Yellow Safety Lanyard Keychain (YSLK)

Airborne Apparel Co.


"Acquired" from the lowering line, often on their final jump, the yellow safety lanyard has been attached to the keychains of Paratroops for generations as a souvenir of their time on jump status. It is a subtle signal that fellow Airborne Veterans will immediately recognize but leaves legs confused.

 For those that never snagged one on the DZ, had theirs stolen by a jealous Marine, burned in a nasty divorce, or lost along the way, Airborne Apparel Company is proud to offer the YSLK (Yellow Saftey Lanyard Keychain), and its variants.

  • A1 - This is a straight-up OG Yellow Safety Lanyard taken from surplus lowering lines. Some of these will look nearly new, others show clear signs that they exited more aircraft than you have. You probably have a keyring already, but we include a 1" standard key ring, just in case.  LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
  • A2 - These are exact reproductions of the Type A, handmade in our Michigan shop from raw stock. We dug deep and located the original materials required for the GSA contract -  we also sourced those materials (even the thread and gutted 550) from the same U.S. suppliers as GSA contractors. This variant also includes a 1" standard keyring (not pictured)

  • A3 - A more compact version of the Type A & B, measuring about 4.5". Also handmade in our shop, we use the same materials and methods, but replace the 550 loops with a sewn-in HK/Sling clip.