Double Braid Rope Back Splice
Machovec is proud to bring you these rope splicing instructions. Eye splicing a rope is one of the most asked for procedures. Having a permanently fixed loop (eye splice) on a rope end removes the need to tie and then untie a knot each time you wish to use it. Rope splicing is a very strong method of fixing a loop eye; as the rope is pulled tighter so the spliced strands become more and more squeezed and locked into place. Rope splicing removes the worry of a knot becoming undone and a spliced eye is less bulky. You can buy 3-strand, 8-strand or 12-strand rope with an eye already spliced in or you you can make your own by following these instructions for eye splicing a rope.
Tie a slip knot about 5 fid lengths from the end of the rope. Measure back 1 short fid section from the end and mark the cover.
Extract core at mark on cover as shown in step 2 of the eye splice instructions. Mark core where it comes out of the cover. Pull more core out of the cover and make a mark 1/2 of a short fid section back from mark 1, this is mark 2. Mark the core again one short fid section back from mark 2. This is mark 3.
Insert the cover tail into core at mark 2 and out at mark 3. Cut cover tail on 45° taper. Hold core tail so that 2 sungs up to extraction point marked on the cover and smooth from 2 to 3 to bury cover tail.
Smooth cover from slip knot to splice to bury the exposed core. The eye will invert and bury, leaving the core tail to be cut as shown.
Untie slip knot and continue to smooth, eliminating all cover slack. Remnants of core tail will disappear. Roll in hands to round.
We hope you found these rope splicing instructions helpful. If you require any further assistance, feel free to call Jay @ 763-263-9835.