Longclaw is a hand-and-a-half sword (also called a bastard sword), It has a bear's head for the pommel, but Jeor has a stonecarving builder of the Night's Watch replace the hilt with one capped by a snarling wolf's head of pale stone with chips of garnet for the eyes. It is also weighted with lead to give better balance.
A Game of Thrones Edit
The sword was damaged in the fire that killed the wight, and the pommel was destroyed. The pommel had been of a bear, but Jeor had it replaced with a white wolf with red eyes, before giving it to Jon so it would reflect Stark's heritage. He remarks that the name Longclaw equally applies to a wolf as to a bear.
A Clash of Kings Edit
A Storm of Swords Edit
A Dance with Dragons Edit
- It is this sword that Jon uses when he executes Janos Slynt.