*Spliced Strength. Strengths are based on a minimum D/d ratio of 2.5 between the Bend Diameter and the Base Rope nominal Diameter. Samson does not recommend the use of Link-It below a D/d ratio of 2.5. Samson provides Link-It soft shackles with a durable tag. Please refer to the tag for important usage information. Specifications only apply to Samson manufactured Link-It soft shackles.