Narsil reforged and renamed Andúril
Event Type: Artifacts
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: December 18, 3018
An event in the prelude to the Quest of the Ring; see that entry for an overview:
[The] Heir of Isildur arose in the North, and he took the shards of the sword of Elendil, and in Imladris they were reforged; and he went then to war, a great captain of Men.
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
The Sword of Elendil was forged anew by Elvish smiths, and on its blade was traced a device of seven stars set between the crescent Moon and the rayed Sun, and about them was written many runes; for Aragorn son of Arathorn was going to war upon the marches of Mordor. Very bright was that sword when it was made whole again; the light of the sun shone redly in it, and the light of the moon shone cold, and its edge was hard and keen. And Aragorn gave it a new name and called it Andúril, Flame of the West.
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 3, The Ring Goes South
Aragorn later acquired a scabbard suitable for the reforged sword in Lórien:
'Here is the gift of Celeborn and Galadriel to the leader of your Company,' she said to Aragorn, and she gave him a sheath that had been made to fit his sword. It was overlaid with a tracery of flowers and leaves wrought of silver and gold, and on it were set in elven runes formed of many gems the name Andúril and the lineage of the sword.
'The blade that is drawn from this sheath shall not be stained or broken even in defeat,' she said.
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 8, Farewell to Lórien
Elena Tiriel 4Oct05, 8May08