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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- This week the smiths at Man at Arms attempt to recreate Bilbo Baggins’ Sting Sword from J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit“. Do the blacksmiths from Baltimore Knife & Sword have the magic to pull of an exact copy equal to the original crafted by the ancient Elfen bladesmiths?
“I will give you a name…and I shall call you Sting.”— Bilbo Baggins
“Sting was an Elven shortsword made in Gondolin during the First Age. After wielding it during the Quest for Erebor, Bilbo Baggins had it engraved with the Sindarin text, Maegnas aen estar nin dagnir in yngyl im. Translated into English, it reads, “Sting is my name; I am the spider’s bane.” The Appendix of The Silmarillion defines the element maeg in Sindarin as meaning “sharp” or “piercing”. During the Third Age, it was wielded by Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, and Samwise Gamgee.
Sting was an ancient Elvish blade made by weapon-smiths in Gondolin. When Orcs or goblins were within an undetermined radius of it, the blade glowed blue, alerting the wielder and others who could see it to their presence. It had been lost during the Fall of Gondolin, the same battle in which Turgon fell and Glamdring was taken. It appeared as a curved blade with a silver loop or spiral design on it, later runes were added to it by Bilbo after his adventures. These runes seem to have been made by the Elves as they are in Sindarin.”
Watch and see, as Man at Arms forge Bilbo’s Orc scaring “Sting” blade in the video above.
Every other Monday, the team of blacksmiths and craftsman at Man at Arms build some of your favorite weapons, and some weapons that you’ve never seen before. This week, the guys at Baltimore Knife and Sword take on the Furyan Ulaks from Chronicles of Riddick!
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