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Man at Arms Crafts Thor’s Hammer: Mjölnir

by Kenny Hoeschen

Tony Swatton, aka “Man at Arms“, is a master swordsmith and renowned propmaster who forges iconic weapons using high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces, and pounding power hammers. He previously crafted Hit Girl’s detachable sword and Wolverine’s claws. Now he shows us how to craft the legendary Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer.

This version of Mjölnir is based on the hammer as it appears in Thor: The Dark World. He crafts the hammerhead out of 10 separate pieces of chromoly steel. Although hollow, the hammers weighs more than 20 pounds. After a little bending, TIG welding, grinding, hammering, machining, electrochemical etching, and nickel plating Mjölnir looks good enough to wield.

Swatton plans to fill the hollow hammer with lead shot, meaning it will weigh about 250 pounds when complete.

Be sure also check out Hackaday’s electrified DIY Mjölnir.

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