Depiction of the blade in the films

Sam's Barrow-blade was an old sword, a "Barrow-blade", used by Samwise Gamgee in the Quest of the Ring.

History Edit

When rescued from the Barrow-wights by Tom Bombadil, the Hobbits were each given a sword that Tom had found in the Barrow-wights' lair along with many other treasures.

Sam used his sword in almost every battle he was in; until the fight with the spider Shelob in her lair. After that, Sam used his master Frodo Baggins' blade Sting, which would become an heirloom of the Gamgee family after the end of the War of the Ring.

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Sam's own sword is instead one given to him by Aragorn during their night at Weathertop; as the Hobbits do not pass through the Barrow-downs in the film.