To match the fiery words he could conjure, Balin the Dwarf wielded in battle a long, flat-bladed mace wrought in a coppery hue that caught the light and shone like a flame in his hands. Though age and long miles might have tempered the keenness of the old warrior's reflexes, both mind and weapon are as sharp as the day the dragon first descended upon the dwarves' mountain home, and Balin the Dwarf will not shy from drawing his star-pointed blade when foes threaten.
Balin's Mace was created for the film by the artists at Weta Workshop. Incredibly tough, yet safer than a sharpened steel blade, it has been finished to a standard that can confidently be displayed in 3D, high resolution, at 48 frames per second in the finished movie.
This prop replica has been created from molds of the original weapon used in the film, using the same high impact urethane material as the props on set and finished using the same techniques and materials.
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.
Balin's Mace is an Open Edition piece, and comes with a reinforced polystone wall plaque for display, pride of place, on your wall.
Please note: images are of pre-production prototype. Each set is painted by hand and variations will occur.
Weta Workshop’s authentic prop replicas are made by the very same artists and technicians who work on our movies, using the same techniques and materials. We treat our prop replicas with the same level of care, quality and attention to detail that we bring to our film work.