Pardon me if I have already posted this, but darned if I am able to locate the post. Must be getting forgetful.

When I converted my HH from line to webbing via AHE buckles with Chain links I arranged the links so that the bury/splice was part of the exposed loop. I reasoned that the splice should be under tension.

My question is: Is it acceptable to have the bury/splice run over the edge of a buckle (or 'biner, ring, sling)? Does that reduce the strength of the splice?

This is more of an acedemic question - I do not intend to place a splice under this condition.