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Rope Splicing Fid - designed to make rope or line splicing easier

Rope Splicing Fid - designed to make rope or line splicing easier

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Rope Splicing Fid is intended for experienced users and should be used with caution, particularly with small children present.

This listing is for one fid, designed to make rope or line splicing easier and neater.

Made of lightweight 304-grade stainless steel with a sanded smooth beechwood handle, the fid measures approximately 1mm in thickness and 24mm (maximum) in width, with a length of 170mm and weight of 35g.

Rope Splicing

Rope splicing is a technique used to join two or more pieces of rope together without the need for knots. This creates a stronger and more streamlined connection that can be particularly useful in situations where the rope needs to run through tight spaces or over pulleys without getting snagged.

There are many different types of splices that can be used, but some of the most common include:

  1. Eye splice: This is used to create a permanent loop at the end of a rope. It involves tucking the strands of the rope back into itself to create a loop that is strong and secure.
  2. Back splice: This is used to prevent the end of a rope from unravelling. It involves weaving the strands of the rope back into itself to create a knot-like finish.
  3. Short splice: This is used to join two ropes of equal diameter together. It involves tucking the strands of each rope into the other to create a strong, streamlined connection.
  4. Long splice: This is used to join two ropes of unequal diameter together. It involves tapering the thicker rope and then tucking the strands of each rope into the other to create a strong, streamlined connection.

The process of rope splicing can be complex and requires a lot of practice to master. Generally, it involves weaving and tucking the strands of the rope in a specific pattern to create the desired splice. There are many online tutorials and books available that can provide more detailed instructions on how to splice rope.

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