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The common practice for making a paracord keychain connector is a simple overhand knot. However, after trying this, I soon noticed that the large, bulky knot kept sticking out at odd angles and got in the way when trying to release the tool from my keychain. So, after some research, I found a knot used on a Monkey Fist Keychain which I modified for use on anything with a lanyard hole. Shown is this knot on several of my keychain tools, as well as the drop-leg attachment for my Esee-4.
 
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Step 1: Pick your Cord and Tool

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Before you tie the knot onto something, you need something to tie, and something to tie it onto. Paracord works the best for things like this, but any nylon cord or rope that oyu can fuse the end of will work, depending on the desired size. For demonstration purposes, I'm using a bright red piece of paracord, about 6" long. It does not take a lot of cord to make this knot, but once again, depending on the size. The Drop-leg knot took a lot more paracord than the keychains. 

Step 2: Loops!

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Start by running the cord through the lanyard hole or ring or whatever it is on the desired tool, and make a loop. This will be the first visible loop. The short end of the cord should run the length of the finished knot for a keychain, and about halfway through for anything larger.

Then, take the longer end of the cord and make a loop around a half-inch long from the end of the short piece. This will be the second visible loop.

Next, with the long end, make another loop starting just above the base of the first loop and running back towards the second loop. We shall call this third loop the "auxiliary loop."
lnielsen65 days ago
great project, but it seemed unclear what to do with the starting end. I improvised by tying it off in the 3rd loop and fusing it.
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