"We used an antique conductor’s baton for the basis of Graves’s wand."
—Description of Graves' wand[src]

This wand belonged to Percival Graves, and was of unknown length, wood, and core materials. When Gellert Grindelwald impersonated Graves, he used this wand as part of the disguise. During this time, Grindelwald did not use the Elder Wand.

Though he did not often use it as he was capable of impersonating Graves' prodigious skill with wandless magic, Grindelwald did wield it in a brief duel with former Auror Porpentina Goldstein and then against a large force of MACUSA Aurors after his cover was blown.

However, he was surprised and subdued by Newton Scamander and Tina disarmed him of the wand via a Summoning Charm. It is unknown what happened to it afterwards.

Behind the scenes

  • This wand appears in the film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Its design was modelled on "an antique conductor's wand".[1]
  • In the book The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the entry for Graves' wand prop reads, "Graves' wand was fairly straightforward in the sense it was all ebony, but dividing the main tip and the handle was a silver band, again in a very simple deco style, and with a rear tip, almost like a walking stick."[2]
  • On the information for the prop replica of Percival Graves' wand on the website Film Jackets, it lists the wand's length as "15 inches long".[3]
  • According to the prop gallery included in Digital Copy, Percival Graves' wand is 15 inches long.[4]
  • The wand's sleek design and sizeable length may indicate it was a Quintana creation, and therefore the core could have been a White River Monster spine.


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