I'm a believer in "lanyards" My old buddy "GHOSTRIDER" is truly the master of lanyards. His work is paramount. Since I've been back full time I've wondered where he has been lately.
There is a big lanyard thread that was started by my buddy "Doc Snubnose" and it's almost as big as my mega-powered Hawkbill thread "Now's The Time: For A New Hawkbill". His big Lanyard Thread is a fabulous thread with tons of information on lanyards and I would highly advise anyone to take a serious look at it.
Also there are some good lanyard threads over at Bladeforums.
I always use lanyards especially when I'm working around a lake, stream, pond or any other water source where it would be easy to lose a blade.
Long Live the SPYDEREDGE Spyderco Hawkbills RULE!!