This is where we start to separate the wheat from the chaff. Many have surrendered before this splice. Further it is frequently done in an abbreviated, simplified version, which is less resilient. Not so here! Tested breaking strength: 100% of the breaking strength of the rope.
Learn to splice laid rope correctly and furnish warps, fender lines or buoy strops with neat eyes or thimbles. Shown are two different methods to finish the splice expertly with a taper. Tested breaking strength: 95% of the breaking strength of the rope.