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    even with my neck knife i have a breakaway point. a half knot at each end of the zing-it with electrical shrink wrap over it. if it breaks i will know it , but not get rope burnt. i do the same with other things also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    Thanks for bringing that up---Choke hazard is something I didnt think about. Also, do all of the colors rub off?
    Stevebo, they all can rub off to some degree. Black is the worse and silver is negligible. The rest can have a very moderate amount of rub off.

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    When reading the first post, the first thing I thought of was a choking hazard. I was making some continiuos loops last year and my daughters wanted them for necklaces. Then the thought of the "necklace" getting caught on something, wow, a big no-no. The same with using it as a bracelet. If it snags or hangs on something, it's not going to break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    even with my neck knife i have a breakaway point. a half knot at each end of the zing-it with electrical shrink wrap over it. if it breaks i will know it , but not get rope burnt. i do the same with other things also.
    That is a great idea. Have you tested that particular break-away? I am making a neck knife lanyard out of narrow webbing ribbon. I join the two ends using a few stitches by hand. That is my break point. I keep the lanyards short, so only one break point is needed. I have not tested mine yet, but will put a sample together today. My test is simple. If I can break it by yanking on it, it is right. Commercially-available lanyards for id badges can all be broken away with a sharp tug.

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    How about using a magnetic jewlery clasp.. This way you can make your necklace yet still have a quick and safe way for the necklace to open up... Something like this --- its only $4 and i have seen similar items and they open right up..

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