- Jan 19, 2002
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I based my opinion of dwarves and swords on the fact that Thorin Oakenshield used Orcrist in the Battle of the Five Armies and it is buried with him... along with the Arkenstone.Originally posted by Hirila
I would say dwaves like any sort of weapon if its only short and does much damage to the enemy.
I`m thinking not only of axes and maces but also of simple clubs if it`s the only thing they can get. If they could handle a long, slender sword... I don`t know. But they don`t seem that kind of being that like slender weapons. As we all know dwarves are of a rather short and stocky build. Long swords simply don`t suit them.
Its not a weapon of choice, but Thorin uses one in The Hobbit, to shoot an arrow into Bard's shield during the negotiations after Smaug's death. The dwarves use them to hunt in Mirkwood, without success. Not really up to Legolas' standard!You name it a Dwarf could probably wield it. (Except maybe a bow and arrow. I doubt that they have enough grace to be able to shoot an arrow worth a darn. )