Continuing on my previous question. Here below is the result of my first try at joining 2 objects in one. A sword hand grip and a pommel.
I wanted a smooth seamless result as in my reference so I decided to join the objects and then merge the vertices between the two objects together.
All went well except for the small dents you see where the joint lines where. I know there is something wrong with the mesh. In the examples below I joined one side where I even subdivided the Handel mesh adding a vertice to have a vertice merging point. This produced the following result.
I think I may have solved the problem by connecting the vertices you marked below to the middle one. Here is the result. A smooth surface.