Here at the Workshop we take pride in the fact that our collectables are made by film makers. Our resident Master Swordsmith, Peter Lyon, is one such artist. Between exciting film projects and commissions for Limited Edition replicas, he’s an exceptionally busy man. If we could clone him, we would! Craftsmen of Peter’s calibre are most certainly in short supply, especially with the film industry crying out for quality blades. With more and more of his time devoted to film projects, and a backlist of commissions already on order, we are not able to offer Peter’s Fine Art Limited Edition Swords for the foreseeable future. A loss for collectors, certainly. But a boon for film lovers everywhere.
Expect to see plenty of Peter’s impeccable art on the big screen very soon.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Minor variations to weights, measurements and balance point will occur as this is a handmade sword.
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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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