The few sword canes I've handled (like 2) had a twist to release the head from the scabbard. As I recall it felt less than a 1/2 rotation. More like a third.
It was quite a while ago, so I could be wrong on the rotation amount, but it was definitely a twist motion.
I've barely started myself. I think it would be helpful to remember that the deadline is in December. A lot of us have more time on our hands now, so every one is jumping right in. However some of us don't for various reasons.
In other words, don't sweat it :)
@Heikki here are some handle options I thought might work well. The first is Ivory G10 for a bolster with Brown Micarta for the scales. I've never worked with Micarta before, but I like the look and feel of it. The second is Curly Maple. I also have some Claro Walnut.
Finally making progress on the chef knife for my grand-daughter. When hand sanding I've had trouble getting the flats...flat. Finally have it flat at 400 grit. Planning to take it to 600.
I figured out what I was doing wrong. When I started the initial grind I always use the Bubble jig to at...