As a medieval-style fantasy, Game of Thrones‘ creator George R.R. Martin borrowed from J.R.R. Tolkien’s tradition of having specialized weapons complete with names and special, even magical, properties. Much of Game of Thrones‘ appeal lies in the complex characters and intricate political drama of Westeros, but it is still a show that prominently features dragons, ice zombies, and faceless assassins. To battle such threats, ordinary mortals need weapons, and some of those weapons are truly unique.

Among the rarest and most prized weapons in Game of Thrones are blades made of Valyrian steel, which is stronger than regular steel with edges that need never be sharpened. ...

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