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James Potter I's wand
History information
Manufacturer

Garrick Ollivander[1]

Made

1971 or earlier

Master(s)

James Potter I

Owner(s)

James Potter I

Material information
Wood

Mahogany[1]

Length

11"[1]

Characteristics

Pliable, good for Transfiguration[1]

"Your father, on the other hand, favoured a mahogany wand. Eleven inches. Pliable. A little more power and excellent for transfiguration. Well, I say your father favoured it — it's really the wand that chooses the wizard, of course"
—Mr Ollivander[src]

James Potter's wand was 11" mahogany[1]; its core is unknown.

This wand was purchased at Ollivanders Wand Shop by James I before he began his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The wand was described as "pliable" and as "excellent for Transfiguration" by Garrick Ollivander.[1]

History

This wand later proved itself useful for Transfiguration; in James's fifth year, he became an accomplished Animagus.

However, on the night of 31 October, 1981, James had been using his wand to entertain his infant son Harry and had left it on the couch when Lord Voldemort arrived. As a result, he was killed instantly. It is unknown what happened to the wand after the death of its owner, but it is possible it was buried with him.

Behind the scenes

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View of the cobweb design on his wand.

  • The mahogany tree symbolises strength, safety, protectiveness, and practicality. Likewise, the wand wood could reflect James I' character, in particular his protectiveness of Harry, his son.

Appearances

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