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Superlative & Unique Heirloom Quality Piece
Solid Brass Pommel & Cross Guard
Exquisitely Carved Hardwood Handle
Heavy Duty (wearable) 100% Leather Sheath
Cross-Chest Adjustable Leather Strap
CAUTION – THIS IS A FULLY FUNCTIONAL MARTIAL WEAPON – DECOMISSION THE BLADE BEFORE WALL MOUNTING. DO NOT USE FOR SPARRING. DO NOT USE FOR THEATRICAL OR RE-ENACTMENT PURPOSES. CHECK THE LAWS IN YOUR STATE OR COUNTRY PERTAINING TO WEAPONS OWNERSHIP BEFORE MAKING YOUR PURCHASE. STORE SAFELY AND HANDLE WITH CAUTION.
Weight: 2.9 Kilos (without scabbard) - Length: 146 cm (without scabbard)
Blade length: 106.2 cm - Crossguard Width: 29 cm - Blade Width: 4.9 cm (tapering)
This sword comes with a buckled cross-body strap for wearing on one's back in the traditional "Braveheart" manner.
The term claymore (from Scottish Gaelic claidheamh mòr, "great sword") usually refers to a two-handed sword with a cross hilt, of which the guards were turned down, used by the Highlanders of Scotland. The two-handed claymore was a large sword used in the late Medieval and Early Modern period. It was used in the constant clan warfare and border fights with the English from circa 1400 to 1700. The last known battle in which it is considered to have been used in a significant number was the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689. It was somewhat larger than other two-handed swords of the era. The two-handed claymore seems to be an offshoot of early Scottish medieval swords which had developed a distinctive style of a cross-hilt with down sloping arms that ended in spatulate swellings. The spatulate swellings were frequently made in a quatrefoil design. Fairly uniform in style, the sword was set with a round pommel.
There is a gap of a few millimeters between the blade and the protruding element of the crossguard. This is intentional as brass and steel are so different that they can't flex in unison, and a blade of this size will flex by a tiny degree if used for vigorous cutting.
Some sword hilts look as if they're solid brass, then a few years down the road when they get an accidental scratch, the so-called brass is revealed to be just a coating and henceforth your sword will look awful. There will be no such problem with this one - the guard and pommel are solid brass. Brass is not a metal meant for a blade, but it is very good for hilts, as it does not have the brittle qualities of steel or iron. Sword blades can shatter when brutally impacted, whereas the brass on a hilt will bend slightly rather than snap - which means it can always be bent back into shape again afterwards. This is why brass, for many centuries, was commonly used as a standard metal for hilts - even modern military ceremonial/dress swords, such as those used by the U.S. marines, use this ideal metal for their pommels and guards.
This is not a mass-produced blade stamped out of sheet metal, it's 100% guaranteed hand forged. The blade is shaped and delicately curved; created with time honoured classic sword making ingredients: hammer, anvil, fire and sweat - traditionally fired, shaped and polished by skilled artisans. Serious sword collectors will not accept anything else.This sword doesn’t just look good in the photo – it will actually look and feel good in your hand. You’ll feel the weight - you’ll feel the balance.
This design is copied from a museum specimen.
This sword has been professionally sharpened.
Tang is a word of Old Norse origin, meaning a sharp point, tongue, or prong. The tang is an extension of the blade that you don't see because it is hidden underneath the handle. Most swords, if they are of any quality, should already have a full tang and it doesn't need to be advertised. It's something to expect. Nevertheless, we do feel a need to differentiate this item, as 95% of swords on the net are either rat-tails or half/quarter tangs. Such movie/fantasy pseudo-swords are strictly for decoration only, as the much needed support in the handle is missing. They might look pretty on a wall, but they will slowly (or very quickly) come apart if used in simulated combat.
A quarter or half tang means that the blade is partially imbedded into the hilt and does not form a connection with the pommel. It is more difficult and expensive to create a full tang, as the handle and guard have to be manufactured around each individual sword. The most common modern tang fitting, is the rat-tail. It's aptly named, as this tang has something like the length and thickness of a rat’s tail. Rat-tails are long inner threads which run the length of the handle. They screw into a pommel cap and are spot welded to the end of the blade. If a pommel can be unscrewed, this does not always mean it’s on a rat-tail – but it usually is. Almost all swords made in the People’s Republic of China (the ones most frequently seen on the internet) have a cheap rat-tail. Such tangs create a weak-point in the sword, focusing all of the force onto a tiny little weld.
Supplied with a unique, custom made, hand crafted leather scabbard.
No Plastic, No PVC
Only solid brass, steel, copper or leather detailing/accents (where applicable).
The blade’s steel is not inappropriately shiny with a mirror finish, but has the authentic bright-gray subdued sheen favoured by enthusiasts.
We don’t have the expense of a shopfront, so consequently we are able to sell top grade items at very reasonable prices.
Clear Pricing Policy
We do not mix ridiculously low prices with extortionate “postage”. The price you see is the price you pay – delivered to your door (Australia or New Zealand). Our international air mail fee is below cost.
No Fuss Returns Policy
If you are less than delighted with your purchase, return it to us within seven days, and we will furnish you with a full refund – no questions asked. If the sword arrives damaged, return it to us within seven days, and we will send you another. If you pay by PayPal, your sword is automatically insuredagainst loss. Additional postal insurance is available for $15.00.
I'm extremely happy with this product! 100% will be buying more items in the future. Scott lennox on 10th Dec 2017
I received this as a farewell gift from my staff members. Totally blown away!!
A few odd looks carrying it home on the train.
Very serious sword, highly recommend it to any serious people. Unknown on 7th Nov 2017
Just received the claymore this week so no opportunity to test cut with it yet, but the beauty of this sword is really captivating and functionality wise, it has a bit of an oomph with certain techniques, but the weight is quite managable in guard positions.
Lastly the amount of care the seller put into the packaging is very impressive, the sword came in with layers and layers of protection. Thanks medieval shoppe. Tari on 21st Oct 2017
I bought this sword for my dad who is Scottish, and although his birthday isn't yet, I have to say that the workmanship and look of this incredible piece of weaponry is phenomenal. As realistic as I could have possibly imagined. For something like this it's all so sturdy and would make any living room iconic with this small piece of medieval flare.
I intend to purchase more from Medieval Shoppe in the future. 10/10. A+
(I hope I didnt oversell this review, but I'm seriously this happy about the product) A super-overenthusiastic buyer... on 11th Sep 2017
I saw the reviews on You Tube (Thegn Thrand) on this sword. I was very impressed by the reviews. I was looking for a good quality Scottish Claymore. But all the known brand named Claymore swords are upwards of $500 to $1000.Some of these named brand swords have average reviews on quality and performance. So I took a chance on this sword. On opening the box and finally unwrapping the bubble wrap and seeing the sword for the first time I was cob smacked. The size, build quality and sheer presence of this sword would impress most people. On picking the sword up in both hands you cant help thinking back in the day how on earth did these blokes fight epic battles with this massive sword. They must of been incredibly fit and strong . Oh this sword is very sharp.Well worth the money. I'm Very happy with my Scottish Claymore. Robert on 8th Mar 2016
I ordered this sword and within 5 days it was delivered, this was free delivery in australia. this sword is huge and well constructed it's over all presence is amazing. it's a beast to wield and you can feel the power and strength when cutting. it came with a leather sheath which sits well on my back and is well made. the claymore is very impressive looking it has a excellent finish for the price i paid, the brass fittings and wooden handle are superbly made and overall this sword is a functional eye catching sword that i'am proud to have in my collection. I will be recommending this sword to all i know and will positively be buying more swords from the Medieval Shoppe. Thank You I LOVE this Sword Paul Morrison on 3rd Aug 2015