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#215966 - 01/30/11 12:49 PM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: Doug_Ritter]
kevingg Offline

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 442
Loc: NH
Thanks for clarifying and thAnks again for your help here in nh!!!

#215967 - 01/30/11 12:55 PM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: ireckon]
kevingg Offline

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 442
Loc: NH
My thought is I've got my keys in hand opening the car door, office or home. It is a loop 15" in this case. With this I prefer my chances over bare handed. It amOunts to my own little surprise. Once I neutralize the attack I can use it to bind the perps hands

#216051 - 01/31/11 01:29 PM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: kevingg]
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Loc: harrisburg, pa
At first thought I looked and thought "what's so impressive about a long paracord braid?" Then I scrolled down.

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#216065 - 01/31/11 05:05 PM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: garland]
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Loc: NH
thanks garland.... I think!!!

#216076 - 01/31/11 06:14 PM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: kevingg]
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#216109 - 02/01/11 12:38 AM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: kevingg]
boatman Offline

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 424
Loc: Michigan
In many municipalities this is known as a fistload or blackjack.Many think of a blackjack as being made of leather but many were made of cordage.They are very illeagle most any where you go.
Kevin,I really like to see a young person taking up knot work.When I was a young sailor,knotwork and splicing was a favorite pass time.It is nearly a lost art.YOU DO BEAUTIFUL WORK!
I recommend "The Ashley's Book of Knots" by Clifford W. Ashley.You will love it...


#216136 - 02/01/11 06:30 AM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: kevingg]
ireckon Offline

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
Come to think about, the weapon would be classified in California as a blackjack, billy, billy club, or billy jack. They are typically leather with a weighted device inside. They are very much illegal in California and most (or all) other states. Check your laws.

It does look cool, but there are a lot of cool weapons I can't carry because of laws, unfortunately.

I don't think the device is a "loaded fist", unless you grab the ball and punched with the ball in your fist. This weapon doesn't appear to be intended for that purpose.
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#216169 - 02/01/11 06:39 PM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: Art_in_FL]
JerryFountain Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 418
Loc: St. Petersburg, Florida

Beautiful work, you are tempting me.

Originally Posted By: Art_in_FL
My favorite for weighted defense devices is a pair of discount store knee-high nylon socks, one inside the other, and a considerable weight of lead shot or BBs. An interesting variation is to substitute a pound of dried beans. Shot or beans have a knock-on effect because they don't rebound on impact.


You WANT it to have it bounce, it doubles the impulse. The shot or beans give a good thump without the likelyhood of crushing (or leaving as big a bruise) but you have to decide which you want, more effectiveness or less evidence.



#216170 - 02/01/11 06:50 PM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: kevingg]
Tarzan Offline

Registered: 02/02/08
Posts: 146
Loc: Washington
It's really cool, but in Wa state, this is specifically called out as a monkey's fist and forbidden as a concealed weapon. Which is unfortunate as I have been trying to teach myself to tie a monkey's fist as it has legitimate use for line throwing.
I am impressed with your handiwork.

#216189 - 02/01/11 08:50 PM Re: Paracord self defense lanyard [Re: boatman]
kevingg Offline

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 442
Loc: NH
thanks boatman! I love ABK although I only have PDF version. there are so many to learn LOL! I know when I get through that book I'll have all the tools to come up with a paracord solution to world peace!

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