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** Laman's sword **


Laman's sword would appear to have a blade identical to that of Tam's sword, including herons, but differs markedly in hilt and scabbard:
    "... the scabbard so encrusted with rubies and moondrops that it was hard to see the gold except where a rising sun had been inset. The ivory hilt, long enough for two hands, had another inlaid rising sun in gold; the pommel was thick with rubies and moondrops, and still more made a solid mass along the quillons. This had never been made to use, only to be seen ... Etched into the shining steel stood a heron, symbol of a blademaster." <TFOH: 21, 388, The Gift of a Blade>

Rand discards the too-gaudy scabbard, and the ivory hilt for functional reasons: "... that ivory hilt would twist in a hand slippery with sweat or blood." <TFoH: 21, 388, The Gift of a Blade> With "... a plain scabbard of brown boarhide, the long hilt covered in the same leather, ..." <TFoH: 23, 412, "The Fifth, I Give You"> sword and scabbard are simply and quickly crafted copies of Tam's heron-mark sword. Herons on scabbard and hilt are omitted: when Rand duels Lord Toram, he's given no outward clues of his blademaster's skill, and as such, Caraline is surprised when Rand shows such proficiency against Toram.

Laman's sword

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Rand al'Thor's connection to the Norse god Tyr - god of justice, of swords and war - is explored in the section on the Dragon Sceptre.

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