Scottish Claymore (#1319)

Scottish Claymore, National Museum of Scotland. The two-handed highland Claymore, or “claidheamh mor” in Scottish Gaelic, was one of the final developments of the distinctive Scottish sword. By the 16th century, the single-handed Scottish sword with its down-turned quillons had evolved not just into a basket-hilted variety of the same blade, but also a long, two-handed sword with an unique quatrefoil guard. The Claymore was an aggressive infantry weapon. Too large to use on horseback or with a shield. It delivered overpowering blows that would sweep aside any efforts to block or parry. For over two hundred years, the Claymore witnessed inter-clan rivalries and used in wars against the English crown until the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel.
Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core
Total length: 48″
Blade length: 36.5″
Blade width: 2″
Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz.
Blade thickness: 1.88 mm
POB: 5″

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