Shield Dwarf concept art for Forgotten Realms (Dungeons & Dragons).
I think you have it backwards. Tolkien's books gave a very barebones outline of dwarves and their culture. Fantasy books and D&D fleshed out dwarves so they became an in depth race.
Too much Lord of the Ring movie, IMHO. D&D should try to get their own Dwarf.
Plus, the handle should not be made of metal since it would unbalance the weapon. The inner part of the shiel should feel more real and under the plate should be a mail or something sturdier.
really awesome stuff, but it does feel like this hammer's handle feel really out of place. Too simple? Especially for a dwarven hammer, in my mind.