In God of War, our hero Kratos wields the Leviathan Axe. It’s a weapon forged by the blacksmiths who forged Mjölnir (Thor’s hammer) and throws like It too.
To celebrate God of War’s impending launch, PlayStation Australia has teamed up with Sydney’s blacksmith school Eveleigh Works to give players the opportunity to forge their very own Leviathan Axe. Well, a replica anyway.
The God of War inspired axe-making masterclass teaches you Norse Blacksmithing techniques, its history and how these skills have evolved. Then you go hands-on with the axes, everything from casting, right through to sanding and finishing the handle.
Here are the details:
• Tickets: Available from 17th April until sold out.
• Price: $320 per person.
• Course duration: Starting 21st April, 4-5 hours, Saturdays for 5 weeks.
• Location: Eveleigh Works, Australian Technology Park, Bays 1 & 2, 2 Locomotive Street Redfern NSW 2015.
We went hands-on with the course, and it’s a lot of fun. The axe head is made from bronze that was heated at 800-900 degrees and the handle is crafted from Australian gum.
The axe is ornamental so you won’t be cutting down any trees with it which is probably for the best. The last thing we need is dozens of axe-wielding gamers pulling Kratos moves on the streets of Sydney.
Be sure to read our interview with God of War Game Director Cory Barlog and Lead Level Designer Rob Davis to find out how the Leviathan Axe works within the game.
God of War launches on 20th April 2018; The reviews are already in and its almost perfect 10s across the board. It’s a good time to be a gamer.