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Game of Thrones `Valyrian Steel' knives create banquet worthy of Westerosi knights at Ox Belfast

Brian Twomey (Tourism Ireland) Stephen Toman, Judith Webb (Tourism NI) and the blades. Picture by Presseye

VALYRIAN Steel, known to Game of Thrones fans as the sharpest and most durable in all the seven kingdoms, have inspired three remarkable kitchen knives.

One of the few things that can kill White Walkers, Stephen Toman used them at his Michelin-starred OX restaurant in Belfast, to create a banquet worthy of Westerosi knights.

Tourism Ireland created a set of three special kitchen knives made from a re-imagining of Valyrian Steel and unveiled them today.

To demonstrate the knives’ practical applications in the real world, Tourism Ireland delivered the blades to OX where Toman made rack of lamb from the Mourne Mountains, braised liver, smoked celeriac and wild garlic.

The knives will now be kept in a secure case in OX.

To demonstrate the knives’ practical applications in the real world, Tourism Ireland delivered the blades to OX where Toman made rack of lamb from the Mourne Mountains, braised liver, smoked celeriac and wild garlic.

The knives will now be kept in a secure case in OX.

In the set, there is a paring knife (12cm blade), a utility knife (17cm blade) and a chef's knife (23cm blade).

To make the Valyrian-inspired Damascus steel, a master craftsman melted a mixture of higher carbon steel, then forged this out into a knife. The ornate handles are made of bog oak.

The special set of kitchen knives is part of a wider `Game of Thrones' campaign being rolled out worldwide by Tourism Ireland in partnership with HBO, celebrating Northern Ireland as Game of Thrones Territory.

As part of the campaign, 10 intricately carved wooden doors are popping up in restaurants, pubs and other venues near filming locations across Northern Ireland each week as the series unfolds.

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