Sunday, March 14, 2010

'Rattlesnake Fob' aka ABoK#541...

I made this paracord wrist lanyard by following another video tutorial by JD of TIAT. The 'Rattlesnake Fob', as JD calls it by it's look, is found in the 'Ashley Book of Knots', knot #541-over-and-under heaving line knot.

I started with about 5 feet of paracord, which was plenty long enough to make it work as a wrist lanyard, with a cord lock, and finished with a two strand Matthew Walker knot.

A couple more made with glow-in-the-dark cord, each with a split ring for attachment and a simple wooden bead to slide on the loop for use as a wrist lanyard(I didn't have anymore cord locks).  The lanyard knot at the end of the wrist loop can be tucked up under a belt for retention, with the lanyard hanging down into a pocket attached to a knife, flashlight, key ring, etc...

15 comments:

waykno said...

I, like many others, sure like your work. I tried this one today and I like it's looks but seems like tying it off, I'm not getting the security I should. On another note, do you recommend where to obtain a good boonie hat? I can't seem to get a good 7¼ size. Thank you, wk.

Stormdrane said...

The knot does look nice, but it is harder to apply it for use with the way it's constructed.

The boonie hats that I currently have all came from ebay. Here's a few links for places I've bought from in the past.

ebay

Brigade QM

Georgia Outfitters

Barre Army Navy

DR said...

This is one of the better knots I have seen you tie in late. Some of the things you have been making im kinda Eh! But I really like the walker knot, I enjoy that knot to tie. You have a skill for this type of work and I enjoy looking at what you make. Nice....

Anonymous said...

Great work, as always. I'm hoping to try this particular knot in the next day or two. One question: what size cord lock works best? I haven't done any projects with one yet.

Stormdrane said...

I used a small one off a jacket for this project, but the common barrel shaped cord locks work fine.

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Richard Kleimeier said...

Stormdrane,

Like so many others I really enjoy your knot work. I try to complete as many of your projects as I can. If possible can you send me an email with all the places you get your cord from. I look all over the net and I am just not sure what to order. Can you break it down by size of cord???? For example...

.09 mm cord from ABC.com
1mm cord for XYZ.com

I really enjoy your work.

Thanks so much,

Richard K

sklnxbones@earthlink.net

Richard said...

First I would like to say Thank You for providing a cool website with lots of useful knot making info!!

I didn't see a way to send You a PM, so I will ask here.. I need to make a lanyard that goes from my camera to my vest, for taking snapshots while I ride my motorcycle.. My problem is, The lanyard hole in my camera is very small. Do you have any advice on making a lanyard using paracord, but has something on the end to attach it to a camera with a small lanyard hole? (I have the same problem with my MP3 player)

Andy said...

Another great looking project Stormdrane. LIke the glow in the dark version.

Stormdrane said...

Richard, you can try using a cell phone lariat to attach larger cord to cameras, cell phone, flashlights, etc... that have smaller attachment/lanyard holes.

elliot said...

Thanks for the great work!
This is my version:
http://picasaweb.google.com/artyarns/Knot?authkey=Gv1sRgCPzXvvaQ-IHVVg&feat=directlink

Hobbidude said...

Great work - this knot has reinspired me and i've already got one on my keys.

I also tried a slight alternation using a 5 strand core instead of a 3 and then looping it into a star configuration by looping the outside of every 3rd core stand. Give it a try: makes for a wide lanyard and really compresses the cord.

Soappeddler said...

Your blog has helped me with several paracord projects. This particular post helped me to put a lanyard on a new spot light that I bought for use on my boat.

Thanks for your help and inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to make this knot in two colors?

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, Using two colors attached together, as is done for other two color paracord projects, would leave you with a half and half colored knot, once you had the attached point centered.

It may also be possible to add in a second color to the coiled section, alternating the main knot with a second color for a 'striped' look, although I haven't tried it.

I think it would be tricky hiding the start/finish ends of the second color and securing them in place, but it would take some experimenting to see if it's doable.