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"I know this maker's mark - this is Mikken's work."
Eddard Stark asks Arya about Needle.[src]

Mikken is a recurring background character in the first season. He is played uncredited by weapons master Boyd Rankin and debuts in the series premiere. Mikken is the blacksmith at Winterfell. At Jon's request, he forged the sword Needle for Arya.


Season 1Edit

Mikken is seen in the background when Bran is practicing archery while his brothers watch (particularly in the close-up shot of Rickon's laugh). Later Mikken assembles with the Winterfell household to receive King Robert Baratheon. He stands behind Maester Luwin.[1] Mikken forges the sword, Needle, for Jon Snow to give to his sister, Arya Stark.[2] Eddard Stark finds Arya with the sword and recognizes Mikken's maker's mark on it.[3]

Season 2 Edit

It is unclear what happened to Mikken after the Sack of Winterfell but he was most likely killed by Ramsay's men.


Season One appearances
Winter is Coming * The Kingsroad * Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood

*Uncredited appearances

Behind the scenesEdit

Mikken is played by Boyd Rankin, who is an armorer and weapon smith for the series.

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Mikken is the blacksmith at Winterfell. It was not Farlen the kennelmaster but he that talked defiantly to Theon Greyjoy. One of the ironborn beat and killed Mikken for his defiance.

See alsoEdit


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Lord: Prince Bran Stark Heir: Sansa Stark
Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): King in the North · Lord Paramount of the North · Lord of Winterfell · Warden of the North
Ancestors:Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Dorren Stark · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Osric Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark
Current members:Arya Stark · Benjen Stark · Jon Snow
Deceased members:Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · King Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark · Rickon Stark
Household:{Ser Rodrik Cassel} · {Maester Luwin} · {Jory Cassel} · {Vayon Poole} · {Septa Mordane} · Brienne of Tarth · Jeyne Poole · {Osha} · Hodor · Farlen · {Old Nan} · Mikken

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