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Brummel Splice for Hollow Braid Using Both Ends

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Making a Brummel Eye Splice using Both Ends

Make a hole in the long end and pass the short end through it. Then, make a hole in the short end and pass the long end through it. Snug the splice together and pass the tail of the short end down the center of the long end.

Brummel Eye Splice using Both Ends Details

Warning: in practice use a much longer tail and a more gradual taper – see below. The short ends were used here to allow close-up photography.

Brummel Structure: The animation shows how the Locked Brummel can be tied when both ends are available to be threaded through the rope. In practice, using a fid makes the process easier, especially when passing the long buried tail up the center of the standing end.

The Brummel Lock: When completed, the two parts of the splice lie closely against each other to make the lock. However, the lock distorts the fibers and would lower the breaking strain if used alone.

Strength: The intended strength is derived from the long tail being tapered and buried through the center of the standing end – which exerts a powerful gripping action under tension; the force in the standing end is progressively shared between the two lines. The final strength should be 90 - 100% of the rope's breaking strain.

More Details: For more information about Making the Holes, Tapering the End, Ideal Length, and Stitching visit the pages about the Locked Brummel - Using One End and the Long Bury Splice.

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

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