Southard lanyard hole, tube or no tube?

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Southard lanyard hole, tube or no tube?

Postby peter469 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:09 am

I have two Southard flippers, one with tubing in the lanyard hole and one without. I've browsed the web and it seems that some have the tube and some don't. Was there a change in production or have some people removed it (the previous owner to mine included)?

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Postby Buendia518 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:28 am

I'd guess it was removed by the previous owner. A production change doesn't make much sense to me.

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Postby peter469 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:36 am

That was my first thought, but according to google there are quite a few out there without tubes. Enough to make me doubt my initial guess.

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Postby senorsquare » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:41 am

I would assume the tube was taken out by the previous owner. I bought my most recent Southard around X-mas and it had the lanyard tube (which I removed a few days ago).

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Postby nccole » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:06 am

I removed mine. It does nothing structurally like the Military and PM2. A lot of guys remove it especially on examples with custom scales, or custom clips.

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Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:20 am

My only thought on removing it is the potential to cut your lanyard if you use one, though it's probably unlikely. If I ever have a need to take mine apart I'm removing the tube. I don't care for how it looks all bunched up with the pillars.
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Postby peter469 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:27 am

I agree, it looks better without it

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Postby gull wing » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:51 pm

Took mine out as well. Open design should be simple, the tube adds clutter.
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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:38 pm

When I dyed my scale black, I put the lanyard tube back in. It now has a light rattle to it from the tube shifting around, that may be why some took theirs out (aside from the stark beauty of not having it installed), and may certainly be the reason mine might not have one for too much longer. :)
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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:59 pm

Well, only took about 10 min after writing my last post that I pulled the tube out of my Southard. Nice and quiet now, thanks guys! :D
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Postby senorsquare » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:27 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:When I dyed my scale black, I put the lanyard tube back in. It now has a light rattle to it from the tube shifting around, that may be why some took theirs out (aside from the stark beauty of not having it installed), and may certainly be the reason mine might not have one for too much longer. :)
Yup, mine developed a rattle, and that's why I took it out.

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Postby jabba359 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:00 pm

Mine is there, but I'm going to make some custom scales this year and when I do, the tube is getting the boot, as I don't intend to even drill a lanyard hole in the new scales.
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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:55 pm

I think it looks better without, but I would leave mine in for the off chance I put a lanyard on it
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