at least. Cool product, great background story! AJ
 Unobtrusive and functional
By , Switzerland, August 1, 2011

This is one of the products being so simple that you don't think of it normally. I've replaced all similar ones of my BMW motorcycle jacket with monkey fists.
 So Simple, So Good
By , Aledo, TX, March 17, 2011

Who knew how hard it would be to find a simple zipper pull.

The Monkey Fist is so simple and so good. Works great (unless one's zipper is smaller, then getting the cord thru is a challenge) and looks good.

Whether you are nautically inspired or not, if you can't get a grip on your zipper, this is the product for you!
 Monkey Fist Zip Knots
By , Valparaiso, IN, March 17, 2011

Makes finding & working zippers with no problem!
 Simply Perfect
By , Scenic NJ, February 24, 2011

I swapped out the pulls on my waist bag and then it seemed like the right thing to do for all my bags.

Offering a slightly longer version as multi-tool and knife lanyards would be great.
By , Geneva, Switzerland, February 10, 2011

Like so many things in life, simple can be best. Excellent product...but perhaps worth also producing it in a smaller version. These are just slightly too big for some zips
By , Virginia, January 2, 2011

These monkey fists are addictive - I think by now I've ordered at least 60 of these over the years - they're useful everywhere. I have them on bags, jackets, keys, you name it. They never wear out and really make getting something open with gloves on much easier. Thanks Red OXX!
 Nifty Little Thing
By , IA, December 30, 2010

Replaced my fussy handbag zip pull with the monkey fist zip knot.

It'd be great if a monkey fist zip knot could be made of finer/thinner cord to fit tighter/smaller openings.
 monkey fist zip pull
By , fong, October 15, 2010

I wud feel that if a thinner cord was used then it will fit more zippers.
 More than Needed
By , Madison, Wisconsin, September 16, 2010

Bought these because I thought I needed them for my new Air Boss but bag came equiped with them. They work great on the bag. I am sure I will use the extras for something else.
By , FL, September 10, 2010

Loved them. Use them on zippers but they work surprisingly well instead of wire ties. Keep your electrical cords, headphone cables etc together with one fist or multiples!
By , FL, September 9, 2010

Loved them. Use them on zippers but they work surprisingly well instead of wire ties. Keep your electrical cords, headphone cables etc together with one fist or multiples!
 What you'd expect
By , Maryland, August 26, 2010

Exactly what you would expect. They work great and are easy to find & grab.

I put them on a small day bag that I use inside my Air Boss.
By , Gilbert, AZ, August 8, 2010

Ordered 5 of these with I ordered a bag. Very nice. I added three of them to my new Tom Bihn laptop bag.
By , Chicago, July 1, 2010

I bought these pulls for the zippers on the soft top of my Jeep. They make zipping the windows off and on a breeze! Highly recommended for all your zipping needs!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other colors available?
Yes, we now offer light reflectiving brightly colored Reflective Monkey Fist Zip Knots.
Where are these made?
Our Monkey's fists are hand-tied by our craftsmen in the mountains of Guatemala. The parachute cord itself is made in the U.S.A.
What is a Monkey's Zip Fist Knot?
This is a special knot that when tied a particular way, looks like a fist.
What is it used for?
Originally used to secure sails on sailing ships, our Monkey's Fist can be used for all sorts of ideas, from pulling zippers on bags, coats and jackets, to a key chain and so on.
Can I order multiple quantities?
We encourage you to place a large order as you'll find all sorts of uses for the knots.
Can you ship USPS?
Yes, Red Oxx will ship USPS upon request. Simply state, "Please ship USPS" in the cart comments during checkout and we will adjust your billing accordingly.
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Monkey's Fist Zip Knot $0.75

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In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!

Monkey's Fists and a fist full of Fair Trade.

How a little paracord zip knot's making a big difference...

A monkey's fist is a type of knot, so named because it looks somewhat like a small bunched fist. The monkey's fist knot is most often used as the weight in a heaving line on ships. Our version is used on all our Red Oxx zippers. The sleek little Zip Knot makes it easier to grab your zipper pull, even with bulky gloves on. Use them on you favorite coat or ski jacket or as a key chain!

Each Monkey Fist Zip Knot is hand tied from U.S.A. sourced paracord by our craftsman in the highlands of Guatemala. The work is carried out in the spirit of Fair Trade. Each year I visit the village and check on our workers. The impact of this business has been tremendous for the village. By purchasing Monkey Fist Zip Knots you're keeping families together and helping maintain the proud craftspeople of Guatemala.
Jim Markel
CEO and Co-Owner, Red Oxx Manufacturing

This size is only available in Black / Gray. Looking for colored Monkey Fist Zip Knots? How about one's that reflect light? Try our brightly colored Reflective Monkey Fist Zip Knots.

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  • American made U.S.A. sourced Mil-Spec Parachute Cord
  • Hand tied in Guatemala
  • Each fist approximately 2" long with loop
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