Wednesday, August 22, 2001

United Cutlery Images - Xoanon @ 14:28 PST
The great folks at United Cutlery sent along a CD full of LOTR Sword images in hi Rez, check out these pics of Sting, Gandalf's sword Glamdring and the sword of the Witchking! Take a look!


Glamdring: An ancient sword carried by Gandalf the Grey, who is an old, but powerful wizard and friend to Frodo Baggins. He joins Frodo and the other selected members of the “Fellowship” as they cross Middle-earth in an effort to reach Mount Doom and destroy the Ring. Glamdring, a magical sword, glows in the presence of an enemy and it serves Gandalf in his mission to aid the Fellowship of the Ring. It was made by ancient Elves, and is inscribed with runes in the Elven language that say the sword was forged for Turgon, the King of Gondolin.

UC1265 Glamdring™
Overall Length: 47-5/8"
Blade Length: 36"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Material: Tempered 420 J2 stainless steel.
Handle Material: Solid metal crossguard and pommel with antiqued metal finish and engraved Elven runes. Genuine leather wrapped grip. Rat-tail tang construction.
Plaque: 10" x 16-5/8" x 3/4" hardwood. Woodgrain finish with silkscreened design.
List Price - $348.99


Sting: A magical sword given to Frodo Baggins by his cousin Bilbo, the original Ringbearer. It is up to Frodo and the chosen “Fellowship” to cast the Ring back into the fires of Mount Doom, where it was originally forged, and destroy it once and for all. Bilbo gives Sting, a sword made by Elves in the ancient days, to Frodo to serve him on his harrowing journey. Bilbo carried Sting with him when he originally acquired the Ring from Gollum. Sting’s blade glows when Orcs, the violent footsoldiers of Sauron, are present. Engraved on the blade and cross guard are runes in the Elven language of Sindarin that say “Maegnas is my name, I am the spider’s bane.”

UC1264 Sting™
Overall Length: 22"
Blade Length: 15"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Material: Tempered 420 J2 stainless steel with etched runes in the Elven language.
Handle Material: Hardwood handgrip adorned with Elven vine design. Solid metal guard and pommel with antiqued metal finish. Rat-tail tang construction.
Plaque: 9-3/16" x 11-3/8" x 3/4" hardwood. Woodgrain finish with silkscreened Elven runes.
List Price - $223.99


The Sword of the Witchking: This evil and ancient sword is wielded by the Witchking, leader of the nine Ringwraiths, the indestructible and relentless shadow servants of Sauron. They were once mortal kings of men that Sauron corrupted with his Ring of Power. Also called Dark Riders or the Nazgul, they can sense when the One Ring is near and can see the Ringbearer clearly when he puts it on. The Witchking's sword was built by armourers of the dark land of Mordor, under the command of their evil master Sauron.

UC1266 The Sword of the Witchking™
Overall Length: 54-5/8"
Blade Length: 39-3/4"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Material: Tempered 420 J2 stainless steel.
Handle Material: Genuine leather-wrapped handgrip. Solid metal crossguard and pommel with antiqued metal finish and engraved detailed designs. Rat-tail tang construction.
Plaque: 10" x 14-3/4" x 3/4" hardwood. Woodgrain finish with silkscreened Nazgul designs.
List Price - $348.99

You can check out all the info (but you cannot pre-order yet, as far as I can see) on the United Cutlery Site,UnitedCutlery.com

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