FLEMISH EYE SLINGS
Flemish eye sling is the strongest and most efficient termination method. It is quite unfortunate that Flemish Eye Slings are not as well known as they should be, given their versatility, and their high WLL (≈ 95% of the strength of the rope). The Flemish Eye method of wire rope termination involves turning the wire rope upon itself and affixing the dead end upon the live end by enmeshing the wires of both together. This enmeshing process is called ‘splicing’ or ‘marrying’. The section of rope that has been spliced thus may or may not be reinforced by a steel sleeve that is swaged (or‘radially forged’) onto the said section.