REEDS SPLICING HANDBOOK
Jan-willem Polman, Adlard Coles
I approached this little book with trepidation, conscious that my own skills extend no further than the most basic traditional rope’s end whipping and an eye splice in three-strand rope, completed under RYA duress. The concept of splicing modern multi-braids or ropes with different core/cover combinations made my palms break into a cold sweat. Yet splicing does matter – defaulting to a knot can reduce rope strength by up to 50%. This neatly organised book explains what tools are needed and offers 10 useful techniques for the most common types of rope. If you save the price of a single shackle by learning to make a Dyneema loop, this will be £8.99 well spent. Unhesitatingly recommended.