Single Strand Lanyard

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    I got this idea from a Stormdrane (paracordist extraordinaire) post. I made two lops with a single strand and tied the ends together with a 4 bight, 3 lead TH knot. The loops can be made any size. Here is a wrist size (or belt size). This is a prototype made with the shoelace I always carry with me. The completed lanyard will have the ends trimmed and buried in the knot

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    Single strand wrist and neck lanyards



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    I do something similar with my lanyards. I feed the ends through a split ring with a snap...double back and tie a lanyard knot around the standing ends. Then draw the knot tight against the ring. I normally use around 52-54" of cord...long enough for an emergency bootlace...and coil it up to shorten.

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    Here is the knot before snugging up...

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    single strand lanyard adjustable loops

    If the single strand lanyard knot is tied without the overhand knot to lock it in place, the knot will slide on the cord to give adjustable size loops. This works best in natural material such as this cotton sash cord. Paracord and other synthetic material is too slippery for the knot to stay in place. This shows what I think of when I have trouble falling asleep.

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    I already found a couple of uses for the sliding loop lanyard. My wife has requests for many more.
    Hang brooms by the handle to keep the bristles off the floor and stop them from falling over
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    Hang a flashlight so you know where it is
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    For another approach to the single strand lanyard try
    The fiador knot is used to make bridles for horses. It has other uses as well. There is one upper loop and two lower loops that can be made any size. It can be hung from a belt or any appropriate place. The sliding knots I added to the lower example clamp down snugly on flashlight, water bottle, or whatever.

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    I have no tool belt and I needed a handy way to carry a hammer during a recent project. This double loop knot worked very well. My belt goes through the top loop and I slip the hammer into the bottom loop when I am not using it

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