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It is a hand-and-a-half sword, with a black leather-wrapped grip, a scent-topper pommel, and a long, tapering blade. If one looks carefully, the blade was rusted slightly, possibly because it is an old sword that Aragorn often uses and wet with blood. The corrosion is likely cultivated help his disguise as a scout or vagabond, a shining sword might draw to much attention.
Portrayal in adaptationsEdit
Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogyEdit
In The Fellowship of the Ring, Aragorn uses it to fight and defeat the nine Ringwraiths. Later at Amon Hen, Frodo and Aragorn discovers Frodo's sword, Sting turns blue, signaling the Orcs had arrived. Then Aragorn and the fellowship fight off the Uruk-hai attack, allowing Frodo to escape in the confusion. Aragorn then uses it in the ensuing skirmish. 
In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, it was finally used in Battle of the Hornburg to defend Rohan, after which it was never seen again, because he revealed himself to sauron as the king returned, via a Palantír brandishing Anduril, the Elves had reforged it from Narsil. 
It is unknown what happened to the sword afterwards, it was possibly abandoned by Aragorn.
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, Extended Edition)
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, Extended Edition)