Slender and keen edged were the knives of Tauriel™ of the Woodland Realm, fitting arms for a lady warrior of equal keenness and skill.
Tauriel’s golden-hued blades were wrought in the cavern smithies of her people, the Sindar, deep beneath the once beautiful Greenwood, now a sick and evil place, called Mirkwood by most. Few would dare tread its paths unarmed.
Tauriel’s blades remain ever at the ready when she leads sorties into the forest to drive back the fell spiders and worse creatures that now haunt the dying wood.
Tauriel's daggers were created for the film by the artists at Weta Workshop. Incredibly tough, yet safer than a sharpened steel blade, they have been finished to a standard that can confidently be displayed in 3D, high resolution, at 48 frames per second in the finished movie.
This prop replica has been created from molds of the original weapons used in the film, using the same high impact urethane material as the props on set and finished using the same techniques and materials.
Richard Taylor, Special Effects Supervisor at Weta Workshop explains the use of urethane:
Although we use steel and aluminium to make a lot of our swords, often we benefit from the casting of these in a high impact urethane as we are able to capture the complexity of detail we are wishing to cast into some of our weapons. We have therefore chosen to present our collector’s edition of Hobbit weapons in the same material used for the making of the film props to exactly replicate the techniques and artistry used in the films."
The daggers come with a reinforced polystone wall plaque for display, pride of place, on your wall.
The Daggers of Tauriel is the first in a range of high end authentic prop replicas from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. All created by the artists in the filmmaking community of Wellington, New Zealand.
So far, Weta's range of prop replicas from The Hobbit movies includes:
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Absolutely thrilled at how these daggers look exactly like the images from the film promos (Entertainment Magazine cover - 11/15/13). Exacting detail and authentic hand made appearance. Will look amazing mounted next to my Glamdring! Hide.
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