More pimpage in the form of lanyards and cordwraps. What's so cool about the lanyards on the two knives is that (a) both require untying/cutting for removal, so they're semi-permanent, and (b) the one on the sheath knife was made from two strands--one green, one black, with a new knot (for me) -- the completion stitch. I think sometimes it's called the "half crown" or "inverted crown" knot. A big shoutout to Stormdrane is needed. Thank you for demonstrating this lanyard on your blog. It made it a lot easier for me. Also a big thank-you to the guy on the USN who gave me the hunting knife. You know who you are. I really appreciate it--and don't worry, I am going to keep your homemade deerskin sheath! It's just too cool not to:)
A pic of the three projects:
The hatchet handle was all my idea. Basically I toyed around with different ideas for a while and then tapped holes through the haft, using a brace and bit from our basement workshop. Then I wrapped it, found it too thick, removed it, gutted it, and rewrapped. Now I'm relatively satisfied. I may eventually remove it and use a longer piece of cord in order to make a wrist lanyard with the ends. In fact, I think I'll go do that now.
Till next time,
You will not find the American People easy prey!
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