BM griptilian Lanyard Problem

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i picked up a benchmade griptilian, all black with thumb hole. i was reassured by someone on the forums that a standard 550 paracord lanyard would fit, with a paper clip and needle nose pliers. as hard as i try, this puppy doesnt want to fit!

am i missing something here? should i send it back? make the lanyard hole bigger? i'm at a loss.

thanks,

JP

The suspect: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160270657518
 
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i picked up a benchmade griptilian, all black with thumb hole. i was reassured by someone on the forums that a standard 550 paracord lanyard would fit, with a paper clip and needle nose pliers. as hard as i try, this puppy doesnt want to fit!

am i missing something here? should i send it back? make the lanyard hole bigger? i'm at a loss.

thanks,

JP

Remove the center core strands from the paracord BEFORE you try to insert it. Then cut an end at a steep angle and melt with a lighter. Using wet fingers, roll that tapered end into a point and when hard and cool, push through the hole.

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Remove the center core strands from the paracord BEFORE you try to insert it. Then cut an end at a steep angle and melt with a lighter. Using wet fingers, roll that tapered end into a point and when hard and cool, push through the hole.

Stitchawl
Exactly, I don't have 550 paracord, but I use a 5mm thick cord, which is more thicker than paracord, I just remove the strands inside the shell and it'll be small enough to fit through small lanyard holes.
 
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Remove the center core strands from the paracord BEFORE you try to insert it. Then cut an end at a steep angle and melt with a lighter. Using wet fingers, roll that tapered end into a point and when hard and cool, push through the hole.

Stitchawl


how do i remove the center when it's already been made? i purchased it off of ebay :p
 
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Looks like JP has purchased a pre-made lanyard from ebay. It is already tied and he is trying to put a doubled length of 550 cord through the hole. Have you followed the directions the ebay seller provides?? Using the paperclip trick? If not, you may need to put a small split ring through the lanyard hole and attach the lanyard to that.
 
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how do i remove the center when it's already been made? i purchased it off of ebay :p

That can be a problem.... :rolleyes:
OK... How about this... Although you have bought one already, why not make one yourself? It's very easy, will only take you about 30 minutes (if that long,) and the paracord is cheap.

If you don't know how to make one, you can find the instructions in a dozen different YouTube videos, or if you don't have a fast enough connection to see YouTube, I'll be happy to write out the directions for braiding a lanyard for you. It really is quite simple to do, but appears complicated when you look at the finished product. There are several different kinds of braid that you can do, and you can really have a custom made lanyard for your knife made just the way YOU want it to look.

Here are some links to different styles;
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=bbH5PXStNB4 (Excellent!)
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=ynvLWTEMLqI&feature=related
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=faO3rY9G_Ns&feature=related
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=FAesyxzl2Lw&NR=1

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Cut the paracord at an angle before you melt the end to form a point. 550 will fit with all strands intact.

*edit* sorry! Didn't see that you were trying to double up the paracord on a pre-made lanyard...
 
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thank you guys so much, you;ve all really helped me out!

honestly, i used some good old fashioned half-@ssery to get the job done, took my leatherman to the lanyard hole, carved a very small amount all around, and bam, it fits.

thanks again guys! maybe for the hell of it ill try to make my own :p
 
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thank you guys so much, you;ve all really helped me out!

honestly, i used some good old fashioned half-@ssery to get the job done, took my leatherman to the lanyard hole, carved a very small amount all around, and bam, it fits.

thanks again guys! maybe for the hell of it ill try to make my own :p
Making your own is much cheaper, and there are heaps of good videos to instruct on lanyard making on youtube.
 
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