Definitely should be able to make 2 work out of the 4 for sure. Ok on to the sword and plaque; There are some cosmetic damages as you can see. There are a few tips broken off of the attached pieces of the sword, and the very end tip is chipped as well.
There are some scratches and marks on the pieces as well, nothing to serious. The bottom piece of the sword (tip of the blade) has worked lose of the glue holding it to the plaque. As for the plaque it self, it has a few marks and scratches as well. The sword hanle piece is in pretty good condition, a few scratches on the cross gaurd where the display hooks sit, and some slight tarnishing there as well. The leather and bottom of the handle are in excellent condition.I tried my best to take good pictures of these damages and I have more if than I had room to load if your interested in seeing them. Aside from all the defects, it would still make an excellent display. And it's still a rare piece so this is your chance to get it at a good price. As for the original box/packaging being missing, have no worries about the packaging you'll receive. It is extremely well protected.
I'm a collector of these swords as well so i packaged it like I'd want to receive it, rest assured. The item "PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION. Lord Of The Rings United Cutlery UC 1296 Shards Of" is in sale since Monday, July 30, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Fantasy, Mythical & Magic\Lord of the Rings\Swords". The seller is "ward67-71" and is located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.