Book Longclaw, Sword of Jon Snow
"All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs."
This is the GRRM designed book longclaw, not the one from the TV show, find the show Longclaw elsewhere on our site.
For five centuries the Valyrian steel sword Longclaw was carried by the Lords of Bear Island in the service of the Starks of Winterfell. Passed from father to son, the hand-and-a-half sword - called a bastard sword by the uncouth - had a great history while in their possession. That came to an end, however, when the last lord of the House, Jorah Mormont, was disgraced and fled Lord Stark's justice. Jorah went into exile, but left behind the sword which then found its way back to his father, Jeor, the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.
Longclaw was kept out of sight, until the fateful night came when a wight - a dead man brought to life by creatures out of nightmarish legend - sought to throttle the Old Bear in his sleep. It was his steward, Jon Snow, and Snow's albino direwolf Ghost who rescued him by setting the wight ablaze. Though part of Lord Jeor's apartments were burned down following this, the fire would need to have burned a hundred times hotter to harm the blade that was forged in old Valyria before the Doom. The ancient silver bear's head pommel and the hilt was burned, but these were replaced at the Old Bear's command with something befitting Snow. Given the sword, now adorned with a wolf's head pommel, and the opportunity to rename it as a gift. Jon Snow responded that wolves have claws just as bears do, and kept the proud name as it was.
- Blade: 39" stainless steel, etched pattern, 3 fullers.
- Hilt: Cast metal with antique nickel plate. Genuine leather wrap.
- Pommel: Powder coated metal with acrylic faux garnet eyes.
- Plaque: Silkscreened fiber board. Includes mounting hardware.
This is the exclusive officially licensed Longclaw, Sword of Jon Snow, from "A Song of Ice and Fire." This is the SECOND EDITION of this item. The first edition was 2500 pcs and included George R.R. Martin's autograph, was released in 2008, and sold out years ago. This SECOND EDITION is unnumbered and does not include his autograph. It still includes the plaque and the COA, it is only unnumbered and unsigned. IN STOCK.
This item is not a toy. Please keep out of the reach of children.
About Valyrian Steel ®
The Valyrian Steel ® Collection is a series of weapons and arms created from the fantasy world of author George R.R. martin's best selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire". Each limited edition entry in this collection is made of only the highest quality materials available with special attention made to the finish and detailing. Based on Mr. Martin's meticulously detailed notes and descriptions, the design of each piece reflects the rich characters and history of his magnificent saga.
Longclaw was featured on The Big Bang Theory episode titled The Russian Rocket Experiment on CBS Oct 13th 2011. Click the link to watch the episode.