Lion's Tooth

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Joffrey Baratheon with Lion's Tooth, by Felicia Cano © Fantasy Flight Games

Lion's Tooth is the sword of Prince Joffrey Baratheon.

Appearance

Lion's Tooth is a longsword proportioned to fit a twelve-year-old boy, made of gleaming blue steel, castle-forged and double-edged, with a leather grip and a gold lion's-head pommel.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Nymeria lunges at Joffrey Baratheon, by Rafal Hrynkiewicz © Fantasy Flight Games

While out riding with Sansa Stark, Prince Joffrey Baratheon comes across Arya Stark and a common boy, Mycah, playing at swords with wooden sticks. He threatens Mycah and cuts his cheek, which leads Arya to attack the prince with her stick. Joffrey then threatens Arya with his sword, slashing at her, until Nymeria bites him to protect her. Arya throws Lion's Tooth into the Trident.[1]

When Arya is questioned at Darry, Renly Baratheon laughs at Joffrey being disarmed by the girl, as well as at the sword's name.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Now king, Joffrey receives a replacement sword, Hearteater. Sansa recalls how Arya had thrown Lion's Tooth in the river, and she hopes that Stannis Baratheon will do the same with Joffrey's new sword.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Within the hollow hill, Arya misremembers the sword's name as "Lion's Paw".[4][N 1]

Joffrey receives Widow's Wail as a present before his wedding with Margaery Tyrell, and Sansa remembers his previous swords, Lion's Tooth and Hearteater.[6]

Quotes

Have no fear, lady. I am almost a man grown, and I don't fight with wood like your brothers. All I need is this. I call it Lion's Tooth.[1]

Perchance later you'll tell me how a nine-year-old girl the size of a wet rat managed to disarm you with a broom handle and throw your sword in the river.[2]

Notes

  1. George R.R. Martin has stated that he was trying to establish that the memories of his viewpoint characters are not infallible by having Lion's Tooth's name being misremembered (though this is accidentally attributed to Sansa Stark, instead of Arya).[5]

References