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i was talkin about from the book...lol dum i no......but well jest had to say someting
I'm not sure what you mean...do you mean like the prop in the movie, was that real? Or do you mean is Glamdring from the book a real sword?[Edited on 1/22/2002 by chikakat]
Or do you mean the over-priced non-collectors item from The Franklin Mint a few years, back when it was offered for about $500 US. in ten easy payments. I was worried that the hilt was bronze plated zinc, so passed it up. Think Hildebrand designed it. Looked nice except for flat stainless steel blade was two-dimensional.

There are copies of the movie swords, including 'Sting', 'Glamdring', and that carried by "The Lord of the Nazgul" on the market now, they run about $200 US. plus shipping. www.armsofvalor.com carries them.
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Boring posted this under General Discussion on 23/1/2002 at 22:39 as a new, now deleted, topic 'Glamdring'.
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Have you seen the swords and dagger they are selling? Glamdring, Sting and a nazgul sword they are really awesome!! and expensive.

I've bought a nazgul piggy bank that shrieks when you drop coins in it it's quite kewl
I ordered 'Sting' last night. When it arrives in a couple of weeks, I'll consider writing a review. I've also seen the add in the "Realms of Fantasy" magazine, which is where I obtained the address.
ooh i want a sting too!!
where do you get one from?
hehe i wonder if it glows when orcs are around. would be handy if one decided to go hiking in Moria..[Edited on 24/1/2002 by Rosie]
Thanx Grond I hadn't come to this part of the forum yet.

I think I will save up money for Glamdring or the Nazgul Sword, I've seen some nice Highlander swords, though.

Lucky you Grond! I really want to read your review!!
You are actually saying you think Gandalf's sword in the book is fake? Of course it is! It's only a book, you know... Big Smile Smilie No, kidding...

Can you buy these swords??? I want a Glamdring!!! But they are probably too expensive for me... Sad Smilie *sigh* Oh well, life goes on, as they say... These merchandising stuff are sooo cool! Smile Smilie
I just took delivery of a copy of Hadhafang, the sword Arwen brandished in LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring. It is beautiful, but poorly balanced for a working sword: Instead of a counter weighted or lenthy pommel, the hilt is short and slims down, which while looking sleek, makes the sword hard wield. Also they sharpened the top of the blade just below the hilt meaning one can't even wield it two handed.

Liv Tyler must really have a strong wrist if she practiced with this sword.

Click here to view the sword.
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Also they sharpened the top of the blade just below the hilt


They've actually sharpened it, Grondy? Most replica swords in this country are blunt. It does look nice, though, even if it is unbalanced.
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They've actually sharpened it, Grondy? Most replica swords in this country are blunt. It does look nice, though, even if it is unbalanced.
It hasn't actually been sharpened, just pseudo-sharpened, such that you wouldn't grip the top of the blade in that first six inch section. The weird thing is, the bottom of the blade in that section is square with no cutting edge. Maybe having the cutting edge on top in that area is for a quick draw from a replaceable belt rather than a scabard. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
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Hadhafang, the sword Arwen brandished in LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring. It is beautiful, but poorly balanced for a working sword: Instead of a counter weighted or lenthy pommel, the hilt is short and slims down, which while looking sleek, makes the sword hard wield. Also they sharpened the top of the blade just below the hilt meaning one can't even wield it two handed



well, i understand where your comming from, (owning the sword myself) and the thing you have to realise about the Hadhafang sword is that it is based on a chinese martial sword, the Jin Tachi Sword, it isnt a sword that is held two handed, yet single handed and it requires a specific martial art to wield the blade, a form of Taichi, hence the seemingly difficult handling of the blade
That is the difference between a stabbing blade and slashing. The slashing is blade is heavy at the front to give a better cut.
yep, thats it. plus it looks SOOO awesome when used in combat, its like poetry of the Blade