Was making some soft shackles last night and one thing lead to another and this is what I ended up with.
Its a fixed eye with a quasi-locked brummel, I start the lock, but instead of doing a second pass thru on the line, I just pull it into itself and have one long bury the length of the line. Then I just tie a diamond knot and cut off the leg that doesn't have a loop in it. Put one of Grizz's sliding knots on the eye and presto soft shackle, and its pretty easy on the eyes too IMHO.
These are just zing-it small utility shackles, but I'm wondering if making some this style from 7/64 would be "safe"? I really can't see why it wouldn't be. The second leg coming out of the diamond knot is cut off and melted into a ball that shouldn't pull into the knot. Seems like it should work. Any opinions are welcome.