Wands

Let there be no confusion – a magical wand is a very, very important item! Especially one of the many delightful Harry Potter wands for sale on this very website exclusively to UK customers. Witches and budding wizards would be lost without these mystical and powerful items.

Used mainly to cast wonderful spells and spread their magical power – wands are the staple of an up-and-coming witches and wizard’s life. A lot of people think that a wand will increase one’s ability to perform magic, but this is not the case. Wands are a mere tool – all they do is allow your magic to become more focused and precise. Think of a magnifying lens with the sun shining through – the lens does not contain the magic, it just helps to harness it. This is very powerful stuff indeed!

Locating the right one for you is not as easy as the majority of people may think. There are many factors to take into account before you can find the right  wand for yourself. You may even have to make many mistakes before you can find the one that is 100% right for you. But the process is not all pain and suffering, it can actually be quite fun and exciting!

You will find that the specific element used in your perfect wand will actually reflect upon your very own character. For the best of results though, you may have to let the Harry Potter wand choose you, rather than you choosing it.

These wands are usually developed and made by Mr. Ollivander. Mr. Ollivander uses four rules when he classifies his particular wands. They are: the sort of wood used to make it, the length of the wand, and the most important, the core material used in the very essence of the wand. What is the fourth rule you may ask – well, that would be the manner in which the wand moves and glides through the air.

harry potter replica wandsPotter Wands – Classifications

Wood is the fabric from which Harry Potter replica wands are made from. Different woods make up different wands. Which one suits you will be down to which birth date according to the old and mystical Celtic calender. Three cores made of very strong magic are used in each wand – they are the heartstring of a dragon, feather of a phoenix, and a unicorn’s tail.

According to the Celtic calender, every month is associated with a type of tree. Each tree possesses certain characteristics and powers.

Let us take a look at Harry’s wand as a quick demonstration. This wand is made out of the Holly tree – reflecting his date of birth at the end of July. Protection is the quality that Holly stands for and this helps Harry to ward off bad and negative spirits and energies. Holly is eternally green and grows blood red fruit in winter – these symbolizing hope and positivity. The core of Harry Potter’s wand is the feather of a phoenix bird.

The wand is hugely important to every single witch and wizard, and without it they would feel powerless and useless. These magical items are given to them when they are only children, so growing attached to something you have known most of your life is quite understandable.

If you take a character from Harry Potter and present them without one important piece of equipment – then you may as well not present them at all… what is this most important item? A wand from the Harry Potter films of course! Some say the wand is considered as important – in the smash hit series – as the characters themselves. Wizards and witches have used these enchanting items for centuries to cast spells and turn unsuspecting victims into toads, frogs and many other interesting creatures!

It is said that in the Potter series, many characters can in fact cast spells and cause general magical trouble without a wand – but for the big and most extravagant spells and feats one of the many wands in Harry Potter are very much needed.

A wand may add much needed energy to one’s ability to perform big magical feats but it would be more appropriate to say that this magical item mainly acts as a source of magic. If you imagine the wand being a sort of mystical magnifying glass and the wizard’s magic being a ray of sunlight – well, the sunlight magnified through a sturdy piece of glass can almost burn a hole in anything; and this, my friends, is the magic of Harry Potter wands!

different types of wandsMaterials Used in the Making of these Magical Items

In the Harry Potter films, a certain Mr. Ollivander who owns the wand shop in Diagon Alley is said to be the best wand maker in the land! His main rival is Gregorovitch who makes European wands. Their wands are made from such interesting materials like Unicorn hair and Dragon’s heartstring – these are the core material with the outer being made from some sort of wood (e.g. Mahogany, Yew and Chestnut to name three). Lesser wand makes might use something like Veela hair as their core material.

Harry Potter replica wands are not generic – in fact, each one seems to have a personality and trait unique to their selves; this is what makes them so interesting. Ollivander actually states that each wand will choose their master – not vice versa! Wands will also do as much as they can to protect their wizard and remain loyal throughout their lifetime. Saying this, a wizard can use another wizard’s wand, but it may not be as effective as if it were the true owner operating it.

For total success and maximum magic, a wizard must use his own one. Sometimes a wand may even reflect its master in its form – e.g. a short wand maybe be owned by a person who isn’t tall, and a robust wand may be owned by a solid and strong wizard.

The most important character in the series, Harry, owns a magical wand which is fabricated from holly – this provides him with luck and protection. Harry Potter wands are highly interesting and magical items – underestimate them at your peril!

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