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    Default Rope splices with metal thimbles

    Is there a problem with using metal thimbles on rope eye splices? I am talking about the kind of thimble that you would use in a tree cable or on a wire core lanyard.

    I wonder if the metal edge could cut the rope? I decided to try splicing some StaSet with a metal thimble and it looks good but I have yet to use it. Thoughts.
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    Does the rope fit the thimble channel appropriately?

    Whats the application?

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    You could just use one of these, as they are rated and designed for climbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tophopper View Post
    You could just use one of these, as they are rated and designed for climbing.
    And oh so sexy!

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    I guess my question was more of a general one.

    The one that I made is for a Money Tail. I just remembered that I do use a metal thimble on my little prussic loops that I use in my lanyard and in the O system. I have been doing that for years without any problems.

    And I would always make sure the metal thimbles fit the rope as best as possible.
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    So whats the question?


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    I would inspect the thimble for sharp edges but they are use in the boating industry all the time and I don't see any issues.

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    Yeah, I confused myself too.

    Simple question:is it cool to use metal thimbles on rope for life support?

    I like your opinion Rajan. But what do I know, or else I wouldn't be asking.
    Eric

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    Are you using it in a climbing rig or sumthin?

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    Yep. I wish I had my gear home. Pics would really help. Maybe tomorrow I will take some so you will know what I am talking about.
    Eric