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Original lanyard removal & pin retainage

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by dawgfan, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. dawgfan

    dawgfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    I like the lanyard for casual wear, but not for dress at the office. I think the knife blends in better without the black paracord sticking out of my pocket drawing attention. For those of you who remove the lanyard and want to retain the pin, do you cut it off or unravel for future re-install? I don't plan to sell this one, but for conversation sake, would the lack of lanyard, if cut, hurt resale?
  2. choombak

    choombak Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Another way is to take off the pin and keep the entire lanyard assembly intact. And no, doesn't hurt resale - these knives hold their price fairly well.
  3. dawgfan

    dawgfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    I did that on my plain one. For my new wood inlay version, the pin is gold colored and I want to retain it for appearance.
  4. Tripton

    Tripton Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2008
    The pin will not stay put without the lanyard.

    You may be able to put a few little orings on the pin to keep it from falling out.
  5. dawgfan

    dawgfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    Bummer, thanks.
  6. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I have cut the lanyard off when I know I do not want to resell it, and the pin stays just fine. However, it does spin around and rattle. This is why I either take the knife apart and take it out entirely or leave it with the cord now.
  7. dawgfan

    dawgfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    If I want to retain the pin for looks and avoid noise, then o-rings can be used to silence it? Any other suggestions for the same purpose?
  8. d.r.h.

    d.r.h. Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Large Sebenza - pin does not stay in without some way of securing it (o-rings, paracord, etc)
    Small Sebenza - pin stays in with no need for anything to secure it.
  9. SuzukiGS750EZ


    Dec 30, 2008
    I took a bit of cord just a smidge larger than the diameter of the pin and heated it up with a lighter and mashed it against the pin. It won't hurt anything but will keep the pin quiet and it won't fall out. I'd be afraid of something pushing the pin out with the o-rings.
  10. dawgfan

    dawgfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    I'm talking about my small Sebenza with inlays. Per d.r.h., the pin should stay put. Guess I'll have to decide between cutting the lanyard or disassembling the knife. Neither are attractive options. Perhaps if I stop wearing khakis and stick to dark colored pants, my issue would go away.

    Thanks all for your input.
  11. Edm1

    Edm1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    You don't need to cut it. Just untie it and pull it through. I did with my small. And you can put it back on when you want. I've done that too. Not something I'd do everyday but can be done instead of cutting it.
  12. dawgfan

    dawgfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    An excellent option. Thank you.
  13. Tripton

    Tripton Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2008

    Ah, well then I was wrong.

    I didn't like the small, so I didn't pay attention to the little things. I just assumed they were the same. I learned something today.
  14. Raylance


    Sep 11, 2013
    I untied mine, worked a 550 paracord sheath into the pin and burn the edges. No rattle whatsoever, doesn't look good from certain angle though.
  15. SuzukiGS750EZ


    Dec 30, 2008
    You can do it smaller than that even. Put a small piece through, burn one end and cut the other end small then burn that. It should be flat with the tube but still retain it.
  16. frontline29


    Oct 7, 2008
    I like the Oring look myself.

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