Friday, November 21, 2008
Paracord belt key keeper
I used about 8 feet of paracord for this belt key keeper. I started out as I would making a paracord bracelet(without a buckle), measuring about 6.5" from the center of the cord where I start knotting.
Bring the ends together and run the working ends thru the loops at the starting end.
Then tie a doubled lanyard knot. Now you take one of the two ends coming from the lanyard knot and pull it back out of the doubled knot and follow it with the other working end, and that creates the loop.
Follow it back about 3 turns and tighten the knot up, trim and tuck the ends to finish.
When you make your own key keeper, you can use whatever type clip you want and make the loop longer/shorter to fit your needs.
The swivel clip I used was scavenged off a lanyard that came with something else years ago, so I do not have a source for it(mass lanyard manufacturers probably carry it and you may find similar by googling for it).
If the doubled lanyard knot seems a bit complicated, you can try other variations to finish. I've done a couple more with the 'Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet/cobra stitch' and snake knot. Round/square crown sinnets could also be done and I'm sure there are other variations that someone could figure out to try...