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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    I call the Solomon Bar sliders "Scarabs"...
    I put my keys on a Nacrabiner, and sure enough, it fell open one time. So, I put a Scarab on it. Slides easily, but stays in place. All is well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I put my keys on a Nacrabiner, and sure enough, it fell open one time. So, I put a Scarab on it. Slides easily, but stays in place. All is well!
    Can you please point me to where I can learn to tie the solomon bars/scarabs? Those are cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOB9595 View Post
    HC4U, any chance of a pic?
    I'm still struggling thru the making of the NACRObiner..
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    I'm basically using the same thing Grizz did in his video (go to the 2:20 mark to see what I'm talking about). I'll try and take pics tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I put my keys on a Nacrabiner, and sure enough, it fell open one time. So, I put a Scarab on it. Slides easily, but stays in place. All is well!
    Nice. Much classier looking than the standard whipping know I'm using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Can you please point me to where I can learn to tie the solomon bars/scarabs? Those are cool.
    Ashley's page 401, #2496...

    BTW, now I can't remove any keys without untying the scarab. That's ok, though, I have spares hidden. And now I have a loop shackle with me, just in case I need to do some kind of McGiver/JamesBond style maneuver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Can you please point me to where I can learn to tie the solomon bars/scarabs? Those are cool.
    Try this youtube page.

    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Ashley's page 401, #2496...

    BTW, now I can't remove any keys without untying the scarab. That's ok, though, I have spares hidden. And now I have a loop shackle with me, just in case I need to do some kind of McGiver/JamesBond style maneuver.
    Mac - don't tie the Solomon Bar quite so tight. It will then slide, but not easily, so your keys are still safe. I made some spare nacrabiners using the Solomon Bar and they are easier for me to use than the regular nacrabiner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Mac - don't tie the Solomon Bar quite so tight. It will then slide, but not easily, so your keys are still safe.
    No, that's not what I meant... it slides just fine on the loop shackle. But the keys won't go over the scarab, so I can't take the keys off even with the loop shackle open!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Try this youtube page.
    Thanks! Complete with music to tie by.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    No, that's not what I meant... it slides just fine on the loop shackle. But the keys won't go over the scarab, so I can't take the keys off even with the loop shackle open!
    Ahhh - misunderstood. Thanks for clarifying
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionFyre View Post
    Been making these, Fun as hell.

    Been using the lanyard knot but didn't like the two tails sticking out.

    Here's a close up of the knot. and the buried tail.



    1) I have the loop burried for it to cinch up on nice and clean.

    2) Immediately after the bury I start the lanyard knot and gently finnesse it down to the exit of the burry. In messing ith this it sometimes pulled the buried line and altering the loop on the other side. so I use a small vice clamp (set just firm enough to keep the line from sliding through) and clamp right behind the exit point. This really allows me to yank and pull on the elements of the knot without worrying about messing up the loop behind it.

    3) Once the knot is situated I bury one tail through the other.

    4) (Not pictured, and still perfecting) I then take some kevlar thread and whip about 1/3" of the combined tail nice and tight. Beyond the whipping by 1/4" I cut the tail and trim it up nicely then fluff up the fibers like a cotton ball
    Nice. I make mine the same way.
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