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|manufacturer=[[Albus Dumbledore]] (possibly)
 
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Griphook|It's a fake.|Ted Tonks|The sword of Gryffindor!|Oh yes. It is a copy — an excellent copy, it is true — but it was Wizard-made. The original was forged centuries ago by [[goblin]]s and had certain properties only [[goblin-made armour]] possesses. Wherever the genuine sword of Gryffindor is, it is not in a vault at Gringotts bank.|Griphook tells Ted Tonks and [[Dean Thomas]] about the replica sword.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Griphook|It's a fake.|Ted Tonks|The sword of Gryffindor!|Oh yes. It is a copy — an excellent copy, it is true — but it was Wizard-made. The original was forged centuries ago by [[goblin]]s and had certain properties only [[goblin-made armour]] possesses. Wherever the genuine sword of Gryffindor is, it is not in a vault at Gringotts bank.|Griphook tells Ted Tonks and [[Dean Thomas]] about the replica sword.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
A '''replica of [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]]''' was created or acquired by [[Albus Dumbledore]] sometime prior to [[1997]]. This replica was placed in the case normally holding the real sword, so that the real one could eventually be given to [[Harry Potter]] to assist his [[Horcrux hunt|search]] for [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es. The replica made its way in time into [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]'s [[Lestrange Vault|vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]].
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A '''replica of [[Sword of Gryffindor]]''' was created or acquired by [[Albus Dumbledore]] sometime prior to [[1997]]. This replica was placed in the case normally holding the real sword, so that the real one could eventually be given to [[Harry Potter]] to assist his [[Horcrux hunt|search]] for [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es. The replica made its way in time into [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]'s [[Lestrange Vault|vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==

Latest revision as of 16:35, January 18, 2013

Replica of the Sword of Gryffindor
Object information
Manufacturer

Albus Dumbledore (possibly)

Made

Prior to 1997

Usage

To replace the real sword so it could be given to Harry Potter without suspicion.

Owners
Griphook: "It's a fake."
Ted Tonks: "The sword of Gryffindor!"
Griphook: "Oh yes. It is a copy — an excellent copy, it is true — but it was Wizard-made. The original was forged centuries ago by goblins and had certain properties only goblin-made armour possesses. Wherever the genuine sword of Gryffindor is, it is not in a vault at Gringotts bank."
— Griphook tells Ted Tonks and Dean Thomas about the replica sword.[src]

A replica of Sword of Gryffindor was created or acquired by Albus Dumbledore sometime prior to 1997. This replica was placed in the case normally holding the real sword, so that the real one could eventually be given to Harry Potter to assist his search for Voldemort's Horcruxes. The replica made its way in time into Bellatrix Lestrange's vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

HistoryEdit

Replacing the real swordEdit

Sometime prior to his death, Albus Dumbledore had acquired this replica and replaced the real Sword of Gryffindor with it. The real sword would later be placed into a secret compartment behind the portrait of Dumbledore in the Headmaster's office by Severus Snape. [1]

Attempted theftEdit

"One of the kids who tried to take the sword was Bill's younger sister. She and a couple of friends got into Snape's office and smashed open the glass case where he was apparently keeping the sword. Snape caught them as they were trying to smuggle it down the staircase."
Dirk Cresswell tells Ted Tonks about the attempted theft of the sword.[src]

Believing it to be the real Sword of Gryffindor, Ginevra Weasley, Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood staged an attempt to steal this sword from the Headmaster's office. They managed to get as far as the staircase outside before being caught and punished by Snape. After this, Hogwarts Castle was deemed to be unsafe for the sword, and it was relocated to the Lestrange Vault. [2] It presumably was enchanted with the same Flagrante and Gemino Curses as the rest of the vault's contents.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 33 (The Prince's Tale)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 15 (The Goblin's Revenge)

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