Originally Posted by WV
Has anyone tried a short bury (maybe an inch or two) instead of a pass-through to form the adjustable loop? I'm not sure if it would be stronger or more resistant to abrasion, but it might, especially with 7/64 amsteel or smaller line (dynaglide, anyone?).
This loop shackle, or whatever fancy name someone wants to give it, works for med-high loads, not sure about critical, life situations. It works when the load is applied (and the legs are balanced) the eye closes where the knot can not escape. This works because of the limited resistance to the legs equalizing.
If you tried a short bury, when load was applied, you would create resistance to the legs equalizing and possibly leave the eye open enough for the knot to slip through. For the same reason as the longer bury or in a whoopie sling or straight bury splice locks it. So..IF you bury it a little and make sure you slide the eye closed intentionally, and made sure the legs were balanced, YES, it will work and be fairly secure. (see whipping tip below). You may have trouble releasing it if it is small. You might have to milk it to release it.
But if we take your thoughts couple steps further...I'll add a few tips I mentioned in a previous post.
Here are some other options (mainly for connecting 2 lines)
-1)The ole' "big knot in a loop" works well for holding light weight things (that don't bleed) in place , especially with bungee loop. Form an fixed eye, not too small. Put a separate knot in the eye it and load it. The eye closes and pinches the line the knot is in.
-2)Form a fixed eye. Whip the eye using whipping twine a little too big for the line. Whip it a little loose so the whipping will slide and make the eye smaller. Put a stopper knot in the eye and slide the whipping to close the eye. I use this a lot. Again, this is for things that don't bleed.
Lastly, recommended loading
for the loop shackles is with the eye/knot in the "center" and the loads on the ends. For example, if you look at Opie's first picture in post 55 of this thread. The loading/pull should be on the left and right, with the knot in the center.