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Finished up a breakaway lanyard for binoculars (or camera, etc). Need to do a better end knot though before the breakaway piece. Overall though I'm fairly happy. Body jewelry Snake Scaled reptile Jewellery Serpent
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Here's the deal with it though. It's a tough breakaway. I tested it by putting it on, raising the binocs as high as I could get them without taking them off. Then sort of threw them downwards (little more force than just letting them go). They held fine. But when tugging hard on them, the snap opens. The snaps that I found at Marshalls are tough. If you put them together with nothing to give you leverage on them, they're a bitc* to get open. But when needed, the right amount of force will pull them off.
 

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Better to have it break away then choke to death! I know a guy that fell down a hill and died that way.
Good point wouldn't want that. I barely move with binoculars around my neck always put them in a pouch and when i have a camera I carry it like a shoulder bag.

Here's the deal with it though. It's a tough breakaway. I tested it by putting it on, raising the binocs as high as I could get them without taking them off. Then sort of threw them downwards (little more force than just letting them go). They held fine. But when tugging hard on them, the snap opens. The snaps that I found at Marshalls are tough. If you put them together with nothing to give you leverage on them, they're a bitc* to get open. But when needed, the right amount of force will pull them off.
SInce you tested them probably not a problem but still a little bit of a concern to me.
 

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Better to have it break away then choke to death! I know a guy that fell down a hill and died that way.


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That's why I don't like to walk around with binoculars or a camera around my neck.
 

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One of my pet peeves. the breakaway should be on one of the sides of the loop and NOT behind the neck. The friction of one's skin and the angles of the curvature of the neck will keep the breakaway from working correctly.
 

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One of my pet peeves. the breakaway should be on one of the sides of the loop and NOT behind the neck. The friction of one's skin and the angles of the curvature of the neck will keep the breakaway from working correctly.
I never thought of it that way. Now that I think about it I've seen those ID lanyards with the breakaway on the side as well as the back.
I think it looks better in the back seeing as it hides the breakaway.
 

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Regardless of all that, nice job, Mon!
 
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