How to Make a Paracord Knife Lanyard

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Adding a lanyard to the handle of your knife can make your knife easier to manage. The lanyard is tipped with a carabiner, allowing you to hang your knife from a nail or tree branch for easy access if camping, and also allows you to clip the carabiner to a belt loop on your pants to carry the knife with you, even if it doesn't have its own built-in clip.

Things You'll Need

  • Paracord
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Knife
  • Carabiner
  • Cut 10 feet of Paracord.

  • Tape the cord to the knife handle, with 9 feet of the cord on the side of the tape closest to the blade.

  • Bind the handle of the knife with the cord with a series of tight loops around the handle.Start a half-inch above the tape, with each concurrent loop pressed tightly against the loop above it. Once you reach below the tape, and the remaining foot of cord, extend the foot of cord straight down the underside, and continue wrapping both the handle and the foot of cord with the longer portion of cord until there is only a half-inch of handle left unwrapped.

  • Take the two ends of cord, the remainder of the 9-foot portion that has not been wrapped and the remainder of the 1-foot portion that extended beyond the bottom of the wrap, and tie a tight knot, snug against the handle.

  • Pass the shorter loose end of cord through the carabiner and tie a tight knot so that the narrow bottom of the carabiner is attached to the end of the cord.

  • Tie the longer cord to the carabiner so it is also attached at the carabiner, the same distance from the knot as the shorter cord.

  • Trim any excess cord from the longer cord that hangs off the knot from Step 6.

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