- "Nail! We got two more!"
In the books Edit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Nail is a member of the Second Sons, similarly to his role in the game series. He serves as an apprentice to the drunken blacksmith and armorer known as Hammer.
Nail is introduced in the fifth novel "A Dance with Dragons". After Tyrion, Jorah and their dwarf companion escape from Yezzan's camp and join the Second Sons, they are ordered to go to Hammer for equipment. Since Hammer is too drunk, Nail takes them to the weapons and armor supply. He tells them that most of it is crap iron, but that they're welcome to anything they can use.