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In the prologue of the fourth season of Game of Thrones we see Tywin Lannister giving Ice to a blacksmith from Volantis. Said blacksmith removes the handle and melt down the Valyrian steel before reforming it into two new swords (Oathkeeper and Widow's Wail). We then see Lord Tywin burn the wolf skin sheath in which Ned Stark kept the sword. As he watches it burn it looks like he reaches for the handle but I can't be sure. So what happens to it? Does he discard it like the sheath? Or does he keep it as a momento to show forever more that Lannisters are better than Starks? Or do we just not know?

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    "some Lannister blacksmiths"? No, this was a blacksmith from Volantis since only few have the knowledge to deal with Valyrian steel. Anyway, it's irrelevant since the handle isn't Valyrian steel (AFAIK). – BCdotWEB Apr 5 '15 at 17:19
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We are never told what happened to it. But if I had to guess, I'd say it was disposed of. Unlike the intricate hilts of swords like Long Claw and Oath Keeper, Ice's handle is rather plain and nondescript. For the most part a sword's true value lies in the blade, and hilts are routinely changed and are given little to no value. For instance, Long Claw's now iconic hilt with the wolf's head pommel is a recent addition to the blade after the original hilt was destroyed in the fire that took down the Lord Commander's Tower.

Ice
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