A “must-have” item for fans of the Harry Potter stories, this movie replica sword recreates the goblin-made longsword of Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The original sword was said to be decorated with rubies the size of eggs, but less expensive material was used in the silvered hilt of this version. The 41-3/8-inch longsword of cast metal and 440 polished steel still holds true to the pattern of the sword from the popular movie series, with ruby-colored glass gems and the name Godric Gryffindor engraved on the 33-1/4-inch high carbon stainless steel blade. The double-edged sword with false edges is manufactured for display only. A lacquered hardwood wall plaque serves as a mounting fixture.
Though the sword does come with a dark leather sheath and adjustable back strap, the scabbard itself is lightly built with a plain appearance. The real beauty of this sword will be in the story behind it. Fans of Harry Potter will know the numerous intriques revolving around this magical silver sword, which in the tale had the ability to absorb useful talents from vanquished foes. Bequeathed to Harry by his teacher Dumbledore, the sword once emerged when Harry pulled it from another Gryffindor relic, the Sorting Hat in the Chamber of Secrets. According to legend, only a true Gryffindor could have accomplished this.
The story is more interesting than the details of this replica weapon, which couldn’t be mistaken for the real Gryffindor sword but does make a nice wall decoration for fans of the Harry Potter epic.