Poster updated 09/03/2021, America’s cup Edition
A while ago on the island of Seuraasari, Finland, I met an artist craftsman building ships in the bottles. He asked me if I knew the trick… The answer is quite simple but the final result still smacks of magic and ancient sea legends…
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The monkey fist has always been my favorite knot. One of the most difficult to achieve: I spent a whole summer in the 90’s to accomplish a sufficient one. With a ball of paper in the center, or better, a lead ball.
Because the monkey fist, a perfect sphere made of tighten rope necks, resembling strong thin fingers, was a useful knot: used as a throwing weight, on the docks for mooring lines.
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