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The name claymore is thought to be from claidheamh mòr—a Gaelic term meaning "great sword". However, another theory suggests it may come from claidheamh da lamh, literally "two-hand sword." Claidheamh is ultimately cognate with Latin gladius. As such the use of the term 'claymore' for the two-handed sword is considered debatable.

The two-handed claymore was a large sword used in the Medieval period. It was used in the constant clan warfare and border fights with the English from circa 1500 to 1700.[citation needed] 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 smaller 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 downsloping arms that ended in spatulate swellings. The spatulate swellings were frequently made in a quatrefoil design.

The average claymore ran about 140 cm (55") in overall length, with a 33 cm (13") grip, 107 cm (42") blade, and a weight of approximately 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), the blades are most similar to the type XIIIa, using the Oakeshott typology. 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. Another common style of two-handed claymore (though lesser known today) was the "clamshell hilted" claymore. It had a crossguard that consisted of two downward-curving arms and two large, round, concave plates that protected the foregrip. It was so named because the round guards resembled an open clam.

 
 
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Brass Claymore AH-3244

Brass Claymore AH-3244
The "Parade" Brass Claymore has a solid brass quatrefoil guard and pommel. Comes with a solid hardwood grip.

Sku:AH-3244  Price: $115.20 

Celtic Dagger Dagger with Face Pommel AH-3144

Celtic Dagger Dagger with Face Pommel  AH-3144
This Celtic dagger features a familiar Celtic form.  Also a carbon steel blade with a cast brass hilt . Includes a leather sheath.

Sku:AH-3144  Price: $91.00 

Iron Claymore AH-3241

Iron Claymore AH-3241
For a more "authentic feel" this Iron Claymore comes with a solid hand forged iron quatrefoil guard and pommel.

Sku:AH-3241  Price: $120.00 

James Claymore AH-0232

James Claymore AH-0232
The James Claymore has a Steel guard and pommel with leather wrapped grip.

Sku:AH-0232  Price: $189.00 

Scottish Basket Hilt Sword AH-3291

Scottish Basket Hilt Sword AH-3291
Scottish Basket Hilt Sword with Brass Basket, Includes scabbard.

Sku:AH-3291  Price: $190.00 

Scottish Broad Sword AH-3240

Scottish Broad Sword AH-3240
18th Century Double Edged Basket-hilt Scottish Broad Sword. Leather covered wooden grip, wrapped with twisted wire.

Sku:AH-3240  Price: $160.00 

Scottish Dancing Sword AH-3407

Scottish Dancing Sword AH-3407
This single hand Scottish Dancing Sword has a GREAT PRICE!

Sku:AH-3407  Price: $70.00 

Scottish Dirk AH-3251

Scottish Dirk AH-3251 at By The Sword Inc
Styled on the military regulation dirk and much favored by Scottish Bandsmen, this impressive 18 inch full size Scottish Dirk has a polished 12 inch steel blade etched with traditional Scottish thistle and foliage decoration.

Sku:AH-3251  Price: $79.00 

Scottish Dirk Flat AH-3251F

Scottish Dirk Flat AH-3251F at By The Sword Inc
Styled on the military regulation dirk and much favored by Scottish Bandsmen, this impressive 18" full size Scottish Dirk Flat has a polished 12" steel blade etched with traditional Scottish thistle and foliage decoration.

Sku:AH-3251F  Price: $80.00 

Scottish Dirk with Fork and Knife AH-3251D

Scottish Dirk with Fork and Knife AH-3251D at By the Sword Inc
Styled on the military regulation dirk and much favored by Scottish Bandsmen, this impressive 18" full size Scottish Dirk with Fork and Knife has a polished 12" steel blade etched with traditional Scottish thistle and foliage decoration.

Sku:AH-3251D  Price: $94.00 

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