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Replica swords from Hobbit trilogy coming soon

September 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm by Demosthenes  - 

Some cool news for sword-replica fans. Sword and knife retailer BUDK tells us they will be the exclusive premier dealer for United Cutlery’s licensed movie replicas of weapons used in The Hobbit movie trilogy.

The Hobbit line will consist of dwarven and elven weapons and arms replicas, along with iconic items such as the staff of Gandalf, Sting, and the sword of Thorin Oakenshield, Orcrist.

Each collectible will be replicated from the actual film props created by Weta Workshop for the film production. Sting and Orcrist swords and scabbards, and the new Gandalf Staff will debut in late 2012.

The lowest numbers in these laser-serialized, limited-edition items will exclusively debut at BUDK.com for pre-order on October 1, 2012. BUDK says that they will ship as soon as the items become available in stock.

Because of overwhelming requests from Tolkien fans, a limited run of previous Lord of The Rings swords will also be available.

The original LOTR Gandalf staff, the fighting knives of Legolas, the sword of King Elessar of Gondor will also be reproduced. They are already available for order at the BUDK website.

Posted in Collectibles, Merchandise on September 7, 2012 by

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2 responses to “Replica swords from Hobbit trilogy coming soon”

  1. Seamus MacGillicuddy says:

    These replicas are only suitable for hanging on walls. They are made from stainless steel and do not have an edge capable of cutting. They’re also quite heavy and unbalanced. United Cutlery did have a line of “museum” quality replicas that were limited editions. Those were made from forged steel and were sharpened and properly balanced. They were also quite pricey. But I hope they will be available again.

  2. Jeff Howe says:

    My experience is varied.

    The cutting edges on the copy of Sting, Elrond/Arwen’s sword, and Aragorn’s elvish hunting knife I bought were functional, more so than I like for purely display pieces. The other swords I own or have handled seem to have display-quality edges. No idea why. Regulations about total inches of sharp edge, maybe?

    Sting and the knife were short enough for the weight not to be noticeable. The elvish sword was balanced like a cavalry sabre, not a katana, but I thought it a tad heavy even so. Anduril and the swords of Rohan were all on the heavy, unbalanced side. But the fittings are pretty. 🙂

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