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Getting rid of lanyard pin rattle on a small 21.

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Dr-Mabuse, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. russ25


    Jun 19, 2012
    +1 here,
    this is the best solution I have found for me. Worked just like a champ and no damage or anything the pin itself. Good Luck!
  2. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    CRK grease for me as well. Just a little bit does the trick.
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  3. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6

    Jan 4, 2011
    I just remove the pin. No more rattle.
    cbr1000 likes this.
  4. LightningG

    LightningG Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Vibratite blue gel thread-locker. Put a little bit on only one end. Place that end in the clip side hole and rotate it 360 to spread evenly. Wipe off any excess. Reassemble the knife and let it sit overnight for the thread-locker to cure. No more rattle. Also, the next time you disassemble it, the show side will come off like normal, but the pin will remain in place on the clip side. Plus, if for some reason you need to remove the pin, you can do so without any damage and it cleans up easily with some isopropyl alcohol.
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  5. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I never understand why CRK makes the pin rattle. I mean given the precision of CRK, it should not be difficult to make the pin fit the handle perfectly - not too tight and not too loose to rattle, right?
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  6. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    Another for CRK grease here. I don't even put any on both ends. A little dab on the collar before I stick it in the lock side and it's done.
  7. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    I imagine it's to allow for lanyard movement without the pin and scales rubbing together so tightly and having one wear on the other.
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  8. jmclfrsh


    Dec 1, 2012
    It sounds like of all the suggestions, the dab of CRK grease is the easiest.

    As it dries and thickens, it should "gum up" slightly making it harder to rattle. Will wipe off easily when disassembled, too, and be easy to reapply.

    I bought a used large 21 Insingo once (still have it) where the previous owner did the cut/ heat/ mushroom thing to the lanyard pin and it did not rattle. I took it out, and put one of the gray CRK lanyards with a narrow band in the middle of it on the knife and it has remained that way ever since.

    The heat and squash method worked fine, too though. No reason why it would not work on a small, too, but a dab of grease would be easier, and if it does not work to your satisfaction, then Plan B could be the squash method.
  9. Sergeua


    May 1, 2016
    I used some Teflon tape before
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  10. Evany

    Evany Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2007
    I take out the lanyard and pin as a complete unit and leave the hole open. If I decide I want to replace the lanyard, I don't have to retie anything, I can just pop it back in.
  11. blackend

    blackend Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Carson got it. My new large 31 with the new captured lanyard pin rattles without the cord in it. A small rubber grommet like those found on the Umnumzaan studs work great. Any hardware store has them.
  12. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Just stop shaking the knife.

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