Peacock quills are made out of male peacock's feathers. They are often used to impress friends.[1]

Lockhart St Mungos

Gilderoy Lockhart signing autographs with a Peacock Feather

Gilderoy Lockhart was the owner of a peacock quill and he used it to sign his autographs. The flamboyant nature of Lockhart matched that of the quill. Ron Weasley looked utterly revolted upon seeing the quill, but Lockhart completely misinterpreted it as admiration.[2] The quill was battered by the time Lockhart was admitted to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Despite losing his memories of his ill-gotten fame, he continued to use the quill to sign autographs, without knowing exactly why.[3]

Known owners


Notes and references

  1. Pottermore
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)