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weighted paracord monkeys fist keychain lanyard

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by paracordist, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. WolfeBlade

    WolfeBlade

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    Jun 14, 2007
    Also interested in ordering one of the full-size lanyards once you get squared away with spark.
     
  2. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    spark this is coming your way tomorrow buddy! looks great. nice color combo - foliage and black.
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  3. AntCaps

    AntCaps

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    May 6, 2009
    If you start selling these im going to have to get one i think. Very Cool man
     
  4. slapper

    slapper

    Sep 2, 2010
    Great work Paracordist!! I also commend you for how free you are with your information.:thumbup:
     
  5. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    thanks slapper; ultimately I think of myself as a good teacher of skills I possess - like my father and grandfather are/were to me!!
     
  6. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    I did this little segment of braid for just one reason - to test the stopper knot known as the Double Wall Knot (ABOK p. 117, knot #676) for use as a stopper in my self defense lanyard. "your_comforting_company" from another online forum asked me why I didn't so some sort of decorative knot stopper for the sliding loop on the lanyard. It was a "duh" moment for me; I should be using something nicer. So I made this little piece to see how the knot would work (its the ring-like knot) in the middle. I think its going to be perfect. thanks!
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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  7. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Got mine, it is indeed badass. Thanks much!
     
  8. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks spark!! I'm not upgraded so that is also very much appreciated. Folks, with some input from Spark I'm looking at other options for the stopper knot. maybe the next couple I make will try different versions, or I'll make that an option.

    I'd like your opinions which do you think is best!

    1. one idea is the double matthew walker which will look like this end knot (only it will be in-line on the lanyard)
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    2. Another option is a knot exactly like the slider (a manrope knot, only fixed), but perhaps with only two passes so its smaller and thinner.

    3. is the double wall knot (shown a couple posts ago)
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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  9. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    Here's the first one actually made with a decorative stopper - the double matthew walker knot. I like this knot; its solid and just a perfect 'bump in the road' to prevent loss of the loop through the manrope knot. This is also the first I braided spiral rather than diamond on the 4-strand round braid:
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  10. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
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    above are two just finished next to each other with the double matthew walker stopper knot on the grey one, and the double wall knot on the tan one.
     
  11. slapper

    slapper

    Sep 2, 2010
    I vote for the double matthew walker knot.
     
  12. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    thanks slapper, I'm partial to it also.
     
  13. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Hey-O!! Paracordist is orange :D

    Congrats, you've obviously earned it and Spark must have liked what you sent him :thumbup:

    Anyway, I think these are bad a**, I don't think it matters what type of knot you use, I think the walker know is a tad nicer though ;)
     
  14. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    thanks m 67! spark was great. his came out cool in foliage and black. glad to be orange lol
     
  15. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    Made a series of "add on" monkeys fists. From large to small in red 1.5", 1" and 3/4" steel balls. These can be clipped to existing keychains, used for bolas etc. The black one is a 3/4" ball made entirely with gutted paracord. I did my best to keep the monkey fist "clean" looking, but gutted paracord is not the best for a monkeys fist! The final result is quite smaller than the red 3/4" one made with intact strands.

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  16. slapper

    slapper

    Sep 2, 2010
    Those look cool, I would be interested in one of those keychains if it had a foam ball in it. I'd like it for my dirt bike ignition key. With foam it might also be good for boat keys b/c of the flotation. Just a thought.
     
  17. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    I would imagine that would be a simple thing to acquire at the craft store (foam ball). I'd suggest if you do it (or want me to) that you do it with inner strands intact - it will be bulkier but looks cleaner. One of the larger steel core ones not a bad thing to have on the boat for throwing a line too.
     
  18. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    Steel saints rockin their lanyards! Thanks to Big Al from Birmingham for the idea, and the pics!
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  19. paracordist

    paracordist

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    Jun 9, 2010
    I'm calling this the "door knocker"; 3/4" steel bearing, gutted paracord, 12" lanyard (4 strand round braid); attached to key ring via snake knot. Similar to black one I posted a bit ago.

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  20. EMT_Lee

    EMT_Lee

    Feb 6, 2009
    Man, I can't wait to get that. :thumbup:
     

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