This shackle has a unique plastic thimble on the head of the shackle to allow a splice to be added and cradles the bead of the line to reduce chafing. Wichard has many different shackles that they carry but we feel that #1494 and #1495 are truly the best shackles on the market for the price.
Wichard Thimble Shackle with Captive Pin
1494 0 to 30' 2,200 lb 6,600 lb .2 oz
1495 30' to 40' 3,350 lb 11,020 lb .3 oz