Two points on curved path have a “gap” when stroke width is increased

I apologize if this has been asked before, but I don’t really know what to search for. The issue is that I’m designing a “shield” emblem for my company, and I’ve done that by creating one half with the curves I like, then copy/pasting and mirroring it on the vertical axis. I brought the second side together with the first and when it was snapped into place I added them all together using the Pathfinder window.

The problem I’m having is that when I up the stroke width, the two points that intersect at the bottom are leaving a gap between them, presumably because the paths are on opposite angles. How can I fix this so that the stroke outlines match up nice and flush? You’ll see what I mean in the below image:

Two mirrored points that aren't "flush"

The same thing happens when I have increased the stroke size on our corporate logo, but only in one place as shown in the next image:

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Because this was for a print piece I used the pen tool and created this in InDesign, not Illustrator (CS5), but I believe I would have encountered the same issue regardless of the software.

Answer

You solve this problem as follows:

Deselect all,

Press “A” to invoke Direct Selection tool and select 2 narrow anchor points which you want to connect –

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Next, you make a right click and choose average and press Both in Popup:

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This will place anchor points at the same location one above another:

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Next, you join them –

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Result –

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Source : Link , Question Author : armadadrive , Answer Author : Ilan

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