‘Now anyone can be Wolverine’: YouTuber The Hacksmith Makes Self-Healing Wolverine Claws That Won’t Take Any Damage – Made Out of ‘Shape Memory’ Metal

'Now anyone can be Wolverine': YouTuber The Hacksmith Makes Self-Healing Wolverine Claws That Won't Take Any Damage - Made Out of 'Shape Memory' Metal
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With Hugh Jackman now returning as the mutant superhero, the spike in Wolverine-related content has seen an uptake among the general consensus. The Australian actor’s recent announcement acts to establish the reprisal of his career-defining X-Men character that he spent molding, curating, and portraying on the screen since 2000.


With fans all over the world overjoyed and brimming with anticipation at the context of finally getting to witness the clawed hero’s appearance (perhaps) one last time, people harboring unique skills have come out with their own concepts to celebrate the news. Among them is The Hacksmith, a YouTube creator and engineer, who came up with his very own version of the wolverine claws.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

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The Hacksmith Engineers Self-Healing Wolverine Claws

In case Wolverine wasn’t superpowered beyond means already, now there exists a way to modify his indestructible claws alongside his physical healing abilities. The Hacksmith’s latest invention displays the famous claws made from an alloy of nickel and titanium aka nitinol. However, whereas the comics make the Adamantium weapons indestructible, The Hacksmith’s invention, somewhat lacking in that property, instead comes with an added benefit of taking a few seconds to “heal” back into shape if they ever get warped by external pressure.

The Hacksmith's Wolverine claws
The Hacksmith’s nitinol claws

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In a YouTube video displaying the claws in action, the engineer unleashes the full extent of his enabled mutation on concrete blocks, metal surfaces, and other everyday objects. While the prosthetics do hold up for a longer period of time, at a certain point, these claws do get bent out of shape. But of course, it is the engineer’s mind that finds a solution (and an upgrade) to the immortal, legacy-defining extensions of the Wolverine himself by making the latter’s claws self-healing as well.


Now, in the event of these claws getting deformed, one only needs to apply heat (or, in some cases, electricity) to “heal” the claws back into their original form. The metal is then rightfully named shape memory metal for its property of retracting back into shape.

Wolverine Claws by Hacksmith Finds Divisive Fan Reactions

Although The Hacksmith’s inventions have delighted, shocked, surprised, inspired, and entertained the public for years, these inventions have not necessarily always come without their fair share of flaws. As noted by some in the comments, the claws, if used in a real-life setting (as is shown in the X-Men films), would seem ridiculous as they take time and need to be heated in order to be battle-ready again.

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in Days of Future Past
Wolverine’s Adamantium claws on display in Days of Future Past

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One fan in the comments noted, “I love the idea of wolverine carrying around a lighter and just going “whoa, hang on a sec, gotta fix my claws” only to pull out a lighter and sit there for 30 seconds as they straighten themselves out”, some called it “an enlightening and wonderful build”, while several others suggested using a form of stiffener or built-in/internal heating element.

In the end, however, the invention in itself has fascinated most among the viewers and even though a lot of them had their own inputs on how to improve upon the claws’ design, the people still do well to remember there is a reason why The Hacksmith is also known as Tony Stark of Kitchener, Ontario.

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Diya Majumdar

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With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has over 1600 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for music, Monet, and Van Gogh.