Related Terms: Gondolin, Bilbo, Frodo, Samwise
Sting is a knife that the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins found in a Troll-hoard. It was originally made by the Elves of Gondolin, and must have been carried off by Morgoth's minions. Sting had a unique quality in that it would glow blue when Orcs were nearby.
Bilbo used it as a sword, and named it after he saved his Dwarven companions from Mirkwood's giant spiders.
He later gave it to Frodo Baggins to use on the quest to destroy the One Ring. When the quest was over, Frodo passed it on to Samwise Gamgee.