There is almost an infinite number of knives out there. Each one has its own personality, but have you ever felt like your knife is just the same as everyone else’s? It’s easy to feel that way if you hang out with other knife enthusiasts who have the same taste in knives as you. There’s totally nothing wrong with having a knife that looks like someone else’s, but some days you just want a knife that stands out a little bit from the crowd.Instances such as these mean it’s time to customize your blade with some knife accessories! Honestly, there are lots of different ways you can customize a blade. In this post, we’ll just talk about a few of the easiest and most common ways to customize a knife.
Lanyards are probably the easiest way you can customize your knife, and they’re one of the most common knife accessories around. If you’ve never been exposed to lanyards before, you need to be! They are great for a few different reasons. First, they are great because they make it a little easier to get your knife out of your pocket. The lanyard is attached to a knife through the lanyard hole, and when the knife sits in your pocket, the lanyard sticks up out of your pocket. That way, you just have to give the lanyard a quick tug to get your knife out of your pocket instead of digging around to try and find it.
Second, lanyards give you some paracord at your disposal should you need it. If you’re ever in a survival situation where you need some paracord, you can unravel the lanyard, and you’ve got some paracord you can use.
Third, and most importantly, lanyards mean instant customization for your blade! You can make your own lanyard with paracord, or you can buy a lanyard that’s already been made. Lanyards come in lots of different colors and patterns, so it’s not too hard to find something that fits your taste.
Another easy way to customize your spring assisted knife is to get some custom handle scales. They’re pretty self-explanatory, but you basically take off the scales that are already on your knife and replace them with the new ones. There are a lot of colors and textures to choose from that can help virtually make your production knife into a custom one.
(The scales pictured aren’t for a spring assisted knife, but are there for reference only. View the replacement knife parts section on the Blade HQ website to find scales for your spring assisted knife.)
It might not seem like beads could be that diverse, but they definitely are. Here are just a few different beads you can find at Blade HQ to give you an idea of the different types of beads you can find.
Beads are probably best used if you’re already going to use paracord to make your own lanyard. This is because you may not be able to attach a bead to a lanyard that comes already made. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to making your own lanyards; simply Googling “lanyard tutorial” will bring up pages and pages of options for you. If you’re not sure how to proceed, Google is a great place to start. Once you know what kind of lanyard you’ll be making, you can decide how best to attach your bead(s) to your lanyard. You can do a lot of cool things with some paracord and some beads, so they are definitely worth looking into if you want to customize that sweet blade of yours.
How do you like to customize your knives? Let us know in the comments section below!