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How could Thorin possibly draw his sword?

Blkcpt
Rivendell

Sep 26 2013, 4:22am

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How could Thorin possibly draw his sword? Can't Post

Think about it. It wouldn't fit through the skinny part of the scabbard.

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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Sep 26 2013, 4:31am)


SaltedPork
Bree


Sep 26 2013, 4:24am

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It fits [In reply to] Can't Post

The skinny part of the scabbard isn't completely closed off. So the sharp part actually protrudes from the scabbard as he sheaths and unsheaths.


Blkcpt
Rivendell

Sep 26 2013, 4:27am

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Wow [In reply to] Can't Post

Well that shut me up. How did you know that?


SaltedPork
Bree


Sep 26 2013, 4:30am

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In the movie? [In reply to] Can't Post

I think you can see it at some point in the movie... not really sure where. Or maybe in some bonus features.


Cirashala
Grey Havens


Sep 26 2013, 5:33am

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watch closely [In reply to] Can't Post

When Thorin first unsheathes it in the troll cave. You see the blade come up in the skinny part under his hand, and when he flips it toward the camera, you see the slit in the scabbard

The bigger mystery for me is-how in the name of Eru did he not cut his finger????!!!!

Race is meaningless. We all bleed red-no matter who or what we are. What matters is the heart. For each race has those with good hearts and those with bad hearts. You have a good heart. You do not deserve to die.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Sep 26 2013, 9:32am

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Possibly it was blunt [In reply to] Can't Post

Not sure if elven blades can blunt, but those swords had been there a long time, so for a normal sword it would probably need sharpening with a whetstone before use.


Esmeralda
Bree


Sep 26 2013, 12:43pm

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Yep, [In reply to] Can't Post

I cringe when I see the naked blade slide under Thorin's index finger in that scene. He does try to flick his finger away, but still, oops! Those fake hands must make it so difficult to hold things correctly.

I expect those ancient elvish blades hold an edge quite well, otherwise he wouldn't be so impressed.


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Sep 26 2013, 11:22pm

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A Dwarf's sword fits precisely where it needs to. [In reply to] Can't Post

And one should never judge the size of the sword by the shape of the scabbard.

Or something like that.

Angelic


Cirashala
Grey Havens


Sep 26 2013, 11:26pm

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lol [In reply to] Can't Post

so....if I understand dwarfish anatomy correctly, they have larger than average heads, chests, hands, feet, and thicker muscles than human men.....then....perhaps....

Probably better stop before the Thorin fan club swoons.... Evil

Race is meaningless. We all bleed red-no matter who or what we are. What matters is the heart. For each race has those with good hearts and those with bad hearts. You have a good heart. You do not deserve to die.


Cirashala
Grey Havens


Sep 26 2013, 11:27pm

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Oh, I forgot to mention [In reply to] Can't Post

Thicker, longer, more lustrous hair....

Angelic

Race is meaningless. We all bleed red-no matter who or what we are. What matters is the heart. For each race has those with good hearts and those with bad hearts. You have a good heart. You do not deserve to die.


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 26 2013, 11:45pm

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Yup. I'm quite sure that's the case Cirashala. [In reply to] Can't Post


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so....if I understand dwarfish anatomy correctly, they have larger than average heads, chests, hands, feet, and thicker muscles than human men.....then....perhaps....

Probably better stop before the Thorin fan club swoons
.... Evil




I've thought about it quite a lot and still can be a bit dizzying. Not good to think about while on a ladder. Wink

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Cirashala
Grey Havens


Sep 26 2013, 11:48pm

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might want to stay away from ladders [In reply to] Can't Post

during such stimulating conversation Wink

Race is meaningless. We all bleed red-no matter who or what we are. What matters is the heart. For each race has those with good hearts and those with bad hearts. You have a good heart. You do not deserve to die.

 
 

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