Originally Posted by thinwater
Google "irony splice." It is a long splice for chain-to-rope. Basically, only 2 strands go through the chain and the other is mated like a long splice. A little trickier to make (strands need to be balanced and everything snug). but just as strong and very smooth through the windlass.
I've always known this as a Chain Splice (thats what it's called in my 1934 edition of Knots, Splices and Fancy Work).
Two strands through the link. Third strand is unlaid, and one of the strands through the link then follows up the rope
in the space left by the unlaid starnd and then half knotted. The second strand through the link is then tucked under itself as in a normal eye splice, although I tend to taper that strand a couple of times.