How do you make a paracord lanyard knot?

Lanyard & Diamond Knot Tutorial

  1. Begin by making a loop and circling it with the rope.
  2. Tuck part of the rope through the loop.
  3. Pass the end through the newly formed loop.
  4. Take it up.
  5. Pass it through the first loop.
  6. Take the other rope end through the loop.
  7. Hold the big loop and pull the ends to tighten.

What is a diamond knot used for?

Forming a decorative loop on the end of a cord such as on a lanyard
Diamond knot/Typical use
The diamond knot (or knife lanyard knot) is a knot for forming a decorative loop on the end of a cord such as on a lanyard.

What is the strongest knot for paracord?

The Double Fisherman
The Double Fisherman This knot is sometimes known as the strongest knot. It is probably the very best way to join two ropes end to end. It’s extremely secure, and it won’t weaken the rope to the same extent as many other joining knots (“bends”).

How strong is a diamond knot?


Group Sample 1 % Line Strength
Diamond Knot 8,000 lbf (35.6 kN) 139.63%
Better Diamond Knot 8,800 lbf (39.1 kN) 147.78%
Button Knot 13,500 lbf (60.1 kN) 224.44%
Big Overhand Knot 11,300 lbf (50.3 kN) 228.24%

When do you use a 550 paracord knot?

Loops – Loop knots are used for when you need to use a loop to secure around an object. Another common question that I see is, why is it called 550 cord? The term 550 paracord, or parachute cord, originated in World War 2. It’s the name of the cord that was used for the soldier’s parachutes.

What’s the best way to tie a paracord?

Check out the full guide with tutorials and instructions on the paracord snake knot. If you want to make a paracord lanyard, you’ll want to know how to tie a paracord sliding knot. You can also make a sliding knot paracord bracelet. This is also known as the triple fisherman’s knot. A sliding knot is quick and easy to untie.

Where is the center of a paracord lanyard?

The center of the paracord (marked) should be in the middle of that two-inch loop. Make a simple overhand knot. If the lanyard knot seems too complicated and intricate, you can make a simple overhand knot. From the looped portion of the paracord, pinch down the paracord about 2 inches from the top of the loop.

How much paracord do you need for a lanyard?

If you need to make a lanyard with cobra stitching only, you’ll need around 6 to 8 feet of it. However, you’ll need approximately 13 feet if you’re interested in making a stitched lanyard king cobra. 8 feet of paracord will give you approximately 8 inches of lanyard braiding knots. Fold your 6 to 13-foot paracord.