We're not worthy!
Viking men and women often wore Thor's hammer for protection. "It was the amulet's protective power that counted, and often we see torshammere and Christian crosses appearing together, providing double protection," said Peter Pentz, an archaeologist at the National Museum of Denmark.
- "www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2014/the-h..." target="_new">National Museum of Denmark – The Hammer of Thor"
Pentz is referring to the pendants found at archaeological digs, not actual-size hammers. But actual-size hammers ALSO offer protection, even moreso than a little pendant. Swing this puppy, and we promise you'll feel protected. Weighing almost 4 lbs. this creation from Museum Replicas features a genuine hand-stained wood shaft studded with brass rivets, a handle with a contoured suede-wrap grip, and even a Norse motif on the end cap. But that's not what you're here for. You're here for the gorgeous hammerhead with the Norse motif forged from one solid piece of metal. It makes us want to say, "We're not worthy!"
PROtip: If you're like us, you're going to be confused when you look at the wall mount. It clearly has holes in the back for wall hanging and then the back also has smaller holes, drilled for the Allen-wrench-style screws that come with it. The trick is that those holes go all the way through to the front of the wood; the holes in the front are currently covered by the design decal. You'll want to take a long pin to push through those holes on the back until it emerges in the front to figure out where the screws that hold the hammer go on the front.