I’ve recently acquired my first ever EDC knife (CRKT Squid – why I chose that specific one is for a different thread) and I’d like to add a paracord lanyard. Which will also be my first time ever making one. Seeking out some advice, tips, etc.
I heard 550 is the most common but not all brands have the same quality. I was looking to get 10 feet of royal blue here. Good?
1. Is 550 too big for like a Gerber Dime or a Classic SAK? I assume only a single thread would work but not two.
2. I heard that some people “gut” their cord before tying. Is that simply to accommodate smaller holes or beads? Wouldn’t that weaken it?
3. I have a pair of rounded shoe laces. Wouldn’t that be good enough to meet my needs?
Thanks and Happy 2018!