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I don't have much to add...

Roheryn
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Feb 20 2013, 9:14am


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I don't have much to add... [In reply to] Can't Post

as most everyone else in this thread has some really interesting insights into fighting techniques and weaponry (which I know nothing about, so am enjoying reading these posts).

But I can offer this: the Weta Chronicles book, if you can get your hands on it, might prove very interesting to you. There's heaps of pictures and descriptions of the various dwarvish weapons. There is one particular sketch of Fili's double scabbard, and it shows the two swords being held in by leather straps. (I don't know if this picture depicts the scabbard as it actually is in the movie, though.) In the picture, it at least looks plausible that those straps would hold in even the upside-down sword. I can't see how the swords could be drawn quickly, though, as those straps don't look like they have a quick-release button! Besides, as I had wondered and others here have pointed out, your arm would have to be really really long in order to draw a sword sheathed like that on your back. Doesn't seem practical. Looks cool, though.

One description of Kili in the Chronicles is that he is supposed to be "bristling with weapons", more so than the rest of the Dwarves. He does seem to pull them out of an amazing number of places when he unloads on Bilbo in Bag End!

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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