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Dumb Lanyard Question


Sep 9, 1999

I have seen several pictures on folders with lanyards knotted in a particular way - looks kind of like a noose with the ends hanging free, instead of a loop.

This isn't important, but it bugs me. Can anyone tell me how this knot is tied?



Howdy SBB!
I'm not sure what knot you're referring to, but someone at this forum told me about this place: http://huizen2.dds.nl/~erpprs/kne/kroot.htm
There's a bucketload of knots shown there.
Hope that helps,

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Actually what I usually see is a fisherman's know finished with a simple overhand knot. I use this a lot in firefighting on pulls for hose lines and such. I also use it decoratively on my boat for bell lanyards and anywhere I need a handle to grasp for pulling because you can tie it as long as you need it.

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Of course that is fisherman's knot, not know! ARRGGHHHH! I hate to misspell... mispel... misspel... CRAP!! spell words wrong! (is bad grammar worse than bad spelling?)

Bad CPR is better than no CPR at all - do SOMETHING!
Sailors used to make all kinds of interesting knots, lanyards, etc., for their tools, even knife grips and sheathes. Check out the Ashley Book of Knots (ISBN 0-385-04025-3) to see over 3,000 different types of knots. Good illustrations, too.
That's usually a scaffold knot, though a hangman's noose will also work and it's easier to tie (no, they're not different names for the same knot, though they've both been used to hang people and so have a number of other knots).

Ashley is the standard reference but a bit pricey. There's a tremendous wealth of free information on knotting on the web, too. Here are a couple of urls to get you started and you can follow the links from there: http://huizen2.dds.nl/~erpprs/kne/kroot.htm http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/knotlink.htm

-Cougar Allen :{)

[This message has been edited by Cougar Allen (edited 30 September 1999).]
The scaffold knot has a neater look than a hangman's noose, as both leads come strait out of the wrap.

Ashleys is a great book, hours of fun for children of all ages.

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And the "lanyard" as described is more likely a "fob". Lanyards are, usually, long cords that allow the knife/handgun, etc to be used while attached to the user and act as a method of retrieving the dropped object.

The fob makes a handy "grab" for deploying the knife/pocket watch, etc.
The Sebenza, usually, comes with a typical fob.

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Most of these knots are scaffold or hangman's knots, like the above people mentioned. A scaffold knot tends to slip a bit in my experience, although it does look better than the hangman's. A trick to tying a scaffold knot quickly is to not try to thread the end through the loops, but to form the loops by twisting them around the length of rope. I took a look at the links above and one of them said that you should not hang yourself. I guess everything needs a disclaimer nowdays.