Add a bit of Middle-earth to your home or office with this letter opener set featuring the swords Sting, Glamdring, and Orcrist as seen in the film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. These high quality letter openers are detailed replicas of the swords found and used by Bilbo Baggins, GANDALF™ the Grey, and Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Items are presented in a stylish display and storage case measuring 10 x 6 inches, perfect for your home or office.
Approximate letter opener sword measurements:
Sting: 8 1/2 inches
Glamdring: 10 inches
Orcrist: 10 inches
Ages 14 and up.
Sting was an ancient Elven blade from the lost realm of Gondolin. Sting was found in a Trolls' hoard by Bilbo Baggins and carried through many adventures.
An ancient blade from the smithies of Gondolin, now long lost, Glamdring was a legendary sword revered by the Elves and feared by Orcs. In the Third Age of Middle-earth it lived upon the hip of GANDALF™ the Grey and in his hand it sent many a servant of the dark into oblivion, chief amongst them, the mighty Balrog of Moria, Durin's Bane. GANDALF™ himself had recovered it from a Troll hoard, though how it came to be there none could tell.
An elegant blade crafted in the distant past for an Elven King, GANDALF™'s sword was known as Glamdring, the foe-hammer. The curved cross guard bore a single clear blue stone and a Sindarin proclamation in Cirith runes, "Turgon, king of Gondolin, wields, has and holds the sword Glamdring, foe of Morgoth's realm, hammer to the Orcs.
An ancient blade from the smithies of Gondolin, now long lost, Orcrist was a legendary sword revered by the Elves and feared by Orcs. Orcrist was the weapon of the Dwarf Lord Thorin Oakenshield and was found in a Trolls' hoard by Bilbo Baggins. In Sindarin Orcrist is said to mean "Goblin Cleaver" and was sometimes called Biter by goblins. It was crafted by the Elves, which not only made it a valuable weapon, but a feared one as well, particularly amongst the traditional enemies of the Elves, being Orcs and other evil creatures of Middle-earth.
Sting, Glamdring, and Orcrist blades could all detect the presence of Orcs and Goblins, and warn its bearer by glowing blue.