Gúthwinë was the sword that belonged to Éomer.

It was borne by him at the Battle of the Hornburg, and presumably at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields and the battle before Morannon.[1]


In Old English, Gúthwinë means "Battle-friend".[2]

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

The Lord of the Rings film trilogyEdit


Guthwine in the New Line film.

In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gúthwinë is shown as having a fullered blade and both the guard and the pommel were of bronze. The guard was shaped like horses' heads, one on each side of the blade.

The sword slew many orcs in its time, especially Uruks of Isengard, and earned a strong reputation as the sword of Rohan.


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter VII: "Helm's Deep"
  2. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien