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#3119947 - 01/06/18 12:01 PM lanyard/fob
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
My son, a GT grad, wanted this type lanyard on his edc.
Left to right: lanyard knot, crown sinnet, diamond knot.

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#3119952 - 01/06/18 12:21 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Pretty fancy, not everybody can do that.

I have braided some bullwhips and that is a whole different story.

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#3119955 - 01/06/18 12:23 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: mulespurs]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Thanks, but the bull whips sound like 10x harder, imo..
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#3122408 - 01/13/18 05:02 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Here's a paracord lanyard made of 4-core fishtail weave + lanyard knot.

This is my 1st Spyderco and was a Christmas present from my son :




close up:


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#3122500 - 01/13/18 09:44 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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You could braid a pretty good whip if I could coach you for a while.

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#3122980 - 01/15/18 01:21 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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I did this one on my Mini Grip. But I really like the ones you did. I may have to attempt it!

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#3122991 - 01/15/18 01:52 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bad Dawg]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
I like yours as is.. and like that its not captured in the knife, like mine are.
The Lanyard knot is excellent for tying off two strands.
The Diamond knot is good for tying off four strands (top pic right end).
There's a lil trick to making the 4 core fishtail above.
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#3123071 - 01/15/18 06:17 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: mulespurs]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Here's what 80" camo cord looks like in a 4-core 3 1/2" cobra weave FOB:


the little nibs are all that was leftover from 80".




The rest is TMI, unless you're interested in this kind of stuff !
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started with feeding cord through knife then adjust for overall FOB size.




cinch that first knot above, then weave a couple cobra knots.



then complete weaving the cobra knot down until only little loop ends remain.



had barely enough cord to finish with a lanyard knot.
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#3123736 - 01/17/18 01:47 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Loc: in the field, or not..
This new FOB has 10 snake knots made from 30" cord.
Knife was my trusted EDC for several years, a CRKT Apache ATS34:




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#3124274 - 01/18/18 08:23 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Wow! Thanks Bob for the great post and the instructions. Itís been a stressful week so Iím going to pick up some paracord and attempt some of those on my other folders this weekend. I could use doing something like this to take my mind off things. Iíll post up some pics of my attempt.
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#3124282 - 01/18/18 08:50 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bad Dawg]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Thanks & same here, feel like I've accomplished something when one is all done.
Looking forward to some pics..
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#3125372 - 01/22/18 04:14 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bad Dawg]
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Here's what 60" cord looks like in a "storage lanyard".
This DIY VIDEO shows the very simple method that I had to over complicate by going from 4 core to 8 core.
This is a quick deploy FOB and the easy QD unraveling is shown at the end of the video.



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The rest is TMI, unless you're interested in this stuff:

tools:




initial layout:



secret is to grab the 4 end loops at the initial layout with a hemostat-clamp and leave it in for removal at very last step:

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#3125838 - 01/24/18 11:01 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bad Dawg]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
ruger + crkt + 30" cord.

Liked the shape of this Ken Onion designed folder. (snake knot fob)
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#3133912 - 02/20/18 01:57 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Here's a quick deploy 80" cord FOB on one of my fixed blade hunters, made with trilobite weave.
It's a simple weave of single cord on a 4-core.
To deploy, undo the tag end at the arrow, then pull out the stopper knot on the far end.

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The rest is TMI, unless you're interested in this stuff:

initial layout:


started plus three weaves:


nearly done:


last step, locking line that is then tucked back in, see arrow on first pic.

finished by pulling the stopper knot to tighten up that inner loop, then shortened/re-tied the stopper knot.
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#3142227 - 03/29/18 07:27 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Here's a light weight EDC CRKT folder with 3 feet of cord in snake knots finished off with a lanyard knot:


( CRKT-5580 H.U.G, internal frame Lock. )
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#3144453 - 04/11/18 05:49 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
a couple of my diy hunters with 50" and 80" cord in cobra/Solomon weave FOBs.
these were pass through loops in the lanyard holes so they can be easly moved to other knifes.

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#3149577 - 05/27/18 05:05 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Here's an experiment, double snake knot made of 4 ft gold and 3 ft white paracord.



closer look:
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#3149717 - 05/28/18 11:46 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Originally Posted By: Bob_Atl
a couple of my diy hunters with 50" and 80" cord in cobra/Solomon weave FOBs.
these were pass through loops in the lanyard holes so they can be easly moved to other knifes.



Good job!

I like the removable idea best.
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#3149782 - 05/29/18 08:17 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: RePete]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Thanks RP, also like the removeable loop idea.
It's just some folders don't have large enough lanyard holes to get two cords through.
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#3150087 - 06/02/18 09:34 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Brad Phillips Offline
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Nice work, I may have to give it a try.

Seems like a handy way to have some extra cord around, that a guy could use if needed.
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#3150096 - 06/02/18 11:27 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Brad Phillips]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Thanks Brad. Yes it is..
Most of the above are not quick deploy (QD).
The QD feature has to be designed in from the start.
But once you've completed a non-QD, it gives you an idea on how to unravel that one, at least which end to start with.
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#3150327 - 06/04/18 11:45 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Great work! I love the looks of the blue cord.
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#3150380 - 06/05/18 03:31 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: MTurbo]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Thanks MT, also like blue with black, like in the fishtail wrist band and FOBs.



and found these scissors that cut paracord very clean : good scissors
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#3165971 - 10/07/18 10:10 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Here's a short one, 20" cord in snake knots:

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#3199733 - 03/29/19 02:42 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
My gun club buddy wanted this lanyard on his new Kershaw 1660,
a slick/solid Ken Onion frame lock design, spring assist:



note the clever blade tip lock (lower left) to ensure the blade stays tucked away when riding in a pocket.
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#3199752 - 03/29/19 06:38 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Great stuff Bob!!
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#3200692 - 04/07/19 04:06 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
this has 30" blue and 36" black, crown sinnet with diamond knot on end. Its a Kershaw Link, made in USA.
this spring assist folder feels real good in the hand, solid and balanced.



here's the pair, one for the g-kid & one for me.

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#3200820 - 04/08/19 09:54 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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#3202313 - 04/26/19 02:13 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Here's 38" cord of (left to right) lanyard knot, snake knots(7) and a double Walker knot (new to me):



...close up of the double Walker:

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#3203072 - 05/06/19 03:11 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Here's an inexpensive liner lock plus can opener tool with three lanyard/fobs, each ending with a 4 strand Walker knot.
Got the knife from: S&W knife 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade


the walker is sometimes frustrating to finish off, I found this link to Walker knot helpful.

rest is TMI, unless you're interested in this kind of stuff:
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Here's what the end of a 4 strand walker knot looks like compared to a diamond/wall/footrope knot just below:
can see how the 4 walker strands are spread near the circumference while the other 4 are tightly centered.



and that's on the end of this GT keyring fob:


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#3203360 - 05/10/19 11:34 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Update:
My gun club buddy's Kershaw 1660 knife tip was catching on the "Y" opening just before the snake knot start.
So replaced it with this thicker crown sinnet finished with 4 strand Walker, plus matching keyring fob.

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#3209026 - 08/01/19 11:14 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
My son wanted a lanyard like on this : Microteck w/lanyard

So this is what I made for him.
It is a quick deploy type, so it comes apart easily.
It looks bigger than the one above, I think they use smaller dia cord.
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#3217519 - 11/07/19 12:59 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
20" cord into this little decorative medium Mandala plus 3 snake knots :
Mandala knot



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#3218750 - 11/18/19 11:25 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Went to a knife show of local makers & few vendors this weekend.
Picked up the top one, Kershaw Blur in camo, so have a pair now.
Lanyards are 26" cord, seven snake knots with lanyard knot on ends.


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#3218759 - 11/18/19 12:28 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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Good looking stuff, Bob !

I have a Leek and Blur , they get worked pretty hard.

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#3229539 - 01/22/20 01:54 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Tim Neitzke]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Tks Tim.
Here's a new weave for me, flat snake braid terminated by a wall/footrope.
This flat braid would make a nice bracelet for a young'n, snake braid link
The knife and 2-aaa led light are a nice inexpensive combo.
Make a nice $20 gift, link : Browning Bush craft combo (sorry, sold out 2/8/20)

Two feet black cord and one foot of orange went into this one.


closer look at the flat braid:
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#3245409 - 05/27/20 01:12 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
This one was requested by my 2020 UT grad, grandson for his US Kershaw.
lanyard is 10 snake knots - seems to be a favorite -
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#3251586 - 09/02/20 02:38 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
My other grandson wanted the "exact" style and color of these :
(Dad's truck keys and EDC knife will have to come later!)


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#3252004 - 09/08/20 08:06 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Oldest grandson added this to his collection, he has more than me, good kid!!

Seven snake knots in this one - per his request..

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#3253142 - 09/24/20 02:57 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
My new EDC a US Kershaw Leek partially serated, 12 snakes knots finished with a lanyard knot.
Yes, my EDC has a key and light, just in case.. always with me..

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#3253173 - 09/24/20 11:07 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Nice work Bob.

And no explanation necessary. I EDC a Streamlight flashlight in my left pocket opposite the Kershaw in the right.
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#3253446 - 09/28/20 05:36 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Registered: 05/03/07
Posts: 1300
Loc: Tucson, Arizona
You guys are talented!

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#3260273 - 12/08/20 05:10 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: viper]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2272
Loc: in the field, or not..
everybody needs a backup EDC, right, here's my new one, a kershaw Zing just below my EDC kershaw Leek.
similar, but more of a drop point on Zing.
36" cord in snake knots topped of with a lanyard knot
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#3262949 - 12/25/20 11:46 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Santa knew what I wanted, a modern Leatherman - Skeletool.
There's a large set of interchangeable bits available too.
Reused a lanyard for this one:
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#3264194 - 01/02/21 12:18 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Repurposed the lanyard that was on this US Link to the Leatherman above,
so whipped up this new snake knot topped off with a lanyard knot.
Love the feel/heft of this Kershaw - feels/looks like it means serious business.

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#3276510 - 04/29/21 12:10 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Just staying in practice here, this is 40" black and 30" camo paracord,
crown sinnet between lanyard and wall/footrope knot.
Knife is inexpensive Gerber with decent steel, feels good in hand too.
The extended feathered cord ends give potential for un-raveling,
where the flush sealed off ends don't, like last pic.





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#3297993 - 04/18/22 03:49 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Getting acquainted with my classy new USA-EDC.
Liking the Spyderco Native 5 finger choil on the blade w/jimpping.
Will give the M4 steel a good usage test over time.
Snake knots and lanyard knot on the cord.


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#3304761 - 10/11/22 12:34 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
latest, for a PM friend:
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#3304763 - 10/11/22 01:20 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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That's a lot of fob!
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#3304767 - 10/11/22 02:01 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: GC]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
80" cord in top one and 52" in the other.
Knife is a USA Kershaw Link in 20CV - a really good & heavy duty EDC value.
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#3304797 - 10/12/22 12:04 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Good stuff,Bob !
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#3304798 - 10/12/22 12:05 AM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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I may have a project for you ,if you need 1 or 2 ?
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#3304831 - 10/12/22 07:34 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Tim Neitzke]
Bob_Atl Offline
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Loc: in the field, or not..
What do you have in mind ??
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#3304864 - 10/13/22 02:38 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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#3305046 - 10/18/22 12:06 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Bob, just got mine. Looks awesome, couldn't be happier. Expect something via USPS

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#3312630 - 01/29/23 04:43 PM Re: lanyard/fob [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Loc: in the field, or not..
7 snake knot lanyard and a simple handle wrap on the bare blade.
8 ft of cord on a Spyderco mule, supersteel is M398.
M398 is right up there with 10V and 15 V for edge retention.
Tag ends are left loose so it can be unwrapped with no tools.

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