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Swords from Tolkien by taghuso Swords from Tolkien by taghuso
Been reading a lot of Tolkien...The Silmarillion, Narn ni Hurin...LoTR...the Hobbit...Unfinished Tales....You picking up what I'm putting down?

Being so moved, I decided to draw some of the major armamentia of that esteemed author. I have them vaguley arranged by order of "dopeness".

1.) Ringil: Sword of Fingolfin...face it Fingolfin and Ringil really handed it to Morgoth. He never came out again. That makes Ringil #1.

2.) Aranruth "King's Ire": Sword of my boy, Elu Thingol. Thingol is willing to part with any sword in his store but his own. A testimony to it's dopeness.

3.) Anglachel(Gurthang): The cursed sword of Beleg and Turin, crafted by the dark elf; Eol. A dread and dangerous sword. " There is malice in this sword. The dark heart of the smith still dwells in it. It will not love the hand it serves, neither will it abide with you long." Melian

4.) Anguirel: Eol's own sword. You know Eol made himself a nasty sword. So nasty, Maeglin made sure to steal it.

5.) Glamdring: Sword of Turgon, Sword of Gandalf. The Foe Hammer...'nuff said.

6.) Orcrist: Sword of Thorin. The Goblin Cleaver. A sword of Gondolin, and dreaded among orcs and goblins.

7.) Grond: Mace of Morgoth. The Hammer of the Underworld. I know it's not a sword, but I couldn't draw Ringil without drawing the weapon it matched against. It's not at the bottom of the list, but stands as a representative of the super heavy weight class of magical weapons.
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Attolis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Where's the letter opener?
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taghuso Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's the bottom one ;)
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Attolis Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice. I'd hate to see the ring. Imaging lugging that all the way to Mordor
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Dorieanna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Awesome job!
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taghuso Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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noleme Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I like your designs, Anglachel and Ringil especially, and that Grond is not *too* oversized. Looking at these sword designs, I'm wondering how you envision the sword of the master smith himself (Feanor). ;)
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taghuso Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Aw shucks, why thank ya kindly! Wondrous weapons all!

I've never taken a stab at the Son of Fire's own weapon, or the seven he made for his sons (and likely one for his father), as I feared to discredit them.

Though...


If you reference my Sword Trove of Lynariel: taghuso.deviantart.com/art/Swo…

Thurinhethil, the third from the bottom, is what I imagined ancient Noldor blades to look like and the origin of that blade would be of some place like Gondolin.

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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Talk about black power
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taghuso Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Testify
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DYIM74 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
супер))))
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JackHologram Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
may i have permission to model this into 3d models and post a picture of the finished 3d model on my blog and on deviant art. I will post a link here and note you as the creator of the original design.
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taghuso Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So long as it is not for commercial usage.
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JackHologram Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
non-Commercial, more of a learning experience.
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taghuso Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Roll with it!
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taghuso Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
High praise indeed!
I really hold the work of the late Mr. Tolkien in high regard...thus I approached this project with some temerity...
I agree, while well crafted the swords of the film version were rather...lackluster. Not that I wanted glimmering and glowing blades, but certainly...more kingly and wondrous fair blades!
With Orcrist, I hoped to make a sword that would've appealed to Thorin's dwarvern temperment....

That's quite a doom you laid down there...
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ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
You did a much better job depicting Glamdring and Orcrist than Peter Jackson's props department. They didn't even TRY, and thanks to those idiots almost all art of Sting, Glamdring, Orcrist, Anduril, et al as they should look is buried beneath art of the pathetic movie versions. For this crime against such badass swords they deserve to have their dreams haunted by images of horrible things and the sound of Jason David Frank singing.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! I really like the detail on each sword! Very nicely done indeed! :D
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taghuso Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I got some love for the esteemed Mr. Tolkien and his thoroughly awesome work.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D

lol. J.R.R laid a path for us all to follow :)
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
wowness! that depiction of Grond is super badass
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taghuso Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks...I've always considered Grond as the big bad wolf of magic weapons...
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
yw
"...the Iron Crowned is getting closer, swings his hammer down on him, like a thinderstorm he's crushing down on Noldor's proudest king.."
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taghuso Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So sad...Fingolfin was most valiant of all the Noldor...
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
he was! praies owr king!

(and that was a line from Time Stands Still at Iron Hill, a musical retelling of the battle of Morgoth and Fingolfin by Blind Guardian)
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XxTheBlindGuardianxX Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
YES! Blind guardian did a swell job at making music of the tolkien world and great job on the sword ringil is the best! no character is better then Fingolfin. though Grond does look cool it was a hammer not really a mace sauron had the mace but still a cool drawing like the fist at the pommel
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Oh hell yes I've listened to NiME and BG's other Tolkien-related songs more times than I can count...When I wrote a precis of The Silmarillion in twelfth grade when i came to the point where it mentions how nobody everybody wrote songs about the battle between Morgoth and Fingolfin, i included in a footnote "the song "Time Stands Still (at the Iron Hill) by a group of traveiling bards known as Blind Guardian is a possible exception) XD and yes Ringil does rock...I even elaborated on its fate in a crack fic where it's going to be melted down and one of Morgoth's minions is about to betray him and is about to leave and steals it from being melted down...then i used the same concept in an original fiction with a Bland Name Product of Ringil (with a name pertaining to tundra and only half as awesome)...and yeah, Grond is the "big bad wolf" of warhammers
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