Lord Randyll Tarly let his son and heir, Samwell Tarly, hold Heartsbane a few times, but the boy was afraid he would hurt his sisters. Randyll eventually disowned his pacific son, forcing Sam to take the black.
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Heartsbane must go to a man strong enough to wield her, and you are not worthy to touch her hilt.
I was heir to my father's blade once. Heartsbane. Lord Randyll let me hold it a few times, but it always scared me. It was Valyrian steel, beautiful but so sharp I was afraid I'd hurt one of my sisters. Dickon will have it now.
Dunstan: Lord Tarly bears the greatsword Heartsbane, forged of Valyrian steel, and he is always in Lord Tyrell's van.
Victarion: Let him come. I will take his sword for mine own, as your own forebear took Red Rain.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 26, Jon IV.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 18, Samwell I.
- Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 60, Jon VIII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 46, Samwell III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.