The name of the knife meant "Iron Cutter" and indeed Angrist was strong enough to cut iron easily.

Angrist was made by Telchar of Nogrod, and was used in the First Age by Curufin, son of FĂ«anor. It was then taken by Beren who used it to cut a Silmaril from the Iron Crown of Melkor. The blade snapped when he tried to cut a second jewel.

Encyclopedia entry originally written by evenstar1528