Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Knife Lanyard

Summers are short here in Maine and there is a tendency to try to pack as much in as you can.  That hasn't left me with much time for knots.  In all the running around a managed to loose my pocket knife, so I took the opportunity to try out this Spyderco Persistence.  I have always been intrigued by the look of Spyderco knives.  I am on a budget, so I elected to go with the Persistence which is one of Spyderco's inexpensive, chinese made models. So far I am happy with it.

For the lanyard I purchased a pair of 72" boot laces from Kiwi. I made a loop using a double knife lanyard knot using one of the laces. This knot is also known as a double diamond knot, and makes a nice knob on a lanyard.  It works best if you have a relatively stiff cord.  JD of Tying It All Together did this recent video of the double diamond knot. Around the loop I tied a long 2 bight turks head. Stormdrane has a very good video for this turks head and as I've mentioned previously it is a great knot for tying around long, thin items such as lanyards.

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