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"Tuor" by Natalie Chen
LocationGondolin, Númenor
OwnerTuor, Kings of Númenor
AppearanceGreat axe
CreatedFirst Age
DestroyedDownfall of Númenor, S.A. 3319
GalleryImages of Dramborleg

Dramborleg was the great axe that Tuor favoured over any sword.

[edit] History

Tuor fought with it in the Fall of Gondolin, slaying three Balrogs and Othrod, among others.[1] He took it when he escaped the downfall of that city, and his descendants took it to Númenor as an heirloom.[2] It was lost in the Downfall of Númenor.

[edit] Etymology

Dramborleg means "Thudder-Sharp" in Gnomish, also simply known as Drambor. It was named so because with it Tuor "smote both a heavy dint as of a club and cleft as a sword". The Qenya cognates were Tarambolaika or Tarambor.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin", p. 181
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor", "Notes", Note 2
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part II", entry "Dramborleg"

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