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"I know this makers mark - this is Mikken's work."
―Eddard 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 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 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, 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 in the books. It was not Farlen the kennelmaster but him that talked defiantly to Theon Greyjoy. One of the Ironborn beat and killed Mikken for his defiance.

See also


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

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