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.
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.
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.
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...
"...the Iron Crowned is getting closer, swings his hammer down on him, like a thinderstorm he's crushing down on Noldor's proudest 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)