Forged long ago in the lost Elf kingdom of Gondolin, Orcrist, the ‘goblin cleaver’, was a legendary blade, well known to the wise of Middle-earth and infamous among their enemies.
Having disappeared for centuries, the sword would reappear in, of all places, a Troll hoard, where, among the detritus and ruin, it catches the eye of Thorin Oakenshield. To the Dwarf, well versed in the crafting of fine weapons, it is a sword of peerless craft, but it is Elrond, lord and lore-master of Rivendell, who is able to name the blade and tell Thorin of its prestigious lineage.
No finer sword could a king of any race wish for.
Orcrist was designed by Weta senior concept designer Paul Tobin and made at Weta Workshop in New Zealand for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Master Swordsmith Peter Lyon.
The fifth sword in Weta's Master Swordsmith's Collection, Orcrist takes swordmaking even further than previous swords in the series.
The first single edged blade in The Master Swordsmith's Collection, it encompasses a multitude of sword making, metal crafting and wood working techniques. It joins the previous swords in the series: Andúril, Strider's Sword, Glamdring and the most recently launched sword, Sting - still available to order!
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.
Finishes and accessories
There are a few finish and scabbard options available for your sword. We will discuss these with you when you place your order. The price above is for the sword only in standard satin finish.
PLEASE NOTE: Any extras such as scabbard and belt MUST be ordered and confirmed at the same time as you place your sword order as these are bespoke items and unique to each sword.
Swords are available to new collectors!
Although some Orcrist swords have been reserved by existing collectors, we do have edition numbers available to new collectors.
Collecting matching numbers
As preference is given to customers who have previously purchased a sword in the Master Swordsmith's Collection, most of those customers have now secured their swords.
Purchasing an available edition number between 1 and 15 of Orcrist secures the first right of refusal for that edition number on subsequent swords in this series. Weta commits to having edition sizes of at least 15 for future swords in The Master Swordsmith's Collection.
Purchasing an available edition number between 16 and 50 secures the first right of refusal only if Weta decides to produce that edition number for future releases.
PLEASE NOTE: Minor variations to weights, measurements and balance point will occur as this is a handmade sword.
How to order
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your preferred edition number, your delivery address and a contact phone number. We will get back to you to confirm payment, shipping costs etc. You will be asked to provide a 10% non-refundable deposit before your order is confirmed.
What you will receive
Your sword will be carefully packed in a beautiful wooden display case for the safest possible delivery. Please note, the box for Orcrist will be a different shape to previous swords in the series.
A Certificate of Authenticity signed by Richard Taylor and Peter Lyon will also be enclosed.
Edition numbers will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Freight costs will be finalised on confirmation of your order. Freight to the United States is approximately US$500.
Any Import Duties and Taxes due are the responsibility of the Purchaser. Please also see the Special Terms & Conditions on the left.
Each sword is made to order and takes up to a month to produce by hand. Delivery will take up to 6 months. Swords will be created in the order in which orders are confirmed. We expect to deliver within 6 months of receiving your order, however this is dependant on Peter Lyon's other obligations.
There are no Weta Dollars available for this item, nor can Weta Dollars be used to purchase it.
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If I had the money to purchase this Item, I would buy this at an instant. Just because how cool looking this sword is. Including sting and the rest swords that Peter Lyon has made. He's the man Hide.
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