If you think that the head of this mallet resembles that of Thor's, thank you! I was hoping for some closeness. The head of the mallet is made completely out of spalted maple with some really nice wood grain. The handle is made from a single maple limb and turned on the lathe for a nice smooth finish. If Thor were to visit Vermont I hope that he would consider it. The mallet has been completely hand sanded and sealed with a high grade of polymerized Tung Oil. "One of a Kind" find in Vermont.