These Stainless Steel Splicing Spikes Are Used For Easily And Neatly Splicing Various Types Of Rope, Mainly Soft Rope Of Synthetic Or Natural Construction.

Splicing Spike Fid Stainless Steel, also known as splice spike or rope splicing fid/tool, widely used in the field of fishing and trawling gear.

They Can Also Be Used To Open Knots And Holes In Canvas.

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Types of Rope Splicing Spike

Types of Rope Splicing Spike

The first is the Hollow fid, a tapered tool made of stainless steel and a handle, which is generally available in wooden handle or Nylon handle. LG RIGGING® offers three sizes of hollow fid, 195mm, 280mm and 385mm, which represent the total length of each of the three sizes.

Marlin Spike

LG RIGGING® also offers the Marlin spike, a rope splicing spike made of iron or steel with a cone at one end and a spherical or other shape at the other, which is mainly used for unravelling ropes for splicing, untying knots, tensioning marlines, etc. It can also be used for handling wire ropes, natural and synthetic lines, for opening LG RIGGING® is available in sizes 400mm, 450m, 500mm, 600mm.

Splicing Spike

There is also a splicing spike, the wooden fid, which is also a cone-shaped tool, traditionally made of wood or bone, and is used for rope and canvas.

What Is Splicing?

What Is Splicing?

Splicing is a way of joining the two ends of a rope together without using a knot. Although the knotted method is convenient, it is unsightly and even a properly knotted rope can be considerably weakened. This loss of strength is caused by tight bending and compression in the knot and the degree of strength loss depends on the knot, the type of rope and the material, and can sometimes be up to 60% or more.

For sailors and boat owners, we recommend that you use your local specialist rigging company to splice and fit your rope for you. If you would like to splice your own ropes, you can search online for GUIDE.

How To Splicing?


The first method is the D2 covered eye splice, used for structures that depend on the rope core, such as D2 racing, V2 etc. In this design, the core provides most of the strength and the cover provides protection for the rope.


The second method is a locking eye splice with both ends of the rope free, this variety of splice can be used for all applications where locking is required.


The third method is a free locking eye splice at one end of the rope, which is also the most common splice. This versatile splice can be used for all applications that need to be locked.


The fourth method is the control line end to end, which has a tough, strong cover and takes on most of the load-bearing tasks.


The fifth method is the Excel R8 taper, the Taper splice reduces friction and the need to change the diameter of the rope and works well in ratchet sets.

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