By Neo Bye
A self-taught artist transformed a 12kg lump of rust into a replica of Thor’s hammer.
Jakub Hanzelka may have been woodworking all his life, but in the last eight months he has been casting his own replica weapons.
After receiving a huge lump of metal, the 24-year-old from Urcice, Czech Republic, set about removing the brown rust and polishing it to a high shine.
Jakub then fashioned an intricate wooden handle before staining it dark brown and setting it into the heavy metal head, finally completing its transformation into ‘Mjolnir’.
Jakub said: “I love the Avengers films, but personally I’m more of a Loki fan.
“That didn’t stop me wanting to make Mjolnir and I love using my own skills to bring these ideas to life.”