Dimensions and weigh are for the knife itself.
Worn upon his arms, the paired knives of Fili the Dwarf were small, but keen and deadly, perfectly suited to a short statured, swift footed, warrior. Engraved upon the pommels of his knives was the young Dwarf prince’s seal, one of the few clues to his royal heritage, for Fili wore no ostentatious pretentions of grandeur or office, choosing to garb himself practically, his nobility portrayed in bearing instead of proud raiment.
Like his brother Kili the Dwarf, Fili the Dwarf was a fighter of exceptional skill and versatility, trained in the art of battle with many weapons. Armed with sword, axe or knife, the young Dwarf was no less dangerous to enemies of the heirs of Durin.
This prop replica has been created from molds of the original weapon 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 Knife of Fili the Dwarf comes with a reinforced polystone wall plaque for display, pride of place, on your wall.
The Knife of Fili the Dwarf is part of a range of high end authentic prop replicas from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. 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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Please Note - the images above are of a pre-production prototype. Each prop is painted by hand and slight variations will occur.
This is a LIMITED EDITION of 500.
A numbered Certificate of Authenticity will be sent to customers who order this product. There is no numbering on the box nor on the product.
Weta i was so unsure when i purchased this item as it... Read more.
Weta i was so unsure when i purchased this item as it was only a cast replica. After receiving it today i am extremely happy to say i will be ordering everyone of your cast weapons!!! FANTASTIC PIECE.
CHEERS Matt Hide.
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Like the 'Knives of Nori the Dwarf', this replica of Fili's knife... Read more.
Like the 'Knives of Nori the Dwarf', this replica of Fili's knife is a real spectacle. As a hunting knife, this looks very menacing! It doesn't feel as weighty as Nori's knives, but that's understandable given the smaller size.
The only small criticism that I have (which could quite possibly be a rather sizeable criticism for some) and the reason for the loss of a star is that the knife has a copyright marking at the base of the blade on one side. It spoils the realism somewhat.
Overall, this is a great addition to any collection, providing you don't mind the mark/display the knife with that side hidden. Hide.
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I like it, but...
Fili's knife LOOKS great, and looks really cool hanging on the wall,... Read more.
Fili's knife LOOKS great, and looks really cool hanging on the wall, but it is very light and feels almost plasticky. I own some other prop replicas (not Weta ones) and they feel a lot more real. At the price I expected a little more. The noticable copyright mark on the knife is also another con. However, as I said before, it looks great, which is its main function I suppose. Hide.
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