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Angrist

Type: Weapons

Description:"...Angrist, the famous knife made by Telchar which Beren took from Curufin. "

Book of Lost Tales 2, The Tale of Tinuviel, Commentary


The blade was carried by Curufin originally. When he attempted to abduct Lúthien, Beren leaped on him and:

"despoiled him of his gear and weapons, and took his knife, sheathless by his side; iron it would cleave as if it were green wood."

The Silmarillion, Ch 19, Of Beren and Lúthien


Beren used the knife in Thangorodrim:

"Then he drew forth the knife Angrist; and from the iron claws that held it he cut a Silmaril."

When he tried to take a second Silmaril:

"The knife Angrist snapped, and a shard of the blade flying smote the cheek of Morgoth. He groaned and stirred, and all the host of Angband moved in sleep."

The Silmarillion, Ch 19, Of Beren and Lúthien

Contributors: Lyllyn 1.03.04

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