some like having some extra cord on them, and that is one way to have it.
Others will disagree with me, but I share your feelings and don't use them. I don't fund them functional, and don't particularly find a clump of string dangling from a tool very aesthetic either.The attachment points can be quite useful if working at heights or around water, with the other end of the cord attached to you or something else that won't take the plunge, but aside from that they're not for meOh, one other thing I sometimes use the attachment point for, is attaching a small flashlight or other small complimentary widget
I like them for decorative aspect. On some tools it serves as a beacon, I've dropped a BO tool in grass and believe when I say I had a heck of a time finding it .
I've got a few with lanyards. On the Ladybugs, it's big enough to slip a finger thru to improve gripping, and on a SAK it's big enough to slip my hand thru, giving it enough length to be tucked under my belt so the knife hangs vertical in my pocket. (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Matt in TexasSent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk