How to Make a Knife Lanyard from Paracord

Learn how to make an awesome knife lanyard from paracord. Paracord, also known as 550 cord, is a great kind of rope that can, you guess it, holds up to 550lbs. It is often used by the military and campers. It was even used in space by astronauts. This article will walk you step by step on how to make a knife lanyard with paracord.

Items Needed

Preparation Step

You need to know what color or colors you want as well as how long you want the lanyard to be. For every measurable inch you will need one foot of material. (i.e. 4” lanyard requires 4’ of paracord.) You also want to add an extra inch or two to keep you from coming up short at the end of the project.

Step One: Put Cords Threw Hole

After you cut your paracord to the correct length, you need to thread the cord through the knife hole as such:

Threat the paracord threw the hold in your knife.

Threat the paracord threw the hold in your knife.

Step Two: Loop the Cords

Find the center of both cords and loop cord B over cord A twice as such:

Loop the cords.

Loop the cords.

Step Three: Cross one Pair of Cords

Pull cord A side 2 over the first loop and through the second loop. Another way to say this is, take one side of cord A, place it on top of the first loop and inside the second loop so that it is now on the same side of the knife as the other end of cord A.

Cross Cord A side 2 to Cord A side 1

Cross Cord A side 2 to Cord A side 1.

Step Four: Repeat for Other Side

Repeat with Cord A side 1 so that, now, both ends of Cord A are on opposite sides of the knife.

Looping the other side of Cord A so that Cord A's ends are on different sides of the knife.

Looping the other side of Cord A so that Cord A’s ends are on different sides of the knife.

Step Five: Tighten Base

Tighten all four strings as this will be the base of the rest of our lanyard.

Tighten the 4 strings. Very important or else rest of lanyard might look weird.

Tighten the 4 strings. Very important or else rest of lanyard might look weird.

Step Six: The Loop

Loop Cord B and thread Cord A end 1 and end 2 again. Basically, you are doing steps 1 through 5 over again on the other string. Repeat the process until you are at your desired length.

Repeat steps 1-5 until you are satisfied.

Repeat steps 1-5 until you are satisfied.

Step Seven: Leave Last Threat Loose

Now to finish it off you will repeat the loops and thread one more time but DO NOT TIGHTEN.

Stop here and do not tighten the last loop.

Stop here and do not tighten the last loop.

Step Eight: Threat Excess Cord Threw Middle

Now thread one side of the protruding cords and thread them across and up through the middle of the knot as so:

Thread the remaining paracord threw the middle of the loop.

Thread the remaining paracord threw the middle of the loop.

Step Nine: Finishing the Ending

Repeat on all four sides and tighten slowly. Guide the knot towards the lanyard as close as you can get it. When it is tight enough cut the remainder cord. You can burn the ends of the paracord with a lighter to make sure it won’t fray.

Close the last loop, cut off excess, and burn with a lighter.

Close the last loop, cut off excess, and burn with a lighter.

Finished Knife Lanyard

Finished product!

Finished product!

The finished lanyard should look just like the one pictured above. You can use this lanyard for knives, machetes, balisong, and anything else you don’t want to lose. Read about the pocket knife that was featured in the photos.

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