Gandalf is one of the most revered characters in the Lord of the Rings franchise. He was praised by various publications as among the most popular wizards in fiction. Throughout the important parts of his adventures, especially during battles, the Gandalf sword known as Glamdring also came with him.
To celebrate the exploits of this legendary wizard, a Gandalf sword replica is now being sold in Amazon. The weapon was crafted based on Gandalf sword as it appeared in the movie. This makes it a nice gift for LOTR fans and self defense weapon collectors.
Glamdring Gandalf Sword Advantages as Self Defense Weapon
The features of Gandalf sword is a bit similar to Aragorn’s sword known as the Anduril that we featured earlier. The sword is very long which provides the user an excellent reach. Its blade measures 36 inches and its overall length extends up to 47.63 inches.
Although it only features a stainless steel false edge, its tip is very sharp. This can easily puncture the skin of a person when used in self defense. Then, its weight which is around 12 to 13 pounds is enough to deliver a crushing blow to any opponent who will be struck with it squarely.
Glamdring Gandalf Sword Disadvantages as Self Defense Weapon
As mentioned, Gandalf sword is shipped with a false edge. This is to avoid to the restrictions issued by some States regarding selling double edged self defense swords. However, those who really want a double edge self defense sword can remedy this by sharpening the blade.
In addition, the pointed tip of the sword has the tendency to chip off or dent when hitting very hard objects like stone, concrete, hard wood or metal. Thus, users should be very careful in wielding it.
Lastly, the sword is very heavy due to its more than 12-pound weight. People with smaller frame will definitely find this sword very cumbersome to swing.
The Gandalf sword replica is powerful, tough and can be sharpened to achieve a double edge blade. Its $199.99 price is definitely worth it for sword collectors and LOTR fans.
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