The Ironfists were one of the Houses of the seven Fathers of the Dwarves in Middle-earth. Presumably, as they do not appear in any of the tales, they lived far to the east where they were paired with the Stiffbeards.[1] The Ironfists sent troops to fight in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs during the Third Age, as it is said that Durin's Folk called for aid from houses of other fathers of the Dwarves.


  • A character in the popular Neverwinter Nights series of games based in the Dungeons & Dragons universe is named Khelgar Ironfist. His name is most likely a tribute to Tolkien.
The People of Middle-earth

Edain | Dúnedain | Númenóreans | Haradrim | Easterlings | Variags | Northmen | Dunlendings | Drúedain

Vanyar | Ñoldor | Teleri | Sindar | Eldar | Avari

Durin's Folk | Firebeards | Broadbeams | Ironfists | Blacklocks | Stonefoots | Stiffbeards


  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, chapter X: "Of Dwarves and Men"
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