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Telchar

Location(s): Nogrod

Race/Species: Dwarf

Dates: First Age

Description:
[None] among [the Dwarves] surpassed the craftsmen of Nogrod, of whom Telchar the smith was greatest in renown.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 10, Of the Sindar

Thingol had in Menegroth deep armouries filled with great wealth of weapons: metal wrought like fishes' mail and shining like water in the moon; swords and axes, shields and helms, wrought by Telchar himself or by his master Gamil Zirak the old, or by elven-wrights more skilful still.

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 2, Narn I Hîn Húrin: The Departure of Túrin

[Among Telchar’s works were:]

Angrist 'Iron-cleaver', the knife made by Telchar of Nogrod, taken from Curufin by Beren and used by him to cut the Silmaril from Morgoth's crown.

The Silmarillion, Index of Names

The Helm of Hador was […] wrought by Telchar, the smith of Nogrod, whose works were renowned.

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 2, Narn I Hîn Húrin: The Departure of Túrin

Narsil The sword of Elendil, made by Telchar of Nogrod, that was broken when Elendil died in combat with Sauron; from the shards it was reforged for Aragorn and named Anduril.

The Silmarillion, Index of Names

[In some manuscripts, Telchar is associated with Belegost instead:]

It is curious that whereas in the tale of Beren and Luthien in QS Telchar is of Nogrod […], he now becomes a smith of Belegost, as he had been in Q

The Lost Road and Other Writings, HoME Vol 5, Part 2, Ch 6, Quenta Silmarillion Commentary on Chapter 17

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Tanaqui 11.28.04

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