Two-Handed Scottish Claymore Sword, 16th Century, without Scabbard
This two-handed Claymore (derived from the Scottish Gaelic word claidheamh-mòr, which simply translates to “great sword”) is patterned after the impressive, double-edged longswords wielded by Scotland’s famous Highlanders during inter-clan conflicts and border wars with the English crown between the 15th and 17th centuries. One of the final developments of the Scottish sword, the Claymore proved its effectiveness for almost 300 years. The two-handed sword was a mighty infantry weapon that could deliver sweeping, devastating blows as well as powerful thrusts. While its blade design was relatively simple, yet elegant, it featured a unique hilt that set it apart from other swords of the time.
Based on surviving 16th c. originals (such as can be admired amongst others at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh or at the British Museum in London), our good value, historically authentic Claymore sword reconstruction features the classic design of this popular weapon.
The broad, long, evenly tapering full tang blade is forged out of EN45 spring steel and fullered about halfway down its length. The edges are not sharpened. The onion-shaped pommel is made of steel, and the grip is crafted of stained, polished wood. The distinctive, 29 cm long steel guard is a high-collared quillon block with langettes running down the blade’s fuller and forward-sloping quillons that terminate in quatrefoils.
This fine piece of Scottish history, evocative of the Highlands and the fierce clansmen who fought and lost their lives there, comes without a scabbard.
Please note that this late medieval / Renaissance two-handed sword is not a battle ready weapon. It is designed as a collector's or decoration/display piece and is not suited for combat reenactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop, e.g. to complete your costume, and will make your transformation into a proud Scottish warrior just perfect.
- Material: EN45 spring steel blade (high carbon steel, not stainless), wooden grip, steel guard and pommel
- Overall length: approx. 123 cm
- Blade length: approx. 92 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (cutting edges approx. 1 mm)
- Hilt length: approx. 31 cm (grip approx. 19 cm)
- Max. blade width: approx. 6.3 cm
- Point of balance: approx. 10.5 cm from the guard
- Weight: approx. 2.2 kg
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the blade on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18.
- Stock: In Stock
- Model: 2547
- SKU: 0116331301