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The eket was a short stabbing sword wielded by the Númenóreans. It only appears in the notes to The Disaster of the Gladden Fields (note 28) and is the sword that Isildur retained after discarding the rest of his wargear to swim across the river Anduin. It is described as being "a short stabbing sword with a broad blade, pointed and two-edged, from a foot to one and a half feet long" and from that description is similar in many ways to the gladius carried by Roman legionnaires.