Saturday, June 15, 2013

Clove & Dagger Lanyard...

I tied this Clove & Dagger pattern lanyard following the design and tutorial shared by Dman Mcq.

Shown attached to the lanyard is the new Maratac AA Stainless Flashlight REV3.

The lanyard was tied with Type I accessory cord(1/16"), using about 15 feet of the dark olive drab and 7 feet of navy blue, for a finished lanyard around 18 inches long with the snap hook.

I started it with a fixed loop and lanyard/diamond knot, then tied the pattern for the desired length, tying another diamond/lanyard knot, then running the four working strands around the snap hook, tying two more lanyard/diamond knots around all the other strands with each pair of cords, and trimming the ends to finish.  It's long enough to also use as a wallet or EDC keychain lanyard.  The lanyard feels a bit stiff, but will probably soften up over time with use.

The clove hitches tied along the pattern give different looks on each side of the lanyard.

I also tied a short doubled Solomon bar(Portuguese sinnet/king cobra stitch) with orange 0.9mm cord, attached to the stainless steel Tivoli skull bead, also available in copper. 

There are a couple of tiny holes in the skull's jaw, that I used to attach the cord, but you'll have to drill the skulls yourself for vertical or horizontal attachment options with larger diameter cord(tether/paracord), or as mentioned on County Comm, even set them up for use as drawer pulls.  I added the stainless Tivoli skull fob to my EDC keychain rotation.


14 comments:

B. Kieth Cooper said...

Did you consider braiding the two colors at the hoop end for a nice contrast?

B. Kieth Cooper said...

Beautiful Knot and great work as usual thank you for sharing

Tom Weizoerick said...

Stormdrane,

Where do you get your clips you use for your landyards, leashes ect...?

Thanks, Tom

Stormdrane said...

@B. Kieth Cooper, You could certainly do that at the start, but I just kept the single strand since the attachment point on the flashlight was so small only the single strand loop would fit through it. :)

@Tom Weizoerick, I get clips from various different sources, including ebay, Amazon, County Comm, Creative Designworks, Lighthound, Mil-Spec Monkey, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, etc.., some sources in my blog's links list. ;)

Tom Weizoerick said...

Thank you

D Jay013 said...

I did this tie when DMan posted it on Facebook for a bracelet. I loved how it's a tight knot and gives the pattern. DMan is a truly inspirational guy, as are the many others that I have learned from in those groups. I love how this lanyard came out.

Anonymous said...

Storm, Have you ever incorporated "chain mail" into your Paracord weaves? Would you? Would you consider making a video on YouTube on HOW TO make a combo Paracord/Chain Mail something (bracelet)? PLEASE <3

DavidB said...

Stormdrane,
Is there any chance you might ask your friends at CountyComm to please add a "hover over ID" to their thumbnail pictures?
It would really clarify what you are viewing.
Thank you,
DavidB

Kevin Lesh said...

Stormdrane, I was wondering if you could help me figure out the best way to reproduce a boatswain mate lanyard that was handed down to me years ago. I can send you pictures if you are interested. Thank you

Kevin

Stormdrane said...

@Kevin, Glad to help if I can and always like to see knot work, new and old. If you have the pics stored online, you can add links here in the comments or send them to Stormdrane (at) hotmail (dot) com.

If it's something beyond what I know, I often refer folks to the KHWW.net forums, where there are lots of knowledgeable and helpful knot tyers.

You might also check out Vince Brennan's website, Frayed Knot Arts

Roddy Riggs said...

Stormdrand: How do you tie a lanyard knot around other strands like with the clove and dagger lanyard?

Stormdrane said...

@Roddy, I run the working strands through the attachment clip, loosely tie the lanyard knot, then pull the body of the lanyard through the center of the loosely tied knot, and then tighten it up.

You can do the same with other knots like the two-strand wall knot, snake knots, etc...

IUheinz57 said...

Stormdrane, Could you tell me the difference with some of the type 1 accessory cord out on the market? I received some type 1 cord from supply captain.com and the quality is more superior than some other companies I have purchased from. Supply captain feels like rope and the others feel like stiff nylon. As always thank you for all of your instructions and great work.

Stormdrane said...

@IUheinz57, I've only bought 'Type I' paracord/accessory/dummy cord from Supply Captain, although I've seen cord listed as such elsewhere, I don't know if they source it from the same manufacturer as Supply Captain.

It could be the other sources are using polyester or other synthetics instead of the nylon construction of the 'Type I' cord.

I've used other similar sized cordage, 2mm, 3/32", 1/16", from different sources and each can have their pros and cons with price/strength/durability/colorfast, etc., so if you find one you really like, stick with it. ;)