Paracord lanyard on knife handle

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  1. Serkaugh

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    Hey guys,

    Didn't know where to post this, but I would like your opinion. I juste receive my LMF II and I would like to put a "lanyard" in paracord ( I don't know if it's the correct word in English but anyway ) on the handle. Can you suggest me some knot name that I could google or YouTube to make my lanyard?!

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    Cobra weave is real popular, but if I put a lanyard on a knife, I prefer a quick release weave like a backbone bar or blaze bar. Youtube has hundreds of videos of different paracord braids and bars to choose from.
     
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    What's the difference between a braids and a bar?
    I will YouTube them braids for sure thanks


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    Lanyard knot
     
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    I just YouTube those knot. In my opinion, I find them too wide. I was looking more of something like this but with a loop so I can pass my hand thru
    [​IMG]

    I know this is a snake knot, but there's no loop at the end, is there a way to do so?!


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    Over 7 years of making knives and more collecting/using and I have never understood the purpose of those braided lanyards. You can't wrap them around your wrist, so what it the point?
     
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    Mostly for looks, but it does come in handy if for some reason you chop with a smaller knife, it acts like and extended handle.
     
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    makes it easy to lift the knife up out of a deep secure sheath with gloves on.

    *Missing one clue and a pile of self motivation, if you've seen either of these items please contact me*
     
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    Yes, and I think another feature of this is if you need a relatively small amount of paracord, you can have it there.

    For my knife, I will make a snake knot like the picture I have posted, and will let enough paracord a the end of the snake knot to make a lanyard knot like the link. So, I will be able to wrap it around my wrist. In doing this way, I will have more paracord ( because of the braid ) and the security of wrapping my wrist around. 2 in 1 lanyard!


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    For smaller knives they allow an extra hand hold during use and something more to grasp when pulling out of a sheath. For larger knives if the lanyard is bright it make the knife easier to find in the leaf litter. At least that has been my use.
     
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    hello,
    'Woods Walker' I really like the combination striker tool affixed to your LMF firestick rod, where did you purchase that?
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    I like a lanyard that does not wrap around the wrist but is long enough to wrap around my hand or through a few fingers increasing grip and still allowing a firm grip on the handle. This way my wrist is not captured if the blade is somehow stuck in something and being yanked from my hand. Also if the blade is accidentally dropped a simple closing of the thumb and index finger can save it from a drop. Don't know exactly where I picked this up from. I've just always done it. It is ultimately a matter of preference though.
     
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    I almost always just tie a couple of overhand knots in a length of paracord long enough to slip my hand through the loop. I melt the ends so it wont unravel. I like it just big enough to make it a semi-tight fit going over my hand so that if I drop the knife, the loop won't slip easily from my wrist.

    Nothing fancy.

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    Thanks! I like your idea guys. This morning I thought of putting the lanyard on one of these buckle
    [​IMG]

    What you think?!


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    Over 7 years of making knives and more collecting/using and I have never understood the purpose of those braided lanyards. You can't wrap them around your wrist, so what it the point?
    makes it easy to lift the knife up out of a deep secure sheath with gloves on.lol
    Yah what he said,like on a scandi.When you drop it in the snow,make's it easier to pick up also.
    My friends Grandpa taught me to icefish,he was Finnish.He had one so of course I had one
     
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    They get in the way of your shavings if you're making small curls.
    Not worth the effort. Need a handle to make your knife a chopper?
    Get a bigger knife.
     
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    Lanyard is correct in English. You can find more then enough videos on how to do them on YouTube.
     
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    glad it got there ok!
     
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    In my opinion the lanyard is more of a combat thing. The last thing you wanna do is lose your knife, tomahawk, sword, machete, e tool, etc in a fight. I insist on one on my machetes, unless I'm using it as a draw knife. Look up sword knots and you'll see the original lanyard. Wrapped properly, prevents loss of the sword or dagger and also prevents shifting in you grip. I also occasionally use the lanyard as retention device on the sheath, specifically on knives without guards. image.jpg here is the one I made with a 4 strand round braid and Turks head knot image.jpg and another of the way I utilize it image.jpg
     
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    try a Round or Square Sinnet. make as long as you want and compact. can be done with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 leads, depending how big you want it. ( i know, because the biggest i've done is 9) i made a small boat fender keyring for a buddy.Tying It Altogether on youtube has several different videos.
     

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