Alright, let me admit right off the bat that I am a HUGE fan of George R. R. Martin and his "Song of Ice and Fire" novels (I also love his short story "Hedge Knight" and the graphic novel that they made out of it. So this Limited Edition Longclaw sword is a particularly cool item for me. And looking at the design and work they put into it, it should be pretty cool for all of you, too.
The manufacturer worked hand-in-hand with George R. R. Martin while they designed Longclaw (not to imply that they held hands while they ... oh never mind. You get the point), so every detail was signed off by Martin. You wanna know how I know this (besides the fact that I'm in the industry, I mean)? Because every one of the certificates of authenticiy for this sword is personally autographed by George R. R. Martin, that's how. That alone is worth the purchase price, in my book. Hmm. That's kind of a confusing statement. Mental note: Don't use the expression "in my book" when speaking about authors.
Longclaw, Jon Snow's sword, is made from Valyrian Steel in the novels. This mythical metal is unmatched by any other steel in the world and the technique for making it has been lost. In reality, the sword is made from a fantastically etched stainless steel that looks amazing and won't need any additional care to maintain.
The blade is 39 inches in length and features three beautiful fullers. The guard is made from antiqued metal with a nickel plating, and the pommel is made from powder-coated metal with acrylic red eyes that look just like garnets.
The sword is a limited edition, restricted to 1,500 swords worldwide. That's an amazingly small number of swords considering that Martin ha sold about 3.5 MILLION of his books. Yeah. I know. Might want to buy one soon.