In The Inheritance Cycle, what is Tinkledeath, Angela's sword, made out of? Eragon says it may be diamond, but it never actually says what it is.

  • "Not much is known about Tinkledeath's history, much like Angela the Herbalist, but it appeared that she was very comfortable with it and may have had it for a long time. It may be made from dragon egg shell, due to its strength and the noise it makes when struck. -" inheritance.fandom.com/wiki/Tinkledeath
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 14:48
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    " It was a sword made out of 'neither metal nor stone'". Diamond is stone, right? So not that.
    – SQB
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 15:30
  • If it is dragon shell, it would have to be made with magic, but ti very well could be.
    – Joey Swabb
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 15:53
  • It is enchanted diamond. christopher paolini said so himself
    – Joey Swabb
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 18:49

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It is made out of solid diamond.

Quoting from Christopher Paolini on his website about a Make-a-wish he participated in:

The young man, Brenden, wanted a replica of Angela’s sword, Albitr (aka Tinkledeath), from the Inheritance Cycle. This posed certain problems above-and-beyond the normal difficulties of crafting a sword, because—as you may remember—Tinkledeath is made out of solid diamond. Yikes! Tinkledeath: A Make-A-Wish Story

And from the video of him speaking about this:

He wanted a replica of Angela's sword, Tinkledeath, also known as Albitr. And if you've read the Inheritance Cycle you may remember that Albitr/Tinkledeath is made completely from diamond—tip to pommel. Christopher Paolini Showcases a Replica of Tinkledeat

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