Because there are Hobbit fans out there with more money than they know what to do with, Weta Workshop is releasing $9,900 replicas of the Orcrist 'goblin cleaver' of Thorin Oakenshield. A lot of money, I know, but from the product description it sounds worth every penny.
Orcrist is made with the same attention to detail that the swordsmiths of the lost realm of Gondolin would have required. Peter Lyon took Paul Tobin's design and created a piece of art and a usable weapon wrapped in one. The blade is made from tempered spring steel and the dragon's tooth grip is cast from CC60 urethane, painted and sealed under resin.
On the cross is the name "Orcrist" etched in runes and the gently curvaceous blade, ground from spring steel, features etched elven runes stating "The Serpent's Tooth". On the pommel are four cubic zirconia gemstones inlaid.
The scabbard is made from a combination of white oak and steel and connects to the leather belt with leather straps and buckles. The inscription translates as "Born from the Maws of Dragons I am Always Hungry and Thirsty".
The belt is made from embossed leather with steel buckle, loop and tip. It features straps for attaching the scabbard.
Thorin wears his sword on his back and this belt is designed to be worn over the shoulder.
This sword and its accessories are the absolute epitome of craftsmanship.
Honestly -- do you ever think there will be a time in my life when I have $10,00of disposable income to spend on a fantasy sword replica? "GW? I don't think there will ever be a time in your life when you have $10,000 PERIOD." *wiping tear* The truth hurts, it really does.
Hit the jump for a bunch of closeups.
Thanks to my buddy Terry, who tried to tell me his penis looks kind of like a Hobbit sword and that's when I told him we're never changing together in the locker room after racquetball ever, ever again.
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