Scottish Claymore

Two-Handed Scottish Great Swords and Single Handed Basket-Hilts

The Highlander Swords from Scotland are something to behold even in its two distinct varieties. The name Claymore (claidheamh-mòr or "Great Sword") has been debated of its very origins as it was used to describe the Scottish basket-hilt sword and was later applied to the earlier two handed great swords which eventually became synonymous with all Scottish swords. Many of the large two-handed claymore can be recognized by their distinct guards with forward sloped arms ending in quatrefoils. The later period basket claymore had very robust blades and basket guard that protect the wielders entire hand. These types of swords were items of distinction in the military and were often used with a targe or buckler (small shield).

Scottish Basket Hilt Backsword
(4)
(1) (3)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Basket-Hilt backsword dates from about 1760...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $465.99 USD view listing...
Honshu Historical Claymore
(5)

By: Honshu

The Honshu Historic Claymore Sword is an except...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $410.99 USD view listing...
Scottish Broadsword
(1)
(1) (1) (2)

By: Cold Steel

The infamous weapon of the Highland clansman, t...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $277.99 USD view listing...
Highland Claymore
(9)
(4) (3)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 1...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $351.99 USD view listing...
Practical Basket-Hilt Broadsword
(1)
(1) (3)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Practical Basket-Hilt Broadsword is built f...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $351.99 USD view listing...
Basket-Hilted Broadsword
(7)
(5) (12)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The basket hilt sword was quite popular in Brit...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $465.99 USD view listing...
Scottish Great Sword NEW
(4)

By: Kingston Arms

Mainstay of the Highland warriors during the la...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $342.99 USD view listing...
Basket-Hilt Backsword - Antiqued
(4)
(2) (15)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Early highland swords almost invariably carried...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $497.99 USD view listing...
Antiqued Lowlander Sword
(5)
(2) (3)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Wielded with untamed ferocity on many a Gaelic ...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $439.99 USD view listing...
Lowlander Sword
(8)
(2) (3)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Replicating a surviving museum piece the Lowlan...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $439.99 USD view listing...
Highland Scottish Claymore
(5)

By: Kingston Arms

Mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 1...

Stock: IN STOCK
Price (USD): $342.99 USD view listing...
Basket Hilt Broadsword - Antiqued
(3)
(3)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout...

Stock: Out Of Stock
Price (USD): $470.99 USD view listing...
Antiqued Claymore
(19)
(6) (3)

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 1...

Stock: Out Of Stock
Price (USD): $351.99 USD view listing...
Two Handed Scottish Claymore NEW
(1)
(9)

By: Deepeeka

Hailing from the rugged Highlands of Scotland, ...

Stock: Out Of Stock
Price (USD): $184.99 USD view listing...
The Freedom Fighter Early Scottish Claymore
(14)
(1) (8) (8)

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

The greatest hero in Scottish history, William ...

Stock: Out Of Stock
Price (USD): $374.95 USD view listing...

Did the Scottish use Claymores?

Yes, the Scottish did use Claymores. The Claymore was a two-handed sword that was used by Scottish warriors in the late medieval and early modern periods. The weapon was used primarily by the Highlanders of Scotland, who were known for their fierce fighting style and bravery in battle.

What is the correct name for Scottish Claymore?

The correct name for the Scottish Claymore is "Claidheamh-mor" in Scottish Gaelic. This translates to "Great Sword" in English, which is a fitting name for such a formidable weapon. Though this term is used to describe the large two handed sword sit is also used for the shorter Scottish basket hilted broadsword or alternatively the basket hilted claymore.

What weapons did Highlanders carry?

Highlanders typically carried a variety of weapons, including the Scottish Claymore, Dirk or dagger, Sgian Dubh which is a sock knife, Lochaber Axe, and a Targe. They were also known to carry firearms such as muskets and pistols, in later periods. The weapons that a Highlander would carry would depend on their role in battle and personal preference.