If you’ve been reading OFFGRID for a while, you probably know how much we love paracord. It’s strong, durable, and has many survival uses. However, it doesn’t have to be wadded up in a tangled mess inside your bug-out bag. Instead, why not make it into something that looks cool, and is always on hand when you need it? That said, any time we come across a cool paracord technique, we’ll be sure to share it here.

The video below from WeaversofEternity on YouTube shows how to assemble a snake knot knife lanyard, but with a twist: adding beads or other items between the knots (a style often used by knife maker Chris Reeve). In the video, they add a polished stainless steel nut, but you could add drilled-out brass shell casings, glow-in-the-dark beads, magnets, wood beads, or various other decorative items. The beaded snake knot looks nicer than plain paracord, and gives the lanyard some weight, too.

So, do you use paracord lanyards for your knives? Do you want to see more of these type of techniques, or something different? We want your feedback—let us know in the comments below.

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