Frodo's broken sword
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Quote:“By Elbereth and Lúthien the Fair,” said Frodo with a last effort, lifting up his sword, 'you shall have neither the Ring nor me!"

Wasn't his sword supposed to have perished back at Weathertop after striking the Witch King? 

Quote:“Look!” he cried; and stooping he lifted from the ground a black cloak that had lain there hidden by the darkness. A foot above the lower hem there was a slash. “This was the stroke of Frodo's sword,” he said. “The only hurt that it did to his enemy, I fear; for it is unharmed, but all blades perish that pierce that dreadful King. More deadly to him was the name of Elbereth.”

And Bilbo forgot to have it fixed.
Quote:On the morning of the last day Frodo was alone with Bilbo, and the old hobbit pulled out from under his bed a wooden box. He lifted the lid and fumbled inside.


“Here is your sword,” he said. “But it was broken, you know. I took it to keep it safe but I've forgotten to ask if the smiths could mend it. No time now.. So I thought, perhaps, you would care to have this, don't
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#2
Look again at Aragorn's exact words:  "... “This was the stroke of Frodo's sword,” he said. “The only hurt that it did to his enemy, I fear; for it is unharmed, but all blades perish that pierce that dreadful King. " (emph. by me)

The "it" that was unharmed at that time was Frodo's sword. It was broken later at the Fords, and never mended, thus Bilbo bestowed Sting on his nephew as a substitute!

Added: Furthermore, we discussed this almost 11 years ago! Wink
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All this time I thought "it was unharmed" referred to the Witch King! Now I know! 🌞
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"A Iluvatarinya! En na pelecco carinyesse!"
"Oh my God! There's an axe in my head!" :worry:

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