I thought I posted this when I first made this Monkeys Fist lanyard last year. But since I can't find it here it is now. I made this because I like the monkey fist and also because I like the four strand round braid. I don't remember the exact amount of paracord used to make this (since it's been over a year ago) but the core is a 1 inch steel ball. When it's a lanyard it measures about 24 inches. In defense form it's around 40 inches long. I can swing this and hit targets with very good accuracy. I designed this as a self defense device that's why it's 40 inches long and have a 1 inch steel ball inside. I wore this outside last year a few times while walking since you are always supposed to have situational awareness taking this from around your neck, out of your pocket, etc gives you plenty of time to turn this from a lanyard to a self defense tool.