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"Tuor" by Natalie Chen
Other namesAxe of Tuor
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.


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.


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]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

The name and deeds of this weapon are only given in the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales, but a later text mentions "the great Axe of Tuor" being present at Númenor.[2]


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