AUCTION: Sting Hits the Auction Block

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Want to own Sting, so you can take down orcs and other vile baddies?  Profiles in History will be putting Frodo’s trusty weapon from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on the auction block December 21, 2013.

Sting was an ancient blade made by Elvish weapon-smiths used by lead character Frodo Baggins in Tolkien’s epic The Lord of the Rings.This is one of the production made Sting swords beautifully crafted with resin hilt and hand-etched aluminum blade by WETA Workshop. As Tolkien described in the book, Sting is depicted as vaguely leaf-shaped, with gently curving edges. Engraved on the blade are Sindarin letters that read phonetically, “Maegnas aen estar nin dagnir in yngyl im.” Translated they read, “Sting is my name; I am the spider’s bane” The sword has a WETA logo, reference number, date and “Sting (Human Scale)” engraved into it. Lord of the Rings items are extremely rare and just for a point of reference, last year, Profiles sold Orlando Bloom’s “Legolas” bow for an amazing $372,000.

Sting is expected to fetch between $30,000 – $50,000.

This auction is going to be huge with a lot of great items up for bid including an original helmet from King of the Rocketmen, Britt Reid’s Gas Gun from the Green Hornet television series, Robin Williams’ Mork from Ork space costume, a Dalek from David Tennant’s run on Doctor Who (only $4,000 – $6,000), Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka costume.

Check out the catalog for the auction here.

via Profiles in History