I've managed to splice two ropes several years ago. They were simple eye splices and it took a long time to do them right. Frankly, I'm too lazy to do it again nowadays, and I think I lost my Encylopedia of Knots and Ropework when I last moved.
Annapolis Performance Sailing will sell you rope with splices already in it. I assume that other places will as well, but I haven't looked into it.
Eye Splice with 3 Strand Rope Alternate Eye Splice (3 Strand)
Short Splice with 3 Strand Rope
Wikipedia Rope Splicing Entry
AmSteel Blue Rope (12 Strand) can be spliced
Did a little looking around, the only rope we consider that appeared splicable easily was the AmSteel. Could be neat to eye splice both ends of a suspension section to go to your tree huggers.
APS Splicing Prices ( will cost about as much as the amsteel for 4 eye splices )
I found some other places that wanted $45 for splices in Amsteel
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New England Ropes Splicing Guide
New England Ropes has a very good guide to splicing ropes.
Has anyone here used splices as a part of their suspension?
Would it be worth the extra time and trouble to use eye splices instead of knots in your suspension system if you started from scratch? IE Brand new, never knotted rope?
check with aps, it also depends on the diameter, they probably can splice 3mm 12 strand though. it would look cool to use for your larks head, but you still use a knot to tie to the tree straps with, creating that weak link. in all fairness though, 3mm dyneema is ~2000#, with a knot ~1000. lots of people's webbing is less than this, so even the knotted line is likely stronger than the straps you tie them too, or at least not much weaker. the hammock fabric would probably fail first.
a splice would look cool though.
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