Lots of sub-forums I could ask this in, from The Homestead, DIY and Traditional crafts ... through Camp and Carry and into Lovely Grub. But as this pertains to seasoning of cast iron for (mainly) use at home and because I thought it more likely to be of use in homesteading I've stuck it in here Right ... does anyone have any kind of clue* as to how to remove the wooden handles from capped handled cast iron cookware? * Where 'any kind of clue' means keeping the handle in the same, or better, condition as it is prior to removal! I already have a couple of wooden handled cast iron pans, but their handles are attached via a metal screw hook. I've tried to unscrew the handles from the main body, to no joy. Seasoning (or re seasoning) would damage the handle so there must be some kind of trick to removing the handle but my google-fu has failed to find it . A couple of pics ... Handle showing the metal end cap. How the handle connects at the body of the square griddle. Attribution blurb on the base. The markings in this pic is embossed. If it seems proud, it's an optical illusion . I've done a search on both R. Welch Design and also Victor and this type of handle doesn't seem to be current for either, but I think that the pans I have are no more than a few years old (they were free and I want them for personal/family use, so any intrinsic value is of no consideration ). So, anyone know how to remove the handles? Thanks for taking the time to look and read through.