What's the point of lanyards on pocket knives?

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July 16, 2021, 01:55 PM
What's the point of lanyards on pocket knives?
I like the snake's head knots. Thanks for the photo!

Gotta try it soon:

July 16, 2021, 02:10 PM
I use the snake's head knot in most of my lanyards for fixed blade knives. Also, it's a great knot when you want to put a fob on your ferro rod.

July 24, 2021, 05:44 PM
That is a nice looking knot and after watching the You Tube (what else?) not hard to make. Thanks.
July 28, 2021, 11:01 PM
Lanyards are a way to personalize your carry. There's a wide-selection of paracord styles available. I'm kind of in the 'less is more school' of adornment. The cord on my 4 MAX is dubbed "Comanche" by the seller.


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August 06, 2021, 02:31 PM
Anyone here use lanyard points to dummy cord stuff to yourself when in remote areas, or on the water? I’m interested in what cordage you prefer. Gutted paracord is still pretty bulky, and heavy test braided fishing line is unforgiving.
October 14, 2021, 06:11 PM
I just saw this thread so I am late to the party again.

I have a knife, a Model 940 Benchmade knife I've had since either 1998 or 1999, and the first knife I've ever had that I didn't lose somewhere along the line (I'll never buy another one from Benchmade, though).

I also have two OTFs that open easily, smoothly and fast.

All of them have lanyards tied by Gary Graley (my arthritis just won't let me tie-I wear slip on shoes for that reason).

I carry one of those knives in my right front pocket, with the lanyard outside my pants. I can grab it and get it out and ready to use pretty quickly. I use my knife probably 10-15 times daily. In the past I used it a lot more, as many at 25-30. I don't know how one works, diddles around the house, fixes things or opens things without a handy, easy to access, knife.

For me, the lanyard is a necessity, and is simply a part of my knife.

October 15, 2021, 10:17 AM
I have a lanyard on my boat rigging knife.

If it slips while I am using it or falls out of my pocket it does not go overboard.

Not going into the water trying to dive after a sinking knife.
October 15, 2021, 01:30 PM
Modern Day Savage
About ten or eleven years ago, I posted a review of a knife defense class I took, long since pruned from the forum. The instructor felt the best way to teach knife defense was to teach students how to fight with knives, and then learn the various defenses against that particular attack.

One of his statements that I'll never forget was that if we ever encountered a knife attacker with a lanyard on their knife that we were up against a skilled knife fighter...although he never demonstrated any lanyard techniques. He did mention that lanyards were more commonly observed in Asian knife fights or disciplines.

Obviously lanyards have other, more common uses, as evidenced in this thread.
October 22, 2021, 07:51 AM
BeholdABlackwolf expounds upon lanyard knife fighting.

December 17, 2021, 06:08 PM
Got a bead for the Microtech, tied it up in the middle of a workout! LoL
Love the cutout design!


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December 22, 2021, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by GrumpyBiker:
Originally posted by ridgerat:
Dayum, Grumpy, thst is one sweet 0560.

Okay, now I gotta find me one!

They are nice.
I’ve yet to decide on a lanyard bead for the blue daily carry one.

The 560 was my go to edc. So much so I had three of them. I sold the third one which was still new in the box to someone here when the 452 (which is the bottom one) became my go to edc. Unfortunately, I left a limited edition 452 at a steak place. At least I have this and another one still in the box.

Interestingly enough, these 560s are the only two out of three knives I have that have lanyards.

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December 23, 2021, 01:50 AM
I’m up to three as well .
Great knife, I hunt the ones with the lockbar inserts .
Actually removed the blue anodizing off the one.
Found I really didn’t like it. I have a few more lanyard beads on the way for the others.


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January 26, 2022, 11:53 PM
The Night Rider

The knife on top was a gift from friend. It's in McHenry Williams Benchmade 710. As far as I'm concerned it's Irreplaceable. The red lanyard is in case I drop it in the grass.

Life on the bottom is a common Buck 110 LT. The lanyard is just a pull to get it out of my pocket

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March 01, 2022, 07:25 PM
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