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Orcrist (Goblin Cleaver) and Sting are the main swords, available from ThinkGeek and Amazon.
Pointy, but not dangerously sharp, these real metal, realistic little weapons are official replicas and true to the film versions. I own Orcrist, because it looked more interesting than Sting, and I keep it in its display box on the mantlepiece, under the Minecraft sword. Except for when I take it out to show it off. It makes people very jealous. It's really beautiful, and it's a sword, so extra awesome.
Found in a troll hoard on the way to the Misty Mountains by the Dwarves, Orcrist is a legendary sword of ancient elvish make that is taken by Thorin Oakenshield and Sting is a matching dagger that becomes Bilbo's 'sword'. Both glow in the presence of goblins.
The more famous Sting is passed on to Frodo in Lord of the Rings, and looks like a traditional sword. Orcrist remains with Thorin and is buried with him, and has a much more interesting design, with a long, graceful blade evocative of leaves and a curling, onesided handle.
You can also find Glamdring (Gandalf's sword), Thorin's original Dwarvish sword, and the three troll hoard blades (Glamdring, Sting, Orcrist as a set on Amazon.co.uk). They're much more expensive on the UK site. The three blade set is much better value, for some reason, at less than the price of two separate letter openers.
And then there are the original Lord of the Rings swords: ranging from about the same price to sets and 'collectable' higher prices, including Anduril / Narsil (Aragorn's "blade that was broken"; Narsil was the original sword, Anduril the reforged version), Hadhafang (Arwen's sword), King Theoden's sword and generic orc and elf swords. If you're after the swords, not just a cool letter opener, the six piece set is worth checking out.
Where to buy
Approx. Price: US$30 + shipping (20-30 pounds from Amazon.co.uk; Fifty pounds for the three sword set).
- THE HOBBIT - STING Letter Opener
- The Hobbit ORCRIST Letter Opener
- THE HOBBIT - GLAMDRING Letter Opener
- Lord Of The Rings Narsil Letter Opener
- Steel Lord Of The Rings LOTR Letter Opener Set 6Pcs (Narsil, Sting, Glamdring, Hadhafang, Elf Sword, and Orc Sword)
- Lord of the Rings Letter Opener Hadhafang
- Lord Of The Rings King Theoden Sword Letter Opener
- Hobbit Letter Openers (Orcrist and Sting; choose from dropdown menu)
- The Hobbit Sting Letter Opener
- The Hobbit - Elven Sword Letter Opener Set
- The Hobbit Thorin Oakenshield's Orcrist Letter Opener
- The Hobbit Thorin Oakenshield's Dwarven Sword Letter Opener
- The Hobbit Gandalf The Grey's Glamdring Letter Opener