Narsil/Anduril are perhaps the most famous swords in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. At the end of the second age of Middle-earth, Narsil's blade was shattered, as Elendil fell during the Last Alliance of Elves and Men in the great battle against Sauron, creating the Shards of Narsil. Isildur, Elendil's son, then used the broken hilt of Narsil to cut "The One Ring" from Sauron's finger, breaking the bonds of his power, banishing his evil shadow into the darkness. The Shards were kept in Rivendell, the house of Elrond, for safe keeping. Legend told that the sword would one day be reforged and the king would return. In the New Line Cinema film, "The Return of the King", Anduril was reforged from the Shards of Narsil for Aragorn by elvensmiths in Rivendell. Elrond said of the legendary blade, "The man who can wield the power of this sword can summon to him an army more deadly than any that walk this earth." The inscription down the length of the blade on both sides is in the Tolkien language of Quenya, written in the runes of Eregion, that say "N‡ny‘ Andœril i né Narsil i macil Elendilo. Lercuvanten i m‡li Mord—r‘o". This translates to "I am Andœril who was Narsil, the sword of Elendil. Let the thralls of Mordor flee me." The blade inscription features runes framed by stylized symbols of the Sun and the Moon, which represent An‡rion and Isildur, the sons of Elendil, and seven symbolic stars that represent Elendil, who died wielding Narsil in battle against Sauron. Inscribed on the pommel are runes in the Elven language of Sindarin that say "Narsil essenya, macil meletya; Telchar carneron Navarotesse". This translates to Narsil is my name, a mighty sword; Telchar made me in Nogrod".
- Overall Length: 52-7/8"
- Blade Length: 40-5/8
- Blade Thickness: 1/4"
- Blade Material: Double Edged Tempered 420 J2 stainless steel, false-edged. Inscribed with runes.
- Note: False edged swords have a distinct edge, but the edge is dulled a few millimeters to make it less sharp.
- Handle: Solid metal crossguard and pommel with an antique silver plated finish and twenty-four karat gold plated fittings. The pommel is inscribed with runes and the grip is wrapped in genuine leather.
- Plaque: 11-3/4" x 23" x 3/4" wood, silkscreened symbols of the Kingdom of Gondor. Hardware, instructions included. Remailer box.
Noticable differences between the unlimited Anduril and the Sold Out Limited Anduril :
- 1) Different but unique plaque
- 2) Will not be serialized or numbered
- 3) Will come with a certificate of Authenticity from United Cutlery but not autographed certificate signed by John Howe
- 4) It will have the same runes on hilt but not highlighted in gold
- 5) The decorative holes inside the ends of the hilt and end of pommel will have 24-four karat gold plated fittings.