Q&A: Is there any historical proof of hammers like Thor’s currently being utilised in war?

by admin on January 23, 2009

Query by Baffles: Is there any historical proof of hammers like Thor’s currently being utilised in war?
To make clear I meant hammer’s specifically like Thor’s, one handed stone or metal heads, not the afterwards medieval war hammers with the lengthy manage and head with a spike on the rear, I am strictly talking about hammer’s like Thor’s and these kinds of witnessed in Viking depictions this kind of as the father in How To Train Your Dragon

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Solution by Swineton
No it can be just a myth.

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JOExHIGASHI January 23, 2009 at 12:39 am

Don’t think so

The only reason his is so short is because Loki messed up the dwarfs.

Mendoza Walker January 23, 2009 at 1:08 am

No, mostly because Thor’s hammer was a throwing hammer that never missed. Not really useful in melee as an actual hammer, as you can see by just looking at the darn thing.

BibleChooser January 23, 2009 at 1:34 am
Harmony0stars January 23, 2009 at 1:53 am

Hammers were used in battle, but not like Thor’s. Thor’s hammer had a small handle which made it suitable for throwing. Battle Hammers typically had long handles, like battle axes, for getting a good swing going before it hit its target. They would also usually have a hammerhead on one side and an axe or spike on the other. They were mainly used for armor piercing and only by ground troops.

Below are some images of Medieval Battle Hammers which I think you’ll agree look nothing like Thor’s.

Alfhild January 23, 2009 at 1:58 am

We have evidence for maces – which do much the same job – but nothing for hammers. Why use something that’s unwieldy and has no reach when there are plenty of better options out there, like spears, swords, long knives, and axes?

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