Which British Knight Has A Sword Forged From A Meteorite?
Answer: Terry Pratchett
In 2009, best-selling British author Terry Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his contribution to the genres of Sci-Fi and Fantasy literature. In addition to holding audience with the Queen and accepting the title and accompanying medal, Pratchett went one step further.
Reasoning that every knight required a sword, he set about acquiring one. Ever a creative soul, however, Pratchett wasn’t content to simply purchase a sword. He instead spent time mining iron ore and gathering metallic meteorite fragments together. After smelting the ore himself, he turned it over to his friend and smith Jake Keen who produced a beautiful one-off sword with a meteorite heart: a perfect sword for a Sci-Fi novelist turned Knight.
Photo by Terry Pratchett.