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The claymore (of the Gaelic claideamh-mor, large sword) was a Celtic two-handed sword that had a usual length of 150 cm or longer. Because of this length it was difficult for opponents to approach. The claymore had a long ricasso, so that the user could place two hands on the blade in the case that his enemy had approached anyway. The earliest claymores were used in the 16th century, the last was used during the 18th century. These later models had a cross-guard that ended in a kind of honeycomb pattern, it deflicted enemy blows and blocked the blade. It was also possible to hold the sword at the cross-guard and use it in that way. The claymore was the favourite weapon of the Scottish Highlanders together with the dirk and the Highland halberd, but it was also used by Irishmen. The Irishmen often used it in combination with a burning torch to distract the enemy with burns.
This claymore is made after a museum piece and has a fuller in the blade for flexibility and balance. The grip is covered with brown leather. The dark cross-guard has the typical honeycomb motive and partly covers the blade for protection in a scabbard. The claymore has a length of 151 cm with a blade of 104 cm. It weighs 2,2 kg.
Claymores like this were used during approx. the mid-16th century. Clan MacDuff was originally a Scottish-Pictish clan. The earliest clanchiefs were earls of Fife.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of â‚¬70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
This item cannot be shipped to countries outside the EU due to its length.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This product has a two year warranty. Click here for more information.
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