Exclusive: Changes with Narsíl
Aragorn’s sword is indeed one of the more notable weapons in the Lord of the Rings, and the Sword that Was Broken will not be wielded by the future king at Weathertop in the Fellowship of the Ring movie.
For the last few weeks, we have received many emails from sharp-eyed fans worried about the image of Aragorn wielding a sword at Weathertop. As we all know, in the books Aragorn carries a broken Narsíl, which isn’t reforged into Andúril until after he and the hobbits arrive in Rivendell.
Well, Ringer spy Ignacius sent us something to clear up this discrepency. The sword Aragorn uses at Weathertop is not Narsíl: In a change from the books, Aragorn doesn’t receive Narsíl until he reaches Rivendell (Assumed Rivendell, but thats not confirmed).
What is the switch in the storyline? In the movie, Aragorn will carry a different sword _ rather than the broken one _ while journeying with the hobbits to Rivendell. That’s a change from the books, when Aragorn meets the hobbits at The Prancing Pony and shows them the shards of Narsíl.
Why the change? According to Ignacius, it was felt the image of a main character such as Aragorn wielding a broken sword at Weathertop wouldn’t seem right in the film.
So there you have it!
Thanks to Ringer Staff Member Melian for writing this story!Posted in Old Spy Reports on June 5, 2001 by Calisuri