What you need: strapping/electrical tape, sabre
What to do: Start about three to four inches from the tip and then tape to the handle; then go back and tape the tip. This will save time when you need a new tip so you don't have to retape the entire sabre. :)
Want to save money on buying new tips when they get old? Just use them for performances and buy small rubber furniture crutch tips and tape them to the end.