In partnership with the lovely folks at Eveleigh Works, Playstation Australia have launched a God of War-inspired axe-making course where participants will forge their own ornamental replica of Kratos’ Leviathan Axe from the game.
In God of War, the Leviathan Axe is a powerful magical tool used for exploration and various bludgeonings, aided Kratos in his quest into the Norse wilds. These workshops will teach participants about the origins of Norse blacksmithing techniques and how these skills have evolved over time.
The class will cost $320 per person, and tickets are available from April 17th. There’s expected to be high demand for the course, so places will sell out.
We got the chance to take part in an exclusive workshop this week along with our fellow journalists and had a grand time learning about Norse history and attempting not to lose a finger to the belt sander.
We also got to hear from the god of God of War, Creative Director Cory Barlog, and Rob Davis, a Senior Level Developer at Santa Monica Studios as they talked about the inspirations behind the game, and their passion for Norse mythology.
From casting the bronze mould:
To carving and polishing the curved handle:
The workshops took us through each process and taught us a great deal. The team at Eveleigh Works, including renowned blacksmith Matt Mewburn, are incredibly talented and so passionate about their work, we’d highly recommend checking out the workshops.
Here’s the axe that we lovingly crafted:
All in a day’s work!
Thank you to folks at Playstation Australia and Eveleigh Works for the chance to craft our own Leviathan axe.