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    Brett Beattie "Gimli" screen-used hero Battle Axe from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (New Line Cinema, 2001-2003) Dwarves in Middle-earth arm themselves almost exclusively with weapons drawing upon their origins as miners including picks, hammers, mattocks, and primarily, axes. "Gimli" (John Rhys-Davies' scale and stunt double, Brett Beattie) is no exception and is seen using a variety of axes in battle. Principle amongst his arsenal is the massive double-headed Battle Axe of his forefather "Balin". This beautiful and lethal weapon became Gimli's tool of choice in battling the fearsome Orc and Uruk-hai hordes. Wielded by Brett Beattie as "Gimli" on-set throughout The Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as for motion capture for officially licensed The Lord of the Rings video games, this hero version of "Gimli the Dwarf's" favored weapon is extremely heavy and has been expertly crafted from metal and wood with ornate detailing. As the character "Gimli the Dwarf" was supposed to only be a little over 4 feet tall and John Rhys-Davies was over 6 feet tall, extensive filming with a "dwarf-scale" double would be required. Brett Beattie ultimately spent over three years on-set filming footage for The Lord of the Rings as Gimli; considerably more time than John Rhys-Davies. When the nine actors who portrayed the "Fellowship of the Ring" famously went to get matching "elvish" script tattoos, it was Brett Beattie who represented the character "Gimli" and received the tattoo alongside Sir Ian McKellan, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood and others. When filming finally wrapped on The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson gifted each principle cast member their hero weapon or prop that most represented the character they played and this specific axe was given to Brett Beattie on his final day of shooting. This 48 in. long axe was designed by Warren Mahy and created by Greg Allison under the art direction of Sir Richard Taylor at Weta Workshop. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from Brett Beattie. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    October, 2014
    17th Friday
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