Originally Posted by oldgringo
Paul, were those Chain Links ordered to replace knotted loops that failed in service, or simply because the user preferred spliced loops?
I was told they had each been dropped. Not by knot failure in the rope but by the knot slipping apart. These were both "factory" tied knots as you had suggested not failing. That is where the main problem with knotting amsteel, it's slick and can slide over time. Through very rare.