aracord Balls are more often seen, than clearly understood.
Glancing eyes dismiss them as Monkey's Fists
. More factually,
they are the products of rounded Turk's Heads
The balls can be used to decoratively adorn the tail of a cord, or
to create an attractive pair of cuff-links.
Still, I've always thought most the ball's merit is on their own;
serving no other purpose than elegantly holding a sphere of
rope in a seemingly endless pattern of over and under weaves.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNS43htgqMA
JD ~ TIAT