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    Secure loop knot for Amsteel

    What's the most secure knot for making a permanent loop in 1/8 amsteel ?

    Will a bowline slip when not loaded? Alpine Butterfly?

    Needed for attaching descending rings to hammock for webbing suspension.

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    (Edit: I meant to say a permanent bight in the each end of a single length of amsteel)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    What's the most secure knot for making a permanent loop in 1/8 amsteel ?

    Will a bowline slip when not loaded? Alpine Butterfly?

    Needed for attaching descending rings to hammock for webbing suspension.

    hfg
    Double fisherman's. I believe Brandon uses that on his WB's. You could also splice a continuous loop.
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    A triple fisherman's is the best choice for a knot.....but splicing it is about 100% better choice than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    A triple fisherman's is the best choice for a knot.....but splicing it is about 100% better choice than that.
    ****, I knew I should have gone triple...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    ****, I knew I should have gone triple...
    It will resist slipping a little better than the double....but I think you are right that Brandon uses a double. Leave a bit of a tail on the both sides of the knot so there is room for it to move a little when it's loaded.
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    Double fisherman's is what Brandon uses. That's what I used at first, I just keep looking at it and wondering...

    I guess I could do locked brummels on both ends. It's a little tricky though.

    I'll try a triple fisherman's.

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    Continuous loop is my vote. Looks better but doesn't hold any better than a double or triple fisherman's.

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    i like the locked brummel loop.
    all of my whoopies have a locked brummel on their fixed ends. i put a 6" bury for a little extra security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    I like a locked brummel too. I have on on the other end of the line. It's the second locked brummel that's a pita. You can do it, but the smaller the line is the harder it is to do.
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    Have a look at the "double dragon". Never used it in Amsteel, but it's a great fixed loop knot.

    Knot #5 on that page.

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