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Elven-sheath for Andúril

Type: Weapons

Other Names: Elvish sheath


The decorated scabbard made for Andúril in Lórien as a gift for Aragorn.
'Here is the gift of Celeborn and Galadriel to the leader of your Company,' she said to Aragorn, and she gave him a sheath that had been made to fit his sword. It was overlaid with a tracery of flowers and leaves wrought of silver and gold, and on it were set in elven runes formed of many gems the name Andúril and the lineage of the sword.

'The blade that is drawn from this sheath shall not be stained or broken even in defeat,' she said.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 8, Farewell to Lórien

Aragorn threw back his cloak. The elven-sheath glittered as he grasped it, and the bright blade of Andúril shone like a sudden flame as he swept it out.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 2, The Riders of Rohan

Slowly Aragorn unbuckled his belt and himself set his sword upright against the wall.... 'I command you not to touch it.... In this Elvish sheath dwells the Blade that was Broken and has been made again.... Death shall come to any man that draws Elendil's sword save Elendil's heir.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 6, The King of the Golden Hall

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 7Jan08

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