The Hobbit - Orcrist

Nibenon

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Just when you think you have all the swords you could ever want to make... the trailer for ONE OF THE GREATEST STORIES EVER comes out... seriously, everyone must see the trailer.

So, anyone thought of making Orcrist (Thorin's sword) yet?
 

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Aestivalis

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Wow... that is very cool!... and interesting.

I made something similar a number a years ago. I call her "Petal". Made from a solid bar of steel (not stainless). All done with belt sander, angle grinder and various rasps and files. Initially envisioned as an Elvish greatsword. Total length is 35". And quite heavy (made for monster killin', not for smaller challenges).









 

bookface

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Not a big fan of the single edge look...weren't Orcrist and Glamdring supposed to be almost twins?
 
Beautiful blade. Find it interesting they went single-edge with that instead of double.

As do I. I was always under the impression that The Foe Hammer & The Goblin Cleaver were sister swords, and therefore similar in make. I have no info to back that up, I was just under that impression.

I guess in universe in makes perfect sense though, as they ARE Elvish blades, and Elvish blades are represented in that style in the films...but that begs the question "What happened with Glamdring?"
 

Onkelpsycho

Sr Member
Oh oh... my poor wallet...

I see lots of new swords, axes, rings, staffs, bows, necklaces, helmets, costumes and other stuff...

Hopefully this time I will have an eye on the important stuff at the right time before its sold out...

But I have to say, I like the Gandalf staff from LOTR FotR more...
 

Nibenon

Active Member
I think you have valid points, but possibly it would get confusing, all those double-edged swords... check out the trailer, Glamdring isn't getting a new look, AND they cameoed the Shards of Narsil... overall noobs would get confused with all those sword names...

So I'm thinking they're more polar opposites, complementary, but not identical.

Also, nice sword Aestivalis! THAT'S pretty darn close...
 

thd9791

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Very similar blade etching to Sting (film) as well, that swooping loop is almost identical..
 

Jamanticus

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The text was added for Bilbo after they returned. so itd make since that this this is an UNtexted version as he just found it
Sting has its lettering from the get-go in the film, judging by the trailer.

EDIT: And UC has the license and will be producing replicas of Orcrist and all manner of other things. In addition, Orcrist's design is now meant to be more of a mate to Sting than Glamdring for the film, so said the Weta people.
 

G17RDY

Sr Member
Looking at most of the pictures from the Hobbit already - one thing is for sure, this movie is going to give us some stunning and beautiful weaponary!

I want nearly every sword and staff i have seen so far, need to start saving now!!
 

Kit Rae

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Sting has its lettering from the get-go in the film, judging by the trailer.

EDIT: And UC has the license and will be producing replicas of Orcrist and all manner of other things. In addition, Orcrist's design is now meant to be more of a mate to Sting than Glamdring for the film, so said the Weta people.
If you look close, you will see Sting has no lettering on the blade or cross guard in the trailer. I don't know if anyone from Weta actually claimed Orcrist was supposed to be more of a mate to Sting in the film, but looking at it, they both clearly have the same design aesthetic. All three look very different though.
 

Onkelpsycho

Sr Member
Oh no, The new staff looks so much better in my opinion !
No, no... :lol

I think the first staff is no more iconic... I love the Morie scene with the staff, the Hobbit staff has to prove that hes much better... :lol

Lets wait till the movie comes out, but I think I would be more happier with the Fellowship staff.

I dont like all swords after all... The Bormomir sword for example, this sword is defineatly not a Must-Have...
 
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