Add a bit of middle-earth to your home or office with this Orcrist letter opener. This high quality letter opener is a detailed replica of the sword used by Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.This letter opener measures approximately 10 inches long and includes a stylish display and storage case measuring approximately 10 L x 3 1/2 W x 1 H inches.Ages 14 and up.An ancient blade from the smithies of Gondolin, now long lost, Orcrist was a legendary sword revered by the Elves and feared by Orcs. Orcrist was the weapon of the Dwarf Lord Thorin Oakenshield and was found in a Trolls' hoard by Bilbo Baggins. In Sindarin Orcrist is said to mean "Goblin Cleaver" and was sometimes called Biter by goblins. It was crafted by the Elves, which not only made it a valuable weapon, but a feared one as well, particularly amongst the traditional enemies of the Elves, being Orcs and other evil creatures of Middle-earth. Like Glamdring and Sting, the blade could detect the presence of Orcs and Goblins, and warn its bearer by glowing blue.