Lanyards work great for small folders

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Whatever you want to call it, I have several knives to which I have tied knotted pieces of 550 paracord.
(I think I would rather misuse the word "lanyard" than continuously repeat "knotted pieces of 550 paracord", so if you will pardon me, misuse it, I will.)

I most frequently tie lanyards to small knives, but I also have one on an SAK Farmer, which isn't all that small. I always tie them for the same reason, they make the knife easier to find in the cargo pockets of my pants where I commonly carry them. Has nothing to do with holding it during use, and I have not attached lanyards to any of my knives which have pocket clips.

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Couple of little guys.
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Awesome pics!

Next time I'll get 550 cord instead of 750 cord. 750 was noticeably stiffer compared to the 550 I used to have.
 
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Good points and interesting opinions here. I once received quite a slice on my middle finger when the blade on my mini Presidio 2 deployed while retrieving it from my fifth pocket. Pretty sure the opposite side thumb stud and tight pocket were to blame. Nevertheless, I removed the thumb studs on the mini Presidio 2 and then added some kind of knot to all of my tip up folders. It allows me to keep fingers out of the way while giving a little tug on the knot to make sure the blade isn't snagging and deploying.
 

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Good points and interesting opinions here. I once received quite a slice on my middle finger when the blade on my mini Presidio 2 deployed while retrieving it from my fifth pocket. Pretty sure the opposite side thumb stud and tight pocket were to blame. Nevertheless, I removed the thumb studs on the mini Presidio 2 and then added some kind of knot to all of my tip up folders. It allows me to keep fingers out of the way while giving a little tug on the knot to make sure the blade isn't snagging and deploying.
Hence your forum name no doubt. :)
I’ve had the same thing happen to me also on several knives that had dual thumb studs, including the line of Sebenza’s as well. An alarming situation every time I realize it happened!
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Good points and interesting opinions here. I once received quite a slice on my middle finger when the blade on my mini Presidio 2 deployed while retrieving it from my fifth pocket. Pretty sure the opposite side thumb stud and tight pocket were to blame. Nevertheless, I removed the thumb studs on the mini Presidio 2 and then added some kind of knot to all of my tip up folders. It allows me to keep fingers out of the way while giving a little tug on the knot to make sure the blade isn't snagging and deploying.
Perhaps the detent was a little loose as well? Though I can see how thumstuds can catch on a tight pocket.
 
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Perhaps the detent was a little loose as well? Though I can see how thumstuds can catch on a tight pocket
Yeah, good point. Seems about right to me, although both of the Benchmade folders I have can be opened by inertia ( by quickly swiping your arm downward bringing it to a sudden halt). I was able to recreate the issue (without stabbing myself again) before settling on a solution. One reason, after gaining some experience with knives over the last couple years, I am liking Spyderco folders more and more.
 

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Timely thread, as I noticed it last night shortly after tying some paracord to my Jurassic. I used to be opposed to them, but in the past year or so I have come to embrace them. It certainly makes some knives easier to deploy from the pocket and allows for better purchase on some small knives; but if I'm being honest with myself the fact that it's another way to somewhat customize, think about, and generally play with my knives does factor in ;). I often use leather as well. Ironically, I have yet to do it to any of my Dragonfly's, as I typically carry those back pocket and don't want the extra bulk. Either way there's no right or wrong here, just personal preference.

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That's me as well. I find them useful for getting the knife out of the pocket, don't really use them to improve the grip. But if it works for you, more power to you!
 
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Timely thread, as I noticed it last night shortly after tying some paracord to my Jurassic. I used to be opposed to them, but in the past year or so I have come to embrace them. It certainly makes some knives easier to deploy from the pocket and allows for better purchase on some small knives; but if I'm being honest with myself the fact that it's another way to somewhat customize, think about, and generally play with my knives does factor in ;). I often use leather as well. Ironically, I have yet to do it to any of my Dragonfly's, as I typically carry those back pocket and don't want the extra bulk. Either way there's no right or wrong here, just personal preference.

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Love the lanyard in the first pic. Very cleanly done.
 
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