I visited my dad’s shop and he had a ton of spare steel rods. What a better opportunity to guaranteed a life long supply of scale pins?
Here they are!
They are 30cm long, in several thicknesses, from 2mm to 4mm, perfect for handle scale pins. They are tougher to cut and polish than brass, but they work perfectly.
In the loot there were these awesome titanium screws that will be cut into rods as well.
I also got a few aluminum and copper tubes in several widths. They are perfect for the lanyard holes at the bottom of the handles.