The Flemish Eye Splice is formed by opening or unlaying the rope body into two parts. One part having three of the strands and the other having the remaining strands along with the core. The rope is unlayed far enough back to allow the loop or eye to be formed by looping one part in one direction, and the other part in the other direction, then laying the rope back together. The strands are then rolled back around the rope body, a metal sleeve is then slipped over the ends of the splice and pressed (swaged) to secure the ends to the body of the sling.
Suitable for use in high temperatures (blast furnaces). Widely used in offshore applications.
The Flemish Eye ensures equal distribution of the load in both parts of the eye because pull is directly along the centre line of the rope and eye. Swaging steel sleeve ferrules forms a solid bond around the splice which will achieve a Breaking Strength near the rated Breaking Strength of the rope, giving maximum efficiency of the termination.