United Cutlery LOTR Anduril, Sword of King Elessar Regular Edition
Officially Licensed Adult Collectible Reproduction
This is the reforged blade of Narsil, the sword wielded by Aragorn, King of Gondor. The inscription down the length of the blade on both sides is in the Tolkien language of Quenya, written in the runes of Eregion, that say: "Nányë Andúril i né Narsil i macil Elendilo. Lercuvanten i máli Mordórëo". This translates to: "I am Andúril who was Narsil, the sword of Elendil. Let the thralls of Mordor flee me." "The Sword of Elendil was forged anew by elvish smiths, and on its blade was traced a device of seven stars set between the crescent Moon and the rayed Sun, and about them were written many runes; for Aragorn son of Arathorn was going to war upon the marches of Mordor. Very bright was that sword when it was made whole again; the light of the sun shone readily in it, and the light of the moon shone cold, and its edge was hard and keen. And Aragorn gave it a new name and called it Andúril, Flame of the West."
With over 100 million copies sold in over 40 languages, millions have grown up with "The Lord of the Rings," the classic epic tale considered by millions to be the greatest fantasy-adventure story ever told. J.R.R. Tolkien's phenomenal epic trilogy chronicles the struggle between good and evil for possession of a magical ring. The book trilogy, named the most popular book of the 20th Century, is the motion picture event of the 21st Century. "The Lord of the Rings" is presented in a trilogy of feature films from New Line Cinema, "The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers," and "The Return of the King," the last to be released in December 2003. A work of sheer invention on a staggering scale, "The Lord of the Rings" takes us back to Middle-earth, an era that predates written history, where humans share the world with immortal elves, powerful wizards, and industrious dwarves.
Narsil/Anduril are perhaps the most famous swords in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. At the end of the second age of Middle-earth, Narsil's blade was shattered, as Elendil fell during the Last Alliance of Elves and Men in the great battle against Sauron, creating the Shards of Narsil. Isildur, Elendil's son, then used the broken hilt of Narsil to cut "The One Ring" from Sauron's finger, breaking the bonds of his power, banishing his evil shadow into the darkness. The Shards were kept in Rivendell, the house of Elrond, for safe keeping. Legend told that the sword would one day be reforged and the king would return.
In the New Line Cinema film, "The Return of the King", Anduril was reforged from the Shards of Narsil for Aragorn by elvensmiths in Rivendell. Elrond said of the legendary blade, "The man who can wield the power of this sword can summon to him an army more deadly than any that walk this earth." The inscription down the length of the blade on both sides is in the Tolkien language of Quenya, written in the runes of Eregion, that say "Nny' Andril in Narsil imacil Elendilo. Lercuvanten im li Mordr'o". This translates to "I am Andril who was Narsil, the sword of Elendil. Let the thralls of Mordor flee me." The blade inscription features runes framed by stylized symbols of the Sun and the Moon, which represent Anrion and Isildur, the sons of Elendil, and seven symbolic stars that represent Elendil, who died wielding Narsil in battle against Sauron. Inscribed on the pommel are runes in the Elven language of Sindarin that say "Narsil essenya, macil meletya; Telchar carneron Navarotesse". This translates to "Narsil is my name, a mighty sword; Telchar made me in Nogrod".
UC1380ASNB ANDURIL: Sword of King Elessar
Includes a parchment certificate of authenticity.
Overall Length: 52-7/8"
Blade Length: 40-5/8
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Material: Tempered, 420 J2 stainless steel, false-edged. Inscribed with runes.
Handle: Solid metal crossguard and pommel with an antique silver plated finish and twenty-four karat gold plated fittings. The pommel is inscribed with runes and the grip is wrapped in genuine leather. Rat-tail tang construction.
Plaque: Wood, silk screened with symbols of the Kingdom of Gondor. Hardware, instructions included. Remailer box.
Blade Length (inches): 40.63
Blade Material: Stainless
Handle Material: Leather Wrapped
Overall Length (inches): 52.88
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