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LocationGondolin, Númenor
Owned byTuor, Kings of Númenor

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 did not survive the Downfall of Númenor.

[edit] Etymology

Dramborleg means 'Thudder-Sharp' in the language of the Gondolindrim.[2]

Weapons of Middle-earth
Aeglos · Andúril · Anglachel · Anguirel · Angrist · Aranrúth · Belthronding · Black Arrow · Bow of Bregor · Daggers of Westernesse · Dagmor · Dailir · Dramborleg · Durin's Axe · Glamdring · Grond · Gúthwinë · Gurthang · Herugrim · Morgul blades · Narsil · Orcrist · Red Arrow · Ringil · Sting

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin" , p. 181
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"