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Game of Thrones' unique Indian connection!

18 Jul 2017 | By Ramya Patelkhana

Can you guess what's common between Jon Snow and Eddard Stark's ensembles, the Joker's Cane, Iron Man's suit, and Thor's hammer?

They are all 'Made in India' by Dehradun's Windlass Steelcrafts!

The company is behind the weapons/ensembles used in Star Wars, Gladiator, 300, Game of Thrones, some Marvel and DC productions etc.

Know more about the official supplier of GoT's swords, armors, and helmets.

In context: Windlass Steelcrafts: The weapon maker for Hollywood flicks

18 Jul 2017Game of Thrones' unique Indian connection!

AboutAbout Windlass Steelcrafts

The Dehradun-based company, established in 1943, initially used to manufacture 'khukris' (curved knives).

The company's CEO Sarthak Gupta said the British Army's Gorkha regiment used these khukris during World War II.

Windlass Steelcrafts started with 50 workers, but now it has over 500 in India and the US.

They supplied weapons, costumes, armors, ensembles, essential battle equipment, etc. to more than 30 international productions.

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Game of Thrones components

For GoT, CEO Sarthak Gupta said they had the license for armors, helmets, and some LARP swords, including Jon Snow's 'Long Claw' and Arya Stark's 'Needle', and crucial components of the battle scenes in addition to the costumes.

SuppliesFrom military supplies to props for movies and TV shows

Windlass Steelworks also supplies military equipment to the US, UK, and Spanish armies.

The company manufactures and exports weapons and equipment for several movies and TV shows.

Some notable productions include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, HBO's Rome, Batman Begins, Pirates of the Caribbean (2 & 3), V for Vendetta, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Quantum of Solace, Vampire Diaries, and True Blood among others.

The costume supplying arm of Windlass

RS Windlass and Sons in Noida Special Economic Zone has provided costumes to 300, The Tudors, Batman Begins, etc. They have made stuff for many several major productions, from Obi-Wan Kenobi's robe in Star Wars to the Gryffindor uniform in the Harry Potter series.