Here is the blade in its final stage before hilting:
Here is one side carved with Ringerike-style Norse ornament and the finished bolster:
Here is the other side with a less abstract design:
The bolster looks beautiful thanks to file-work and 400 grit sandpaper!
Here she is, all assembled! The end bolster is buffed sheet copper held on by four brass tacks and a cold-peened tang!