top, did you make this lanyard? how did you do it, looks just braided? how difficult is the cobra stitch to learn and this call lanyard to make? i would like to try some and teach my son to make em. thanks.
Hey quackstacker- TopH20's lanyard looks real good but i dont think its a cobra stitch. There are many different ways to tie them. I am not sure what stitch he used.
I prefer the cobra stitch...It is very simply because there is a website with very detailed step by step instructions and pictures to go along with it...on the website he is making little plastic bracelets but if you go out and buy paracord which is found at any army navy store or can be purchased online and you can make one. Make sure you click on the starter stitch when you start. The instructions are not showing you how to make a lanyard, but the only part that is different is tying it together at the end. There are several ways to tie the ends together, but I think the easiest way is is the way someone showed me on this forum just last week:
"when you do a cobra braid and you have everything finished except 1/2 inch untie the beginning and overlap the middle then finish the two together heat up the tips and smash them with the lighter to get a flat spot and keep it from unraveling." (thanks favrefire)
I built on his advice and instead of a 1/2 inch i left about 2 feet of the two cords that run down the middle and that way I had two built in drops, just tie hangmans noose's the your desired length and cut the extra off and melt the ends. For the other drops you can just tie a hangmans noose to where you want it to attach. The best thing to do is experiment yourself. Paracord is pretty cheap, if you can find it at a store than I would start off buying 2 100 foot sets, if you are ordering it online I'd double it just becase of shipping costs etc...
sorry I'm so long winded, i just got into this lanyard stuff the last month and have used it to help with my hunting offseasin itch...
Here is the link to use to tie the cobra stitch:http://www.boondoggleman.com/prj_cobra_stitch.htm
Here are some other sites to look at to give you some more ideas:http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/lanyard-instructions.php