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Ironfists

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An Ironfist dwarf by Daniel Falconer

The Ironfists were one of the seven houses of the Dwarves that dwelt in mountains of the East of Middle-earth. They were originally paired with the Stiffbeards.[1]

It is possible that the Ironfists sent troops to fight in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs during the Third Age. For it is said that Durin's folk called for aid from houses of other fathers of the Dwarves.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", pp. 301, 322 (note 24)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
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