Originally Posted by hiker_DC
Don't quote me but I thought it was a 40% reduction in strength with a locked brummel splice. Still very strong though. Strong enough for hammock applications.
The locked brummel, if it does cause any derate, is less then 5%. There is argument on both sides as to whether it does or doesnt. Ive found that the locked brummel is no weaker than a stitched bury. Thats just in my own personal, rudimentary testing, however.