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Dates
Forged in the First Age sometime between I 116 and I 510; rediscovered by Thorin in May or June III 2941; entombed with Thorin late III 2941
Origins
Forged in Gondolin
Race
Forged by Elves, and later borne by a Dwarf; the name 'Biter' was given to the sword by the Orcs
Settlements
Made in Gondolin; ultimately buried with Thorin beneath Erebor
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Biter

A name for Thorin’s sword Orcrist

A name among the Orcs for the great sword Orcrist, borne by Thorin during the Quest of Erebor. The name 'Biter', though, was much older than Thorin's time, and dated back to the days of the First Age, when it was used by the Gondolindrim in the Wars of Beleriand.


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