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    Nice
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    Pretty, but one knot does not a lanyard make.
    DSC03828.jpg
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Did you make that knife, Nick? It looks like a goody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Did you make that knife, Nick? It looks like a goody!

    Kevin
    I reworked an army issue knife that my daughter was given by an ex squaddie.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Kevin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Pretty, but one knot does not a lanyard make.
    DSC03828.jpg
    I am going by the name given to this knot by Ashley.
    AKA:
    Marling-spike Lanyard Knot
    Single-Strand Diamond Knot
    Two-Strand Diamond Knot
    Bosun's Whistle Knot

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    Quote Originally Posted by asemery View Post
    Knife Lanyard Knot



    Not being particularly knot savvy, I don't understand how this knot is used. Which end of the lanyard is this tied into, and how? What about the other end of the lanyard? Maybe this knot is used on both ends?

    I guess I'm asking for some context. That would make the knot far more interesting.

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    Default Re: Sailor's Knife Lanyard Knot

    It's a decorative loop knot, that you can then clip to your person. A double overhand does the same thing.

    A double or triple lanyard knot is very cool.

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    I see it used primarily for security; drop-overboard prevention. The loop goes 'round my wrist. The tag ends are bent on with a cow hitch, square knot, round turn and two half-hitches, stopper knot... all depending upon user preference and whether the knife has a loop, bail or hole for attaching the lanyard.

    In any case, one could size the loop so as to wear the knife around the neck, or to catspaw on to itself around a belt, lifeline or other fixture.

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    Default Re: Sailor's Knife Lanyard Knot

    The wrist loop slides open on this lanyard

    The loop opens out so that it slips over your hand with ease, and then the loop slides up to fit the wrist so that it cannot slip off of the hand. It is secured to the knife with a loop and button knot. I used a four strand star knot for the button
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I see it used primarily for security; drop-overboard prevention. The loop goes 'round my wrist. The tag ends are bent on with a cow hitch, square knot, round turn and two half-hitches, stopper knot... all depending upon user preference and whether the knife has a loop, bail or hole for attaching the lanyard.

    In any case, one could size the loop so as to wear the knife around the neck, or to catspaw on to itself around a belt, lifeline or other fixture.

    Kevin
    This is a nice illustration of a Bosuns Call lanyard/

    I don't like a knife lanyard around the neck or belt, if the knife slips out of your hand there is no telling what bit of your anatomy it might hit before it stops swinging about.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Sailor's Knife Lanyard Knot

    Nick ; what are the three notches on the back of the blade for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Perkins View Post
    Nick ; what are the three notches on the back of the blade for?
    They provide grip if you need to rest your thumb on the back of the blade. Leastways that is what I find, but I copied the idea from other knives.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Perkins View Post
    Nick ; what are the three notches on the back of the blade for?
    I discovered a new word today
    Jimping: Jimping is the process of using files to grind notches into the spine of your blade. The notches can help with thumb grip for particular uses. That said, most practical-use knives will not have jimping ground in, as it’s not required. More often than not, they function as decoration and eye candy. There are some amazing jimping designs and patterns out there, and it’s easy to do yourself with some fine files.

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    As always, Tony, MUCH appreciated!

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