Originally Posted by dammfast
shows you how "slippery" amsteel is, my understanding is that most of a locked brummels strength is supposed to come from the lock.
This is not correct. The bury is intended to do all
of the work and the lock is only there to prevent the bury from backing out under no load situations. This situation illustrates why the lock has little strength. A few stitches
can be substituted for the locked brummel and the strength will be the same. Again, the stitches do not add strength, but keep the bury from slipping out when there is no load,