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A Stiffbeard dwarf by Daniel Falconer

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

It is possible that the Stiffbeards were among the "Houses of other Fathers" who sent troops to help Durin's folk in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs.[2]


  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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