We are happy to announce that our Highland Claymore is available again to order. The past two years of supply and service challenges is beginning to come under control as we work hard to shorten our queue. Our steel is coming in more consistently and our efforts in the shop are paying off with gaining ground on our back orders. We do still have a great amount of work ahead of us but that is pretty much time and sweat to accomplish. :-) Best not stand down wind
This has been one of most popular swords over the last few years and we have improved the piece as we have made from our first renditions. You can check out our spotlight video here on this sword. This sword has several features often seen on originals but not always done on replicas. We have an elliptical shaped washer below the square nut on the top of the pommel.
The ends of the arms terminate in the classic four round piercings with a square hole in the center. On originals these are sometimes cut out and at other times brazed tubes stacked together. The sword has two langets that reach down the blade from the guard and are seen on most pieces from the period.
We are happy to have the piece available to order again. It will still take a while to receive if ordered as our queue is running on the 8 to 12 month range on many pieces but the goal is to shorten the turn around as we progress with our improvements in the shop. You can always see what we have available in stock here.
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985.