There is a tang at the bottom part of the blade.
The crossguard with cut-through hole for the embedding of the blade is put on the tang. It is made always under the pressure thus conjunction with the blade is as firm as possible. On the end of the bottom, the pommel is put on in the same way.
We rivet the end of the tang above the pommel. Both crossguard and pommel hold on the tang very firmly.
We insert the wood between pommel and crossguard which stretches them. In this way we achieve firm replica construction. See also „hilt”.
Thus the sword replica is assembled.
Construction of the two-part pommel from the Viking Age
The viking sword pommels consist usually of two parts, upper crossguard and pommel. The first part (upper crossguard) is jammed on the tang. Then the end of the tang above the crossguard is riveted. Afterwards the top part of the pommel is fixed to the upper crossguard with two small rivets. After that the top part of the pommel is fixed to the upper crossguard using two rivets. This pommel hides the rivet of the tang. This is one of the most common used constructions.
We use dry wood of high-quality for the grip. The wood is worked into required shape, then the linen string is wrapped around the wood and finally it is covered with leather. This construction strengthens the grip and extends its lifetime period. Furthermore it is one of the documented historical constructions, as you can see on the preserved swords in the museums and publications.