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The Sword of Gryffindor

Harry reads the engraving on Gryffindor's Sword with Dumbledore.

Gleaming silver sword made of goblin-forged steel with a ruby-studded hilt

Something gleamed in the light of the wand and Harry spun about, but all that was there was a small, frozen pool, its cracked, black...


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J.K. Rowling

Ron saves Harry from the ice lake.

The frozen lake

Harry reads the engraving on Gryffindor's Sword with Dumbledore.

The Sword of Gryffindor

By J.K. Rowling

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According to reliable historical sources, the sword may present itself to any worthy Gryffindor. That does not make it the exclusive property of Mr Potter, whatever Dumbledore may have decided.

Rufus Scrimgeour
Neville defies Lord Voldemort and holds the sword of Gryffindor in the aftermath of the Battle at Hogwarts.

More than one worthy Gryffindor

The Sword of Gryffindor fact file

Magical properties

Contains properties only goblin-made armour possesses and will take on the power of substances it touches


A powerful weapon that has been presenting itself to Gryffindors in times of need for centuries

Who made or first owned it

This is a matter of some dispute between wizards and goblins

When it was made

Forged a thousand years ago by Ragnuk the First, king of the goblins