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.
That is a nice looking knot and after watching the You Tube (what else?) not hard to make. Thanks.
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.
"We're after men - and I wish to God I was with them. The next time you make a mistake, I'm going to ride off and let you die." - Deke Thornton, - The Wild Bunch
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.
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.
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.
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.
BeholdABlackwolf expounds upon lanyard knife fighting.
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