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Simple lanyard is best 3634

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Simple lanyard is best
« on: February 09, 2013, 12:42:26 AM »

So maybe others have already figured this out, but, what the heck...

I've tried a bunch of different paracord lanyards for my SAKS, but wanted more functionality than just a way to fish the knife from my pocket.  I decided to simply thread a piece large enough to fit on my hand and tie a simple knot.  So, not only can I fish the knife from my pocket, I'm also protecting it from dropping, and can easily let it fall if I need to use my fingers on the task...a simple turn of the hand puts the knife back in my palm.
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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 12:44:06 AM »
Dont use lanyards but if I do that seems the most efficient way!
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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 12:45:45 AM »
Can easily slide knife around to use other tools.

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 12:48:35 AM »
simple and effective  :tu:
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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 01:03:36 AM »
Add a tiny s-biner and you can clip it to a belt loop, belt or your pocket.


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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 01:11:58 AM »
Add a tiny s-biner and you can clip it to a belt loop, belt or your pocket.


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don't know if I'm s-boner deficient, but I always manage to get the things hung up on my belt loops and tear them to shreds.

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 07:50:18 PM »
Pitty

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 11:06:28 PM »
Ignore my previous post, wrong thread.
Now my elastic lanyard has S-biners on both ends for maximum flexibility. I love the ease I have removing and reinstalling the lanyard and I can hang my SAK from my belt loop (black S-biner) or my Victorinox bel clip (shiny S-biner).
I tried many configurations and I had a bigger carabiner on the free end some months now, but this tiny clip is the best! Got another 5 for my other SAKs.

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 12:38:00 AM »
Yeah I go with pretty much the same

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2013, 01:31:35 PM »

So maybe others have already figured this out, but, what the heck...

I've tried a bunch of different paracord lanyards for my SAKS, but wanted more functionality than just a way to fish the knife from my pocket.  I decided to simply thread a piece large enough to fit on my hand and tie a simple knot.  So, not only can I fish the knife from my pocket, I'm also protecting it from dropping, and can easily let it fall if I need to use my fingers on the task...a simple turn of the hand puts the knife back in my palm.
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i agree  ;)

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2013, 05:21:35 PM »
Agreed. Simple lanyards are very useful.

Besides, simple lanyards are all I can manage!  :D
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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2013, 09:25:36 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2013, 09:36:07 PM »
Nice knot. Any link with instructions?

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 09:41:24 PM »
I think that's this one:
How to tie a lanyard knot
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2013, 10:22:45 PM »
Thanks. It looks complicated. I need to study.

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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 10:27:38 PM »
It's really not that complicated, actually. (even) I made it right in the first try  ;)

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2013, 10:30:09 PM »
I need a longer string to try it for the first time.

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2013, 12:01:16 AM »
  Made my first lanyard (with knots) today, then had this idea of running a red cord through the middle. Got to use the package hook.  :D



  Next time might try putting a knot up top to hide the red cord tail.

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2013, 05:11:34 AM »
  Found some cheap paracord at Home Depot. Should have known better. Sheep in wolves clothing, not the real stuff, multi-stranded stuff inside. But... only as a decoration had removed the junk from inside and used the shell. Tied that fake cord around the split-ring with a slip knot. Used the Climber's hook to fish the rest through the center. Think it looks better with orange.


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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2013, 03:54:37 PM »

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2013, 07:21:10 PM »
Nice knot. Any link with instructions?

There are several videos and places which illustrate how to make this knot, known variously as a Lanyard Knot, Diamond Knot, Friendship Knot. The easiest and clearest instructions that I have found, and how I learned it best were done by Tobias here:
Homemade Gifts Made Easy, Lanyard Knot Tutorial a.k.a. Friendship or Diamond Knot

If you are using standard parachute cord you might want to use about 20 inches. If you are going to want a loop big enough to fit you hand through, you will probably need another couple inches. If you are using tether cord or similarly thin cord 18 inches should be about right, again increasing this length,  if you want a bigger loop.
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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2013, 08:53:47 PM »
all of my frequently used tools have a lanyard or has an attachment point for a lanyard. it makes for an easy retrieval or extra safety net when you're the type who's got slippery fingers.  ::)
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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2013, 03:18:30 PM »
Hooked on hanging the saks in my pocket

« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 03:21:36 PM by colt 1911 »

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013, 03:51:42 PM »
  Decided to try something a tad more than just a simple dangle. Slip knot, braided, and two friendship knots. Gives something to grab onto, is long enough to be useful and noticed if laying in a clutter, and just right in the pocket.

  Some day may learn to make a better lanyard, but this was rather easy - minus the occasional slip-ups of the lanyard knot. Probably would work better with three colors of cord.


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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2013, 04:00:57 PM »
I know, not very original or crafty but it works for me.

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2013, 05:46:42 PM »
I know, not very original or crafty but it works for me.

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I like those, they are clean looking.

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2013, 09:58:57 PM »
This is what i use...

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Re: Simple lanyard is best
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2013, 10:52:44 PM »
This is what i use...

That is cool first time i have seen that one. Does it work well ?

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