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Old 06-10-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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http://www.amazon.com/EK-Paracord-Square-Weave-Lanyard/dp/B00BPWDPRW/ref=sr_1_25?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1370886949&sr=1-25&keywords=knife+lanyard



I'm interested in putting a lanyard on my survival knife. It could be used as a wrist retention aid and also some spare cord which can be useful. I also like to watch knife reviews by "nutnfancy" on youtube and noticed he was putting lanyards on some of his knives too.

Looking for "how to" instructions on how to tie my own or where I could buy a good one. This one I linked on amazon is spare cord, but I don't see how it would work for wrist retention.
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550 cord is easy enough to get hands on. Directions for making anything you would possible want out of it are on YouTube.
Personally I'm not a big fan of the lanyard. I prefer to wrap my handles.

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Not for wrist. for thumb. Hook loop over thumb, across back of hand, knife held with pommel at little finger, blade end towards thumb.

Put it around your wrist, now I have a handle to pull you around.

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Not for wrist. for thumb. Hook loop over thumb, across back of hand, knife held with pommel at little finger, blade end towards thumb.

Put it around your wrist, now I have a handle to pull you around.

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Interesting! Where can I get one like that to try it out?
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Lanyard? Paracord!? It's s STRING for cryin' out loud! And they go on rackett ball rackets, not knives...

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Not for wrist. for thumb. Hook loop over thumb, across back of hand, knife held with pommel at little finger, blade end towards thumb.

Put it around your wrist, now I have a handle to pull you around.

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Also a good way to handle the strap on an old fashioned nightstick.
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Lanyard? Paracord!? It's s STRING for cryin' out loud! And they go on rackett ball rackets, not knives...
Lol. I'm assuming that was already partially sarcastic. The uses for paracord in a survival situation rival those of duct tape.
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I don't use lanyards on all my knives only the ones I keep on me when I'm oyt on the boat or in a canoe I also keep a flint and steel on the chord. Theirs tons of youtube videos on how to do the patterns for tec baclets just tweek them a bit and boom possabilites are endless. You could have alot of paracord with a flint and steel along with your knife or just a cool looking lanyard.

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550 cord is easy enough to get hands on. Directions for making anything you would possible want out of it are on YouTube.
Personally I'm not a big fan of the lanyard. I prefer to wrap my handles.
Same here. If I get a fixed blade with a skeletal handle I will weave the 550 cord through the handle. I gives a better grip and if it is taken apart in an emergency, a 6 foot section of 550 cord can be turned into around 40 feet of cordage. With a hollow handled knife, I will put a few feet in the handle, simply because you never know when it will be needed.

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Lol. I'm assuming that was already partially sarcastic. The uses for paracord in a survival situation almost rival those of duct tape.
Fixed it for ya. Nothing is a versatile as duct tape, but 550 cord comes pretty close. I can make a water bag out of duct tape, but the 500 cord is not watertight.
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I just like the way it looks, but it can come in handy I guess.

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