How To Tie An Eye Splice In 3 Strand Rope

Easy step by step instructions for splicing a loop in the end of a three strand rope in this knot tying video tutorial.

Splicing a loop has higher strength than tying a loop knot in the end of the rope. Eye splicing used to be a basic part of nautical, sailing and boating knowledge but now you can buy marine ropes, dock lines and anchor lines with an eye already spliced into it. Same goes with rigging and climbing ropes. You can do it yourself and have the splice just as strong.

A three strand eye splice knot can be done in nylon, poly, hemp, sisal, or cotton ropes, as long as there are three strands. Once you have finished the splicing procedure the three loose strands should be neatly braided into the standing part of the rope. You can whip the ends of the individual strands with common whipping and the whole splice can be whipped or tapered to finish.

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