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Ray Mears Quick-Release Lanyard

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Quick-Release Lanyard


Weight: 28 g         23 reviews
The Ray Mears Quick-Release Lanyard is a great way of keeping your tools or bits of kit close to hand throughout the day, without the worry that you're going to lose them somewhere out in the field. Now updated with the Victorinox Quick Release Coupling manufactured in stainless steel for an even more durable product.

Perfect for fire sticks, folding knives, compasses etc., one end is attached to your belt and the other to your chosen piece of kit which you can then store in your pocket. When needed, your kit can quickly and easily be freed by way of the quick-release mechanism.

Featuring a hand-made leather belt loop, complete with hand-burnished edges and finished with a traditional crease line and brass eyelet. The RM Snowshoe logo is embossed on the front.

All of our leather goods are hand-made in England by a craftswoman with over three decades of experience. The leather is vegetable tanned with full, natural grain, and hand-dyed in house to the unique Woodlore colour.

  • Victorinox stainless steel quick-release mechanism with a 1" split ring at each end
  • Solid brass eyelet
  • Walnut Brown 550 Para Cord lanyard (40 cm approx.)
  • Made to fit the Ray Mears Leather Belt but compatible with most belts up to about 40mm in width


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Ray Mears Quick-Release Lanyard is rated 5/5 based on 23 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 23

  Same as usual, good service and good quality. Used many Woodlore stuff over the years, never disappointed.  

  Ian Patterson
14th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 23

  A well made and well thought out piece of kit. Small items such as keys or small folding knife can be secured to your belt. The quick release function is a great idea.  

  Leigh Andersen
11th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 23

  So handy and nicely made. Recommended.  

  Gavin Henry
20th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 23

  Nice piece of kit but can be a wee bit fiddly first time: it's not magnetic like I thought it was but all the better for it.  

24th December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 23

  Slightly overpriced for what it is but still a useful and well made item.  

13th February, 2019

Rated: 3/5

  6 of 23

  Makes your fire steel easy to get at and hard to lose.  

  Steven Mullinax
3rd February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 23

  Absolutely superb piece of kit. I have a firesteel holder in my bushcraft sheath but am always worried about it coming out and losing it. With this I can be rest assured, knowing that if it does, then it's firmly attached to my belt. It is also useful for stowing in a pocket with easy access via the lanyard.  

  John Broadleday
18th April, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 23

  Why did I not use this fantastic bit of kit before. Never have I lost a fire steel but there is always a first. Not anymore.  

28th July, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 23

  The leather is top notch, but disappointed with the rubbish and cheap quick release keyring. I bought this keyring over the ones you get from key cutters in the hope they wouldn't be like the cheap rubbish ones. Sadly it is just another cheap poor quality quick release keyring and really lets the whole thing down. So disappointed. The keychain would cost less than a pound, the paracord a few pence so that makes the little piece of leather terribly expensive. If I'm reviewing the leather work I'd give it a higher rating, but it's sad that cheap parts are used for an item that is so essential like a fire steel (or closer to home, keys) to keep safe.  

  Tom S
6th July, 2016

Rated: 1/5

Woodlore's Reply - 6th July, 2016
Thank you for your review. Whilst researching, developing and testing this product we decided on a plated brass keyring which will not rust if it gets wet and proved the best combination of quality and ease of use. All Woodlore products are developed or chosen for quality and we will refund or replace, subject to our Terms and Conditions, any product which does not live up to our and your high expectations.

  10 of 23

  This is a nice little item, well made and very useful. Ideal for attaching to a fire steel to stop it getting lost.  

3rd May, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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