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[INFO][The Korea Times] Beware women with 'Monkey Fist'

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Beware women with 'Monkey Fist'

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On left, Monkey Fist with Marvel's popular character Captain America design comes as a key chain accessory. Instagram post @survivalism1106

By Grace Lee

"Monkey Fist" is emerging as a hot self-protection item for women.

The fist is a knot tied at the end of a rope, acting as a weight or anchor. Sailors first used the knot to put weight at the ends of lines, making them easier to throw.

In Korea, it is available as a keychain for handbags or car keys. It costs 16,000 won, plus shipping, for a normal 15-centimeter key ring and 5,000 won extra to add 9 cm to it.

There are also many different designs. Marvel characters such as the Hulk and Iron Man are available, but some are more costly. For example, the Captain America design costs an extra 14,000 won.

The Korean Monkey First keychain is made from paracord, or a parachute cord, that can withstand up to 250 kilograms per line.

Though it doesn't seem dangerous, it is able to break through pottery. There are videos on YouTube where people test the effectiveness of the Monkey Fist.


Grace Lee (grace.lee2@emory.edu) is an intern.

CR: The Korea Times

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This article makes no sense, if these women use them as self defense tool why should we "beware" unless we're the criminals...

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7 hours ago, MooseLover said:

This article makes no sense, if these women use them as self defense tool why should we "beware" unless we're the criminals...

This article can be read by the good, the bad and the ugly, as well as any Tom, Dick and Harry.  It is a pre-emptive announcement.

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22 minutes ago, sacheol-21stC said:

This article can be read by the good, the bad and the ugly, as well as any Tom, Dick and Harry.  It is a pre-emptive announcement.

the title makes it seems like that women who carries that monkey fist are a threat, while the articles goes sideways and explain that women carries such thing for self defense

 :cy-laugh:

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1 minute ago, MooseLover said:

the title makes it seems like that women who carries that monkey fist are a threat, while the articles goes sideways and explain that women carries such thing for self defense

 :cy-laugh:

The title serves as a deterrence factor (your so-called 'threat') to any would-be perpetrators and assailants who are reading the article. Normal law-abiding folk and passer-byes need not be alarmed and be on a lookout for any women with their 'monkey fists'.

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