Top Ten Weapons in Middle Earth Lore

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Credit for descriptions goes to The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien Gateway wikis.

The Top Ten

1 Ringil Ringil

Anything from the Silmarillion is awesome, swords included. - FrozenHatingPokefan

Awesome list!
First Age rules!

The name Ringil may have come from the Quenya “ringa” ("damp, cold, chilly") or “ringi” ("cold"). It was the sword of Fingolfin, the first High King of the Ñoldor. It bit with chilling cold, a blade that glittered like ice by the light of the stars. Fingolfin wielded it to great effect against Morgoth during their duel, wounding him seven times. However, he was slain by the Dark Lord, who broke Fingolfin's neck with his foot. With his last breath, Fingolfin hewed Morgoth's foot with Ringil, rendering him lame for the rest of his existence. - eventer51314

2 Glamdring Glamdring V 1 Comment
3 Dramborleg Dramborleg

In the language of the Gondolindrim, Dramborleg means "Thudder-sharp", from "daram" ("beat, hew") or "dram" ("heavy stroke"). Dramborleg was the great axe wielded by Tuor during the First Age. During the Fall of Gondolin, Tuor used Dramborleg to clove five Balrogs to death. - eventer51314

4 Orcrist Orcrist V 1 Comment
5 Angrist Angrist V 1 Comment
6 Sting Sting V 1 Comment
7 Aeglos Aeglos V 1 Comment
8 Gurthang Gurthang

€"The sword Anglachel was forged anew...by the cunning smiths of Nargothrond, and though ever black its edges shone with pale fire."

Gurthang was the sword of Túrin Turambar. Its name means "Iron of Death". Túrin used Gurthang to slay the dragon Glaurung. When Túrin discovered that his wife, Nienor Níniel, was also his sister, and that she had killed herself, Túrin in despair fell upon Gurthang, killing himself and breaking the blade beneath him. But first, according to the tale, the sword seemed to have a will of its own and spoke to Túrin. The shards of Gurthang were buried with him. - eventer51314

9 Morgul-blade Morgul-blade

Morgul-blades, also called "Morgul-knives", were magical and poisonous daggers that were used by the Ringwraiths during the Third Age. After having tasted flesh, the dagger breaks, leaving a shard of the blade in its victim. The remaining blade soon turns to dust, and the shard works its way through the body to the heart. If the shard of the blade stays in the victim for too long, the victim becomes a wraith.
In Frodo’s case, Elrond was able to remove the shard and heal the wound, but each year on the anniversary of receiving the wound from the Morgul-blade, Frodo became seriously ill. Only his eventual departure to the Undying Lands offered a permanent cure. - eventer51314

10 The Ring The Ring

Oh, wow, you're right. How could I forget to add this? I was thinking more physical weapons than pure magical. - eventer51314

Ynow the thing that can destroy EVERYTHING! - LOTP

The Contenders

11 Grasper & Keeper Grasper & Keeper

Dwalin’s battle axes. Each of the Hobbit film's actors had a voice in the nature and design of their own weaponry. Graham McTavish, who plays Dwalin, named the dwarf's twin battle axes Grasper and Keeper. The actor reportedly said, "This one Grasps your soul, this one Keeps it." - eventer51314

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