SADF Toggle Rope

The toggle rope was a popular piece of equipment used by Empire forces in World War II, it is perhaps unsurprising then that many nations retained the item and updated it after the war. The South African Defence Force was one such country and they replaced the traditional hemp rope with a nylon version and the wooden toggle with a heavy duty plastic version:

The toggle is made of solid black plastic and is slightly shorter than the old wooden toggles and have flared ends to help secure the loop of a second toggle rope:

The loop at the opposite end is small loop formed of the rope doubled back on itself and spliced together:

The toggle rope is 190cm long. These ropes were standard issue items, but were also popular with special forces troops in the 1980s as they were a very useful item and could be attached to each other to make longer ropes, ladders, bridges etc.

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