- "I prefer braid. You tie a hitch in a braid, it stays tied."
- ―Eli Rooney
- "I would use a triple braid. Less flex, easier to control. "
- ―Hugo Moller
Braided rope is made from natural or synthetic fibers designed for compressive strength. Common uses of rope are for tying, pulling or even for climbing. Triple braid rope, as the name suggests, is made from three intertwined strands of rope for more strength and less flex.
Events of L.A. NoireEdit
Triple braid rope was used as a weapon by the Black Dahlia Killer in series of murders. The killer beaten and strangled Deidre Moller and Theresa Taraldsen using rope and later used the rope to frame others close to the victims.
Detectives Cole Phelps and Rusty Galloway investigated the murders. During the Moller case, the rope used to strangle Deidre was found in the in her car. While interrogating Hugo Moller and Eli Rooney, Moller admitted in a hypothetical scenario that he would strangle with triple braid while Rooney admitted to having a preference for using triple braid to tie down children he molested. While investigating Theresa's murder, Phelps suspected her husband, Lars Taraldsen, due to the fact that the rope for hitching his boat matched the rope used to strangle Theresa. However Phelps later found the matching blood stained rope in Stuart Ackerman's lean-to hence arrested and charged him.
- During "The Golden Butterfly" case, Phelps, Galloway and Malcolm Carruthers examined a sample of triple braid rope. Mal stated that it's commonly used on mooring lines for boats or even as church bell ropes, leading Phelps and Galloway to jokingly suspect that the murderer was either a sailor or minister.