This is a prop replica of Balin’s Mace from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Balin’s Mace was created for the film by the artists at Weta Workshop who are the makers of this awesome weapon replica.
Balin the Dwarf wielded in battle a long, flat-bladed mace wrought in coppery hue that caught the light and shone like a flame in his hands. He would never shy from drawing his star-pointed blade when foes threaten.
This prop replica is created from molds of the weapon used in the actual film. It uses the same high impact urethane material as the props on set that were designed to be displayed in 3D at high resolution and at 48 frames per second.
Richard Taylor, Special Effects Supervisor at Weta Workshop explains the use of urethane:
“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 collectors 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 comes with a reinforced polystone wall plaque for display, pride of place, on your wall.
This is a high end authentic replica weapon from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Links to get one for your collection are below (both are for a price of $249.95):