I am restoring a 60 ft 1924 Nicholson ketch in Australia. We have cast new chainplates and have new bronze turnbuckles and toggles. I plan 316 1x19 s/s wire rigging with sizes ranging between 10 mm (3/8 inch) and 22mm (7/8 inch bobstay). My query relates to the wire terminal. I would prefer some form of bronze fitting.
I have seen a bronze terminal in which the ends of wire are fed through the fitting, spread and bent over, and then the bronze ferule is filled with lead or epoxy. Does anyone know who supplies such fittings, and how reliable they are, especially on larger wires?
Any other bronze ideas, noting I only want to use gal wire?