VIPER® II

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main_splicing4-1Step 1
Ready to splice – carrier rope ends, Kenbest® Fid, William Kenyon® safety knife, tape, and marker.

main_splicing4-2Step 2
Mark both ends at approximately 18″ (46cm) and 40″ (91cm) from end.

main_splicing4-3Step 3
Push the basket back, insert one end of the rope, and release (to ensure a tight grip on the rope, compress the basket with your fingers).Insert the point of the fid at the18″ (46cm) mark on the opposite end.

main_splicing4-3Step 4
Push the fid through the rope and bring it out at the 40″ (91cm) mark.

main_splicing4-5Step 5
To make a proper taper, pull the end through. Insert your William Kenyon® “lock back” safety knife at approximately12″ and lift slightly one plait. Cut and remove. Repeat at10″, 8″, 6″, 4″, 3″ and 2″.

main_splicing4-6Step 6
The tapered end. Unbraid the plaits and work back into the center of the rope completely.

main_splicing4-7Step 7
Repeat steps 2-6 for opposite end.