"Sting is my name. I am the spider’s bane".


“Maegnas aen estar nin dagnir in yngyl im”.  – “Sting is my name. I am the spider’s bane.”

Sting is Bilbo Baggins sword in The Hobbit and Frodo’s sword in The Lord of The RIngs. Technically it is a dagger. It is made by elves and glows blue when Orcs are near. The above quote is engraved on the blade.

A friend of mine challenged me to make the sword, so I made the sword. I realise it is missing the engraving on the blade and hilt but I honestly see no way of doing it. I also would love a genius way of making it glow blue.

The actual sword is 22” long and mine is 23” long. I aimed to make it fully wieldable unlike the huge Anduril sword but I made the mistake of not putting in the same supports of Anduril as Sting is far smaller. When I swung it I actually managed to snap a brick in half! Since then I have strengthened the supports between the hilt and the blade.

I will also note that I have fully rebuilt the blade of The Sword of Anduril and it is over a meter long and weighs… a lot.

Enjoy the photos!

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