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Needle, Sword of Arya Stark

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“Stick them with the pointy end.”

Before setting off for The Wall, Jon Snow, Arya Stark’s bastard half brother, gifted her a sword. After noticing Arya’s enthusiasm for sword play Jon had Mikken, whose mark adorns the blade, create a sword specifically to suit Arya’s physique. Lighter, thinner, and smaller than a typical Westeros blade, the style was closer to that of Braavos across the Narrow Sea, to be used for thusting and slashing, style of combat more suited to the quick and agile, rather than those with raw strength. Jon christened the sword Needle, in homage to Arya’s least favorite hobby of needlework.

After arriving in King’s Landing, Arya’s father, Eddard Stark, then the King’s Hand, hired Syrio Forel, a Braavosi waterdancer, to teach Arya how to use her new blade. Syrio taught her that and more, preparing her for what was to come later. When Arya would return from practice sweaty and sore, and Septa Mordane would ask where she had been, Arya could truthfully say she had been doing “Needlework” all along.

Sword Details

  • Blade: ~24″ (~30″ overall) high carbon steel (1045).
  • Hilt: Cast metal with antique nickel plate. Genuine leather wrap.
  • Plaque: Silkscreened fiber board. Includes mounting hardware.

This is the exclusive officially licensed Needle, Sword of Arya Stark, from “A Song of Ice and Fire.” All swords come with a certificate of authenticity personally autographed by George R.R. Martin. Each sword is a limited edition of 2500 pieces and the back of the blade has been laser etched in very fine print with the edition number and a copyright notice so you know it is authentic. 

George R.R. Martin sent Maisie Williams one of these swords to practice with prior to filming the new HBO series. Click the link to see the pictures.

This item is not a toy. Please keep out of the reach of children.



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