Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

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Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby lonerider1013 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:43 pm

Hey looking at my para three and thinking ...they shoulda used a wire clip. Well, I wonder... the wire clips attach via a single screw. Could you just get a longer screw and mount a wire clip thru the lanyard hole? Anyone ever tried this?

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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:54 pm

Yes you can
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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby DukeNiemand » Tue May 21, 2019 4:15 pm

That's a great idea! I'd love to see pics if anyone has done this.

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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby lonerider1013 » Tue May 21, 2019 5:29 pm

Just a demo I rigged up while watching old xfiles episodes... the screw is aluminum and can't go that tight but it still holds for now... Ideally I would cut recesses for the wire clip in the g10 but am afraid to do so. When i get a better screw will instead try to file the recesses in the underside of the screw head...

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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue May 21, 2019 5:39 pm

Bottle cage bolt?
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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby JD Spydo » Tue May 21, 2019 5:39 pm

Not sure this falls in line but I've thought about the pocket clips also having lanyard attachments on them for a long time now. There are Spyderco models like the C-44 Dyad which is one model that doesn't have a conventional lanyard hole like most other Spyderco models do. So I've been thinking that many models like the C-44 Dyad and others I'm thinking of should consider adapting a lanyard hole in the pocketclip itself.

Especially when you have models that you use and work close to lakes, streams, rivers, oceans ect... because I can't tell you how heart wrenching it is to have a really good Spyderco model fall overboard or in a deep water hole of some sort. To me lanyards might just be the best insurance policy you can get for your favorite Spyder ( folder or fixed blade). So wouldn't it make sense to insure you don't lose it???

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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby lonerider1013 » Tue May 21, 2019 5:44 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
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Bottle cage bolt?
No although that'd be an option, it's just an aluminum bolt I had lying around.
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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby lonerider1013 » Tue May 21, 2019 5:58 pm

JD Spydo wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Not sure this falls in line but I've thought about the pocket clips also having lanyard attachments on them for a long time now. There are Spyderco models like the C-44 Dyad which is one model that doesn't have a conventional lanyard hole like most other Spyderco models do. So I've been thinking that many models like the C-44 Dyad and others I'm thinking of should consider adapting a lanyard hole in the pocketclip itself.

Especially when you have models that you use and work close to lakes, streams, rivers, oceans ect... because I can't tell you how heart wrenching it is to have a really good Spyderco model fall overboard or in a deep water hole of some sort. To me lanyards might just be the best insurance policy you can get for your favorite Spyder ( folder or fixed blade). So wouldn't it make sense to insure you don't lose it???
Yes... which is why this idea isn't ideal in that it covers up the hole. I do use lanyards on some knives (though not all).
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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby abbazaba » Wed May 22, 2019 4:06 am

Officers Match has been doing something similar to the Military using a CRK clip. Not sure if this is helpful...

https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/mil ... t-18377524

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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby Cscottsss » Wed May 22, 2019 6:43 am

Cool idea

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Postby Crux » Wed May 22, 2019 6:54 pm

I'm not sure I trust wire clips. I think they are shifty and will tell you lies.
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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed May 22, 2019 7:06 pm

Crux wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:54 pm
I'm not sure I trust wire clips. I think they are shifty and will tell you lies.
They only shift when you bump them into a doorway :p
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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby zhyla » Wed May 22, 2019 11:25 pm

Interesting. Isn’t it clunkier than the stock clip?

I think I could come up with something a little more ideal and CNC it or 3d print it. A bushing with a tapped hole that sits in the lanyard tube with a little lip on the other end to hold it in place. But without milling out the scale and lanyard tube for clip clearance I don’t think it’s going to work great. The clip will always want to rotate.

Milling the clip recesses isn’t a big deal but you really need a mill to make it look right.

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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby Crux » Thu May 23, 2019 1:46 am

Look, pony up and get the titanium MXG clip and all is well. No need to get all wired up and then strung out. MXG makes a color for many of the 25 incredible and amazingly astounding Para 3s.

I have many wire clip knives but lately I've overheard some trash talk from them, and frankly I really don't expect this. I'm as inclusive as you can get but I'm not gonna stand for this wired revolution when the entire world is moving toward wireless.
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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby lonerider1013 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:00 am

I put the stock clip back because with out the recesses in the handle scale it wasn't secure, but as a demonstration... let's just say I like those wire clips. May get a deep clip not sure.
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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby Bill1170 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:52 am

It seems one could make a jig to guide a small ball nose bit in a Dremel to mill the slots for the wire clip. A milling machine is going to be a lot easier, but fewer people own them.

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Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

Postby zhyla » Tue May 28, 2019 12:21 pm

Bill1170 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:52 am
It seems one could make a jig to guide a small ball nose bit in a Dremel to mill the slots for the wire clip. A milling machine is going to be a lot easier, but fewer people own them.
I think there are dremel bits with bearings so you could follow a template as if it were a really tiny router. No idea how well that works. It would be easy to 3d print a template though.


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