Officially Licensed The Hobbit Replica Swords Now Available
Four Signature Icons from the First Movie...
United Cutlery, manufacturer of licensed edged and adult collectibles for the entertainment industry since 1981, announces the availability to order replicas from Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Each collectible was exactly replicated from the actual film props created by Weta Workshop for the film production, and each piece includes a certificate of authenticity.
United Cutlery's The Hobbit license currently consists of four signature icons from the first movie, "The Hobbit: There & Back Again."
The Staff of Gandalf is his source of power and his primary weapon. The staff appears to be a natural piece of wood, but the crown of the shaft holds something supernatural. Within the crown, the wood has grown around a hollow, white lattice-shaped bulb. The lattice is vaguely Elven in design, and holds a great power. At Gandalf’s command, he can cause the crown to illuminate and light his way at night, or to spark a blue flame to ignite fire. The polyresin Staff is 73” overall, featuring finely cast details and authentic hand painted coloring.
Sting, the sword of Bilbo Baggins was found in a troll lair in Rhūdaur. He wielded the sword through most of the quest, famously using it against the Giant Spiders of Mirkwood to save the Company of Dwarves. After Bilbo had slain his first spider he declared, “I will give you a name, and I shall call you Sting.” The Sting replica sword is 22 ˝” overall, featuring a 15 3/8" stainless steel blade and solid metal hilt parts, and an intricately detailed vine adorning the grip.
Orcrist is the valuable and feared sword of Thorin Oakenshield, the Dwarf Lord. In Third Age of Middle-earth, Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves came upon a troll lair in Rhūdaur. There, Thorin found an ancient Elven sword named Orcrist, forged by the high Elves of the West, in Gondolin. Thorin claimed Orcrist for his own and vowed to cleave Goblins with it once again. The replica sword Orcrist is 38 3/4” long and features a 25 7/8" stainless steel blade with an etched runic inscription. The hilt is crafted with solid metal parts, simulated gem stones, and an acrylic resin grip dragon's tooth cast from the original prop.
Glamdring, the Sword of Gandalf, famed in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is back in The Hobbit. The sword named Glamdring was forged by the high Elves of the West, in the hidden city of Gondolin. Glamdring survived, only to be found thousands of years later by Gandalf and his companions. Glamdring is an exquisite example of the height of Elven swordcraft, and a weapon befitting an Elven king. Gandalf claimed Glamdring for his own and wielded the sword through the Quest for Erebor, using it against the Goblins of the Misty Mountains, and later on the quest to destroy the One Ring. The Glamdring sword replica is 47 5/8” overall, featuring a 35 1/4" stainless steel blade, solid metal hilt parts, faux blue jewel inlays, and a genuine leather-wrapped grip.
To order any of these authentic collectibles, visit www.budk.com/hobbit. There are more replicas from The Hobbit films that will be released over the course of each film release, so look for more information concerning these new products from United Cutlery to be first released at BUDK.com.
“We are thrilled to return to Middle-earth and continue our partnership with Warner Bros,” said Clint Kadel, CEO and owner of United Cutlery. “With Peter Jackson at the helm, the two films based on The Hobbit are sure to be a hit. We are very excited to have the opportunity to give the fans a line of collectibles they will love, while at the same time creating a consistent extension of our The Lord of the Rings line.”
2013 additions to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings licenses for United Cutlery will include The Sword of Fili, The Sword of Kili, The Helm of Sauron and The Shield of Gondor.