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:
We have 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 are an Open Edition piece, and come with a reinforced polystone wall plaque for display, pride of place, on your wall.
Please Note - images are of a pre-production prototype. Each prop is painted by hand and slight variations will occur. Dimensions and weight are for each axe.
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 these prop replicas with the same level of care, quality and attention to detail that we bring to our film work.