Thorin Oakenshield Revealed

Peter Jackson has been treating us to a host of Hobbit characters of late, but this morning we got our first look at dwarf-leader Thorin Oakenshield (played by Simon Armitage of Spooks). Lord of the Rings fans will remember that Gimli was famed for his axe work, but the most perceptive among you will notice that Thorin here is brandishing a sword – and it’s not just any old sword folks. This blade is known as Orcrist. I’m sure you can work that one out..