Everything you wanted to know about the Valyrian Steel swords in the Game of Thrones universe
Game of Thrones has a lot of mystical, powerful elements, and that is what makes it such a good fantasy series. One of the most mysterious elements in the series are the Valyrian Steel swords. The swords forged from Valyrian Steel don’t only remain sharp without the need for honing, they can also slay White Walkers. However, the fact that new Valyrian Steel hasn’t been made ever since the Doom of Valyria, and nobody knows how to make it, marks up the value of these swords, and gives them somewhat of a mystery. Currently, we know of a few Valyrian Steel swords around, and a few more which are mere mysteries. A new YouTube video now discusses all known swords at sufficient length. Read on!
The video comes from none other than Alt Shift X, a YouTuber whose insightful Game of Thrones videos we have covered before, ranging from one about Sansa and Jon getting married, to one about how Tormund Giantsbane could be Lyanna Mormont‘s father. The video is an 18-minute detailed take on who has the Valyrian Steel Swords, at the moment, their history, and a few swords that are only known in legends. Watch the video, below :
So, to sum it up, Jon Snow currently holds the Longclaw. Brienne of Tarth holds the Oathkeeper, courtesy of Jaime Lannister, and Jaime holds the Widow’s Wail, which is something we recently talked about. If you might remember, Samwell Tarly also has a Valyrian Steel sword, the Heartsbane, the ancestral sword of his house, which he stole from Horn Hill, and carried to the Citadel. Also discussed is the Valyrian Steel dagger which was used in an attempt to kill Bran Stark in Season 1, which is said to be with Littlefinger in the books, but hasn’t been seen again on the show.
There are quite a few swords mentioned in the books, which we would like to see surfacing on the show, and maybe we will. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, below!