Unfortunately it's $9,990, belt and scabbard sold separately. The scabbard is inscribed with runes reading "Born from the Maws of Dragons I am Always Hungry and Thirsty." Darnit WETA, why must you aways make awesome things that I cannot buy? Even the Magical Scarf of Gandalf the Grey is beyond my price range, never mind Thorin's sword. I'm just gonna go grump in the corner for a bit. (via: io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?
Following an article on a baseball bat humorously named for Orcrist the Goblin-Cleaver, a sword from The Hobbit that was owned by Thorin Oakenshield -- and not Bilbo Baggins, duh-- the New York Times learned the #1 lesson about writing articles about swords in Tolkien books: Be sure that you get every detail about the Tolkienian sword right, or you will hear very quickly from Tolkien fans that you did not get every detail about the Tolkienian sword right, dangit. (Related: Baseball fans are probably geekier than most other sports fans.)(via Reddit)