Scottish claymore sword
The claymore is a two-handed sword which was used in Scotland during the
16th and 17th century. There are a lot of terms and spellings used for this sword,
the most of them originate from Gaelic:
Claidhem-More, Claidhmhichean-mora, Glaymore, claidheamh mòr.
All of them just mean great sword.
It’s about a long two-handed sword with double-edged blade and a wide guard often
formed like a “v” with circular decorations at the end.
The former claymore swords often had a long leather wrapped ricasso.
The blade of this claymore has been hand-forged of carbon steel. It contains the
typical guard with shamrock-decorations.
The blade is forged in one piece to the hilt and screwed to it.
The wooden hilt is wrapped with black leather.
The blade is not sharpened.
- Blade length: approx. 91 cm
- Total length: approx. 122 cm
- Guard- width: approx. 21 cm
- Weight: approx. 1.85 kg