Orcrist The Sword Of Thorin Oakenshield. This single hand falchion is more like two-thirds of a long xyphos than a standard falchion. Orcrist was used by a prince of Gondolin, with Sting as an offhand weapon. Thorin uses it with signature oakenshield or his walking axe, in much the same manner as his previous single hand slasher. The curving handle is meant to be a dragon's tooth.