When I read the hobbit, one thing that stuck with me was the name Glamdring and its nickname "Foe Hammer". Im not sure if that nickname is an accurate translation of glamdring or not. In my imagination I thought that since the names of the Foe Hammer and the Goblin Cleaver were very descriptive names (and the goblin names Biter and Beater parallel those) that Glamdring would be a more blunt edged weapon intended for bruising and battery rather than piercing attacks. I dont mean a mace or hammer but a heavy blunt edged sword.. maybe a flamberge. Does anyone with more experience with the HoME or BoLT have any more detail on this?