Yale Wire Basket Fid
This unique fid from Yale is designed to make splicing 12-strand hollow braids like Tenex and Amsteel Blue a snap. The wire basket on the fid works just like a Chinese finger trap: use your fingers to bunch up the wire basket, then slide the rope end in and pull. The basket closes on the rope, allowing you to easily complete the splice and bury. When done, simply bunch up the wire, and remove the rope. A great time-saver for anyone splicing 12-strand hollow braids up to 5/8" diameter.