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The Official Lanyard Thread

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ChazzyP, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    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.

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  2. Dangerously

    Dangerously

    701
    Jan 8, 2013
    I always wondered why people put "official" in a thread title. Is there a form you have to fill out?
     
  3. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    That's a pretty good point, Dangerously. I actually wondered why I was doing it myself. I guess it just made it sound more, well, official.
     
  4. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Wait a sec......you didn't get the memo??? I'll get your name on the list!!
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    Hey Steve!! I love lany.......whatever we're calling them now!
    This is one of my faves, wish I could take credit for it, but Steve Ketchen made the fob and tied the knot.
    581 with SK scales, lanyard and custom fob thingy!! Makes removing the knife from my pocket, even with gloves, very easy.
    Love the job he did!
    Joe
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  5. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I always liked that bead he made for you. I can't recall--do you have a white one for your other paired Barrage?
     
  6. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Yup!! It is the reverse of this one. I'll post pics of it after work brother!
    I love Steve's work!
    Joe
     
  7. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Had these on my phone and will get a close up of the fob thingy wheni get home.

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  8. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    I really like this one and it's one I can tie myself!! Love this knife also!
    Joe
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  9. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    I kept losing my SAK's when not carrying them in a flapped, nylon belt sheath. I finally got to carrying my One-Handed SAK (OH SAK) on a 1/8-inch, bungie type lanyard about 18-inches long, with the OH SAK in my right front trouser pocket. I put a loop on one end, run the lanyard around my belt and back thru the loop. I can do about 95% of what I need to do with the lanyard around the belt, if not I do not have to undo the belt, just run the OH SAK back thru the loop, re-attaching is also easy. I started carrying the OH SAK like this in 2001, and still have the same knife, so so far it is working well. John
     
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  10. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Here are a few of mine. Got lucky with that Spydie fob.
    Bought scales on the Exchange and the seller threw it in! Too cool!!
    Joe
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  11. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    Fob, lanyard, whatever you call it, the ones on my folders are pretty dirty from seeing a lot of use. Is that going to matter?
     
  12. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    It takes more than dirty string to offend most of the guys around here, Charlie.
     
  13. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Nice pic, Joe. And there you go teasing me with that sweet orange and black Para2 again!
     
  14. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Who me Steve......an enabler???? No way!!! My fave Para 2!!
     
  15. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
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    Last year. Dna lanyard during my short relationship with a 13. Sharpest knife i ever owned. It was actually scary how thin the edge would get. Im going to stop being lazy and make one for my edc.
     
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  16. rcb2000

    rcb2000

    Apr 15, 2014
  17. GUNNER63755

    GUNNER63755

    215
    Apr 30, 2012
    I like them strictly for the bling factor. I like bling in my old age. Got to purchase some more for my other knives. This isn't near all of them though.



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  18. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I probably have pulls on half of the folders I carry. I've just gotten use to hooking my pinky finger around it to start extraction. Then the rest of my hand is open to grip more of the frame. Most of mine are simple whip ties (wraps?). Some with beads, some not, and some with knots. [emoji16]

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  19. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I picked up a user large Sebenza 21 Insingo with Micarta inlays last month and wanted to find a Micarta bead to go along with it. I found this one at Maverick Workshop. Greg does some really fine small batch work in several metals and various other materials.

    I used some Licorice 550 cord that I had lying around on this one, but am thinking of changing it out as I have that on a bunch of knives and just got in a batch of new colors and patterns.

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  20. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    What's that knife in the foreground, bflying? Nice blade shape!
     

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