I think you’re gonna like this one! Sam and I had fun making both the moon hammer and the video.
So, How Do You Make a Moon Hammer?
It’s really simple. I took a 3” long piece of 1.125” inside diameter mild steel structural pipe with 0.1875” thick walls and MIG welded a 3.25” forged mild steel ball to it. I then drove a 24” length of 1.125” diameter white oak dowel into the pipe (it’s a really tight fit), drilled two holes, and peened in two copper pins for insurance. The whole thing weighs in at 6 lbs.
I will be putting some kind of handle treatment on it but haven’t decided yet whether to go with leather wrap or some kind of studs — or both.
I didn’t swing the moon hammer that hard and was kind of surprised at the results…
This covers the mace request, and we’ll do the Danish axe soon. I do plan a war hammer and war ’hawk soon also. Any other requests?
Yeah, I heard ya on the assorted fruit targets — we’re saving that for the edged weapons.