Based on Original: Circa Mid-16th Century, Private Collection
Overall Length: 56"
Blade Length: 40.1"
Blade Width: 2.1"
Guard Width: 12.6"
Grip Length: 12"
Balance Point: 3.5"
Weight: 5.2 lbs / 2350 g
The claymore is one of the most recognizable swords in history. A uniquely Scottish two handed sword first appearing at the beginning of the sixteenth Century, it is almost certainly a development of the Scots-Irish single hand style of sword. Shorter and lighter, in general, than the continental two-hander, the average Claymore ran about 55 inches in overall length, with a ~13 inch grip and a ~42 inch blade. Fairly uniform in style, the sword was set with a wheel pommel often capped by a crescent-shaped nut and a guard with straight, down-sloping arms ending in quatrefoils and langets running down the center of the blade from the guard.
Every able-bodied man in the Highlands carried arms, as can be attested to by John Hume in the passage below written on his experience as a prisoner after the battle of Falkirk (1746). "Thy [the Highlanders] always appeared like warriors; as if their arms [weapons] had been limbs and members of their bodies they were never seen without them; they travelled, they attended fairs and markets, nay they went to church with their broadswords and dirks."
We have chosen to replicate this sword from a private collection as it exemplifies the classic features of the Claymore so well.
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