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Show us your lanyards!

Postby Dr. Snubnose » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:54 pm

How many here use the lanyard hole in their :spyder: ? and how do you use them?...Doc (feel free to post a pic with your description on use)
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Postby Vincent » Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:24 pm

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Here ya go, I just think it looks nice.

so i bought 200' of it.

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Postby ghostrider » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:07 pm

This is isn’t exactly a lanyard but, it is a “knife lanyard knot”. I positioned it so my pinky finger rest between the knot, and the “but” of the handle, “locking” my pinky in place. I also took the Clip off for an easy pocket ride.
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Postby Irish Lager » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:17 pm

dont have a camera but i have a lanyard that i normally keep on my native II, took it off and sent the knife back to the factory for sharpening, but its a hangmans noose and lanyard knot for easy access. I also use a stainless bead chain to connect my princeton tech pulsar to my dragonfly frn. basic but effective. if i can get access to a camera i will post a pic.
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Postby Senate » Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:10 am

I put knots on my little ones... :)

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Postby The Deacon » Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:58 am

The all stainless Kiwi that spends its days on my computer desk sports a fob. Serves two purposes, makes the thin, slick knife easier to open, and helps me locate it amid the clutter on the desk.
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Postby Echo63 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:11 am

sorry - i dont have a photo of my lanyards
i have a small piece of a reflective cord tied through each of my using spyders
just to make them easier to find if i drop them at night

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Postby b-elliott » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:06 am

Here is one I tied just to be fancy! Please don't tell anyone I like to be fancy :confused:

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Postby pjrocco » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:10 am

Born and raised in Chicago and not sure what a laynard is or whats it used for.

Can someone please explain?

Thanks!

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Hmmm...

Postby Hannibal Lecter » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:16 am

My Dear Friend Pjrocco,
pjrocco wrote:Born and raised in Chicago and not sure what a laynard is or whats it used for.

Can someone please explain?

Thanks!

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A lanyard is essentially a cord attached to a knife to prevent loss and to better-facilitate acquisition of the blade in an emergency or tense situation.

(WARNING: Engage your sense of humor!)

I consider them largely to be annoying decorative hangy-down things on knives that get in the way and make my knife harder to open, use, and close. :eek:

Well, unless I am on the water, in which case I refocus a bit. :D

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More info????

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:31 am

I even have a couple of books on knots. But neither one of them have any information on Lanyards or Lanyard knots. Does anyone know of an information source. I would like to do several of my knives up with nice looking and functional lanyards. But I want to do them in "grand fashion". IF you know what I mean. Are there any websites on the subject. JD :spyder: O

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Postby pjrocco » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:37 am

Thank you very much Hannibal..

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They are FOBS!!!

Postby RLR » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:53 am

Main Entry: fob
Function: noun
Etymology: perhaps akin to German dialect Fuppe pocket
1 : WATCH POCKET
2 : a short strap, ribbon, or chain attached especially to a pocket watch
3 : an ornament attached to a fob chain


And here is one of mine - I only use them on small FBs now:
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Postby b-elliott » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:59 am

I've been considering doing one similar to this.

http://dmcleish.com/spectra/index.html

Here is where you get the hardware, specifically the clip:
http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/tools/lankit.html
Note there are several sizes of clips ie the micro, mini, nano and Pica:
http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/h ... oclip.html

Books that show lanyard knots are Cliford Ashleys book of knots (note this is the difinitive book of knots and is not light reading)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookse ... 0253&itm=2
or anything by Geoffrey Budworth
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookse ... 7916&itm=8
or Peter Owen
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookse ... 304X&itm=3

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Fob

Postby Clay Kesting » Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:20 pm

Here's a picture of the fob I put on my Kiwi. It makes it easier to get out of my watch pocket and makes the grip more secure. I put a similar fob on my micarta Jester except with flat leather lacing and the lanyard knot sits much better.

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Postby Dr. Snubnose » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:58 pm

Nice lanyards and fobs!!!!! Guys I am impressed...I may have to hire some Boy Scouts to make me some knots for my small knives...Keep em coming I find this fascinating....Thanks....Doc :D
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Postby clovisc » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:19 pm

i don't have any pictures... but i've got slightly longish loops of cord going through the lanyard holes of my atlantic and pacific salt... i tie the cord through my belt loop when i'm out on a boat... that way i don't have to go swimming/diving to recover a dropped knife. it's saved me quite lot of frustration twice now...

other than that, my lanyard holes go unused.

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Postby Dodge » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:26 pm

Here is my dodo.
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Postby TheMikeOfSteel » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:11 pm

Hi everyone!
I'm new here, but I've been into Spydies for a long time.

I love these lanyards, they're so cool!
I'm really interested in learning the diamond knot and the Chris Reeve style loop.
Where do you buy the cord to make these lanyards? Is there a certain name for it? I just want a small section (a couple of feet) and not a mile of this stuff.
Are there any stores like Wal-Mart, or Sporting good stores that sell it?

Thanks for any help.

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Postby Vincent » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:19 pm

well if you want Milspec its called paracord 550. that is what i use, but there really arent many colors. Just Black, Tan, OD and a few more. Nothing exotic and it will hyold 550lbs.

and you can get it here for
http://countycomm.com/550cord.htm

$6 per 100' hank

I ordered a Black and an OD. to make up for the $6 shipping.


if you want Colors, I would check out Tad gear
http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/a ... racord.htm

The stuff is more expensive and not as strong and is not Mil-Spec.

It does come in some nice and exotic colors. so if that is what you wnat, this is probrolly the best place.



When you get the Paracord, you tie it like this

http://www.chrisreeve.com/knotright.htm





The Knots take practice to make, its not that easy.


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