We received the final Longclaw approvals back from GRRM today. This means we’re really really close. There are a few changes we need to do, just minor things, but as soon as those are done and we have a proof we’ll get some photos taken, put them up, and start taking preorders.

The main change that I think you all may be interested in is that we’ve decided to make the plaque white on gray. As you may recall the idea is that a bastard will use his father’s colors in reverse, however originally we were doing white on black instead of white on gray, as would be the case since the Stark colors are gray on white. Once we had the first prototype though we noticed a mockup of a gray plaque looked better, and well, since it was technically more accurate GRRM agreed and we decided to go with it instead.

On the topic of preorders, for our International customers, could you please respond with what country you are from? We need to compile of list of shipping costs for Longclaw to various International destinations and I’ll make the countries of fans that post here a priority so that those ones are done when we first start taking preorders.

In Non-Longclaw news, the Needle concept art is nearing completion.

77 Thoughts on “Final Longclaw Approvals

  1. Maulkin on May 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm said:

    Hi, I’m from France, maybe some of the people here will be interested. ;)

    Anyway, I’m really looking forward to seing more of Longclaw soon, good luck with the neraly released sword! :)

  2. Ken on May 1, 2008 at 1:44 pm said:

    I’d be interested in seeing Canadian pricing

  3. kogs4 on May 1, 2008 at 3:03 pm said:

    Looking forward to seeing the pics! Shipping costs to Australia will be nice….

  4. Sinisterroo on May 2, 2008 at 12:50 am said:

    Whoo. How long will it be until preorders are actually taken? I don’t want to miss out on this :

  5. Wiseman on May 2, 2008 at 8:27 am said:

    I’m from France too !

  6. Shipping to Australia would be great :-)

  7. Sam on May 2, 2008 at 8:36 am said:


  8. I know myself and a friend both want a longclaw, a needle, an ice, an oathkeeeper, a dornish spear… ok 1 step at a time, we’re in the UK

  9. Jon on May 2, 2008 at 9:20 am said:

    Shipping cost to The Wall would be appreciated!

  10. Emmet on May 2, 2008 at 9:21 am said:

    Send some Valyrian Steel to ireland! I’ll take 7!

  11. Francesco on May 2, 2008 at 10:05 am said:

    i’d love to see shipping cost for Italy
    Thank you very much !!!!

  12. Wondering how the shipping to the North would be, in Alaska

  13. Scott on May 2, 2008 at 11:15 am said:

    Canada please! :D

  14. Vipep on May 2, 2008 at 11:15 am said:


  15. Davieboy on May 2, 2008 at 11:25 am said:

    Hi, London (UK) Calling!

  16. Paul on May 2, 2008 at 11:42 am said:

    Austria please

  17. Siempre on May 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm said:

    Belgium here and highly intrested!

  18. Jason on May 2, 2008 at 1:25 pm said:

    Canada Please!!

  19. Michael on May 2, 2008 at 2:27 pm said:

    One more to Canada, please!

    Jon Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 9:20 am
    Shipping cost to The Wall would be appreciated!
    “The Wall”, eh? :)

  20. Adamuz on May 2, 2008 at 3:45 pm said:

    If you could make shippings to Spain, that would be awesome.

  21. ChrisN on May 2, 2008 at 8:44 pm said:

    Another for Canada!

  22. Vertius on May 3, 2008 at 5:23 am said:

    Ireland here. It’s good to see plenty of Irish ASoIaF fans out there!

    Great to see Longclaw coming together at last. I’ve been here since the start!

  23. Havy on May 3, 2008 at 5:55 am said:

    well i’d like to know the shippings for Germany.

  24. Becky on May 3, 2008 at 8:22 am said:

    Wahey! You don’t know how excited this makes me! *happy dances*

  25. Hey folks, I don’t need to know how many people from a country want the sword, just which countries have fans. So, if your country has already been mentioned, you do not need to mention it again.

  26. SA_Avenger on May 3, 2008 at 11:26 am said:

    Belgium too

  27. paolo on May 4, 2008 at 6:25 am said:


  28. Tim on May 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm said:

    Here’s a different sort of request for ya… I live just 20 or so minutes away from Lansing and was wondering if I might be able to pick Longclaw up and skip the shipping time/costs all together?

  29. As long as you’re able to do it during business hours, it shouldn’t be a problem for you to come and pick one up from the warehouse sure.

  30. David on May 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm said:

    Canada!!! Quebec/Newfoundland

  31. gerrod on May 5, 2008 at 7:53 am said:

    We in Russia too in awaiting ;P

  32. Gil on May 5, 2008 at 8:10 am said:

    Shipping to GERMANY, please

  33. Paul on May 6, 2008 at 11:12 am said:

    Count one more for Ireland

  34. canuk on May 6, 2008 at 11:43 am said:

    Oh Canada!

  35. scott on May 6, 2008 at 2:15 pm said:

    I had no idea you guys were based out of Lansing! I’ll definitely be making at least one appearance while I’m up north. As soon as Ice and Dawn are available, most definitely.

  36. Robert on May 7, 2008 at 8:15 am said:


  37. Vox on May 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm said:

    A fan here from the Netherlands. I see all our neighboring countries are already represented, but I’d still like to know shipping costs to Holland.

  38. Germany too! I’d like to feel the steel in my hand!

  39. Bones on May 9, 2008 at 1:53 pm said:

    yes, since you guys are in America, can you go ahead and post shipping costs on that one?

  40. Clare on May 9, 2008 at 5:09 pm said:

    Yet another for Canada

  41. Gustavo on May 9, 2008 at 6:33 pm said:

    mexico would be nice…in case ive left before getting one…

  42. tAVO on May 9, 2008 at 6:35 pm said:


  43. I’ll have to doublecheck, but Mexico, I believe, forbids the import of swords. So there may be such shipping problems.

  44. Hey Guy’s
    Great to hear that you are making wonderful progress. Longclaw sounds fantastic. Keep the updates coming. Fan from downunder!

  45. tAVO on May 10, 2008 at 7:41 pm said:

    dat sux…in that case ill take it with me when i go back…but please hurry up…

  46. Hungary

  47. Pete on May 11, 2008 at 11:03 pm said:


  48. Chelonian on May 12, 2008 at 11:07 am said:

    Argentina :)

  49. West Virginia!

    Okay, okay, technically it’s not a foreign country; but I think the mail takes just as long to get over the mountains.

    Can’t wait to get my hands on Longclaw. My wife is keen on the Needle sword as well.

  50. nobody mentioned it before, so: Luxembourg!

    little country with some nice castles ;)


    I am just looking forward, running with Longclaw through one of these ;)

    greetings to the world an to all the sword-lovers ;)

  51. Lana on May 14, 2008 at 5:00 am said:

    Im from Australia and I’d LOVE to get my hands on a Longclaw replica. I’m dying to read the next book.

  52. Michae on May 14, 2008 at 7:54 am said:

    I’d personally love to see the Lightbringer concept. I have a guilty pleasure for Stannis.

  53. Highlands of Scotland, or just Scotland.

    How much to my holiday hovel in Flea Bottom?

  54. Paul on May 17, 2008 at 4:53 am said:

    I may be down here at the arse end of creation but it would be good if New Zealand was in there. Pricing and shipping costs would be great.Thanks

  55. Brian on May 17, 2008 at 3:36 pm said:

    Im from America, new england

  56. Please include shipping for Germany! am excited to see pictures of that awesome sword!

  57. Timm on May 19, 2008 at 7:28 am said:

    I’m from America, mid-west, and I’m interested in pre-ordering.

  58. Jeremy K on May 19, 2008 at 11:04 am said:

    Hi, so how close is ‘so close’??

  59. Alistair on May 21, 2008 at 4:04 pm said:

    From the UK here, most certainly interested in pre-ordering.

  60. Seán on May 23, 2008 at 7:20 pm said:

    Ireland, might as well start a factory over here. We need to see more pics though and that concept art wouldn’t be terrible to look at either…

  61. Kingslayer on May 25, 2008 at 9:46 am said:

    I’m sure Spanish folk would be interested and grateful for the opportunity. I know at least five friends looking forward to hold Longclaw!

  62. Frank on May 27, 2008 at 3:04 am said:

    In Italy there are many people interested to buy LongClaw. Thanks

  63. ckadavar on May 28, 2008 at 1:32 am said:

    I’m from Russia

  64. Ivor on May 28, 2008 at 7:39 am said:

    Another for Canada

  65. mattie the great on May 28, 2008 at 3:19 pm said:

    So close…so close…I’ve waited and waited and waited and waited and waited. Now, it’s almost here! Hurrah!

  66. Alan Rigg on May 29, 2008 at 9:57 am said:

    I’m from the UK. So looking forward to these things shipping!!

  67. phill on June 1, 2008 at 4:09 am said:

    I´m from Austria

  68. Angelos on June 4, 2008 at 3:51 pm said:

    Hey guys, this sounds really really great. My friends and I in Greece can’t wait (if you’re gonna do Italy, might as well go for Greece)! Needless to say we’ll buy ‘em all, because frankly, Valyrian steel is something you can’t have enough of.


  69. Scott on June 5, 2008 at 1:19 pm said:

    So it’s been a month…. not to sound so impatient, but can we at least get a picture? Please?

  70. Giuseppe on June 11, 2008 at 10:23 am said:

    I buy all swords from Lord Of the Rings Series and now hope to buy swords of another great novel . I’ live in Italy :)

  71. Parke on June 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm said:

    will this be available for shipping in the Philippines? really, really interested.

  72. Wolfbrother on June 16, 2008 at 11:12 am said:

    Well, some consider Texas a foreign country…

  73. etay on June 20, 2008 at 7:23 am said:

    I’m from Isreal, and really looking foreword to this.
    Please, do make a shipment to my country.

  74. James on June 22, 2008 at 4:12 am said:

    Please add Japan too!

  75. Spooky on June 24, 2008 at 6:28 am said:

    Spain, again. ;-)

  76. Sparhawk on June 24, 2008 at 9:33 am said:


  77. Are we ever going to get pics?

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