Forward lanyard?

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  1. bobs1415

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    I've been kicking the idea of a forward knife lanyard around. The chopper I'm like to put one on is the huge Ganga Ram I bought recently.
    The hitch is that I've not figured out a simple, durable way to do that with the way the handle is designed. I could do a paracord wrap over the whole handle but it is almost too big for my short hands to grasp now.
    What would you suggest?


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    BTW, the brown stuff on the blade is Cosmoline.
     
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    2 sliding loops. One slides over the ricasso area and the other for your hand.
     
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    Yup- either that or drill through the handle and an optional step of adding a brass lanyard tube.
     
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    If you wanted to do a full wrap. I've been playing micro cord recently. Thick thread in size. 95 pound test. You could get a lot on a knife grip. Leave a loop of itself or as a attachment point for somthing more comfortable. Think i paid around $5 for 100 ft. Comes in all sorts of colours. Most places that sell paracord should have it.
    Cheers Jim

    Edit. The pic is micro cord as wipping over paracord. ;)

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    I watched KNIFE or DEATH last night and Travis, who tests the choppers to be sure they will be safe to compete, made a comment about one of the knives that had

    a lanyard loop at the back of the handle. He said it was safer to have the lanyard loop at the front of the handle and proceeded to attach one exactly like MrFixit

    said to do.
     
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    Forward lanyard is the way to go when wielding a big blade. My standard for all the big blades I make is a forward lanyard hole. When put on the wrist properly, it's incredibly secure.
    Scott
     
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    I was just getting ready to page @S.Gossman and @JollyRoger3 for this. Master maker and users of the forward lanyards.

    I have used the forward lanyard a few times and like it. Whipping some bank line with a para cord wrist line might be a good option.


    Thanks,

    Jarrod
     
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    I used one briefly while testing the Big Chopper from @Jacob .
    I loved it, like Scott said it's unbelievably secure. IMG_20180516_172140.jpg
     
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    @ArmyMacE I just saw this! Yes The forward lanyard is a so secure when wielding a chopper! Not only secure, but aids in technique IMO. Scott defiantly nailed it by making this feature a standard with his knives.
     
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    None of my knives are heavy enough to need it yet...... forward lanyard will be best for sure at some point though.
     
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    Here's a video I did talking about lanyards also a photo of a forward lanyard.
    Scott






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