This is the exclusive officially licensed Longclaw, Sword of Jon Snow, 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.
´All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.´
For five centuries the Longclaw sword 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.
Overall Length: 125 cm
Blade Length: 98 cm
Handle Length: 14 cm
Weight: 2450 g
Blade Material: 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