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Fili's swords

Cirashala
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Feb 19 2013, 12:25am


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I have seen AUJ 17 times now (tonight will make 18!) and even watched a youtube clip of the scene where he and his brother arrive at bag end and he dumps his kagillion weapons arsenal on poor Bilbo, and even paused it to get a good look at his scabbard, and STILL cannot figure out how the bottom sword doesn't fall out when it's upside down!

And if it is because it is hooked with a leather strap or some other such thing to keep it from falling out, wouldn't that cause problems with unsheathing it in the first place?

Also, I am curious as to how one would draw a sword when they are used to carrying them on their backs and how the dwarven fighting styles would vary with such a method of unsheathing their swords and weapons?

Dwarven fighting style must have some way to account for their height disadvantages. We have seen that with how they fight as a group, but if the dwarves were to become separated from each other, what other sort of fighting modifications would have to happen to ensure that they don't get their butts kicked by foes taller than them? (kind of like how Thorin nearly got tenderized with Azog's mace by going at him alone at Azanulbizar). It would be very interesting to figure out the tactics they use to minimalize that disadvantage, especially since I am only 5'1" tall which according to PJ makes me an inch shorter (or 2.5 cm for non American's benefit) than Thorin and Dwalin, so such tactics would be helpful to learn as I am learning archery and swordfighting as well :)

Any thoughts would be appreciated! :)

Also, don't know if there have been any other threads posted about this, but I was curious as to what all weapons each dwarf carries with them? I know some are more obvious, but since (again, as demonstrated by Fili in Bag End) they seem to have a numerous stash of hidden weapons too, I would be curious to know what and how many weapons each dwarf carries?

Half Elven Daughter of Celethian of the Woodland Realm

Subject User Time
Fili's swords Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Feb 19 2013, 12:25am
    Swords on backs ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Feb 19 2013, 3:55am
        About the ringing LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Feb 19 2013, 5:55am
        I can manage a faint ringing... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 19 2013, 9:04am
            You can't draw a long sword from your back Tigero Send a private message to Tigero Feb 19 2013, 11:04pm
    kneees, go for the kneeeees..... some random thoughts swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 19 2013, 4:05am
    Dwarf fighting strategies Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 19 2013, 4:24am
        Dwarf sized fighting Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 19 2013, 5:11pm
            Do you mean Brazilian jiu-jitsu? imin Send a private message to imin Feb 20 2013, 12:20am
                You are correct! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 20 2013, 3:30am
            Wow, great insight! Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 20 2013, 5:11am
                Haha! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 20 2013, 4:38pm
    aaaaaaaaaand one... more... thing... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 19 2013, 4:42am
        Thx! Loved that! "These furry little men..." // Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Feb 20 2013, 5:13pm
    All for Effect those draw off the back things. Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 19 2013, 7:26pm
    Not just off the back... julia0925 Send a private message to julia0925 Feb 19 2013, 8:11pm
    I don't have much to add... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 20 2013, 9:14am
        Back draw Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 20 2013, 4:48pm
    I seem to remember... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 20 2013, 7:23pm

 
 
 

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