How to Make a Para-Cord Knife Lanyard

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How to Make a Para-Cord Knife Lanyard
A lanyard will increase the utility of a knife. (hunter knife image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from Fotolia.com)

Para-Cord is a military grade nylon rope used for parachute cording. Attaching a Para-Cord lanyard will make a knife more useful. Lanyards can prevent the knife from being lost should it be dropped. The lanyard will keep the knife from injuring the user or bystander should the knife fly out of hand while chopping or cutting. The length of Para-Cord used for the lanyard can be untied and used in a survival situation if needed. There is no set length for a lanyard, so experiment with different sizes to find what works for your application.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors or razor blade
  • Matches or lighter

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure and mark a length of Para-Cord for the lanyard. Cut the Para-Cord with the scissors or razor blade.

  2. 2

    Melt both ends of the lanyard with a match or the lighter. Apply the heat until the separate cord braids adhere to each other and will not unravel.

  3. 3

    Thread the cord through the lanyard hole in the knife butt. Tie a knot in the tag ends of the Para-Cord to form the lanyard loop.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep the knife in a sheath or apply masking tape to the blade edge to prevent injuries.
  • Let the melted cord ends cool before handling the Para-Cord.
  • Use caution when handling a knife.

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