Saturday, March 03, 2007

Zebra Compact Pen Wrap

I've used Zebra brand ball point pens for years and a new compact model came out last year that fits neatly on a keyring, making it a good choice for EDC(Every Day Carry). I thought I'd try adding a round crown sinnet with paracord over the metal barrel.

I added a split ring, removed the pocket clip(carefully bent it back and forth until it snapped off), and then started a round sinnet with two 42 inch long pieces of paracord, leaving the inner strands intact.

 I trimmed off the excess cord and melted the ends. I'll have to see how it holds with my keys and other gadgets, I think I may add a dab of superglue to make sure it doesn't want to slide off the barrel. I may try another one with the inner strands removed.


Jestre said...

That is excellent. I've been trying to come up with a good way of attaching a pen to my neck lanyard (other than simply clipping it on, which seems unbalanced.

Brad Young said...

Hello, Do you happen to sell any of these paracord items? Thank you.

Stormdrane said...

@Brad, I rarely sell to keep from getting burned out on my hobby, instead encouraging folks to give knot work a try themselves, following online learning resources/tutorials/instructions or from a knot book. ;)