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A heron-mark sword is a weapon in the Prime Video series The Wheel of Time. The sword is initially owned by Tam al'Thor, and Rand al'Thor takes it with him when he leaves the Two Rivers. The blade is notably marked with a heron.


The blade is slightly curved and sharp on only one edge. It has a bronze heron etched on the steel near the hilt.


Tam's history[]

Tam earned the rank of blademaster when he traveled away from the Two Rivers during his youth, joining the Illianer Companions as a Second Captain. This gave him the honor and distinction of being allowed to use a heron-mark sword. During the Aiel War, Tam wielded the blade and brought it to the throat of a Maiden of the Spear, Tigraine Mantear, during the Battle of the Shining Walls. However, realizing that she was in labor, he spared her life and set the blade to one side as he helped her deliver the baby, who he raised as his own son, Rand.[1]

Season 1[]

Tam kept the sword in a case beneath his bed. When a Trolloc attacks Tam and Rand at their farm, Tam pulls out the sword out from under the bed and holds off the trolloc's attack. After he and Rand kill the trolloc, Rand takes Tam back to the Two Rivers because Tam has been injured, and Rand wears the sword on his hip when he returns. Moiraine convinces Rand that he needs to leave with her, and when he does so, he takes the sword with him.[2]

When the group enters Shadar Logoth and run from the darkness there, Rand uses the sword to break open a gate for him and Mat to esape.[3]

When Dana confronts Rand, she draws his sword and uses it to hold him off. He breaks down the door of the room and runs, and she chases after him with the sword through Breen's Spring, eventually cutting them off. After Thom Merrilin stops Dana, Rand retrievs his sword before they leave.[4]


The heron-mark sword appears in the following episodes:

The Wheel of Time appearances 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Season 1 episodes
Season 2 episodes tbd


Behind the scenes[]

On December 2, 2020, the official social media accounts for the series released a first look video of the sword.[5]


  1. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 7: The Dark Along the Ways.
  2. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 1: Leavetaking.
  3. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 2: Shadow's Waiting.
  4. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 3: A Place of Safety.
  5. Official Twitter account for The Wheel of Time: December 2, 2020, featuring a first-look video of the sword.