- Dwalin's axes, as seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
- Each prop replica measures 38 3/5-inches long and weighs 3 3/5 pounds!
- All the complexity and detail of the on-screen weapons!
- Comes with a reinforced polystone wall plaque for display.
Created from molds of the original axes used in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Dwalin's Axes Prop Replicas from Weta Workshop are incredibly tough, yet safer than a sharpened steel blade. They're finished to a standard that can confidently be displayed in 3-D high resolution at 48 frames-per-second in the finished movie. Measuring about 38 3/5-inches long x 13-inches tall x 2 4/5-inches deep and weighing about 3 3/5 pounds (each!), Dwalin's Axes were cast using high-impact urethane to capture the complexity and detail of the weapons. The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Dwalin's Axes Prop Replicas even come with a reinforced polystone wall plaque for display!
A 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 weapons 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 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.
Richard Taylor, Special Effects Supervisor at Weta Workshop, explains the use of urethane: "Although we use steel and aluminum 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."