History. In ancient times of 3rd Century, they forged a special steel in the city of Damascus, Syria. As already answered by Quora User, no one really knows how valyrian steel swords /weapons are forged. martin's best selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire". Watch Queue Queue When inquired about the same to Mr. G R R Martin, this is what he had to say : > "Valyrian steel is a fantasy metal. About Valyrian Steel ® The Valyrian Steel ® Collection is a series of weapons and arms created from the fantasy world of author George R.R. On Game of Thrones, the very best blades are forged from a super-strong yet incredibly light substance known as Valyrian steel. Each limited edition entry in this collection is made of only the highest quality materials available with special attention made to the finish and detailing. Valyrian steel, possibly forged with dragons, was manufactured in the Valyrian Freehold of old. 3. In Game of Thrones, a sword forged out of Valyrian steel is recognized for its unparalleled strength and light weight. Watch Queue Queue. It is believed that it originated in Damascus of all places. There are differences though. Damascus steel was the forged steel of the blades of swords smithed in the Near East from ingots of Wootz steel either imported from Southern India or made in production centres in Merv or Khorasan. As an official UK Retailer for Valyrian Steel, we offer the range of Game Of Thrones Licensed Replicas to our customers, these swords although expensive are truly masterpieces and a must have for dedicated fans and collectors. In the real world, its equivalent just might be vanadium. Poeple would mine the ore in India and Sri Lanka and then carry it all the way to Near East to forge and hammer it to steel and then, swords. There’s a real-life equivalent to Valyrian steel. This video is unavailable. The closest thing in our world it can be compared to is Damascus steel. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water, sometimes in a "ladder" or "rose" pattern. The blades feature distinctive rippled patterns (similar to real-world Damascus steel), the mark of steel that has been folded back on itself many thousands of times. Valyrian steel blades are lighter, stronger, and sharper than even the best castle-forged steel. Damascus steel is a lost art of steel making. It is this advantage that denotes it as one of Westeros’s most sought-after materials.