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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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Scottish Sgian Dubh AH-3255

Scottish Sgian Dubh AH-3255
The Scottish Sgian Dubh is designed to match our military regulation dirk. Has a polished 4in steel blade, Overall 8.5in. Comes with a black leather covered scabbard, capped with nickel mounts.
Overall 10in with scabbard.

Sku:AH-3255  Price: $28.00 

Sir William Wallace Claymore AH-3338-B

Sir William Wallace Claymore AH-3338-B
Named for Sir William Wallace the Scottish hero of the 13th century, this version of an early Claymore has a solid brass guard and pommel.

Sku:AH-3338-B  Price: $185.00 

Steel Claymore AH-0230

Steel Claymore AH-0230
Our Scottish Steel Claymore with Steel guard and pommel has a hardwood grip.

Sku:AH-0230  Price: $171.00 

Steel Claymore AH-3335

Steel Claymore AH-3335
Very similar to our "Iron Claymore" the Steel Claymore comes with a solid hand- forged steel quatrefoil guard and pommel.

Sku:AH-3335  Price: $120.00 

Twisted Hilt Claymore AH-4113

Twisted Hilt Claymore AH-4113
The Scottish Twisted Hilt Claymore has a Brass guard and pommel with twisted hardwood grip.

Sku:AH-4113  Price: $129.00 

Two handed Scottish Claymore AH-3313

Two handed Scottish Claymore AH-3313
Two handed Scottish Claymore with Steel quatrefoil guard and round pommel.

Sku:AH-3313  Price: $170.00 

William Wallace Collection Sword AH-3239

William Wallace Collection Sword AH-3239

This William Wallace Collection Sword is a replica of the original William Wallace Sword.

Sku:AH-3239  Price: $249.95 

 
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