Sting is a sword that was given to Frodo Baggins by his uncle 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 foot soldiers of Sauron, are present. Engraved on the blade and cross guard are runes in the Elven language of Sindarin that say "Maegnas aen estar nin dagnir in yngyl im" which translates to "Maegnas is my name, I am the spider's bane."
Includes a parchment certificate of authenticity.
Overall Length: 22"
Blade Length: 15"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Material: Tempered 420 J2 stainless steel, etched runes in the Elven language.
Handle Material: Wood handgrip adorned with Elven vine design, solid metal guard and pommel, antiqued metal finish, rat-tail tang construction.
Plaque: 9-3/16" x 11-3/8" x 3/4" wood, silk screened Elven runes.
With over 100 million copies sold in over 40 languages, millions have grown up with "The Lord of the Rings," the classic epic tale considered by millions to be the greatest fantasy-adventure story ever told. J.R.R. Tolkien's phenomenal epic trilogy chronicles the struggle between good and evil for possession of a magical ring. The book trilogy, named the most popular book of the 20th Century, is the motion picture event of the 21st Century. "The Lord of the Rings" is presented in a trilogy of feature films from New Line Cinema, beginning with the blockbusters "The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers," and continuing with the 3rd film, "The Return of the King." A work of sheer invention on a staggering scale, "The Lord of the Rings" takes us back to "Middle-earth," an era that predates written history, where humans share the world with immortal elves, powerful wizards, and industrious dwarves.
Price QualityAnthonyTop notch replica, the sword is made excellently and comes with a nice wooden mount in theme with the rest of the range.
the handle is a light weight wood with printed vine design; and the blade is very well made. sitting on my wall facing a window, it always seems to shine in a way the engravings are well visible.
blade itself is false edged, however, the tip (or sting) remains pin sharp, so be careful.
in conclusion, this looks the part, feels the part and is a great piece for any fan, the only thing that could top this is the sword from WETA themselves.