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Werner wrote:
It sounds like a dumb question but I don’t know what to do with a lanyard…
This is key-fob related, but it seems to answer your question. Do this with lights, guns and other tools, pets, children (your own, of course!!), etc.:

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More to follow…

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I’m just beginning to learn knotting/braiding. I looked up Atwood Rope, do they make a good product?

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The “usual” way of making a bit of cordage look like a rattlesnake rattle is to tie the Heaving Line Knot, which actually has three (3) lines of “rattles”.

I couldn’t stand it.

Here’s what I came up with:

(click image for details in a .PDF file)

Works as a key fob, zipper pull (that’s why I tied it in ‘ze purple’!!) or a section of a sennit…

The fundamental structure looks like this (mouseover to flip; right-click->View Image to see full size ALSO: since the mouseover changes, click to switch, so you can view either one…) :

Loose Tucks

Making one in pink for SWMBO, I notice they can look like lips!
(These may take some time to load… Working on it…)

Pink Lips

Mr. No-Shoulders Emergeth:


(clicking this one just brings up the big picture)

Hope someone else finds this useful (as a rattlesnake fan, I would like to see them better represented) …

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Since we don’t have “light bulbs” anymore, how about an homage to one in a lanny?

If anyone’s interested, it’s a 3-turn, 2-strand Matthew Walker knot under a standard doubled Sailor’s Knife Lanyard knot. In mini-blind cord, which is awesome kernmantle Dacron…

I Tossed the ends after reeving them back down through the SKL knot.

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Burying braided cordage within itself is useful.

Here’s a GITD lanny, made of a single piece of cordage with the no-glow core pulled out. It’s attached to some F*nix EDC or another, with a Double-Wrapped Ring Hitch, which is tied in a Brummel Eye Splice. The “kern” and “mantel” separate again to make a traditional Sailor’s Knife Lanyard knot (2-Strand Diamond Knot, doubled), then we go back to making double-braid again to make the wrist strap. Click to see the big picture, and see if you can spot the bury point at the RH end…

Mouseover this for more:
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(To get right-click access, left-click to switch pix!)

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jacktheclipper wrote:

Cool

I hope any of this helps someone somehow. I love it, but it really does me the most good to see my tricks at play in the world.

Speaking of which, I’ll take what I can get. I gave my little sister a fairly-difficult key fob as a sercy, and she (not a fob user) gave it to her cat. < wishes for “face-palm” smiley > You can’t pick your family… < sigh > At least the cat likes it.

I know this isn’t appropriate, and I’m not religious so I’ll edit it out if y’all want; but if you put Half-Hitches in cord the right way, you can make a Jesus Fish on your UF-501b:

If you click in to the larger view, you’ll notice the tiny Solomon Bar at the switch… It’s tied in the strength member from some leftover fiber-optic cable, which is probably nothing special, but it makes a wee Bar! One day when it falls off…

All the knots (Half-Hitches, actually) you can see on that image are identical in their formation, just arranged differently.

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Nice work Jack. When I get a bit of time I must post some photos here……….

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Three dog leashes soon to go in the post to a BLF member…………..

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As I said on British Blade Forum, well done and well deserved. Those are beautifully made.

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8steve88 wrote:
As I said on British Blade Forum, well done and well deserved. Those are beautifully made.

+1 I totally agree!

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A monkeyfist tied around a Guinness 'widget' with the free ends melt -spliced and woven back into the weave .

The best part is that you have to drink a beer to make it .Cool

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A two peg spool woven lanyard attached to my deanoded and bezel dehorned 501A .

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Them’s Florida colors, bud! Nice work.

I’m a Gator fan.

Not the football team, the lizard!

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A smurf-turf fan? :bigsmile:

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