Two Videos here, one on how to make the Cats Paw Splice and one on testing it against an Eye Splice
Cats Paw Eye Splice How to Tie (Makes a Decorative End to Dogs Lead) Decorative Eye Splice.
This is a rather decorative looking eye splice that is also adjustable. Even though this is an eye splice, I would suggest that this particular splice is only used for light or non critical loads.
This particular knot was taken from KNOTS for Beachcombers and Mariners – Ron Edwards. Which although is not a very thick book, it does contain some wonderful projects and little ditty bits of information.
Here is a quick video made by Inside Master Ropemaker’s @InsideMRM on Facebook who did the Cats Paw Eye Splice test https://www.facebook.com/InsideMRM/
This short video shows the Cats Paw Eye Splice v the Eye Splice. This is just a one off test and is in no way a scientific test.