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Old 11-23-2019, 01:48 PM
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There are a few plastic pop apart ends for paracord you can use. Then you also have some useful cord with the knife.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:46 PM
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To a lesser degree am interested in a very-Very small neck knife suggestions. Thank you.
why do you want a neck knife?

bushcraft and fire prep? If so, you could get away with a small blade, but not a small handle.

I had worn a a CRKT Folts minimalist, loved it! Very small. But the handle was just too small to be effective. I now wear an esee izula ii.

I know it looks and sounds big for a neck knife, but it's not and you get so used to it that it's only odd when you're not wearing it.

I attached a house key and a 3" firesteel (with a hole pre-drilled through it) to the chain. Around the case i used spare bicycle tire to hold said key and ferro in place as well as stuff 3 cotton balls inside the bicycle tire.

I had done the same thing with the CRKT, but with a 2" ferro and while the spine on the CRKT did a good job throwing a spark, I found the 2" steel just a bit too small... 3" seems like the right size.

I would avoid too small of a neck knife if you think of it as an emergency back up.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:44 PM
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Military dog tag type chains. Why?

Being beheaded would be a rotten way to go. The dog chain tags snap easily.

Also, I like the idea of a neck knife and have 3 but I stopped wearing them. I think they are very niche items. Glad to have them, but rarely wear them. Jogging is one time I do wear them.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:41 AM
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Also, I like the idea of a neck knife and have 3 but I stopped wearing them. I think they are very niche items.
At one point, when I was a reenactor, kneck knives became very trendy. So I had to try one too. They were very nice for walking around events and smiling at the ladies. Once we went to the woods and started perfecting our 18th century woodsman skills though, you started to see them disappear. They truely are a horrible piece of kit. In my opinion, of course.
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they work great for their intended use. If ya shoot blackpowder smoke poles, its a patch knife, if your shooting round ball and "pillow tickin". but they are some rather fancy and expensive ones out there..........
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:52 AM
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Who.......exactly would do the strangling...??? NO humans here, just me and the Grizzly Bears.
In that case, I suggest you use piano wire to hold it on your neck,
that way if it ever gets caught on anything, you will
learn why you want to go with a break away chain




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Iíve tried the ball type chain several times over the years, but dislike it pretty strongly! Iíve tried other things, but keep coming back to a leather lace.

Iíve at times thinned them or even rounded them by cutting the 4 corners off. Daily 24/7 wear tends to weaken them just enough that theyíre not too dangerous fairly quickly!

Obenauf's https://www.amazon.com/Obenaufs-Leat...878143624&th=1 tends to keep the lace in useable shape for a long time!

The last one I dipped in melted beeswax and so far I like what itís doing!

Before knives came with clips I wore a folder on a lanyard during the summers I spent on the lake. Riding at that level it was still dry many times when my pockets were wet. Of course much of the time I was in a swimming suit without pockets so the lanyard was about the only option.

I still tend to use a neck knife when in shorts or lounging around the house!

There is likely some small amount of danger, but Iíve had one ripped off before (it was a few months old) without any damage to my neck! Itís better to be more careful of course 😳 but it was nice to know!

I wear them often when itís convenient or Iím without proper pockets!

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I like neck knives for when I am doing something that will call for a knife pretty often. I use 95 paracord with a pair of safety connectors like these.


https://www.amazon.com/KEEJEA-Connec...35708566&psc=1
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I like a neck knife on occasion but hated the lil chain deal . I used 550 cord but didn't like the idea of being choked with my knife lanyard. I ended up knoting up the ends of the 550 cord with a couple of double loop knots. I then used 8 pound test fishing line to connect the two together. I can break the line with a good jerk. This was my fix with what i had to work with.
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In a previous life there was a Lt. at the prison who said real men wear real neck ties not clip on or break away. Only little boys or sissies wore those. He had to change his tune one day after an inmate lead him around the rec yard like a dog on a leash.

An often made complaint about ‘dog tag’ chains is they pull the hairs or rub the skin. Take a piece of paracord about an inch shorter than the chain. Strip the strength cords from the shell. Put some anti-fray on the ends. Thread the chain through it. The chain will still break and pull from the shell.
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I like the SS "ball chain" (balls are about twice the size of dog tag chain) over leather or paracord.

It doesnt soak up sweat and get stiff and funky like the others.

You can get a good sized roll of it and a bag of attachment ends off the web for pretty cheap.

I use it for things like this, and neck holsters for small guns, etc. Strong, yet it will give way, albeit, with a lot more pressure than a dog tag chain.
Some hardware stores sell it by the foot over the counter. Stainless steel can be soaked in hydrogens peroxide or a light bleach solution and dried and worn immediately. It will break away if needed. That is why "dog tags" uses light chain.

550 around your neck can get you killed you if you're attacked.
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you could slip and fall, your neck knife can hook onto a branch and then you get strangled.
it's a dangerous world out there.
Or fall, say forward and impale yourself on the knife. No neck knife for me.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:14 AM
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Or fall, say forward and impale yourself on the knife. No neck knife for me.
Or I could slip on my steps and bash my head on sidewalk when I walk out of house in morning.
I dont wear or have no desire to wear neck knife but thats just a silly reason not to IMHO
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I dont wear or have no desire to wear neck knife but thats just a silly reason not to IMHO
No more or less silly than worrying about strangling ones self. YMMV!
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:49 PM
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As a professional hunter I wear binoculars strapped around my neck, and have yet to experience strangulation.
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combat and prison guard aside when I had posted that I was being silly. I have not heard of anyone strangling themselves. It seems like a chicken little situation to me. However a person must do their own risk assessment.
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Or fall, say forward and impale yourself on the knife. No neck knife for me.


Wow, do you go outside ever?


Presumably youíre OK with a belt knife? Arenít you worried you might slip and fall and cut something important off?
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if anyone here does strangle themselves to death with a paracord lanyard, make sure to unzip you pants and pull out your junk so people think you were having fun instead of dumb.

that was an attempt at a joke
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:05 AM
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Just to make sure...

....we DO all understand, itís pretty easy to tie a knot in paracord that will pop loose when yanked?

Not to mention...what are all you urban assault street fighters doing while being choked? Ignoring your gun, or....maybe....the freaking knife under your chin?
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:40 PM
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Wow, do you go outside ever?


Presumably youíre OK with a belt knife? Arenít you worried you might slip and fall and cut something important off?
You read to much into ****. I brought it up as a possibility just like strangling yourself with the tie. Maybe you should stay on the porch. FWIW I don't appendix carry a blade either.
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