Originally Posted by Drop
I quite like these
Is this just a loop with a sheath of cord over it, or is that some kind of fancy splice-work involved?
Think I found the answer to my own question with this Italian blog (series of photos, easy to follow)
The reason I was interested in whether that was a separate sheath was twofold, potentially simpler construction and the sheath helping to reduce a cheesewire effect. That will still be there with the method shown in the above link though.
I'm dying for the dynema I've ordered to turn up so I can start playing with these things (and whoopies). I'm spending an unhealthy amount of time learning new knots* and reading up as much as I can. I did come across a mention of a knot recomended as a stopper when using dynema, the stevedore knot
. Whilst not as satisfying as the lanyard knot, it's easier to tie and might be easier to keep the balance that's needed. Tying it with two strands should hopefully be a big enough stopper.
I'm also liking the simplified versions of these shackles/biners such as Lonetrackers one with the nail knot.
*diamond/lanyard, Chinese button (with some loop variations), stevedore, zeppelin - add to that a job today balloon modelling and my fingers are killing me.