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--Ted C 18:09, 19 October 2006 (EDT)Anyone have the actual quotation from The Return of the King when Merry stabs the Witch King? --Ted C 17:06, 19 October 2006 (EDT)

"But suddenly he too stumbled forward with a cry of bitter pain, and his stroke went wide, driving into the ground. Merry's sword had stabbed him from behind, shearing through the black mantle, and passing up beneath the hauberk had pierced the sinew behind his mighty knee."
The Return of the King, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields

There you go :) Quotes are definitely something we need more of, I'd like to have a quote on every article. --Hyarion 17:15, 19 October 2006 (EDT)

Seems like there was more to it than that. Isn't there a line about it breaking the spell on his invisible flesh, or some such? Maybe around when Eowyn throws her shot? --Ted C 17:20, 19 October 2006 (EDT)
Hm, not that I can find. The rest goes on a bit about the Witch-king crying and vanishing and the swords disappearing but nothing really related to the Dagger, the above quote is probably the best. --Hyarion 17:30, 19 October 2006 (EDT)
If memory serves, there's more on the WiKi in the chapter The Council of Elrond. I could be wrong, though ... --Earendilyon 17:32, 19 October 2006 (EDT)
Whoa! Hyarion, look back at the part about the swords disappearing. Doesn't Merry think something about the maker of that blade would have been pleased to know what it accomplished? --Ted C 17:44, 19 October 2006 (EDT)
Hm, not that I can see, I'll keep looking around though, maybe I'm just going blind. --Hyarion 18:03, 19 October 2006 (EDT)
Here it is. Merry stands as if from a trance after Éomer comes and leaves with the blessing of the now-dead Théoden. He looks down at the dagger, and saw his weapon there, and "the blade was smoking like a dry branch that has been thrust in a fire; and as he watched it, it writhed and withered and was consumed".
"So passed the sword of the Barrow-downs, work of Westernesse. But glad would he have been to know its fate who wrought it slowly long ago in the North-kingdom when the Dúnedain were young, and chief among their foes was the dread realm of Angmar and its sorcerer king. No other blade, not though mightier hands had wielded it, would have dealt that foe a wound so bitter, cleaving the undead flesh, breaking the spell that knit his unseen sinews to his will."
― 17 chapters after the actual killing of the Witch-king

P.S. So many people are editing this that I can never get my quote in! EDIT: Augghh, lost the quote copy-pasting. Redoing. --Narfil Palùrfalas 18:07, 19 October 2006 (EDT)

Ah! That's what I was looking for! Many thanks Narfil Palùrfalas. --Ted C 18:09, 19 October 2006 (EDT)

[edit] Plural Title

Keeping with our plural titles, should this be moved to Daggers of Westernesse? --Hyarion 18:14, 19 October 2006 (EDT)

Well, for a start that would break the link that I've already made to it. --Ted C 18:17, 19 October 2006 (EDT)

[edit] Renaming

Is this the best title for this article? No where (that I can find) in The Lord of the Rings are they actually named "Daggers of Westernesse" or "Swords of Westernesse", but Pippin's sword is described as "written blade [sic] of Westernesse". Whereas, Sam's swords is explicitly called (and listed in the Index) as "Barrow-blade". Am I missing something? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 08:41, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

As nobody has responded, am I to assume that nobody minds my moving this article to "Barrow-blades"? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:24, 12 October 2010 (UTC)