United Cutlery - Legolas Greenleaf

Pants

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Hey all, just wondering if anyone had the UC Legolas Knives and Scabbards that would be willing to send me some HD images I canuse for reference? The dream would be to buy a set, but that's not really possible these days lol.

Thanks!!
 

DarthChrisDK

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I have the first version set on my wall. I can take a few pics. Is there anything in particular you want to see?
 

Loneken

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I got the Hobbit version of the knives at Christmas, and I was lucky to find a set of scabbards on Ebay 1 month later... I can post pictures later - anything in particular you're interested in?

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Pants

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I got the Hobbit version of the knives at Christmas, and I was lucky to find a set of scabbards on Ebay 1 month later... I can post pictures later - anything in particular you're interested in?

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I have the first version set on my wall. I can take a few pics. Is there anything in particular you want to see?
Pretty much everything from both of these sets would be amazing! Close ups of all the little details on the blades/handles etc. would be perfect! I'm planning on starting a Legolas build and want to make these as accurate as possible
 

DarthChrisDK

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I will have a look later today! Mine are not pristine due to the previous owner, but they look fine still. I'll post pics and you can decide if they are useful.
 

Terry Lyons

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Correct, the scabbards are white/mother-of-pearl. The Lord of The Rings: Weapons and Warfare book calls them The White Knives, "because of the pearlescent scabbards."

Some stats from that book:
Length: A little under 2 feet.
Handle: About 8 inches long.
Blade: 16-inch.

LegolasWhiteKnives.jpg
 

Pants

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These are perfect! Am I reading you right that you have the Hobbit version of the knives, and the LOTR scabbards?

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Correct, the scabbards are white/mother-of-pearl. The Lord of The Rings: Weapons and Warfare book calls them The White Knives, "because of the pearlescent scabbards."

Some stats from that book:
Length: A little under 2 feet.
Handle: About 8 inches long.
Blade: 16-inch.

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This is the Hobbit set-up, correct? The measurements will definitely help me, thank you!
 

Loneken

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Yes correct, Hobbit knives and LOTR scabbards. I don't think they ever made a Hobbit version of the scabbards.
 

Pants

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I found this old WETA pic of the LOTR setup as well, and apparently the blades dont have the gold detailing like the Hobbit versions...
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Terry Lyons

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It might just be that image. Here's a shot from Helms Deep where you can see the gold more clearly:

Legolas.jpg

What's strange is that those scabbards are closer to the design of the Hobbit ones, but they're attached to the Lothlorien quiver.
 

Pants

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It might just be that image. Here's a shot from Helms Deep where you can see the gold more clearly:

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What's strange is that those scabbards are closer to the design of the Hobbit ones, but they're attached to the Lothlorien quiver.
This whole thing is blowing my mind... I know he go new gear in Lothlorien, so the Hobbit style scabbards on the Mirkwood Quiver makes sense. But like you said, these are definitely on the Lothlorien kit..
I did find an excerpt from the Weapons and Warfare book online that said the scabbards were leather and and knives got the name because of the ash wood handles with brass pommels/inlay in the engraving.. Did you have a copy to cross reference to confirm which is correct by any chance? I'm trying to source one through my circle of friends but the only ones who might have a copy are a few hours away from me.
Loneken in you photos, the side view of the scabbards where there is a gap between the brass/gold and the leather, is that the same detailed swirling as the Hobbit versions above where the, I guess you could call them 'clips' are over the leather strap? I'm wondering if that's the backside of them and there's a photo or two missing that might shed some more light?
 
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