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Reviews / Comments
\ Needle, Sword of Arya Stark
"Exellent work Guy's<br />
Love this sword.<br />
I love Longclaw as well, even more than needle, but can't afford the shipping costs as I live in Australia.<br />
Will definately purchase needle though."
Jul 21 2009, 12:00 PMby jay
Once again, Valyrian Steel does it!
"After receiving Longclaw and seeing the quality there, I had high hopes for Needle. I was definitely NOT disappointed! Needle is almost exactly what I had envisioned when reading the books. Yes, the certificate is unnumbered, but this review is about the sword, and as far as I'm concerned, it's flawless.
Looking forward to the next offerings in the series, and I know I have nothing to worry about when it comes to details. Thanks for the hard work you guys are putting into these swords!"
Jan 08 2010, 19:04 PMby Rebecca
"What a great sword! The details in the handle are very well done and I love the wolf stamp, that would be there from the castle's blacksmith. All around a great product and worthy of anyone collection."
Jan 13 2010, 00:02 AMby Chris Gibson
"It's not just the craftsmanship and detail that went into the blade - which is superb. It is the way Valyrian Steel managed to realize the story, the imaginings, the very words written down by Martin himself and give them true form. Like a play being performed at its best, these swords truly represent what Martin wanted us to see from his universe. Thanks for such phenomenal work!"
Jan 25 2010, 20:43 PMby Tony D.
"I am the happy owner of Needle (number 0045, proving they hold true to their random shipping as I have an APO address overseas).
The sword itself while small has excellent quality and even pretty good balance for a decarative item. My only complaint is that the sword had some minor marks on the blade and I had to use a metal polish to get them off, glass cleaner wouldn't do it. Other than that minor gripe I'm quite pleased to have this sword sitting in the center of my living room with Longclaw to the right and an empty space for Ice."
Feb 02 2010, 12:11 PMby Greg Lund
"Finally received Needle (#0034):
The box itself convince you it's a quality product. Everything is inside for the blade to be protected and displayed.
The blade itself looks great, I love the grip with leather.
My 5 year old could carry it so I'm sure Arya could wield it without problem.
I think the hilt might be a bit broad and the grip itself more fitting to a man's hand than little girl's one (could be a little bit smaller) but that's nitpicking because it really looks great and I can't wait to hook it proudly on the wall.
Feb 25 2010, 08:19 AMby SA_Avenger
"I received my Needle (#0070) today, and I have to say I was even more pleased with it than I had hoped to be. Very well made piece. It looks great hanging on the wall, but it will be that much sweeter when a Damascus Longclaw is hanging beside it!! Keep up the good work!
PS... I'd also like to point out how appreciative I am that Valyrian Steel takes so much care in packaging and shipping their goods. Nothing worse than receiving something in the mail that has been beaten up and damaged. Needle arrived in perfect condition!!"
Feb 20 2010, 03:16 AMby Andrew T.
"I just got the sword in the mail (0099/2500). It shipped very quickly, came in quickly, and I opened it quickly. It looks just like it was supposed to, and it amazingly beautiful. I put it back in the box until I can move to a place where I can mount it, but it does look great. Well, well worth the money. Next paycheck, I get Longclaw"
Mar 22 2010, 18:08 PMby Mathew
"Just got Needle! Customs took forever to process it, but eventually it's here. Aesthetically it is flawless, and the proportions are perfect. The balance is off, but then as it is decorative one can't complain, can she? ;)
All in all, very beautiful object, fast shipping, and highly satusfactory packaging.
Looking forward to Oathkeeper...a girl can dream."
Apr 28 2010, 11:28 AMby Francesca
"I recently gave this to my girlfriend (who's favorite character is Arya) as a gift, and she absolutely loves it! She wasted no time opening it and practicing her "needlework" on the cardboard shipping box. The sword itself looks great. Smaller than I thought it would be, but the sword is designed for a pre-teen girl. The sword itself well made, looks, and feels great. I can't wait for Ice to come out!"
Jun 25 2010, 20:14 PMby Dan
"Absolutely gorgeous! We also bought Longclaw and love it as well but in my opinion the clean, simple beauty of Needle makes it my favourite of the two. They look fantastic on our wall."
Oct 09 2010, 00:53 AMby Dana
"I own #1923. This is a small sword, as it should be, and it is absolutely beautiful. The finishes across the board are first rate. The size actually works very well as a display in a normal sized room. The included mount looks too cheap for the sword, so I don't use it. I am very pleased and would buy again."
Nov 05 2010, 17:41 PMby CleartheBall
"Thank you so much for this amazing sword! We've Longclaw and Needle now and we've got plans to get Ice. You guys are terrific! Even after the HB0 series begins, we'll be turning to you for the definitive swords from this series!"
Jan 04 2011, 20:28 PMby Josh and Cersei Mack
"I got the number 0128 today (no number on the certificate), it looks really great and is bigger and heavier then I expected. But it is my first sword, so I can't compare. I could not find any flaw. Now I only have to find a place on my wall.
For costumers in Germany, prepare to wait a while (4 weeks) and you have to get it from the "Zoll" here and pay 19% taxes on top of the price plus shipping, so I just payed 200Euro for this with everything. Hope that helps."
Jan 17 2011, 19:43 PMby Abendstern
I have recently got drafted to the army..and two days later had my 19th nameday.
After reading "A Game of Thrones" I got swept with a huge feeling of excitement and euphoria..The book and the series became a huge thing for me..They're the best thing that I've read..
Anyway, I recommended my cousin to read AGoT. After he finished, knowing the book meant so much to me, and that I'm a huge medieval-fantasy fan, he decided to give me a gift: THE SWORD OF ARYA STARK!
Needless to say I immediately got excited..and still am!
After being stuck at the military base for two weeks, today I came back and the sword was waiting for me..the smiles won't disappear from my face for a while now!
The sword is amazing! The weight is perfect, the build is sturdy and of high quality, the blade is sharp and strong and oh boy..the leather and the little direwolf logo..I'm speechless!
We passed the sword around the table and all agreed on its quality and beauty. A true blade. A real Needle! A genuine Valyrian steel!
The plaque is great as well! the Stark house banner is great, the wood has a sturdy feeling and the metallic knobs both look awesome and made of high quality materials..
Needless to say, George R.R Martin is like a hero to me..and the certificate with his autograph means a huge deal for me, I'm gonna frame it and hang on the wall!
The bottom line is- Valyrian Steel made a fantastic job! Everything is of high quality! and beautiful! And fits the descriptions in the books perfectly! Even the package it came in was awesome..I'm going to keep it as well :D
I think I'm the only one in my country with such an item!
By the way, mine is sword #384 :)
I want to thank Valyrian Steel for giving me the chance to possess a figment of my imagination in real life, you've made this soldier a happy man!
And the same goes to my cousin and my family! I can't thank you all enough! Now I'm off to order Ice! hehehe
Have a great day folks, and don't forget:
WINTER IS COMING!"
Feb 25 2011, 23:18 PMby Or "Eddard" Efrima
"# 127 i got it for my birthday it's awesome!!!! thinking about getting it sharped!!!i love playing with this thing :)"
Feb 23 2011, 21:00 PMby nyala
"Recieved this in the mail today #1917 along with Longclaw. This is a beautiful blade. I love everything about it, especially the wolf insignia at the base of the blade. This was a gift to my wife and she echos my praise. Well done and look forward to the next blade."
Apr 13 2011, 22:50 PMby Andrew Dowey
"Having read the books many years ago and constantly checking GRRM Not a Blog for hope Dance would be done, I would lurk over to VS and check out the cool swords. Always wanted one but never quite pulled the trigger. With all the HBO show attention and a publishing date for Dance set, I decided to believe all the great reviews and make the big purchase. Needle #0581 arrived yesterday and I couldn't be more pleased! I went ahead and ordered Longclaw and Ice within the next hour and I am looking forward to Robert's Warhammer.
Thanks VS for a job well done!"
Apr 21 2011, 19:43 PMby Bill
"...also have Longclaw but Needle is by far the better. Much smaller, lighter but by far the more realistic. Waiting for Ice but can't see how it will outshine Needle"
May 08 2011, 18:09 PMby Joel
"Love it !!!"
Jun 11 2011, 03:52 AMby Jarmila
"Needle num 1729 came today, and I'm very happy, when your holding it, some how it seems bigger than how I imagined needle would be, little area must find it a bit heavy ;) , here is some info for those looking to order from the uk, took 11 days from date of purchase, but that might be because I rang up parcel force to get a code needed for customs payment rather than wait for a letter to be sent, customs came to £28.44 and parcel force added £8.00 on top as their fee..... Over all well worth it,"
Jun 17 2011, 16:20 PMby Dean Martino
Comment: Needle-ss to say..
"Absolutely brilliant! Love it!! So will my daughter! Very quick delivery and no problems, well worth the import charge!! Will order Ice and another Needle for yet another daughter, thank you."
Jun 23 2011, 15:48 PMby louise hichisson
"For french customer, shipped very quickly, This blade is perfect !!!!!
Thank you so much !!!!!!!"
Jun 29 2011, 18:30 PMby Tristan
great gift for a die hard fan
"My bf introduced me to the books and then bought this sword for me for my birthday.I love it. Its just how i pictured it. I ordered Ice for his birthday! we can't wait for it to arrive! Thank you so much for making these beautiful collectors pieces."
Jun 09 2011, 02:59 AMby Anonymous
"Very nice sword, it was clarified that the sword is high carbon steel and not stainless as it says on the box and therefore I am very happy now!"
Jul 07 2011, 02:40 AMby Albert
"I got number 824, had a bit of problems with the Italian customs office but it was worth it =)"
Sep 03 2011, 16:10 PMby Maura Tirasso
"At first, I wanted to order Ice, but due to the limited space in my room, I had to stick with Needle if I wanted a sword from the series. When I received it today, I was happy beyond words; it was a lot bigger than I have expected and the design / work is beautiful. The picture does it little justice. Now it definitely convinces me to start saving up for a Damascus Ice."
Sep 10 2011, 01:18 AMby Cilfur
Comment: Amazing! Just need a scabbard now...
"Needle no. 516 arrived today! Clearly this is now the coolest thing I own. I'm an absolute layman when it comes to reproduction weaponry so couldn't tell you the first thing about the balance or the historical realism, but it it feels very well put together indeed and that pointy end looks like it could do some serious damage. (So local burglars, beware *evil grin*)
A little on what to expect for UK customers: Valyrian Steel despatched my order on the same day and it took two weeks to cross the pond and clear customs. I had a letter from Parcelforce asking for £30 in import duties and booked redelivery on the next working day.
Thank you and keep up the good work! I'll definitely be looking out for future releases."
Sep 26 2011, 08:51 AMby Laura
"All is fine with this sword i have #996 ..the only thing i would say is that it came pretty finger printed up ...lots of orange stain'ing..not a big deal a little mineral oil and it was fine.but i'd jump right on oil'ing up your sword...especially if you are say #2500 and its been in the box a bit....anyway collectors.....you can't just leave it in its unopened box..it will rust up FYI .again all else is good .....just my experience ..nice sword will get more."
Oct 16 2011, 07:08 AMby Brad W
"Compared to Ice and Longclaw this sword seems a simple.
However that's where it is brilliant. A vision out of the books, it looks and feels like a kids sword.
The tiny touches are what count with this one, such as Mikens mark.
A lovely piece."
Jan 03 2012, 11:07 AMby Paul
Comment: This is amazing!
"This sword is absolutely beautiful! I have Ice and now I received Needle #0573 for a graduation gift. I intend on getting the whole collection eventually. Great stuff!"
Jan 06 2012, 05:36 AMby Derek
"Needle #0038 came in Canada yesterday. beautiful sword, excellent service from Valyrian Steel. (order shipped the day after it was placed)
I did get an outrageous 70$ brokerage fees from UPS, but my anger vanish as soon as I opened the box and saw my new sword...
As mentioned in other posts, sword's number on the certificate would have been a nice touch."
Feb 22 2012, 14:39 PMby Montrealer
"Just had to take min to say that you guys did a perfect job with needle. I am very happy with it, and can't wait to add more of your work to my collection."
Mar 06 2012, 17:18 PMby Dustin McPhee
"Received my Needle a couple of months ago, and it was a magnificent piece. After Longclaw, I knew to expect a wonderfully crafted sword, and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. It's astonishingly light to hold, and the nickel hilt and leather wrap compliment the quality of the steel. While it certainly needed a fresh oiling, the blade was in immaculate shape. It was everything that I hoped and expected it to be. Thanks again, Valyrian!"
Apr 19 2012, 22:01 PMby Aaron Grehan
"Received #2400 today and what a beautiful little sword it is. Waiting for ICE to arrive next."
Mar 28 2012, 02:53 AMby Dirk Stonehouse
"Just got Needle today in Canada, had it sent through USPS and arrived by Canada Post with no brokerage fees so I'd recommend avoiding UPS. Overall the sword is beautiful. Came with a lot of fingerprints on it and some minor scratches, but I'm very happy with Needle and it looks amazing hanging in my living room. Cheers Valyrian Steel on a fine product."
Apr 02 2012, 20:29 PMby Joe
"This is the First sword of the Collection that i bought. i will have them all. Very cool Item if your into this kind of collection. I got 2112 of 2500. Very Happy :)"
May 10 2012, 07:06 AMby Marc Parsons
"I received something truly magnificent by delivery on this cloudy Tuesday afternoon. I am the proud new owner of Needle #199. I'm no sword expert (yet), but I can tell that this sword is simply great craftsmanship. The blade, the weight, the hilt, the balance...it's all better than I imagined. If the day shall ever come that I need to defend myself from the wight walker apocalypse, I shall be ready to stick them with the pointy end. Just so.
Jun 13 2012, 00:01 AMby a Braavosi
"Number 1,503 to be precise. And it is gorgeous. I'll try and keep this in order.
IF YOU ARE IN THE UK AND THINKING ABOUT BUYING NEEDLE, HERE IS MY REVIEW.
Firstly, buy it from here, despite the fact it's approximately £170 and the import tax for me was £27 (minus a couple of pennies) it still came to £35-£50 cheaper than it was possible to find Needle in the UK and that's before you add postage on.
It took about 2 weeks to arrive and I could not be happier.
It came superbly packaged in a robust cardboard box, within is the sleeve and a nice thick Styrofoam shell. Once you get into that there's a nicely printed and signed certificate and it does appear to be HAND-SIGNED, not some auto-signature nonsense. It has a protective tip, and the sigil back-board is well protected in it's individual box, which include instructions for proper hanging.
All in all I am chuffed to bits, Valyrian Steel could not have been friendlier and more helpful, their e-mail team was very helpful regarding contact and information. They really know their stuff.
It took approximately 2 weeks (a little over) but it was worth the wait. Parcel Force messed me around a little but nothing too major, but beware when you pay the import tax if you do so online you can specify a delivery date, however be aware that they may ignore it and attempt to delivery it earlier than you asked. Ordinarily a great thing, however I specifically asked for Monday 2nd of July as I was working, but today and yesterday they attempted deliveries anyway. However I rode over and collected it from the Depot myself in my break.
Now for a bit of information about the sword. It's superbly made, the weight and balance are perfect. However be aware that it is a 'Rat-Tail' Tang, this means that it is NOT for serious use, it is a display piece only. I've read comments of people who want to "try it out" etc. If you do you are likely to break it and risk injury to yourself and others, this is very much a wall-hanger only. For those that aren't aware the "Tang" is where the blade meets the hilt and stops. A Full Tang goes all the way to the base of the hilt (handle) and is common on functional 'battle ready' swords, a Half tang is a little weaker, and I wouldn't want to give it too much abuse, and a Rat-Tail tang barely penetrates the hilt and are for display swords. (Of which Needle is.) So stay safe and enjoy this beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I hope this is helpful to people. If I had the money I'd buy them all, but Needle was my favourite. ADMIN EDIT: Rat-tail tang does not mean "barely penetrates the hilt" it means the tang is welded to a threaded bar. On cheap ones it is barely past the hilt, but it can be welded at any point, up until the pommel. On Needle the tang extends about 85% the length of the grip before the weld, not quite full, but better than half."
Jun 29 2012, 18:24 PMby Robert Forrest
"Received my Needle a couple weeks ago and it's perfect! It feels very sturdy and it balances about 2 inches from the cross guard as it should and from my test by hand the cross guard's matching pivot point was also around the point of the blade, again as it should be from what I've read. All I need now is the scabbard described in the book :). Looking forward to seeing Oathkeeper!"
Jun 11 2012, 04:00 AMby Scott
"Love every bit of it. Was so happy when it came today. Well worth every penny."
Jun 29 2012, 23:14 PMby Alex Bruce
Proud owner of Needle 1445
"I recieved needle in the mail 6 days after my order. Already impressed I went ahead opened up the box. The fist thing that amazes me was the quality and genuine-ness of the sword. A tad heavy, and the firt couple of times I held the grip my fingers came away gray, but besides that it is the perfect sword. It will not slice and chop without much weight behind it, but the tip is as sharp as a razor. Amazing sword and I highly recommended making the purchase if you haven't already."
Jul 05 2012, 11:06 AMby Ari
"Recived today north east england absolutley perfect. took a while but thats due to customs.sword is no. 2052."
Oct 29 2012, 11:10 AMby Anonymous
A FINE PIECE OF CRAFTMANSHIP
"#0357 came in this week and the quality is amazing. A small sword, but just as impressive as LongClaw and IMO moreso than Ice. Very happy with the craftsmanship. The blade was covered in some black/grey smudge basically from point to pummel, but nothing a dry rag couldn't remove. Very happy with this purchase esp. considering the price point. Can't wait for Robert's Warhammer which should be on the way!!!"
Jul 30 2012, 16:36 PMby Rhaegar
"Super proud owner of #0834 and love it to bits. Amazing looking blade and hilt and just like I imagined it from the books. And super quick delivery to Australia.
Jul 31 2012, 04:05 AMby Kane
"This sword was not my first pick, but it definitely exceeded expectations. Masterfully crafted and finished, and the detail is exquisite. This sword is #0463. At its current price of US $170, it's almost a steal compared to the other ones. Buy it if you wanted a one-handed, but couldn't catch Longclaw!"
Jan 22 2013, 23:21 PMby Julio A.
"This was my second Valyrian Steel product after receiving the warhammer as a gift. In all honesty I was very much hoping to be disappointed and am sad to say I was NOT! Now my love of Valyrian Steel's products knows no bounds and I am a raving mad fool for their work. Needle was everything I'd ever imagined and hoped it would be. It was as if valyrian steel plucked the image from my mind and placed it in my hands. That being said my wife "dibsed" it upon arrival at our home so I am now leaving this review in her honor. It is gorgeous, feels amazing when held and looks gorgeous on display. As much as I hate to say it it would appear not just one, but multiple products by Valyrian Steel are beyond the capabilities of words - proud owners of # 0076."
Nov 18 2012, 01:36 AMby S.M. Carter
"This is an incredible item . A must have for GoT fans . I have wanted Needle since it came out and due to a bunch of stuff happening this yr time and time again I had to wait , my wonderful husband surprised me on Christmas with it and believe me it was well worth the wait . Beautiful sword . I got # 75 !!
I am planning to add to our collection soon !"
Jan 03 2013, 05:13 AMby Virginia
"This must have been one of the fastest shipping swords I have ever gotten (less than a week, and just a couple days after the email saying it was being processed)! It's beautifully made, and incredibly light weight. The certificate of authenticity means that now I officially have George R.R. Martin's signature now, too, which is a fun perk. The only two criticisms I have (and they are so minor, they don't even matter) is that it's stainless instead of carbon steel, which gives it a more display rather than real look, and that when it hangs, it covers up the "is" in "Winter is coming". But seriously, an amazing purchase!"
Sep 01 2012, 01:11 AMby Valar Morghulis
"I received my sword recently and I must say its perfect. This is exactly what I pictured Needle looking like when I read through the books. The blade itself is long and slender and made with perfect attention to detail. This is NOT the blade you will see in the HBO show but I believe this version is more true to how a Stark weaponsmith would interpret the Braavosi blade style. I'm very happy with this. If only the other Stark blade was in stock!"
Jan 04 2013, 14:36 PMby Andy Mac
"My girlfriend and I are proud owners of sword #1355 and were shocked at the "attention to detail" the makers put into this sword. I am glad I read how to care for the sword before we received, so we can keep the high carbon blade looking perfect. We absolutely love Arya Stark in the books and show as well, and it was a steal for $170. Thank you Valyrian Steel for making such a fantastic Needle!"
Dec 08 2012, 06:43 AMby Dave and Brigette
"Proud owner of #525, shipped in 6 days to New Zealand, alot faster than I expected. Craftsmanship was flawless and sword was exactly as expected. I look forward to purchasing further items in the future."
Sep 14 2012, 08:34 AMby Deon
"Just received Needle 1804/2500, and although I would have preferred Ice or Longclaw, I have to say I am beyond satisfied with this beautiful replica. It's light, well balanced, fun to wield, and just completely awesome. I can't wait to hang it at work and show it off! Get one ASAP! Thanks so much VS.com"
Feb 25 2013, 19:29 PMby A man has said
"I just got Needle 1834 and it is beautiful and outstanding and just perfect in every single way. I love it!"
Feb 28 2013, 23:49 PMby Anonymous
"Received Needle Number 2433 last week and I must say this is a
fantastic piece and it looks brilliant.
Great work Valyrian Steel !!!
Can\\\'t wait to have the show replicas in my GoT collection.
greeting from germany,
Mar 24 2013, 15:58 PMby Thomas L********
"Got #1728. Ordered it last week and got it first day of the next week. I live in Canada...so that's super fast shipping. Quality is nice for a "fantasy" sword. Obviously you can tell holding it in hand that it's not a handmade blade you'd want to fight with. But do you really plan on doing that anyway? And what do you expect for $200? It's worth the cost easily in my opinion as a wall decoration to impressive geek friends."
Dec 10 2012, 16:46 PMby J
"Just received #1800 and I have to say that it's a beautiful sword. This is the first sword I've purchased and I'm very happy.
Delivery to Canada was very quick, and no problems with Customs."
Dec 19 2012, 21:05 PMby Anonymous
"Just recieved Needle #1125 in the mail today and let me just say I am in love!! Love everything about the sword!! I know when the TV longclaw and ice come avalible I will be ordering!! Keep up the great work and thank you so much!(if there was a star rating greater than five I would use it!)"
Apr 10 2013, 19:22 PMby Melissa Geary
"Just recieved #720 and I have to say im in very pleased. Also purchased Ice at the same time. Cant wait for its release. This is my first buy and wont be my last. Think Rob Starks is next. Thank you VS"
Apr 20 2013, 04:29 AMby Shawn Trenholme
"Received Needle number 799 yesterday. I must say I am extremely happy with this. VS did an amazing job, such fine craftsmanship all around. It fits perfectly in your hand, and is well balanced. All I need now is Syrio Forel to show me how to dance with it, water dancing style that is lol. Arya being my favorite character in the books this was a must have for me. And in no way am I disappointed. Every thing is on point. From the box, to the blade to the handle, Everything. Thank you VS for making these a reality.....And great customer service by the way"
Apr 12 2013, 22:41 PMby Seamus
"Perfect! Only 8 days to arrive to Europe."
Nov 29 2012, 12:25 PMby JL
"Wow what a birthday present and what a way to start my sword collection! Lets be honest the only problem with it is an urge to buy the rest of the collection ASAP."
Apr 29 2013, 06:24 AMby Ashworp
"I had Needle delivered a few weeks ago, and I love it to bits! This is my first sword from Valyrian Steel and I'm now waiting on the Catspaw Blade. Polished up with some Renaissance Wax, Needle is one of the first things I see every time I walk into my bedroom and I still like to just sit and look at it from time to time. The plaque is gorgeous too. Thank you!"
May 01 2013, 16:44 PMby Steff
"Just got my needle #1144 and let me say I could not be happier. I love everything about it. Keep up the great work and craftsmanship!"
Apr 04 2013, 22:27 PMby Christopher Vance
"Just hung #2216 on my living room wall. Looks beautiful and is an excellent addition to my house. I wanted to get one before they sold out and for the value of this piece compared to the other replicas there is nothing better! Very well designed and crafted. Absolutely worth picking up!"
Apr 22 2013, 19:02 PMby A man needs a name
"Just got #2492, and I could not be more impressed! I ordered this less than a week ago and its already here! It looks amazing, and I cant wait to hang it up and show it off!"
Apr 15 2013, 23:30 PMby Katie P
"I just got Needle in the mail...#1013.....it's absolutely awesome..it's ten times more beautiful in person.....so pumped"
Apr 16 2013, 05:46 AMby Danny Usher
"I am beyond impressed with Needle, and being that it is my first sword, I really can't find anything negative to say. It is absolutely beautiful in every right. Thank you Valyrian Steel for your stellar work."
Apr 25 2013, 19:31 PMby Sam King
"amazingly crafted sword, cant wait for show version."
Apr 26 2013, 05:00 AMby The Tickler
"Received 2468 a little over a month ago it's very light in weight and finely crafted it's a simple beauty. Be prepared to oil the blade as it does need fairly regular maintenance and cleanings after being handled."
Jan 02 2013, 00:40 AMby Tom Oliver
"This sword is a thing of beauty! I was SO pleased to receive it for Christmas, and I'm the proud owner of #1945. Excellent craftsmanship, and yes, the end is rather pointy so it comes with a little doohickey at the tip to protect you from putting your eye out ;)
Really though, I am in love with Needle and it is going on my wall ASAP!! For a die-hard GoT fan, this is pretty ultimate!"
Dec 26 2012, 13:04 PMby Tanya Achermann
"Awesome... definately worth the money. I get paid minimum wage in NY and every second of my time was worth buying this blade"
May 01 2013, 01:59 AMby needle 2015
"This is the second item I bought from Valyrian Steel (after the Night\'s Watch kit) and again I\'m impressed. The sword is a lot sturdier than I expected it to be. I knew I had to get one before they sold out. Next purchase will either be the Catspaw Blade of the HBO version of Longclaw."
May 08 2013, 01:56 AMby Alex Sbrizzi
"Needle is wonderful! Although there were a lot of smudges and grime on it when I opened the box, it polished up beautifully! Perhaps I received a return? Its okay though bc the workmanship is amazeballs! This girl is happy!"
May 08 2013, 05:06 AMby DLake
"I just received my Needle #1718 and I must say that I am truly pleased with the elegant craftsmanship and beautiful detail. The balance is perfect and the lines are clean. I've got Hound's Helm coming already but after receiving Needle, I now want more Valryian Swords! A great purchase at a great price."
May 14 2013, 09:29 AMby Mr21Fingers
"Took about 5 days to ship to Northern Ontario, so I'm quite pleased. Used USPS and had no extra charges, brokerage fees or duty. Feels sturdy, weighted and balanced appropriately.
Already ordered the scabbard."
May 28 2013, 03:13 AMby Hutch
"I have been going back and forth on getting this. I decided to jump the boat and see what it was like. It's a gift for one of my teenage children. I just received it and it is simply amazing. I'm now jumping up and down wanting Ice. It is beautiful, perfectly crafted. I'm very pleased as I know my child will be."
May 30 2013, 21:04 PMby Anonymous
"Received mine the other day only taking it 2.5 weeks to get to Syd Australia! Absolutely loving the sword not anything to complain about! Cannot wait to complete this sword with the scabbard! Well done guys and gals at Valyrian Steel.
Jun 05 2013, 00:15 AMby Matt
"Beautiful Sword, from the book version needle, looks great on my wall!! Can't wait to get long law and needle from the HBO series next!!!"
Jun 10 2013, 17:44 PMby Beth
"Impressive. The quality and details are amazing, I am short and tiny, this blade is just the right size for me lol. The only thing is my blade arrived full of fingerprints >:( and the mounting instruction was for Longclaw lol...it is taunting me since I couldn\'t get my hands on a Longclaw >."
Oct 31 2013, 05:55 AMby Youko
"Juste get my Needle now. A few years after this beatifull piece was mad. I found it on a italian coutellerie who have an unselled Needle for only 299€. I m juste so happy to have a piece like this. Valeryan Steel did a really bieutifull work with really nice quality. The sword don't feel like sheep ones. I m juste gonna buy a bieutifull collection thanks you."
Feb 11 2014, 11:16 AMby Marx
"Tiny, as expected. Would've been nice if the signed certificate were numbered (mine was #1520 on the outside of the box).
I'm going to use it to sabre open champagne. (Longclaw wasn't so good for that.)
Love the handle."
Jan 07 2010, 02:33 AMby Joe Williams
"Got Needle as a wedding gift from my husband(who also got a sword for his wedding gift, wish it could have been Longclaw) it's gorgeous and because I'm a historical weapons fighter I was ecstatic to find that the balance is perfect! when most decorative swords are not, this will obviously not be the case for everyone that has the pleasure of owning this sword as every sword is different and every person is different. keep up the great work I can't wait to the rest of the swords for the books...I'm already clearing wall space;)"
Oct 07 2010, 07:47 AMby Erin
"Needle out of the box is more impressive than I imagined it would be. It looks great, and feels nice and solid in the hands. The plaque was very nice too, and super easy to set up with the included hardware. A good value for collectors. Wish the blade had come just a bit sharper though. The realism to the book seems fair, shame they didn't model the T.V. swords after these."
Oct 06 2011, 23:11 PMby spooky
Comment: Para os brasileiros
"Essa é para todos os brasileiros que pretendem comprar essa espada...
O material é realmente muito bom, chega em cerca de um mês, tudo certinho, embalado...
Mas o principal alerta que faço é: Preço...
Desde o início você já fica ciente do preço e do preço de importação... Mas muitos não esperam os impostos. Lembrem-se: Vivemos no país dos impostos, e vão ter de pagar 60% do preço em impostos... Isso equivale à 102 DÓLARES de impostos, mais ou menos 200 reais a mais do esperado...
Para todos, fica a dica: tenham em mente esse aumento!"
Jun 18 2012, 20:22 PMby Gabriel Garcia
Comment: A Girl Has HER Sword
"A girl has just received her sword, number 0651, ordered on a Tuesday, received that same week on the Friday. A girl is VERY pleased. A girl wishes to thank those who fashioned this sword and made it possible for her to own. A girl has her boyfriend hang the sword for display on the wall between rooms at the end of the hall. The balance, blade, hilt, design and heft are very pleasing to a girl, and it is perfect in her eyes. A girl will enjoy this magnificent piece of craftsmanship for the rest of her days, a girl will treasure this piece forever, and it will become a family heirloom. A girl will tell Death "Not today."
Jun 30 2012, 01:05 AMby Flynne Bondolini
"I received Needle today and it\'s beyond expectations. I thought it would be nice, it\'s much better than nice. The disclaimer says it\'s \"not a toy\" and that is exactly true. What it is is real. It\'s a real sword. The pointy end is pointy, the blade is sharp. Everything about it is exactly as it should be.
I was surprised to have a low series number. Mine is 0177. I could not be more pleased with Needle.
All honor to Anya"
Apr 10 2013, 06:11 AMby Alan S
"My sword had quite a few smudges n it when received, but all was forgiven when I saw that I got #1255. Leads me to believe may have been a return or lost in some back storage, because everyone else who ordered around same time was getting in mid 2000's.
I love the sword and my four year old can actually hold it (carefully).
Now to build my collection!"
Apr 11 2013, 21:40 PMby Sebastian
"It came i got it fast!. It penetrates perfectly and it fits up there!"
Dec 13 2012, 10:14 AMby Anonymous
"Quick delivery to the UK (around two weeks) and arrived in great condition. It will end up costing you around £167 after postage and taxes to the UK. But it feels and looks just wonderful! I have never been convinced of the look of the other swords in the series, sadly, but this one always tempted me and having broken in and bought one it is just magnificent in the hand. Highly recommended."
Nov 20 2012, 17:42 PMby S.A.
"Received Needle #2198 two weeks ago, and I love it! Very pretty hanging on my wall, and it's awesome to have an autograph from Martin. For the brazilians out there, it took me only 14 days to arrive, and I had to pay 60% of taxes (totally worth it), so keep this in mind when buying it. Looking forward to Brienne's Oathkeeper."
May 11 2013, 18:16 PMby Leonardo Freitas
"Absolutely lovely sword - came extremely quickly to the UK (expecting hell through customs, but looks like they hardly batted an eyelid!). The sword arrived in great condition. Off to buy some maintenance gear tomorrow, then its up on the wall along with Robert's war hammer."
Dec 02 2012, 15:13 PMby Sarah
Perfect craftmanship but...
"The sword is perfect, it's exactly what I expected. I presented my husband with it and he too was very pleased. I just won't give a 5 star review because it was kinda disappointing to don't see the serial number wrote down in the certificate of authenticity that came with the packaging."
May 15 2013, 17:01 PMby Aline Bueno
"Being a die hard can be difficult in situations like this. I stumbled upon Valyrian Steel and couldn't believe that I could really own a piece of the ASOIAF world. My boyfriend purchased Needle for me for my birthday, and my heart SOARED! SO pleased. Needle is very sentimental to me, and when no one is home but me, I'll take it down and give the imaginary Raff, Dunsen and Polliver the ol' 'thrust and parry'. I'd have no complaints, and I really choose to ignore it, except there is one niggling let down in the corner of my mind when I admire my Needle, and it's that the wall mount does look too modern in my mind. I imagine that if Arya had been given a wall mount, it would have not looked so polished, so painted, and definitely not stenciled and airbrushed. I ignore it, and admire my prize none the less, but as this is a blank space provided for review, I felt it only right to inform others that Needle's wall mount is a trifle unbelievable."
Jul 15 2013, 15:42 PMby Sarah O'Rear
"I received Needle within 3weeks of payment downn in New Zealand with no hassles or damage. Not sure if I can keep it wrapped for Xmas now."
Nov 25 2011, 23:38 PMby House Stark FTW
"Just got 1522, so I'm not sure what's going on with the numbering because there are some previous orders before mine with much higher numbers. Anyways, love the sword and unlike my Longclaw, my 2 year old son can wield it with ease. With supervision of course. Excellent piece."
Mar 23 2013, 22:48 PMby Anonymous
Comment: "Can I have somemore please"
"My 21 year old daughter (at 5' 2") has decided that Needle belongs in her room. I don't go in her room as a rule, but now I most certainly will not. That means I will need another Needle for my collection. Thank you George for such a wonderful journey!
Jan 10 2010, 06:40 AMby Albuquerque Lew
"Just got needle 2413 last week and love it. Aside from the typeo on the box it's perfect."
Feb 09 2013, 00:05 AMby Anonymous
"Just received it and can't wait to get it hung up in my living room!So thrilled I didn't wait and regret! Thank you VS for packaging it so safely!"
Apr 27 2013, 01:22 AMby Nicole Johnson
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