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?

The iron lady of India

The most famous 19th century female warrior was the Rani of Jhansi, who recruited female gunners and troopers. She was often seen in the palace gardens controlling her horses with the reins held between her teeth and a sword in each hand.

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