Two methods in order to make an emergency textile shackle
Making an emergency textile shackle does not require any tools (except for a knife). The splicing needle can stay nice and warm in its case; you only need a rope and your ten fingers. The type of rope doesn’t really matter as long as it is suitable for the load required of course. Resistance to chafing is also a point to consider. You can use Dyneema® but also sheathed polyester. They are two methods to make an emergency textile shackle See which one inspires you most !
The diamond knot: the textile shackle stopper
And because we are caring people, we didn’t want to leave behind those who don’t know how to make a diamond knot. This very aesthetic knot is named after the former tall-ship bosun, who used to give orders for manoeuvres with a whistle hanging around his neck. Modern splicing widely uses this knot which contributes to the opening /closing system of the textile shackle. Indeed, the diamond knot forms a stopper button that the eye of the splice passes around.