Yes, Anduril has runes, and here they are.

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  1. Witchking

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    Well some of them. This is a scan of the current issue of Empire magazine, from the UK.
     

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    here's a zoomed up view of the blade. note the dwarvish(?) runes and wiggly lines.
     

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    Doh. I just saw a post lower down where someone's linked to the empire cover.
     
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    sweet, seems like they did add some elvish to the forte
     
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    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    any idea what they mean? I haven't got the book in front of me at the minute.
     
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    Nice! I thought that it has what the inscription is in the book? Anyone know what it is?
     
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    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    "Made in Taiwan".
     
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    Ah yes. That is also true, as with all the UC blades.
     
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    But what did Tolkien say that the inscription was?
     
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    Made in Imladris?
     
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    Witchking Undead Ringer

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    Seriously though, I have no idea. Anyone have an answer to this one?
     
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    I know part of it is "Flame of the West"
     
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    Would the Elves have inscribed "Flame of the West" on the blade? I thought Aragorn renamed it "Anduril, Flame of the West..." onyl after he received it reforged?
    I'm a LOTR movie obsessive, but I don't profess to be a book buff. Time to read ROTK again methinks :)
     
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    I dont remember Tolkien saying at the point where Aragorn recieved it. It just said a device with a sun, 7 stars a cresent moon and it was adorned with runes
     
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    actually, in the book he was in rivendel and had it reforged and named it, so the Book sword it could say Anduril
     
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    I think the reason so many people were confused is because the runes are only on one side. Oh well, hopefully people are smart enough to recognize it as the same sword, I mean, only the blade needed work.
     
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    http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_inscriptions.htm#narsil


    The sword of Elendil that was broken at the end of the Second Age. Inscription can be seen on the sword pommel. In the thrid film The Return of the King, when Narsil is reforged as Andúril for Aragorn, an inscription is made on the length of the blade as well, but that translation will have to wait until the final film is released
     
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    The first Rune looks like

    ANSUZ - meaning Signals, Omens
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    The second looks like

    TIWAZ - meaning Warrior, Justice
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    :sitonsmil
     
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    Tolkien never specifically mentions just what Anduril's blade-runes say. He just says there was 'a device with the sun and moon and seven stars, and about it were set many runes'.

    Hey, aren't they going to have to change the runes on the pommel? After all, it's not Narsil anymore....
     
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    I wouldn't think so, that part is still okay. It doesn't make much sense to me, although I see where you're coming from.