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

Mikken was the blacksmith at Winterfell. At Jon's request, he forged the sword Needle for Arya.

Biography

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 Bolton's men as he is never to be seen again.

Appearances

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.

Mikken is one of three people (the other two are Alebelly the guard and Septon Chayle) whose deaths are foreseen by Jojen Reed.

It is not Farlen but Mikken who talks defiantly to Theon Greyjoy, although Bran tries to hush him. One of the ironborn beats and kills Mikken for his defiance.

See also

References

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Lord: Sansa Stark Heir: Arya Stark
House-Stark-Main-Shield
Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): King in the North · Lord of Winterfell

Under the Iron Throne: Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of the North

Ancestors:Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Dorren Stark · Jon Stark · Rickard Stark · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Theon Stark · Osric Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark · Brandon Snow
Current members:Bran the Broken · Jon Snow
Deceased members:Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark · Rickon Stark · Benjen Stark
Household:{Maester Luwin} · {Ser Rodrik Cassel} · {Jory Cassel} · {Vayon Poole} · Jeyne Poole · {Septa Mordane} · {Old Nan} · {Hodor} · {Farlen} · {Mikken} · {Osha} · {Jojen Reed} · Maester Wolkan