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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?
taghuso Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's the bottom one ;)
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
Dorieanna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Awesome job!
taghuso Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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). ;)
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.


If you reference my Sword Trove of Lynariel:…

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.

spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Talk about black power
taghuso Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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