An ancient blade from the smithies of Gondolin, now long lost, Glamdring was a legendary sword revered by the Elves and feared by Orcs. In the Third Age of Middle-earth it lived upon the hip of Gandalf the Grey and in his hand it sent many a servant of the dark into oblivion, chief amongst them, the mighty Balrog of Moria, Durin's Bane. Gandalf himself had recovered it from a Troll hoard, though how it came to be there none could tell.
An elegant blade crafted in the distant past for an Elven King, Gandalf's sword was known as Glamdring, the foe-hammer. The curved cross guard bore a single clear blue stone and a Sindarin proclamation in Cirith runes, "Turgon, king of Gondolin, wields, has and holds the sword Glamdring, foe of Morgoth's realm, hammer to the Orcs.
Glamdring was designed by Ben Wootten and made at Weta Workshop in New Zealand for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy by Master Swordsmith Peter Lyon.
The edition size of Glamdring is 15, which means we have a few edition numbers available to new collectors.
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 Glamdring sword.
Purchasing an available edition number secures the first refusal rights on subsequent swords in this series.
PLEASE NOTE: minor variations may occur as this is a handmade sword.
How to order
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your preferred edition number. We will get back to you to confirm payment and delivery details, 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.
Edition numbers will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The first person to secure an edition number by paying a deposit also earns the right to first refusal on the matching edition number on subsequent swords in The Master Swordsmith's Collection.
Freight costs will be finalised on confirmation of your order. Freight to the United States is approximately US$200.
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. As Peter Lyon is also currently busy creating swords for The Hobbit movies, the lead time for your order will be dependent on his availability. 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'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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