This rope is slightly stiffer than the 6x19 construction wire rope, but is better at resisting crushing and less liable to deform when running around sheaves. The steel core also makes it a slightly stronger rope. It is a right hand regular lay wire rope consisting of 6 strands of 19 wires, around a steel core. These wires are pre-formed so the wire will not spring apart when cut. Choose this rope for running rigging and when terminations state that they should only be used with steel core ropes. If you are replacing a damaged wire in a set of wires, all the wires in the set should be replaced.