Samson have developed high performance cordage for over 125 years and they maintain one of the largest and well respected Research and Development departments in the industry. The Samson Splicing Manual is the end result of all the research conducted over the last 125 years. This is the most definitive splicing manual available on the market. Every climber knows that a knot can reduce the strength of the rope by up to 60%. In contrast, splicing can maintain as much as 90% of new rope strength… and it is much tidier. That's one reason why splicing has become so popular. If you are keen to give splicing a go, you will find everything you need to know in this book. A must-have for every tree climbers library even if you don't intend splicing your own rope - the background information regarding rope construction is invaluable. Includes a full color rope identification chart, featuring 52 different ropes, construction and class designation. Over 30 different splices grouped by 7 types of rope construction (Class I splice for ropes made of the following fibers; olefin, polyester or nylon - Class II splice for ropes constructed of high modulus fibers like Dyneema, Vectran, Technora or PBO). Durable cover and spiral bound for 'lay-flat' reading.