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#255659 - 01/20/13 07:03 PM Neck lanyard
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2822
What do you guys use for a neck lanyard and/or a breakaway if you use paracord? I picked up a little neck knife and want to get a lanyard to carry it.

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#255660 - 01/20/13 07:07 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: Eugene]
NAro Offline
Addict

Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 484
I use paracord now, but I don't tie a knot. I overlap the ends about 1" and bind them together with 2-3 stitches of light cotton thread.

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#255662 - 01/20/13 08:36 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: Eugene]
ireckon Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1626
Loc: Northern California
For a breakaway, I use a Double Overhand Noose (ABOK #409) clamped down on a bight. If you tie as shown in the pics, it's idiot-proof. In other words, when you crank down the noose on the bight, the breakaway force is the same every time.







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#255663 - 01/20/13 08:38 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: Eugene]
NuggetHoarder Offline
Member

Registered: 07/01/11
Posts: 145
Loc: Appalachians
A Break Free Knot for Neck Carry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=864FSx_cTYQ

I really liked the idea of what was presented in the above video, but I didn't like the exact knot he used. Instead I use a nail knot and that seems to have enough tension for my tastes. A nail knot is similar to a hangman's noose and will come apart under tension - you decide how much tension.

Here's a link to the nail knot.
http://www.animatedknots.com/nailknot/index.php?Categ=fishing&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg

With this setup you can adjust the breakaway tension to your tastes and you don't have to glue anything or stitch anything.

The main thing I like about the nail knot is that it lays close to the skin. A lot of other knots stick out too far.


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#255664 - 01/20/13 08:50 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: Eugene]
ireckon Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1626
Loc: Northern California
By the way, there are several other threads discussing neck lanyards, such as...

http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=241868&page=1
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#255667 - 01/20/13 10:38 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: Eugene]
JBMat Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
Gut the paracord. Run a dog tag chain thru the paracord, leaving a half inch of the chain (preferably the connector and two or three beads on each side) exposed. Melt the ends into the chain. All done.

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#255670 - 01/20/13 10:47 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: JBMat]
clearwater Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1031
Loc: Channeled Scablands

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#255704 - 01/21/13 07:34 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: Eugene]
Michael2 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 10/07/04
Posts: 23
I insert the two ends of the cord into a piece of heat-shrink tubing (available at electronics supply stores). Local camping store has lanyards for a dollar or so, with a convenient clip on the end; I use this method on these lanyards, by making a single cut in the cord.

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#255709 - 01/21/13 08:20 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: Eugene]
GauchoViejo Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 03/06/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Argentina
I use paracord. The ends are joined by inserting them into a brass tube (a .22 spent shell with the base cut off). I them pinch the tube with a pair of pliers. Works for me.

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#255779 - 01/23/13 05:37 PM Re: Neck lanyard [Re: GauchoViejo]
Stephen Offline
Member

Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 177
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: GauchoViejo
I use paracord. The ends are joined by inserting them into a brass tube (a .22 spent shell with the base cut off). I them pinch the tube with a pair of pliers. Works for me.


That is absolutely brilliant. So easy and makes so much sense.

Personally I don't bother. I usually hate having things around my neck anyway but the odd time I do (kayaking for example) where I am not wearing a belt then I simply tuck it all into my shirt or vest or whatever.

Getting choked out by a neck lanyard holds a very, very slim chance of happening IMO.

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