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Hornbeam wood is, according to Mr Ollivander, who himself is the owner of a hornbeam wand, the wand wood most suited for "the talented witch or wizard with a single, pure passion, which some might call obsession (though [Mr Ollivander prefers] the term ‘vision’), which will almost always be realised. Hornbeam wands adapt more quickly than almost any other to their owner’s style of magic, and will become so personalised, so quickly, that other people will find them extremely difficult to use even for the most simple of spells. Hornbeam wands likewise absorb their owner’s code of honour, whatever that might be, and will refuse to perform acts - whether for good or ill - that do not tally with their master’s principles. A particularly fine-tuned and sentient wand."[1]

People known to own a hornbeam wand includes Viktor Krum and Mr Ollivander himself.

[edit] References

  1. J.K. Rowling on Pottermore