"Gurthang is the name of the reforged sword Anglachel. Anglachel was re-forged by the expert smithies at Nargothrond, and was renamed by its new keeper, Túrin, to Gurthang, which means Iron of Death, or Wand of Death"
Taking an artistic liberty, I added to the blades story:
"When the blade was reforged into Gurthang, Túrin added a perfectly shaped heart to it's pommel in honor of Beleg. To make sure Túrin never forgot what he had done to Beleg, he made the smiths add 6 golden thorns to the grip, large enough to draw drops of blood from his hand as he held the sword in battle."
Painted during a few hours today, several layers, no reference used.
Photoshop & wacom tablet used.
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