Orcrist (S."Orc-cleaver") was one of the best swords of the Third Age. It was said to have been once wielded by a mighty hero of Gondolin, it glowed blue when orcs were near (as shown in the book the Hobbit) and the blade was greatly feared by the Goblins of the world. Thorin Oakenshield wielded the blade through most of the Hobbit, when he was killed in the Battle of the Five Armies, Thranduil put Orcrist on Thorin's grave. It sat there and warned the Dwarves whenever enemies were near.

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