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Gurthang was used by Túrin to slay the [[Easterlings|Easterling]] chief [[Brodda]] and it remained with him when he came to [[Brethil]] but wishing to be rid of his past he put Gurthang away. Only when orcs started to threaten Brethil in numbers did Túrin once again take up Gurthang to repulse them. When [[Glaurung]] came to Brethil pursuing Túrin, a desperate council was held in [[Ephel Brandir]] as to how to deal with the threat. Túrin told the [[Haladin]] of the tale of [[Azaghâl]] Lord of [[Belegost]] and how his knife forced Glaurung to flee, Túrin then declared "But here is a thorn sharper and longer than the knife of Azaghâl" and the Haladin cried out "The Black Thorn of Brethil!"
 
Gurthang was used by Túrin to slay the [[Easterlings|Easterling]] chief [[Brodda]] and it remained with him when he came to [[Brethil]] but wishing to be rid of his past he put Gurthang away. Only when orcs started to threaten Brethil in numbers did Túrin once again take up Gurthang to repulse them. When [[Glaurung]] came to Brethil pursuing Túrin, a desperate council was held in [[Ephel Brandir]] as to how to deal with the threat. Túrin told the [[Haladin]] of the tale of [[Azaghâl]] Lord of [[Belegost]] and how his knife forced Glaurung to flee, Túrin then declared "But here is a thorn sharper and longer than the knife of Azaghâl" and the Haladin cried out "The Black Thorn of Brethil!"
  
Túrin succeeded in slaying Glaurung with Gurthang at [[Cabed-en-Aras]] but fell into a swoon when he wrested it from Glaurung's belly. He was then told by [[Brandir]] that his wife was in fact his sister [[Nienor]] as recounted by Glaurung and in a rage slew Brandir. Discovering from [[Mablung]] that this was in fact true Túrin returned to Cabed-en-Aras to commit suicide addressing Gurthang with courteous words:  
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Túrin succeeded in slaying Glaurung with Gurthang at [[Cabed-en-Aras]] but fell into a swoon when he wrested it from Glaurung's belly. He was then told by [[Brandir the Lame|Brandir]] that his wife was in fact his sister [[Nienor]] as recounted by Glaurung and in a rage slew Brandir. Discovering from [[Mablung]] that this was in fact true Túrin returned to Cabed-en-Aras to commit suicide addressing Gurthang with courteous words:  
  
 
''" 'Hail Gurthang! No lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee. From no blood wilt thou shrink. Wilt thou therefore take Túrin Turambar, wilt thou slay me swiftly?' "''  
 
''" 'Hail Gurthang! No lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee. From no blood wilt thou shrink. Wilt thou therefore take Túrin Turambar, wilt thou slay me swiftly?' "''  

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