- Own a piece of fantasy art of the highest calibre with Orcrist - the Sword of Thorin Oakenshield.
Orcrist was designed by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Paul Tobin and made at Weta Workshop in New Zealand for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Master Swordsmith Peter Lyon, with leatherwork crafted by expert costume technician, Darin Gordine.
The fifth sword in Weta's Master Swordsmith's Collection, Orcrist takes swordmaking even further than previous swords in the series. A single-edged blade, it encompasses a multitude of swordmaking, metal-crafting and woodworking techniques.
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".
Orcrist's intricate leatherwork has been hand-crafted by Darin Gordine, who contributed many of the costume components and weapons rigs for both trilogies.
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. Both belt and scabbard come with an aged finish.
This sword and its accessories are the absolute epitome of craftsmanship.
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Our authentic prop replicas and collectibles are created by the very same artists who have worked on the three films, so effectively they come straight from Middle-earth.
- Blade length: 37.0 in (940 mm)
- Total length: 49.2 in (1250 mm)
- Total Width: 7.9 in (200 mm)
- Weight: 6.4 lbs (2.92 kg)
- Balance Point: 2.8 in (70 mm) along the blade, measured from the tip on the hand guard (see image on left).
PLEASE NOTE: Your Orcrist comes with an aged finish and will arrive pre-sharpened. Minor variations to weights, measurements and balance point will occur as this is a handmade sword.
Orders for more Limited Edition Swords no longer available due to exceptionally busy Swordsmith
Here at the Workshop we take pride in the fact that our collectibles are made by filmmakers. 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 more of Peter’s impeccable art on the big screen very soon.