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gunsrus

Just thought I'd let the masses know my experience .

A couple weeks back Larry (Knotsmith Lanyards) put up for sale a couple Lanyards . I always wanted one and even bid on last year's that Don won .

I always thought "someday" I'll get one . Well , getting long in the tooth , that "someday" has to be soon cause the "next day" may not come . I pm'd Larry and it was mine . Here's where it gets interesting . I asked if the TruNord compass could be added . Larry said sure but I may wait a few weeks because the compass has to be calibrated for Maine prior to shipping . I was in no hurry , especially knowing that it is Fall and the beginning of Hunting Season and everyone is jammed getting ready . I told Larry , I was meeting several UJers in Camp Oct 14 and that if it was possible , I would like it before then but no big deal , I can wait till whenever . He said he was waiting for a compass to come in for another client and said he probably would not have the compass on time and be able to work on it by my departure date . 

Enter TruNord Compass Mr Gayle Satre who calibrates my compass and sends it along with the one already ordered for the other client .

I just received the Lanyard and Compass today . It is an heirloom for sure . In today's world , customer satisfaction is really appreciated .

You will notice this guy in UJ camp with a big smile on his face even if I miss a few birds here and there . 

Thanks again to Larry and Mr Saitre .

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gaberdeen

Can’t wait to see it at camp Al!

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BlacknTan

Yup...

 

We should be good to ourselves as we get on in life...

 

Enjoy the lanyard.. it certainly is one piece of equipment that no one else can top!

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markbrit

No photo?

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oak stob

Baler twine works but a true lanyard can become a connection to past days and dogs to which a scattergun or a pair of boots can only dream.

Enjoy slipping it ‘round your experience.

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Marc Ret

A handsome compliment to the new XE, Al. Getting close to time to start adding a little history to both. 

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SelbyLowndes

I bought the other, the black one.  Outstanding workmanship!  Just a whistle on it now; I'll work up to a compass or something when the time comes...SelbyLowndes  

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Don Steese
5 hours ago, gunsrus said:

Just thought I'd let the masses know my experience .

A couple weeks back Larry (Knotsmith Lanyards) put up for sale a couple Lanyards . I always wanted one and even bid on last year's that Don won .

I always thought "someday" I'll get one . Well , getting long in the tooth , that "someday" has to be soon cause the "next day" may not come . I pm'd Larry and it was mine . Here's where it gets interesting . I asked if the TruNord compass could be added . Larry said sure but I may wait a few weeks because the compass has to be calibrated for Maine prior to shipping . I was in no hurry , especially knowing that it is Fall and the beginning of Hunting Season and everyone is jammed getting ready . I told Larry , I was meeting several UJers in Camp Oct 14 and that if it was possible , I would like it before then but no big deal , I can wait till whenever . He said he was waiting for a compass to come in for another client and said he probably would not have the compass on time and be able to work on it by my departure date . 

Enter TruNord Compass Mr Gayle Satre who calibrates my compass and sends it along with the one already ordered for the other client .

I just received the Lanyard and Compass today . It is an heirloom for sure . In today's world , customer satisfaction is really appreciated .

You will notice this guy in UJ camp with a big smile on his face even if I miss a few birds here and there . 

Thanks again to Larry and Mr Saitre .

 

I really love mine! Glad I out bid ya'!!   But I'm also glad you got one!  It's something I really don't need but that makes me treasure  it even more. I envy people like Larry who can craft something beautiful with their hands.

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rawhide

Y'all are most welcome, and I appreciate the comments. 

 

Since the two orphan lanyards were so well received,  for the next month or so  I am making members of UJ the following offer: I will make a T2 Lanyard with brass swivels (or the nickel steel swivels and scissor snaps) for $250 (that's a 15% discount) plus shipping. You may specify color(s) and length.  You may add options and accessories at the prices posted on the T2 page   (as gunsrus did with his compass).   I will give such orders as much priority as I am able.  Contact me via PM, email, or call.  I wish y'all great seasons!    Thanks.

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gunsrus

Some eye candy . It really is a work of art .

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Ted Moore

That's a beauty! Truly a work of art. Can't wait to see it in person. 

 

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DennisMcFeely

I have one also, it's beautiful.  Larry's craftsmanship is top notch.  A Crazyhorse engraving on the whistle tops it off.

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Crazy Horse

This is my "old" Knotsmith lanyard. I like it because it is also a short lead (30 inches??). It comes in handy while crossing roads and such. The alligator clip un-clips from the small loop just below the hand hold loop. I keep a compass and an old nickel plated whistle on it.

 

Just the other day I got a package in the mail from Larry. In it was a T2FN lanyard that is simply beautiful. I really like the flat braid around the neck. It has 2 counters. I think one is to record my kills, and the other is to record my misses. The only disappointment I have is that with these counters I won't be able to lie about how many birds I missed. I'll be forced to tell the truth. They're not gonna let me in hell anymore. I'm gonna miss all my friends (male & female) down there.

 

I'm sure you've seen a lot of braided lanyards, anywhere from parachute cord to leather, but you ain't NEVER seen the likes of a Knotsmith lanyard.

 

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oak stob

I found that Larry will happily work with translating one’s ideas for a lanyard, into a lanyard.....color, knots and so on and he will also work to see that a fella is pleased with the end product.

 

While mine has seen use, abuse, sweat, and Time all of which have darkened the lighter braid areas, I still see what I imagined a number of years ago.

The main braid, tan with a darker stripe which, when the main line is held together, makes a fine semblance of a pheasant’s tail feather.

The main knot itself is a ruffed grouse tail feather...Larry worked on that one til he got ‘er as I wanted and the dark knotted balls siding the counter represent the dark eye of a woodcock.

He also made the lanyard long enough so that when I have the whistle in a shirt pocket, the grouse feather knot hangs vertical.

 

You will be surprised and pleased if you take the time to imagine, and then ask, in making a Knotsmith lanyard into a personal totem of sorts.

 

 

 

 

 

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oak stob

I’ll also add that I purchased a shooting glasses security lead of a smaller diameter braided lace, as I have been known to lose my glasses in tight cover....and never notice untill I reach the truck.

 

There is a nice pair of Morgans somewhere on an Ohio hillside woodcock cover....just waiting.

I tried ....never found ‘em.

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