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oakenshield refrence Edit

probally a really stupid question but i finished the hobbit about 3 months ago and do not recall reading when/how he got the name oakenshield. unless it was a side comment swhen they first met him that i forgot (it is a very full on book afterall). does anyone have a chapter/page of where this is mentioned or is the story of his name in the simularian (yet to read).152.91.9.153 00:31, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know if it was mentioned in The Hobbit, but it was related in a footnote to Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings, concerning the the Battle of Azanulbizar, "It is said that Thorin's shield was cloven and he cast it away and he hewed off with his axe a branch of an oak and held it in his left hand to ward off the strokes of his foes, or to wield it as a club. In this way he got his name." - Gradivus, 00:44, December 27, 2012 (UTC)
aah cool thank you. slowly working my way through LOTR but got a generic copy that seems not have an appendix section (probally one of the old "reviewed" books). really should update my collection so i do not miss out on cool little details like these. thanks again for answer152.91.9.153 01:05, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

Who else agrees that the way Thorin Oakenshield appears to look during the events of The Hobbit should be how he should have looked when the Dragon first attacked, and then during the events of The Hobbit from The Shire onwards, he should have had at least a beard twice its length, somewhat like Dwalin's, and a little greyer, with some braids or something, rather than looking more like a man of short stature than a great, long-bearded dwarf from Erebor?

Where is his beard?Bolg, son of Azog (talk) 15:35, September 22, 2013 (UTC)

If you ask me, it would be better with the picture of Thorin standing with the sword in battle as his "profile" picture. Just sayin' 

KingOfMiddleEarth 17:33, October 28, 2013 (UTC)

No mention of Dís and Frerin, his two young siblings? 

Appendix A of The Lord of Rings: "Durin's Folk,"

101.171.127.229 10:08, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

In czech language he is called Thorin Pavéza.

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