This decorative Scottish Claymore Sword has a blunt edged blade made of stainless steel. The hilt is made in burnished cast metal with decorations.
The spherical pommel is also in cast metal, and the tapered handgrip has inlayed accents.
The Scottish Claymore Sword was the typical weapon of the Highland warriors since the late Middle Age, 15th to 17th century. This large two-handed broad sword, (from the Gaelic Claideah-more=great sword), was considered a rough tool, although effective, as the users. It was King Jacob I's effective use of the Claymore sword that made it one of the symbols of national Scottish pride. The Claymore sword, feared because of its size and strength, was used in the constant clan wars as well as against the English as late as the Rebellion of 1745.
Overall Length: 116 cm
Blade Length: 83 cm
Blade Width: 4 cm
Jacob I (1394-1437), King of Scotland, was crowned in 1424 in Scone. After overwhelming the Albany clan because of the conspiracies against him when he was a child, he decreased the power of the feudal lords. Under his rule, the Scottish laws were codified and a system of weights and measures was instituted. Assassinated by Sir Robert Graham in a conspiracy, he was brave in battle and had a "strong hand" in ruling his country. He was called the "Lion of Scotland".
Price QualityKazLike the thoroughness of the purchase process, checking I was indeed over 18. The sword arrived in quick time, well packaged.
The sword itself looks beautiful, the decorative handle looks amazing. My only negative - the blade of the handle moves when you pick the sword up because there is a small gap between the blade and handle. To me this is no issue because the sword now hangs, pride of place on my wall.
Would I buy from here again... Absolutely!! Infact I am planning my next purchase!