The internal taper of Rigguy's® Wire Stop® fits over the middle strand of 7-strand EHS cable with the six remaining strands surrounding it. The more pressure that is applied, the deeper into the block the strand and taper are pulled. The block is made of 6061 AL and taper is made of 416 SS for strength of application and corrosion resistance. Although the wire stop is only 1 1/4 inches long, it holds close to 100 percent of the breaking strength of the strand itself, which is more than 15,000 pounds (if using 3/8-inch EHS strand). The Wire Stop® eliminates the need for the "J," "lag," "eye," hooks, thimbles, "through bolts," "pre-formed wraps," "wire clips," or other terminal hardware. It can be used in more applications because it is secured on the outside of the limb or trunk. Because of its small size and simplicity, it makes a more finished, less cluttered, installation.