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The wand of Garrick Ollivander was made of hornbeam wood with a dragon heartstring core. It was 12¾ inches long, and was described as being "slightly bendy".[2]

Behind the scenes

  • Like most wizards and witches in Great Britain, he likely obtained it at the age of eleven before beginning his magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Since his family owns the famous wand shop Ollivanders, he may not have had to have purchase his wand.
  • It's likely that this wand was made by Gerbold or Gervaise Ollivander, or he may have even crafted it himself given his superb talent as a wandmaker.
  • According to the Wand Collection book, the wand was designed "as if it was carved from a tree twisted with age" and features runic marks along the wrinkled wood of the handle.
  • Identical to the situation between Cedric Diggory's and Charlie Weasley's wand, Garrick Ollivander's wand shares the same wand wood and core components with Viktor Krum's wand.


Notes and references

  1. Assuming this was his only own wand, as implied on Pottermore, it was created in or before 1919, the earliest possible year Garrick was Sorted in.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Explore the Story: Garrick Ollivander at Pottermore