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Orcrist - Sword of Thorin Oakenshield

Thorin and Orcrist Sword
Thorin and Orcrist Sword
Retail Price: $324.00
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Item Number: UC2928
Manufacturer: United Cutlery
Manufacturer Part No: UC2928

Orcrist - Sword of Thorin Oakenshield

In Third Age of Middle-earth, Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves came upon a troll lair in Rhûdaur. There they found two Elvish swords and a knife. The exact history of these swords is not certain, but when Elrond examined them in Rivendell he determined they were well known and ancient blades used in the Goblin Wars to slay may Orcs in the First Age. The weapons were named Orcrist and Glamdring and were forged by the high Elves of the West, in Gondolin. The original owner of Orcrist is unknown, nor is it known how the sword survived and escaped the destruction of Gondolin. Elrond surmised it had been taken by dragons or Orcs, when they destroyed and plundered that great city. Upon hearing the history of this legendary blade, Thorin claimed it for his own and vowed to cleave Goblins with it once again. He wielded the sword through most of the Quest for Erebor, using it against the Goblins of the Misty Mountains. The Goblins called it "Biter" and hated and feared it.

The inscriptions on the sword and scabbard are in the Sindarin language, engraved in Cirth runes.
Hilt Inscription (both sides): On the guard is the name Orcrist "Goblin-cleaver".
Blade Inscription (both sides): Nagol e-lyg "The serpent's tooth".
Scabbard (sold separately) Inscription (both sides): Onnen o goew ith-luig "Born from the maws of dragons".
Ui ni madweg a suig "I am always hungry and thirsty".

The most likely original owner of Orcrist was the Elf Ecthelion, for his House of the Fountain herald is engraved into its jeweled pommel. Ecthelion was one of the most valuable captains of Turgon, King of the hidden city of Gondolin. During the fifth battle against Morgoth, Turgon and his forces aided the army of the Union of Maedhros. When the battle failed, Ecthelion and Glorfindel of the Golden Flower guarded the host of Gondolin's flank while they retreated into the mountains, escaping back to Gondolin, which remained hidden from the enemy. Many years later, as Gondolin was finally discovered and attacked by its enemies, Ecthelion confronted Gothmog, the Lord of the Balrogs. The two fought a legendary duel and Ecthelion accomplished a deed which even Feanor, the greatest and the most wrathful of the elves, could not; The slaying of a Balrog. Ecthelion died in that battle and Gondolin was destroyed, but somehow the sword Orcrist survived, only to be found ages later by Thorin and his companions.

This authentically detailed replica is a reproduction of the actual filming prop built by Weta Workshop of New Zealand and used in the motion picture, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. United Cutlery, industry leader in fine movie reproductions, has meticulously recreated the prop using only the finest grade materials and craftsmanship. Close attention to detail was a top priority. All officially licensed United Cutlery replicas feature the film logo and copyright notice laser engraved on the blade and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

The Design of Orcrist:

The blade of Orcrist features a curved leaf shape on one side, and a straight edge on the other, a fitting design for a blade meant to cleave Orcs and Goblins. Adorning the pommel is an emblem of the heraldry of Ecthelion of the Fountain. The House of Fountain was represented by a lozenge with four fountains, four cut jewels in the center and four smaller mithril silver diamonds spaced around the fountains. The hilt is crafted from the tooth of a dragon. It is unknown if the tooth was acquired prior to the fifth battle of the First Age, or added to the sword with the inscription in the millennia after the Fall of Gondolin, most likely by the Dwarves of the North.

The sword is 38 3/4" long and features a stainless steel blade with an etched runic inscription. The hilt is crafted with solid metal parts, simulated gem stones, and an acrylic resin grip cast from the original prop. It is presented with a wood wall display and includes a certificate of authenticity.

UC2928 Orcrist - Sword of Thorin Oakenshield
Includes a parchment certificate of authenticity.
Overall Length: 38-3/4"
Blade Length: 26-7/8"
Blade Material: AUS-6 Stainless Steel with Etched Runes in the Elven Language
Handle Material: Acrylic Resin
Display: Wood with Wood Grain Finish and Silk Screen Graphic

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