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Getting rid of lanyard pin rattle on a small 21.

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Dr-Mabuse, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Dr-Mabuse


    Nov 23, 2014
    Hey all, I have a small micarta insingo 21. I love the look of the lanyard pin but I don't like a lanyard on a knife with a clip. I quickly discovered that without the lanyard the pin rattles, much to my annoyance. So, has anyone got a quick fix for the shakes?
  2. Thin-Slice

    Thin-Slice Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    I have never done it but have tried a ticker paracord maybe 550 not sure if it will go tru but maybe remove the inner strands? And burn the tips so it doesnt come out. Heard that fixes it but unsure.

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  3. Ickythump

    Ickythump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Just thinking on this myself..the is a company that makes a pin for the large to eliminate the lanyard..but not the small..Ibwould love to keep the CRK pin and remove the lanyard..
  4. mbkryan

    mbkryan Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    Might try a very small dab of Elmer's glue to secure the pin to one of the handles. The glue should break free easily if you want it too, but should hold strong enough to stop the rattle. Haven't tried this myself so you may want to research various glues that may work better.
  5. 353


    Feb 20, 2015
    Take the pin of. :D
  6. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    A single drop of superglue applied to the inside of ONE slab where the pin passes through should hold it still.
  7. clockman

    clockman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    I put a small piece of string through the pin hole. The string stuck a little bit on both ends. I had to force the pin in the lanyard

    hole. The pin has been in the hole for about 2 years.
  8. Corey79


    Dec 28, 2011
    Try plumbers/thread tape. I have used it instead of loctite on pivot screws. Would be a fiddly lil job but should work around the ends of the pin that meet the scales.

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  9. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    NO NO NO! Don't do anything that drastic. Just put a very short length of paracord through the pin just long enough to stick a tiny bit out of both sides of the pin. Then burn the ends of that little paracord length and squish them to mushroom them against the pin. Now your pin won't rattle as if it had the lanyard in, but you don't have to have the lanyard.

    I think Chris Reeve should be supplying lanyard pins that don't fall out by now, like cooooommeeee oooonnn.
  10. Scotcha

    Scotcha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Just use a bit of clear tubing such as found in aquarium stores for air pumps etc. cut it the exact length to fit snug between the scales and slide it over the pin.

    Assemble the knife and you're done. No rattle and the clear tubing does not detract from the aesthetics.

    This can be done on the large as well to prevent the lanyard pin falling out.
  11. mbkryan

    mbkryan Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    Earplugs should silence the rattle. Don't glue them in though!
  12. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Don't shake the knife and it won't rattle :).

    I've had mine for several years and didn't like the rattle at first, but it never rattles w/o being shaked.
  13. 353


    Feb 20, 2015
    That's priceless! :D:D:D
  14. jumpstat


    Mar 9, 2007
    Heat shrink tubing does a good job. Cover enough the areas exposed and shrink wrap it. The pin wont rattle when installed. Furthermore these tubes comes in various colours too.
  15. kgajewsky

    kgajewsky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Just a quick note that the pins on the small 21s don't fall out like the large 21s. The trick mentioned above won't work on a small. The pin will still rattle back and forth.

    Having said that I've come to like the slight rattle my small has when I handle it. I know I've got a CRK in hand. 😁
  16. TTTis

    TTTis Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    I personally think it cheapens the feel of the knife, but to each their own. I always associate rattling with low quality/bad fit.

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