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    Not Quite A Lady

    A staff officer's sword category: Military Swords & Sabres provenance: Bavaria dating: 19th Century


    A Regimental half-basket hilted sword, for use by officers in Scottish regiments circa 1770.

    Gillis Clan Sgian Dubh and Dirk Knife set www.radharcknives...

    The Scottish Claymore, from claidheamh mòr or "great sword"

    Claymore, circa 1610-1620, Scottish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1954 (54.46.10) #swords

    The sword of Scotland was the Claymore, used from the 13th-17th century in Clan wars & border disputes. The Claymore was a fearsome opponent. Slightly shorter than the two handed sword of the time allowing it to be wielded faster, but w/ the same crushing blows as its counterparts. The guard would have two cross arms that had a downward slope & ended in quatrefoils. When it blocked an opponents sword the arms of the guard would trap the other sword & the Claymore could then disarm the opponent.

    Traditional Scottish Claymore

    Claymore, late 15th century. Scottish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1954 (54.46.10) #swords

    Rare Scottish basket hilted broadsword by John Simpson the Younger of Glasgow Circa 1740

    Early Scottish Dirk Short Sword

    1692 Scottish Shield (targe) in the Royal Collection, UK - From the curators' comments: "A Highland targe. The circular wooden shield of different thicknesses of pine, covered on outer side with brown leather, blind-tooled, secured with brass nails. Decorated in four concentric circles outlined with nails. Central brass boss engraved with saltire, zigzag border."


    Celtic Weaponry

    Scottish Claymore sword. 3 feet 8 inches. Claymores are very long swords. Longer than most swords..

    Damascus Ebony Dirk

    The sword has been heated and bent by a blacksmith before the owner's funeral. Swords could have names and some were treated as individuals. The bending could be seen as the symbolic death of the sword.

    Dirk Frog

    Dirk Frog - Black Leather

    Dirk Frog Regimental in Brown

    Traditional Scottish Dirk with Thistle Scabbard Fittings

    Damascus Inlay Dirk

    Stag Horn Dirk with Damacas Blade