Friday, August 26, 2016

A light and a capsule

County Comm recently sent me a couple of their new items to try out.  There's the Maratac Peanut LED Stainless Steel Flashlight,, and an Aluminum Anodized UEDC Capsule.

The little flashlight has a small groove in the body of the light and I tied/untied a number of different knots, trying to find one that fit just right, using 0.9mm and 1.4mm sized cord, and finally went with a gaucho knot.

The Peanut is small and light enough to wear like a pendant on a ball chain necklace, and is unobtrusive on a keyring/keychain as well.

The capsule is sized like the delrin version I received a while back, but this one being aluminum it is a little heavier and feels like it would protect on another level whatever you intended to put in it.

I'll probably load it up like the last one with a variety of edc paraphernalia.  I didn't want to cover up the nice green anodized color, so I just tied a paracord lanyard for it, with navy blue and orange cord, with a long two-bight turk's head (145 lead 2 bight I think), for a lanyard that's under three feet long, where I can extend a tool/wallet/flashlight/keychain out away from my body while it's still attached.  It fits a couple of paracord pouches I already have made, but I may tie another up just for the capsule.

I've done a couple of videos demonstrating two-bight TH knots, a short lanyard version and the start of the long 4 bight TH.  I started this lanyard on a rifle cleaning rod before moving it off and working the doubled up length of navy blue through it, then tightened it up with the spaced out pattern.

I spaced out the knot work just a bit so the navy blue underneath is visible, using a blue strand that was about 8 feet long to start with, trimming off a foot or so when finished, and had used a 30 foot length of gutted orange paracord to start since I wasn't sure what I was going to tie at first.  I think I had used a little over half of it by the time I finished tightening up the knot work.

A friend had given me that swivel clip a few years ago, and I found it in the bottom of the gadget drawer when I went looking for an attachment to use with the lanyard.  Serving suggestion shown with my multitool, and pocket knife, and I may end up using it with my edc keychain.  Football season will be kicking off soon, so War Eagle!

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1 comment:

tuumartaat buuasin said...

Hello David

I love the Lanyard :D
i think i will try with tan core and olive drab TH :)

I discovered Paracord by accident really,. i made a monkeys fist, and was wondering what i could do with the access rope (pp film i think).

Then i found your knot work.
Been fan ever since.

I'm often really inspired by your works, while i dont make/copy all of your creations, because of the lack of skills, i do get more courage to carry on.
Thinkin': "someday i'll be able to make that."

So thank you for the insperation and your beautiful work.

Thomas Boassen