Above. Carefully scrape along the cable with your knife.
Below. While you have your knife out, you can clean up the Constable too.
the length of the cable, across the ribbing detail. This can be removed carefully scraping along the cable with your knife, allowing the blade to lightly dig into the surface detail, enough to remove the mould line, but not enough to cut deeply into or through the cable. This is not easy, but with a bit of practice it can be done. Fortunately the cables are all over long so I would recommend practising on the end of the cable furthest away from the power pack, so if you do accidentally chop through the cable it won’t be disastrous. (Remember your blade will be very sharp, so please donot cut against your fingers). While you have your knifeout, you can clean up the Constable himself, using a similar technique.You can the finish both off with a fine file. Again be aware when you are filing the cable that it is fragile, try to draw the file across the detail, while supporting the cable
with your finger, allowing the file to go into all the ribbing detail of the cable, this will help to restore any detail you might have lost in the cleaning process. I then snipped off a tiny bit of the locating pin on the back of the power pack to allow it to seat properly in the hole on the Constable.FIXING THE CABLEWith a satisfactorily cleaned up cable I moved on the fixing the thing in place. Firstly I held the cable in place trying to imagine the run of the cable. Having got that in my head, I proceeded to bend the cable so it would run from the belt pack to the bottom of the truncheon and hang in a convincing manner. To save stress on the cable during bending, I slowly formed it around an old paintbrush.When the cable was bent around, I again held it in place to see if it fitted and made and little adjustments needed.
Below. Draw the file across the detail, while supporting it with your finger, allowing the file into the ribbing detail.