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Faramir's Staffs

Type: Artifacts

Other Names: staves

Description:

The hobbits' packs were brought to them (a little heavier than they had been), and also two stout staves of polished wood, shod with iron, and with carven heads through which ran plaited leathern thongs.

'I have no fitting gifts to give you at our parting,' said Faramir; 'but take these staves. They may be of service to those who walk or climb in the wild. The men of the White Mountains use them; though these have been cut down to your height and newly shod. They are made of the fair tree lebethron, beloved of the woodwrights of Gondor, and a virtue has been set upon them of finding and returning.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 4, Ch 7, Journey to the Cross-roads

Hoisting their packs and taking their staves in hand, they passed on into the woods of Ithilien.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 4, Ch 7, Journey to the Cross-roads

His sword was still in his hand, and on his left arm, hanging by its thong, was Faramir's staff. ...

Laying hold of the staff with his left hand, Sam swung it up, and down it came with a whistling crack on Gollum's outstretched arm, just below the elbow.

With a squeal Gollum let go. Then Sam waded in; not waiting to change the staff from left to right he dealt another savage blow. Quick as a snake Gollum slithered aside, and the stroke aimed at his head fell across his back. The staff cracked and broke.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 4, Ch 9, Shelob's Lair

Then at last [Sam] began to weep; and going to Frodo he composed his body, and folded his cold hands upon his breast, and wrapped his cloak about him; and he laid his own sword at one side, and the staff that Faramir had given at the other.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 4, Ch 10, The Choices of Master Samwise

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 2Jul06

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