Ironwood's Revolver (unofficial) is General James Ironwood's weapon of choice.


Ironwood's weapon is an extremely large revolver with a six-chambered hexagonal cylinder. It has an overall bulky, brick-like shape and possesses characteristics of both a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol, with both a cylinder and a slide. It also has two triggers and an external hammer. Intricate floral designs are etched onto the slide and grips. Light fluorescent blue designs are below the barrel and on the cylinder.

In "Battle of Beacon", Ironwood uses the revolver to kill a large armored Beowolf. It ultimately requires several shots, including an exploding round to the foot to send the Grimm off-balance and concluding with one through the head to kill the beast. Ironwood also dispatches a Creep with a single shot, displaying its impressive stopping power. Ironwood is seen using the weapon with both his left and right hands. He keeps it stored in his jacket.

During "Heroes and Monsters", Ironwood was seen using the revolver again, shooting multiple Atlesian Knight-200 units with considerable proficiency, and eventually destroying one by reversing his grip and clubbing it with the handle. In this sequence, it is shown to be powerful enough to disable and destroy each robot with only a single shot each.

Later, in "Tipping Point", Ironwood's revolver is seen dispatching a white Boarbatusk, accidentally summoned by Weiss Schnee, with a single shot. This sends the Grimm flying sideways during its mid-air jump without an explosion, perhaps implying that the ammunition can send a force through its target upon impact.

The weapon itself is quite durable, able to withstand being used for pistol whipping Grimm with Ironwood's cybernetic right arm without compromising its firing capabilities.


  • Despite having only six chambers in the cylinder, Ironwood fires seven shots without reloading in his fight against the Beowolf in "Battle of Beacon".
  • It is stated on the Commentaries that Ironwood's revolver was based on the Tin Man's pistol.[1]
    • While the original Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz did not carry a pistol, the character from the 2007 television miniseries adaptation Tin Man did indeed carry a pistol, which may be the basis of the allusion.

Image Gallery

Concept Art

Battle of Beacon

Heroes and Monsters

Tipping Point


  1. Volume 3 Directors Commentary