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Dates
Tuor may have acquired the axe as early as I 491 it was apparently lost in the Downfall of Númenor in II 3319
Location
During the First Age, Tuor would have held his Axe in Gondolin and later at the Mouths of Sirion; during the Second Age it was preserved as an heirloom on Númenor
Race
Division
Family
Pronunciation
Tuor is pronounced 'too'or';
Meaning
The meaning of Tuor is obscure, but it perhaps derives from 'strong-haste'
Other names
Dramborleg, Thudder-Sharp

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Axe of Tuor

The weapon of Eärendil’s father

When Tuor dwelt in Gondolin, he carried with him a great axe rather than a sword. Its name was Dramborleg which is translated as 'Thudder-Sharp' because it could strike a thudding blow like a club, but with a sharp cutting edge. The Axe survived the Fall of Gondolin, and was carried across the Sea to Númenor, where it became a royal heirloom. Its ultimate fate is not known with certainty, but it appears to have been lost in the Downfall.


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