Re-attaching Pommel Cap

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stevefrey
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Re-attaching Pommel Cap

Post by stevefrey » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:38 pm

I'm wondering what are some different methods of attaching the pommel cap to swords? I'm thinking it shouldn't be epoxied or something so difficult to "un-do" should I need to change the sword grip or do some other maintenance on the sword. The sword pictured here had some issues when I acquired it, the primary one I'm trying to solve now is putting the pommel cap back on securely, but not so securely that I'll never be able to remove it without damaging the grip, etc.
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Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Re-attaching Pommel Cap

Post by Nik » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:27 am

If you want to be able to remove it, you have to use screws or bolts.

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Re: Re-attaching Pommel Cap

Post by stevefrey » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:49 pm

Thanks for the feedback Nik.

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Re: Re-attaching Pommel Cap

Post by Nik » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:01 pm

The mouth of the cap figure seems to be predestined to drill a hole through it and a bit into the handle, and use a simple wooden or metal pin, or a screw to fix it.

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