The dead end should be flush, not sticking out. If it sticks out they usually stab you. Also, the reasoning behind the extra sticking out just does not hold up, that being if it starts slipping it will not pull out because that extra bit will hold. In reality, it is just going to continue failing.That's funny, because all the mass produced ones for sale are flush cut.
Also correct in all ways. 1/8" wire rope if it helps.Well, from the photo, I can't tell if it is rust or gold paint. Either way, it probably isn't the best for a safety. I have never met a safety that has thimbles in the loops, but that would certainly be a good thing to have. Without knowing what gauge wire it is and what material the swaging sleeves are, I can't speculate on how many swages should be in each sleeve. The fact that the loop on the left is starting to kink is probably not so great, and the loop on the right probably should be bigger.
Tje dead end is properly terminated but a good thing to look for. Don't want it sticking out more than at most 1/16" or it will snag/sliver people. It's paint and fine. The rest, correct
Yep, we all have chips on our shoulders - often best to think twice.