Isildur cuts the One Ring from Sauron's hand in the Last Combat on Orodruin
Event Type: Artifacts
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
An event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
[The] sword of Elendil broke under him as he fell. But Sauron also was thrown down, and with the hilt-shard of Narsil Isildur cut the Ruling Ring from the hand of Sauron and took it for his own. Then Sauron was for that time vanquished....
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
'I beheld the last combat on the slopes of Orodruin, where Gil-galad died, and Elendil fell...; but Sauron himself was overthrown, and Isildur cut the Ring from his hand with the hilt-shard of his father's sword, and took it for his own.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
[Though] it was unknown to [Isildur] the Ring, cut from his black hand..., was still laden with Sauron's evil will and called to all his servants for their aid.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields
Elena Tiriel 14Aug06