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This page is about the Old Man who gives Link the Sword. For the other Old Men, see White Sword-Giving Old Man, Magical Sword-Giving Old Man, and Letter-Entrusting Old Man.

The Sword-Giving Old Man is a character in The Legend of Zelda.[1]


The Sword-Giving Old Man is found in a cave on the initial screen where Link starts his journey. He will provide Link with the Sword.[2]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseソードのおじいさん (Sōdo no Ojīsan)[3]Sword Old Man
FranceFrenchEUVieil homme à l'Épée[4]Old man with the Sword
GermanyGermanAlter Mann mit Holzschwert[5]Old Man with Wooden Sword
ItalyItalianAnziano che dona la spada[6] 
SpainSpanishEUAnciano con la espada[7] 
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 219 (TLoZ)
  2. "IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS." — Sword-Giving Old Man (The Legend of Zelda)
  3. Encyclopedia (Tokuma Shoten Publishing) pg. 217
  4. Encyclopedia (Les Éditions Soleil) pg. 219
  5. Encyclopedia (TOKYOPOP) pg. 219
  6. Encyclopedia (Magazzini Salani) pg. 219
  7. Encyclopedia (Norma Editorial) pg. 219