Claymore Swords

The Claymore Sword better known as the great sword of the Highlands, was used in the constant clan warfare and border fights with the English from 1500 to 1650 and was still in use as late as the Rebellion of 1745, the two-handed Claymore Sword seems to be an offshoot of earlier broadswords as they were developed into great swords. Widely feared because its lightness made it faster in combat than European counterparts, the Claymore Sword developed a distinctive style of cross guard with down-sloping arms that ended in spatulate swellings. From about 1520, shows the true Scottish form which was finally developed.

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