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Telchar was a Dwarf of Nogrod in the Blue Mountains, and one of the greatest smiths in the history of Middle-earth.


Telchar was trained by Gamil Zirak, another great smith.[1] Among his works were Angrist (the knife that freed the Silmaril from the Iron Crown),[2] Narsil (the sword of Elendil, later reforged for Aragorn as Andúril),[3] and the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin.[1]


In is not defined whether the name Telchar is Sindarin or Khuzdul and its meaning.

The formation seems to suggest to be Sindarin[4] since the digraph ch is not used in Khuzdul by Tolkien[5]. A suggested meaning and etymology is "royal stem" in Sindarin[6]

The book An Introduction to Elvish notes a resemblance with the Telchines of Greek mythology, a mythological race of divine craftsmen.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", The Departure of Túrin
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The King of the Golden Hall"
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  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Pronunciation of Words and Names", "Consonants"