I am not a photographer, it is important you understand that because otherwise these pictures may seem embarrassing to publish. If you want to see the professionally done Longclaw pictures you can do so here. Now, some people have been asking for more, so I thought I’d take my camera out and do some “candid” shots of Longclaw. So here you go:

The Life of Longclaw

Longclaw started one morning going out with his bud, Strider’s Ranger Sword, to do some rangering. Longclaw talked about how they’d do rangering beyond the wall, Strider’s Ranger Sword talked about rangering with the remnant DĂșnedain up north of Rivendell. Both had rangered up in cold northern regions, so they had a lot in common, which was probably why they were best bros.

Zar’roc sword of Eragon tried to tag along with the two real rangers, but they sent him back, explaining he wasn’t cool enough to hang with them.

Later that evening back at Strider’s Ranger Sword’s house Strider’s Ranger Sword invited his girlfriend, Hadhafang, over and had her bring a friend. She brought Glamdring. Hadhafang and Strider’s Ranger Sword were of course all over each other, having been dating since Strider’s Ranger Sword came to Rivendell. But Glamdring and Longclaw hit it off as well. Longclaw was immediately drawn to her nice elven curves and hourglass figure, and Glamdring appreciated a guy with broad shoulders.

They all settled in to watch HBO’s Rome on DVD, and decided it was a very well made series and that they hoped that they’d see the same creativity and skill brought to another series one day…

So Longclaw and Glamdring began dating, one one date they went out to dinner and the movies (they saw 300. Glamdring was bored, Longclaw loved it – taking special interest in the concept of a small group of men defending against a huge army while their country was divided and not providing support.)

After the date they went for a walk and were accosted by Witchking, the leader of the Nazgul, a local biker gang. Longclaw knew a thing or two about fighting the undead, having by in a scrape that cost him his pommel. So he lit the guy up, literally, and taught him a lesson. Glamdring was impressed.

Longclaw and Glamdring’s relationship progressed. One day they went ballroom dancing, and Longclaw got to show Glamdring he wasn’t all brawn, he had a softer and agile side as well. He was castle raised afterall, and had a long history in the halls of great lords, he hadn’t always been a ranger. He charmed her off her feet.

It turns out it was a special night, because Longclaw proposed and Glamdring accepted, they were to be married.

The betrothal was brief, to honor all beliefs, they said their vows in front of the heart tree of Winterfell, and then finished the ceremony in a chapel dedicated to the Maiden. Their friends were all in attendance. It was a good day.

A few months later Glamdring had news, she was pregnant. Longclaw was ecstatic, he thought the rangering life would preclude him from having a family, and now he was married with a little one on the way. They went to the doctor and had an ultrasound done, the ultrasound looked like a little needle… They would have to wait some months though to see their baby in the flesh, erm steel, as it were.

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15 Thoughts on “The Life of Longclaw (pictures)

  1. Jonnathan Snow on October 21, 2008 at 12:08 pm said:

    Funny story. Loved that Eragon’s sword got the boot for not being cool enough; and the wedding photo was charming. 2 Thumbs up for this mini-saga.

  2. kalimdar on October 21, 2008 at 12:42 pm said:

    It’s possible to have more good and accurate photos of sword, so we can observe The quality of this masterpiece? Thank You.

  3. kalimdar on October 21, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

    I have only an question this Logclaw have a good balance or as LOTR swords is poor to handle ?? Thank You for answer. Bye

  4. I believe we have mentioned this before, but the balance point is about 4.5 inches down the blade.

    Kalimdar, the better pictures are included on the product purchase page, which you can find through a link at the top.

  5. LOL! Love it. :o) You have quite the imagination!

  6. This story is so funny! My hubby loved it as well, being the Ringer that he is. We must be major nerds consudering that we own ALL of these swords! Well, not Eragon’s.

  7. Cortny Woodworth on October 22, 2008 at 8:23 am said:

    The sword *does* exist! Excellent!

  8. This may have been answered before, but are your swords full tang?

    And I think the question was about photos of needle – not sure if any of those are up yet.

  9. That was brilliant. And the wedding pic truly was way too precious.

  10. Rebecca on October 23, 2008 at 5:33 am said:

    Oh that’s fabulous!! Love the pics!

    Does this mean that the orders are going to start shipping soon? *crosses fingers*

  11. Thanks for more pics…

    I really don’t understand why every one wants or expects a wieldable piece… It hangs on the wall and looks pretty. If some one takes it off the wall it has heft and “feels real”. That’s good enough for me. I have my dinged up swinging around swords. They look nice, but not nice enough to hang on the wall…

    And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  12. Jason H. on October 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm said:

    Funny. I have Glamdring and I really want a copy of the Witch Kings sword. Eragon’s sword looks nice, but the books/movie is based on is awful. Besides, Longclaw and Strider’s sword are definately cooler, evan if Strider’s Ranger is sword only appears in the movies.

  13. Loved both Needle and Long Claw. Will start
    saving my pennies!

    I’m sure you have a list of GRRM projects ahead but I would love to see “OathKeeper” and Ned Stark’s sword (the name escapes me….).

    Great partnership you got here with GRRM!

  14. Ned Stark’s sword is Ice, and that’s #3 on their list.

  15. I just had to comment on this wicked funny story! I’ve never heard of Hadhafang though, doesn’t sound very Elvish to me… I’m unlikely to buy any swords soon as my financial situation is something like Hot Pie’s… but I’m as smart and hardworking as Littlefinger, if not as sleazy, and one day I’d love to have Stannis’ sword replica. I think it would be three times as cool as any other sword. Also I’d love to have the ‘vintage’ swords like Blackfyre, I hope I don’t get cursed for also mentioning Godric Gryffindor’s sword… I mean, if Eragon’s qualifies!? Stormbringer also comes to mind as a really cool sword with runes… “forged by Chaos, to conquer Chaos…” – just some thoughts. Kudos for the Gothic letters on the top of the page.

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