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Historique30 Nov 2019 2:15 p.m. PST

What does everyone recommend for replacing 10mm flagstaffs? I'm not sure if there is a particular wire gauge or something else I should be using.

khanscom30 Nov 2019 5:56 p.m. PST

I've used brass wire successfully for 12mm figures; steel piano wire would be even stronger but obviously harder to cut.

Historique30 Nov 2019 6:03 p.m. PST

Any particular gauge Khanscom?

3rd5ODeuce Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2019 6:55 p.m. PST

K+S Precision Metals .020" Solid brass rod has worked really well on my 10mm Napoleonics. You can even flatten the tips to get that spear point finial.

Historique30 Nov 2019 7:41 p.m. PST

Thanks 3rd!

Cavcmdr02 Dec 2019 6:42 a.m. PST

I bought a brush that has brown flexible plastic "bristles." These have been used as pikes, spears, flagstaffs and javelins for my troops. Literally more than ten a penny.

I cut to length then squash one end with pliers. Then they are trimmed with cheap nail clippers. The curve allows you to choose how broad bladed a spearpoint suits you.

Note these can be sharp so drink responsibly ;-)

Have fun.

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