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 Post subject: Re: Sting
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:17 pm 
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It's as good as a sword for a Hobbit because Hobbits are so small that an Elf's knife is proportionally the size of a sword to a Hobbit.



But in 'The Hobbit' Tolkien describes Hobbits as being 4' high!

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 Post subject: Re: Sting
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:47 pm 
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Balrog1910 wrote:
Shadow Viking wrote:
It's as good as a sword for a Hobbit because Hobbits are so small that an Elf's knife is proportionally the size of a sword to a Hobbit.



But in 'The Hobbit' Tolkien describes Hobbits as being 4' high!

Not sure where you read that, but in page 2, it says, "about half our height, and smaller than the bearded Dwarves." So I'd say closer to three feet than four.

And come to think of it, I think it refers to Sting as a "little knife" for the trolls, not the elves.

Page 40- "...Bilbo took a knife in a leather sheath. It would have made only a tiny pocket-knife for a troll, but it was as good as a short sword for the hobbit."


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 Post subject: Re: Sting
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:17 pm 
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It calls it a knife first. Pocket knives are teensy. A pocket knife for a troll is a battle knife for an elf is a short sword for a hobbit.

That's how I interpreted it anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Sting
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:26 pm 
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You guys are nerds. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Sting
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:40 am 
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Omicron wrote:
You guys are nerds. :P

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There's nothing wrong with that. But it would be nice if you guys started posting your likes and dislikes.

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 Post subject: Re: Sting
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:48 pm 
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Sting in the Hobbit was a knife for humans and a short sword for Hobbits.

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