Bolster R30, Nickel Silver
Nickel Silver version of the bolster R30.
The bolster is about 30 x 19 mm and 3 mm thick, with a slit of 3.3 x 13 mm cut out.
These are stamped out and most blade/bolster combinations will need some work to fit together.
Filing the sides of the blade tang using a hand file or dremel is a good way to get a tigth fit.
Often the face of the bolster is sanded flat on a piece of glass or tile, then sanded to the wanted finish before being attached to the blade.
This is a lot easier than trying to sand it with the blade in.
Please note on the page for the blade you are looking at, what the right bolster is.
These often come in a choice of brass or nickel silver, nickel silver being the shinier/less yellow alternative.