Mjölnir or Thor's hammer is an artefact from Viking era. It was made by two dwarfs Brokk and Sindri as a gift for the gods. It was unbreakable, always hit its target and then it returned to its owner's hand and it could scale down so it could be worn on the neck. It was so heavy that only Thor could pick it up

People wear this pendant as a symbol of strength and it serves as a protection from all the evil things. Some sources say, that it was a viking response to the christian crosses.

But enough mytology, let's make one! :)

Step 1: What you will need?

  • paper and pencil
  • marker
  • piece of wood
  • knife (or some rotary tool, chisel etc.. I used knife because I hadn't anything else)
  • drill
  • wire
  • pliers
  • leather cord
  • thread


  • wood stain colors (or watercolors)
  • lacquer
<p>love it so much you shold do it with a pyrography pen</p>
<p>Great job, also do you have any other pieces you carved id like to see those too.</p>
<p>I love this. Thank you</p><p>Rima</p>
Pretty cool gotta do this
<p>Thanks :) Good luck!</p>
<p>Good job!! I will be adding this to the list of things to do over the dark winter months.</p>
<p>Thank you! Good luck! ;) Don't forget to share the result!</p>
<p>Dobr&yacute;.. možn&aacute; až budu m&iacute;t chuť a n&aacute;ladu tak taky něco podobn&eacute;ho zkus&iacute;m. Řezba do dřeva mě vždy l&aacute;kala, ale nikdy jsem to ještě poř&aacute;dně nezkusil.</p>
<p>Zkus ;) Sice jsem měl chuť s t&iacute;m seknout, hlavně ty &quot;kudrlinky&quot; bylo těžk&yacute; vyř&iacute;znout, ale jsem r&aacute;d, že jsem to nevzdal.</p>
<p>Two things: First, thanks for putting in the part about sketching. It really is a big step that a lot of people skip only to find out that their ideas didn't quite work out in practice. Sketching can help to eliminate it by helping you visualize.</p><p>Second: Great job. Way to keep it simple and show that simple supplies can produce outstanding outcomes.</p><p>Here's something you might find interesting. Using a hammer as a weapon in Norse history and mythology is only Mj&ouml;lnir. There are no other references in any sagas or external encounters with vikings that indicate that a hammer was used in combat by them. My guess is that due to plate armor being in it's infancy, crushing weapons were less effective than cutting... but that's just a guess.</p>
<p>Thanks for the comment! </p><p>And yeah, you are totally right :)</p>
<p>The thumbs up picture made my day! So much crammed into one image.</p>
<p>Wall decoration, opened door and a palmtree shouldn't be there, but thanks! :D</p>
<p>I like the way you added colour - using painty water was an inspiration!</p>
<p>Thank you! :)</p>

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