United Cutlery produces Replica Hobbit Weapons from Desolation of Smaug

United Cutlery Unveils Line-Up of Replicas Inspired by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Full Scale Prop Replicas are Now Available for Pre-Order!

Moultrie, GA – (Nov. 01, 2013)

Desolation of Smaug movie posterUnited Cutlery, manufacturer of licensed edged and adult collectibles for the entertainment industry since 1981, announced today the availability to pre-order replicas inspired by the highly anticipated motion picture The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).

Under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, United Cutlery, the industry leader in collectible film and game replicas, has meticulously crafted the replicas of a variety of weapons from the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy. The first set to be available for pre-order will consist of several replicas of the weapons brandished by the Elves of Mirkwood, including the Fighting Knives of Legolas Greenleaf™, the Fighting Knives of Tauriel and the legendary Sword of Thranduil the Elvenking. A replica of the Mirkwood Double Bladed Polearm, used by the Mirkwood Guard, will also be available for pre-order. The second set to be available for pre-order in 2014 will consist of replicas of the War Mace of Azog, the Mirkwood Bow of Tauriel and the Hobbit Staff of Thranduil the Elvenking. Each collectible will be precisely replicated from the actual film props created by world renowned physical effects house Weta Workshop for the film, and each piece will include a wood wall display and a certificate of authenticity. Look for more information concerning these new products from United Cutlery.

"We are thrilled to return to Middle-earth and continue our partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products," said Clint Kadel, CEO and owner of United Cutlery. "With Peter Jackson at the helm, the second film in The Hobbit™ Trilogy is sure to be a hit. We are very excited to have the opportunity to give the fans a line of collectibles they will love, while at the same time creating a consistent extension of our line inspired by The Lord of the Rings Trilogy."

About The Hobbit Trilogy
Under the direction of Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again feature screenplaysby Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro.  Jackson is also producing the Trilogy, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh.  The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Philippa Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers. 
All three films in The Hobbit Trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production.  Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM.

About United Cutlery
United Cutlery is distinguished as the world leader in movie prop and video game replicas, fantasy collectibles, traditional samurai swords, the most innovative sport and tactical knives in the field and our unique designer line of knives and swords from Kit Rae and Gil Hibben. Nearly thirty years ago United brought together a combined team of dedicated experts in design, manufacturing and sales with one goal - to make the best knives, swords and collectibles on the planet. Often imitated, but never exceeded, we strive to make our products to the highest standards in the industry, with superior value, quality and performance! The United licensed replica philosophy is simple - to create the most accurate and visually stunning replica possible using modern materials and production methods, but at a price the average person can afford. We consider our licensed replicas heirlooms that fans will cherish for many years, as a fond memory of the world created in the property. We strive for accuracy not only in exactly replicating the film props or game designs, but in replicating the exact look as seen in the property. This includes weathering and distressing effects to accurately produce the worn and well-used appearance some replicas require to satisfy collectors. Our other film licenses include the The Expendables, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, GI Joe, Indiana Jones, Highlander, Hellboy, the Rambo films, the Blade films, Terminator 2, Total Recall, Mortal Kombat , The Mask of Zorro and the Heroes television series. Our video game replicas include God of War, Devil May Cry and Darksiders.

About BUDK
BUDK offers high-quality, direct-to-consumer swords, knives, medieval and fantasy weaponry, air guns and other collectible weapons. BUDK was founded by Clint Kadel 20 years ago and has been a thriving success since. BUDK distributes The BudK Catalog and operates the www.budk.com website. BUDK, a leading United Cutlery distributor has partnered with United to be the number one retail consumer source for The Hobbit Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings prop replicas.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organization in the world.
 
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You can learn more about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again and follow their progress at www.thehobbitblog.com. All photos appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.          

© 2013 New Line Productions, Inc.  All rights reserved.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.