We are pleased to announce the newest product in our line of licensed collectibles from the HBO® series Game of Thrones®. Needle Sword of Arya Stark is made from stainless steel with antique brass handle parts. It was modeled directly on the actual screen used prop from the show, with accurately matched finishes and dimensions. It will come with a certificate of authenticity and wall mount. Needle will retail for an MSRP of $190, we will start accepting preorders, on Saturday June 6th at 12:00 Noon Eastern US Time, for late Summer 2015 deliveries.
Why stainless and not high-carbon steel (which I noticed was the material for book Needle), if I may ask? I was really hoping for high-carbon; I didn’t mind so much that Jaime’s unnamed sword was stainless, but this…this is Needle. Anyways, just curious. Thank you for your time.
As you say, the book one was high carbon, so for those who want that a product exists. For those who’d prefer the low maintenance option, an option did not exist. Plus, from a performance standpoint, the qualities that makes high carbon preferable in a heavy slicing or chopping sword are less needed in a pure thrusting weapon.
except that option hardly exists – unless you know of some availability.
anyway, this one looks like a cheap ornament.
perhaps i expected/imagined too much.
Fair point on performance. Again, thank you.
Will there be another version of this sword coming out, such as high carbon or Damascus at a later date. I want to order two but if there will be another version I will just order one of each. If so rouphly when do you think that will be available to pre-order.
No, this is it.
is this one also a threaded pommel?
There is no weld in the tang, the tang itself is solid construction that tapers until it is threaded, and then yes, the pommel screws on (or really, a nut screws on, and then the pommel is epoxied over the nut), but the tang terminates inside the pommel.
Does Needle separate from the plaque as an individual sword, or are they permanently stuck together?
They separate, the plaque is for display when you’re taking a break from serving the many-faced god.