THE SWORD OF ARWEN.
The sword of Arwen is
called Hadhafang which means Throng-cleaver. It once belonged to the Elven
princess Idril, who wed a mortal man and bore Earendil, the father of Elrond
who in turn was father to Arwen.
sword of Arwen. The woman of the film "The Lord of the Rings"
Before Arwen's birth Elrond
wielded Hadhafang sword at the end of the second age of "Middle-Earth,"
during the Last Alliance of Elves and Men in the great battle against Sauron.
Later his daughter Arwen used Hadhafang sword when she aided Frodo in his escape
from the Ringwraiths.
Inscribed on the blade
of the sword are runes in the Elven language
of Sindarin that say "aen estar Hadhafang i chathol hen, thand arod dan
i thang an i arwen." This translates to "this blade is called
Hadhafang, a noble defense against the enemy throng for a noble lady."
sword of Arwen is called Hadhafang sword.
The original inscription
included the last line "Idril i hel en aran Gond dolen," which
translates to "Idril, daughter of the king of the Hidden Rock (Gondolin)."
It was dropped from the finished prop due to a lack of space.
Arwen sword blade is graved with its draw.
is an intentional pun in the inscription - the Sindarin translation of
"noble lady" is "arwen", so in effect, the blade claims
to be for Arwen, even though it was made for her grandmother.
Hadhafang sword is the sword of Arwen.
caracteristics of the Arwen sword are:
Overall Length: 38-1/8"
Blade Length: 30"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Material: Tempered 420 J2
stainless steel, single edged, sharpened
Hand Grip: Wood handgrip adorned
with an Elven vine design, solid metal pommel, full-length tang construction.
Display: 15-1/8" x
4-3/8" x 3-1/4" wood table top display, silk-screened Elven design,
hardware & instructions included.
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