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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 1

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

It is unclear what happened to Mikken after the Sack of Winterfell, but he was most likely killed by Ramsay Snow'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 scenes

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

In the books

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 also


v  d  e
Lord: King Jon Snow Heir:
Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): King in the North · Lord of Winterfell

Pre-secession: Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of the North

Ancestors:Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Dorren Stark · Rickard Stark · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Theon Stark · Osric Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark
Current members:Sansa Stark · Arya Stark · Bran Stark · Benjen Stark
Deceased members:Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · King Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark · Rickon Stark
Household:{Maester Luwin} · {Ser Rodrik Cassel} · {Jory Cassel} · {Vayon Poole} · Jeyne Poole · {Septa Mordane} · {Old Nan} · {Hodor} · Farlen · Mikken · {Osha} · Meera Reed · {Jojen Reed} · Brienne of Tarth · Podrick Payne · Davos Seaworth

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