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Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Mahachippy, Jun 6, 2006.
you could get ambitious and try a doubled knife lanyard knot :idiot2:
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The two on the side you could just cut and burn, and then make a Knife Lanyard Knot with the two center ones. You could also do a Terminal Turks Head with all four.
Turks Head. How do I do that? That the knot that looks a little like a monkey fist but simpler right. At least that is what it looks like to me.
wall and crown then doubled!
4 strand round braid, doubled back upon itsself, crown sennet with 4 strand as core, then a doubled manrope knot to finish!
The doubled knife lanyard knot I've done. As far as the other suggestions... I have no opposable thumbs to do that. :laugh:
when you made the doubled knot, did you tie it with two strands held together or did you make the initial knot, then double it with the second pair of strands before tightening?
Saw a neat trick on another site, take a box, flip it over, punch a hole in it, thread two strands through, then you got something to lay the cord on as you tie the knot (they were making a lanyard knot) and it keeps the other ends out of your way.
I tied it like a "regular" knot, then doubled back with the remaining ends.
OK, I have received my envelope from Lighthound with some lanyard making equipment. I have paracord, cordlocks, split rings, micro-clips and three of those really cool Shmuckatelli pewter skulls. Now, I just need some ideas! I can't do the fancy stuff - for that I have enlisted the very capable Ghostrider - but I have managed to make a simple one (for my 6P). Now I want to get a bit more adventurous...
Anyone got any cool ideas for lanyards that doesn't involve a maths degree and many, many hours of tying?
Also, does one have to pull the inner strands out of 550 paracord to fit two strands through a skull? Or is there another way? I have seen one involving straws. Does this work on the teeny skulls too?
Answers, people, I want answers...
Two 550 strands fit very tightly through a schmuckatellico skull as well through the ones Emerson makes. If you remove the innerstrands, the skull become evt. loose. I think the holes in the skulls are pretty much standardized,at least within the knive world.
I've had a hard time (read unsuccessful) getting them through my Emerson and tadgear skulls. I've even tried melthing the ends and shaping them to a point with no success. Even tried a crochet hook. Any suggestions on getting them through?
Never mind. I figured it out.
So how did you do it?
They fit very tight, so using a combination of pushing and rotating does the job for me. It's quite easy if you got the hang.
Other methods like using floss to pull it through the hole doesn't work, just fold the paracord in half.(it's kinda hard to explain for me, sorry ).
You can pull a couple of the inner threads out, or all of them, depending on how big the hole is. On some pewter skulls I have, I've actually enlarged the holes to make my life easier.
I thought he meant he figured out how to do it to while leaving all the inner strands intact...If so, I'd like to hear how...
That's right. I cut the ends diagonally, and then did the "melt and try not to burn you finger and thumb too much while pinching to form a cone" trick. With this, I had to cut the cord back further from the tip to trim it down more to go through, and even then it was only one end that I had to triim back so far. I don't think you'd be able to fold the cord and pull through with the strands in, as I had already tried that before by using some inner strand to pull it through. I even used a pair of pliers, and no go.
Comes just to my mind, it could also depend on the cord itself - I'm never sure if the cord I have is actually real paracord; besides the high price in Germany ($1-$2 per metre) it's always a game of hazard to get the ones with braided inner-strands.
Just another reason to get my stuff from overseas in the future.
As for my keyfob, the black ist indeed real 550, sent to me from America. As I said, it works, but it fit's very tightly through the hole. If you have the possibility, make the hole a bit bigger.
Not sure if this is the right place,I'm new to this forum, but I'm sooo proud of my first 550 cord effort and just had to show someone
All one piece, 10' of black 550 and mouseball in the monkey fist. Took a couple of goes to get it right, But i'm very pleased with it
Perfect for errr..... retrieving your keys from your pocket ;D
That's really nice! I still can't tie a proper monkey fist, but my turk's heads are somewhat decent. I guess that makes up for the poor MF.
merged your lonely post with this thread, BTW.
I'm exactly the opposite way, Migs. I can do a really nice monkey fist but I can't seem to do turks heads beyond the first one. :laugh: :laugh: