01 February 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 216: Galvorn

The Dark-Elf Eöl, who had spent much time with the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains, had acquired many skills in the area of metalwork. All of the metals he created were black – including galvorn (S. ‘shining-black’), a hard alloy which was hard as Dwarf-steel but still malleable. Eöl reportedly crafted his own body armour out of galvorn. It is likely that the secret of its design died with Eöl.

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