Lanyard NOT FOB Source?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by afishhunter, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Anyone know where to get a knife LANYARD?

    I have no use for, nor desire to get a worthless/useless for my needs FOB.

    If you don't know the difference between a lanyard and a FOB:
    One end of a lanyard attaches to the bail on a knife, is generally 30 to 36 inches long, has a swivel on one or both ends to prevent twisting, and the other end connects to a belt loop on your trousers, or a belt clip or loop on your belt.

    Obviously, a fob and lanyard are not "the same thing" as some continue to think.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Hardware store has paracord, swivels and clips.
    Assemble it yourself at home. ;)
  3. gotgoat

    gotgoat Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    yep, make one yourself
    custom made
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  4. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    This. I couldn’t tell you a source since they are worthless/useless for my needs.
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  5. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 25, 2019
    Try a rigging supply store/online. All tools have to be tethered when working above people. Maybe a commercial building supply.

    May want to google tool tether.
  6. Feca10ne

    Feca10ne Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2020
    Do a search on Amz for titanium clip. Lots of cool things to use when making your own.
    Also check out Gear all sizes of retractable goodies. I use them for fishing all the time and hook my knife to one.
  7. Retired UPS Driver

    Retired UPS Driver Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2019
    I know the difference. Try an Army Surplus store for a pistol lanyard, or check this place out online, they have just about anything you could possibly want. Use the search function for Lanyard, it shows too many pages for me to even look, but you will know what you want when you see the pictures.
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  8. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    What if you attach a fob to your lanyard? Is that allowed? I have a Prometheus design Werx lanyard that works very well. I've used it rafting and ATVing
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  9. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    I made this lanyard for my Sebenza out of leather. Easy as pie.

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  10. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    You should sell those. "Bluesy's genuine leather lanyards"
  11. I'mSoSharp


    Mar 8, 2011
    Why did you make it look like a disinfectant spray?
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2020
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  12. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Well, one issue is that most lanyards are going to cost more than $20.

    /s LOL
  13. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    A knife costs more than $20.00, too. Sometimes significantly more. A lanyard prevents the loss of your knife if it falls out of your pocket, for example while cycling, it saves you the cost of a new knife.
    If working 12 foot up on a ladder and you drop your opened knife, the blade hitting pavement can damage it. Again, the lanyard saves you the cost of a new knife, or at the very least several hours reprofiling a broken tip with files and stones if you don't have a Dremel and are smart enough not to use a bench grinder and potentially ruin the blade's heat treat.
    Your time is worth something too.
  14. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    You realize that what you're describing could be accomplished with like, two seconds and a length of paracord run through the lanyard hole, knotted, and the other end tied to a belt-loop, right? If you truly are only concerned with knife retention, then just do that. Hell, don't have paracord? Use a spare shoelace. Easy peasy.
  15. neo71665


    Feb 18, 2020
    Crap, I'll sell you all the paracord lanyards with snap swivels at both ends you want for $20 each.
  16. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Most summer camps used to make lanyards all the time as a standard activity for attendees. They would go around the neck with a slip knot and a metal clip on the end to hold stuff. They were made of multicolored plastic strips.

    That reminds me, just get a ref/lifeguard whistle with a lanyard and remove the whistle. Or, get one of those big key ring holder thingies made of cloth that hang out of pockets or an old piece of twine or picture hanging wire or something. Remember the thing Dudley Do Right used for his pistol?
  17. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    However, in my opinion, a Traditional knife with paracord looks worse than tacky.
    Paracord with a modern one hand opener? No problem. "Tactical" with "Tactical".
    All modern one hand opening knives look "tactical" to me.
    If you disagree, that's fine. We will have to agree to disagree. I've no desire to argue the point or the definition. I don't like the styling of modern knives, so I don't want or buy them. Just leaves more for you, right? If the one you want is sold out, it wasn't me that bought "the last one."

    I don't want a paracord lanyard. I don't want to splice a loop in 3 strand rope either -- or splice any rope or hollow core braided fishing line, for that matter, to make a lanyard.
    Knots? Bulky and tacky. No thank you, very much.. :)
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  18. neo71665


    Feb 18, 2020
    Maybe ya would be happier with a traditional leather belt sheath. o_O
  19. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Heh, what? I wasn't speaking to any knife specifically. Look. Lanyards are absolutely as simple as can be. It's a string, or paracord, or rope, or friggin' thread, whatever you want or thinks looks good* tied to your knife, and the other end secured to your person in some fashion. Use a wallet-chain, use a necklace chain with an o-ring at one end and a clip at the other. Use whatever. Hell, use fishing line, that's virtually invisible. You asked for suggestions on something that is virtually limitless.

    I'm actually laughing right now at how ridiculous this is.

    *Insane that you seem to need this explained to you, criminy
  20. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Sounds to me like exactly what OP needs given how many Traditional patterns don't even have lanyard holes to begin with.

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