Paracord Wrist Lanyard

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Introduction: Paracord Wrist Lanyard

Every had a knife or ice pick that you DIDN'T WANT TO DROP... AND DID! Well I have a solution. I have created a wrist lanyard made out of paracord to attach to your knife so you wont drop it.

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Step 1: Materials

you will need the following materials

-A cutting instrument
-A knife or other object that you do not wish to drop
-Paracord
-Ruler or measuring tool
-A heat source( I used a lighter)

You will need 3 feet for the guts (the insides) and 7-8 feet for the actual weave. I did 9 feet and had a foot on each side to spare.

Step 3: The Weave

find the middle of each length of cord. Put the middle of the long piece about half an inch down the guts. Then make a loop as shown in the picture. With the top piece of cord put it over the bottom piece and behind the guts as shown in the next picture. Then put the cord through the loop on the left. Last pull it tight like in the picture. Now do the same thing but with the first loop on the right side. If you having trouble understanding what I am saying(because its muscle memory for me and its hard to explain when you just know it by heart) please feel free to go check out another instrucatable on this paracord weave to understand the weave. After a while it should look something like the bottom picture

Step 4: Fitting It to the Wrist

Check how far your weave is every once in a while by putting the guts through the loop and pulling tightly. Once the weave is about 1/4-1/2 and inch away from the loop stop.

Step 5: Finishing the Weave

When the weave is in the right spot you ready to finish your weave. Cut the two outer pieces of cord sticking out the sides refer to the picture below. Then take your flame(I lit a candle because I needed a hand for the camera) and burn the cut end. Be careful not to burn the weave badly

Step 6: Attaching It to Your Knife

Thread the guts through the loop. The thread the guts through the desired hole on your knife. Tie a knot a the end of the guts. cut the ends so they are even. then burn the ends so they dont fray. This way you can un tie it if you ever wanted to And you're done. Couple of last things push the weave as close as you can to the guts in the loop so the wrist loop wont move.

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Gerber blade from portland oregon. I have been in the building where they make them (I live in Salem Oregon) and have seen the way the blades are made. Not too impressed. They were top of the line back in the day. But in my opinion, Keshaw has taken the lead in that department. I have gone to their factory sale for the last 4 years and have been collecting long before that and the handles alone seem built better than some of the gerber blades. I own one of each of the camping blades (machetes and short limb choppers) and they work great. Sharper than you know what. Great post btw. I'm waiting on my two 100' paracord packs to show up in the mail. Orange and black (ALL HAIL OSU BEAVES!). I'm doing your design with that on most of my blades. 200' wouldn't cover all. Lol.

As someone who has purchase both a Kershaw and Gerber in the past, I can honestly say that Gerber would have to come out on top for the simple fact that the Kershaw I received looked as if it had been made by an idiot! Not only that, one of the torx head screws was missing out of the box and the main blade screw (also a torx bit) was all but stripped out as if a gorilla had tightened it. The Gerber, on the other hand, came exactly as described with no defects whatsoever. As for the sharpness out of the box, neither knife was better than the other - they were both sharp enough. The Gerber shown in the picture (the LMF II in Coyote Brown - which I also own) does come with a pull-through sharpener built in to the sheath (also included). The Kershaw I purchased was the 1302BW Lifter folding pocket knife. I realize that I am comparing a folder to a fixed blade, but no knife that is worth its weight should come out of the box missing parts! That is pretty poor manufacturing/QA on Kershaw's end. Just my \$.02!

good way to show off a 100 dollar knife thats still made of an inferior steel.

its made by gerber. I doubt highly that it is made of inferior steel or else that would be all over the internet

I would agree, but gerber has gone way down in quality. I had the scissors from a suspension multitool break while cutting paracord. They did replace the entire multitool for free, but I don't think it should have happened at all.

Knifes a bit big? Eh nice knife though

its does look nice could be that they are both coyote brown