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From the movie Infinity War, this shot clearly shows two moulds being filled during the casting of Stormbreaker:

Shot of two streams of metal filling two moulds.

After Eitri thumps the mould three times, both halves are seen amid the pieces of one mould:

Two pieces of Stormbreaker glowing amidst mould fragments/

Do we have any indication from movie cannon, comic, or press statements as to what might have been in the second mould? (Eg. Love and Thunder spoilers?)

Both pictures taken as screenshots copyright Marvel studio's Avengers: Infinity War 2018, fair usage.

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    A handle for the axe? Only he had no time to open it, forcing Groot to interfere?
    – jo1storm
    Nov 16, 2021 at 9:53
  • Anyone have any in-universe evidence to support their position? Nov 16, 2021 at 9:58
  • Not really, no. Although... It is possible that more molds were filled. It was a forge world, with multiple things being forged at the same time and multiple projects being worked on by multiple dwarven craftsmen. The energy source was turned off and all those forges stopped. Just flipping the switch on would make them start again.
    – jo1storm
    Nov 16, 2021 at 10:02
  • Hands for Eitri?
    – Möoz
    Nov 16, 2021 at 21:50

2 Answers 2

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Probably mold for the handle of the axe?

In the scene, Eitri says.

"He needs the axe. Where's the handle? Tree! Help me find the handle!"

Looks right in growing panic then.

Eitri goes left

... goes to his left, where the second mold was shown in the previous scene.

Then Groot sees that axe head is cooling down, intervenes and provides a handle.

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    @SillybutTrue Well, his king (and only hope to defeat Thanos) is dying and he just finished getting the axe-head out of the mold. He was so focused on "the important part of the axe" that he forgot "the unimportant" one. Btw, in the original forging of Mjolnir, due to Loki's interference in shape of a fly, the handle ended up shorter than it should have been. It should have been two-handed axe. I guess it is just a thing with Eitri and handles. :)
    – jo1storm
    Nov 16, 2021 at 14:40
  • Well, two-handed axe for the Stormbreaker, two-handed war hammer for Mjolnir.
    – jo1storm
    Nov 16, 2021 at 14:50
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One piece is the axe (say “front”), and the other is the hammer piece (say “back”); they each are shaped slightly differently.

Groot then draws these two separate pieces together with his arm to create Stormbreaker, after Eitri is unable to locate the handle he originally might have had in mind.

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    We only see Eitri emptying the one mould onto the floor, and only the three thumps on the one mould are heard - when does he break the other mould, and how does he get the pieces together (if they're from separate moulds) without the use of hands? Nov 16, 2021 at 4:16
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    I've downvoted this answer, from what we see on screen I don't see how this is correct. Eitri knocks one mould onto the ground which breaks releasing one half and then smashes the unbroken segment to release the second half. I only count one mould being broken.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Nov 16, 2021 at 13:51
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    This is the answer. The hammer was forged in two pieces and each piece would need its own opening to pour metal into. Technically it's one mold with two openings producing two pieces. Eitri then pulls out the whole thing and smashes it open, releasing both pieces.
    – Kenster
    Nov 16, 2021 at 15:23
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    @Yakk the point is that when you see metal being poured into two holes, one hole is for the axe part and the other is for the hammer part. The thing that Eitri throws to the floor and punches is a single mold containing both parts. Eitri is a big guy and the mold looks small by comparison.
    – Kenster
    Nov 16, 2021 at 21:16
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    @Yakk I'll add that the mold is laying on its side when Eitri throws it to the floor. During the pour the square faces were two of the sides, and the holes would be on one of the rectangular faces. The mold looks big enough to me.
    – Kenster
    Nov 16, 2021 at 22:37

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