Found in a Trolls' hoard by Bilbo Baggins, Sting was an ancient Elven blade from the lost realm of Gondolin. Bilbo carried it through many adventures, naming it and having it inscribed with Elvish script.
Magical enchantments it held, glowing blue when Orcs were near. For long years Sting gathered dust in the old Hobbit's cupboards until need arose to unsheathe its keen edge once more and he presented it to his young cousin Frodo Baggins in Rivendell.
Frodo would carry it with him toward Mordor, and it would save his life more than once before the end.
Sting was designed by Daniel Falconer and made at Weta Workshop in New Zealand for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy by Master Swordsmith Peter Lyon.
Master Swordsmith Peter Lyon makes the Movie Version of Sting in exactly the same way that he made the hero sword for The Lord of the Rings in 2001. The same craftsmanship and attention to detail for which he's revered by collectors across the world.
The grip in South American cocobolo wood has been decorated with a vinyl transfer of the elven vine, exactly as the movie sword of the 2001 The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The gently curvaceous blade features etched elven runes 'Maegnas (Sting) is my name. I am the spider's bane' along the central ridge.
Peter Lyon also makes a Fine Art Limited Edition, where Peter just about doubles the creative process to make sure the grip is an artistic match for the elaborate blade by creating an inlaid vine made from Pure Silver instead of the vinyl transfer.
Finishes and accessories
There are a number of finishes and scabbard options available for your sword. We will discuss these with you when you place your order.
PLEASE NOTE: Minor variations will occur as this is a handmade sword.
Send an email to email@example.com stating your choice of sword (Movie Version) and your delivery address. We will get back to you to confirm payment and shipping costs etc. You will be asked to provide a deposit which is non-refundable.
Your sword will be carefully packed in a beautiful wooden display case for the safest possible delivery.
You will further receive a DVD about the making of the Master Swordsmith's collection, featuring interviews with Master Swordsmith Peter Lyon, Tolkien artist and illustrator John Howe and Weta Workshop's Creative Director, Richard Taylor.
A Certificate of Authenticity signed by Richard Taylor and Peter Lyon will also be enclosed.
Please note that Sting: Movie Version, although part of the Master Swordsmith's Collection is an open edition piece and does therefore not earn right of first refusal for subsequent swords in the series. This right belongs to owners of Sting Fine Art Limited Edition.
Freight costs will be finalised on confirmation of your order. Freight to the United States is approximately US$280.
Any Import Duties and Taxes due are the responsibility of the Purchaser.
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 received. 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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