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12 Strand Bury Eye Splice

12-Strand Single Braid Bury Eye 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.


12 Strand Bury Eye Splice Figure 1From the rope's bitter end, measure back one full fid length. Place a mark on the rope (A). Put a single wrap of tape at the bitter end. (Fig 1) A fid length equals 21 times the diameter of the rope or 7 times the circumference.


Form the desired eye size and mark the point opposite A. This will be the mark B. (Figure 1)


From mark B, measure down the rope one full fid plus half fid, this will be mark C. (Figure 1)


From point A, counting toward the bitter end, count out 6 pics. Mark this pair and continue down the rope, marking every fifth pair as shown.


Cut and remove these strands back to the bitter end.

12 Strand Bury Eye Splice Figure 2STEP 6

Re-tape the bitter end and attach it to your splicing tool. Insert this tool at B and exit at C. Pull through until A and B line up. Remove the tool and tape wrap from exposed tail. (Figure 2)


Firmly grasp the rope at the point where A and B meet. Smooth the rope away from this point, up the standing part of the line. The tapered tail will withdraw into the rope.


We recommend lock stitching and whipping the splice.

We hope you found these rope splicing instructions helpful. If you require any further assistance, feel free to call Jay @ 763-263-9835.