Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Lots of us like to tie paracord, leather thong, or other materials through the lanyard holes in our folders for safety, retention, withdrawal, or simply for decorative value. Lots of those add-ons include threaded items that could be made of various metals, wood, glass, whatever. These could be simple beads or found items and there are also those who favor skulls, demons, and other darker-themed decoration. There are an awful lot of knots and ties both simple and complex. There are many knife knuts that haven't any use for hanging something off the butt of their blades but many do enjoy adding something personal without the need of more extensive modding to the knife. There's a really broad spectrum of choices and tastes and it would cool if you would Show Us Your Lanyards and share some comments, techniques, sources, and ideas. A couple notes: Mods: I'd like to leave this in General Knife Discussion as I think we might get a broader audience here. However, it's your prerogative to move this should you see fit and I'm cool with what you think most appropriate. One Caveat: There was a nice thread started back before Christmas in which a new member sought some input on the function and use of lanyards on knives. It didn't take long for someone to quote reference material and point out that what most knife guys, makers, and others call lanyards are, by definition, properly called fobs and that lanyards are actually attachments made to go around a thumb, wrist, shoulder, or other body part. That individual kept hammering away at that subject and, joined by others, managed to effectively side-track and pretty much ruin a fun thread. Anyway, I readily acknowledge my own and popular (mis)use of the term "lanyards", but that's what they're generally known as and what we're talkin' about here. Please refrain from discussing semantics here and share your pics, techniques, and ideas on topic instead. Here's my Hinderer 3.5" XM18 with brass accents and its new gray 550 paracord lanyard with stonewashed brass TEC bead.