Lanyard on a fighting knife ...Plus's + minus's ?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Scare_Rab, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Scare_Rab

    Scare_Rab New Member

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    I worked on fishing boats and climbed mountains. In both places, a loop of strong stuff through the hole in the knife's handle gives the option of "parking" the blade for a moment, without dropping and losing it.


    I carry a Gerber Gator II. I'm happy with the edge. I have added a loop/lanyard. I carry the knife in my strong hand pocket, with the lanyard hanging free. If Standing up, it is a simple matter to pull on this string and free the knife.

    I read a comment that a lanyard on a fighting knife is a BAD idea. Hmmmm.

    Any comments, suggestions / explanations welcomed
     
  2. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

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    There are many schools of thought on this issue. My opinion is that a lanyard on a pocket knife can easily get in the way and cause you to lose a firm grip, but a lanyard on an FB can help if the lanyard is simple enough to slip over ones wrist easily and without catching on other objects. My Strider MT has a lanyard that I rarely use and I just recently took the all of the lanyards off of my folders.
     

  3. Scare_Rab

    Scare_Rab New Member

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    lanyard no longer catches between blade and 'closed slot

    See how I tied off the main loop close to the handle ....
    so that (when I close the blade)

    the blade no longer catches the lanyard between the handle edges and the place the blade slots home into.
     

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  4. mpoirier22114

    mpoirier22114 New Member

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    that should work for what your planning on doing
     
  5. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    If I understand the question, sometimes, depending on your training, switching grips while a knife is tethered to your wrist is difficult at best.
     
  6. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Mmmmmmm...Strider. Drooool
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Only the dummies had to use stuff like that in Basic Training. When they would leave or lose their weapon. We call them dummie cords.