Thor's Hammer Forged In Real Life (Sans Dying Star)

November 5, 2013


This is a video from the 'Man at Arms' Youtube series (previously: Link's Master Sword) featuring blacksmith Tony Swatton forging Thor's hammer Mjolnir in real life. He doesn't actually use the heart of a dying star though (hopefully for reasons obvious to you), instead opting for a hollow 20-pound version. Still, a 20-pound hammer -- that could do some serious damage. Hopefully to my neighbor's car until he learns to stop blocking my driveway.

Hit the jump for the video, but skip to 6:00 if you just want to see it breaking things. Tony mentions at the end of the video that he's going to fill the hollow head with lead shot to push the hammer's weight to ~250-lbs so nobody will be able to pick it up if they come to see it in his showroom in Burbank, CA.

Thanks to Marcus, who knows a thing or two about munitions. No? Different Marcus? Damn, because I had some questions about Mad Moxxi.

  • Xankar


  • Only.. That's not how Mjølner looks according to the Norse Mythology.
    Nor was it forged by some heart of some star. It was forged by Sindre and Brokk, two dwarves. The handle isn't long, but quite small due to Loke trying to mess with them.
    Thanks for fucking that up, Marvel...
    Oh, and Thor's supposed to be a heavyset redhead, but hey... ;)

  • Frédéric Purenne

    This is a blasphemy, he made the buster sword heavier. 4 times heavier!

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    He plans on filling it with lead latter so it will be much heavier.

  • Lee

    1. Watched the making of the Buster Sword - that thing is awesome
    2. I think an 85lb Hammer would be a little excessive for anyone to properly cherish and possibly play around with. (He needed help doing downward swings with that buster sword!)

  • wastedkitten

    He said in the video if it was solid it would be about 200lbs, but he's eventually going to fill it anyways haha

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