The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey : Dwalin's Axes

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Dimensions:
38.6" x 13" x 2.8" (H x W x D)
98 cm x 33 cm x 7 cm
Weight:
3.6 lbs (1.6 kg)


Dimensions and weight are for each axe.


A Dwarf warrior of great renown among his people, Dwalin the Dwarf, son of Fundin, was proficient with arms of all kinds, but when laying blows swiftly and against many adversaries at close quarters, he liked nothing better than the two single-handed axes he wore crossed upon his back. Named Ukhlat and Umraz, the short-hafted axes were simple in shape, wide in blade and heavy in head. Upon their broad faces their Khuzdul names were carved in runes.

Dwalin's Axes were created for the film by the artists at Weta Workshop. Incredibly tough, yet safer than sharpened steel blades, they have been finished to a standard that can confidently be displayed in 3D, high resolution, at 48 frames per second in the finished movie.

These prop replicas have been created from molds of the original weapons used in the film, using the same high impact urethane material as the props on set and finished using the same techniques and materials.

Richard Taylor, Special Effects Supervisor at Weta Workshop explains the use of urethane:

Although we use steel and aluminium to make a lot of our swords, often we benefit from the casting of these in a high impact urethane as we are able to capture the complexity of detail we are wishing to cast into some of our weapons. We have therefore chosen to present our collector’s edition of Hobbit weapons in the same material used for the making of the film props to exactly replicate the techniques and artistry used in the films."

Dwalin's Axes come with a reinforced polystone wall plaque for display, pride of place, on your wall.

Dwalin's Axes are part of a range of high end authentic prop replicas from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. All created by the artists in the filmmaking community of Wellington, New Zealand.

 

So far, Weta's range of prop replicas from The Hobbit movies includes:

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Please Note - the images above are of a pre-production prototype. Each prop is painted by hand and slight variations will occur.

This is an open edition piece.

Most useful user reviews

ozmauchlen
04/12/15
Gold Collector
5 stars

Excellent item

I'd recommend this replica to any hobbit fan! Great quality and they... Read more.

I'd recommend this replica to any hobbit fan! Great quality and they look awesome! They look like they are cast iron even the shafts look like wood. Well worth the price! Hide.

2 of 2 people found this useful.

4Dogmom
11/08/15
Gold Collector
5 stars

As Magnificent as Dwalin Himself

This piece is just amazing, they have a sturdy weight and great... Read more.

This piece is just amazing, they have a sturdy weight and great details. I was concerned reading some other reviews about these reproductions looking "plasticky" but I have to admit these are TERRIFIC! A Great addition to any collection. Hide.

3 of 4 people found this useful.

Britain47
14/05/16
Weta Collector
4 stars

Very cool

The detail is incredible, particularly on the "metal" part of the axes.... Read more.

The detail is incredible, particularly on the "metal" part of the axes. The only minor flaw, in my opinion, is the shafts don't look quite as much like real wood as I hoped. With that said, however, it is pretty minor and they certainly don't look bad.

The axes have quite a bit of heft to them, which is nice. They feel very well made. I found myself just picking them up and holding them several times to admire the craftsmanship prior to hanging them on my wall. I must say they look quite nice hanging on the wall.

Overall, I am pleased with Dwalin's Axes. Hide.

0 of 0 people found this useful.