The Swords of Middle Earth

The Swords of Middle Earth

Don’t miss our display of five heroic swords based on weapons used in the epic Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

The exhibits were crafted by swordsmith Peter Lyon, and award-winning production workshop, Weta.

The evocatively-named swords – Andúril, Strider’s Sword, Glamdring, Sting and Orcrist – are all artists’ proof copies of the sold-out limited editions.

They can be found on the fourth floor, next to the Self-Defence gallery.

Read more about the hobbit swords on the Royal Armouries blog

Did you know?

Paper rounds

High quality drawing paper is often referred to as cartridge paper. Before brass cartridges, gunpowder and a ball were wrapped in paper of high quality for ease of loading the single shot muzzle loading guns.

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