THE BURLY SCOT AND THE IRON SCOT CLAYMORES
The Burly Scot Claymore (on the left) represents the return of an old sword, one that we offered in 2000 which had vanished from the catalog but is now available again. This is a large sword with a 2 inch wide blade, 42 inches in length. It is 58 inches in overall length. For its size it is fairly well-balanced. The pommel is a brass globe. The slightly down swept guards (quillons) end in large quatrefoils and are also made of brass. Short lanquets extend down the ricasso of the blade. The handle is polished wood. There is a wooden sheath with this sword which has a brass tip. It is strictly for storage of the sword.
The Iron Scot has a 43.5 inch blade and is 54.5 inches over all. The first things you notice on this sword is the pair of guards just below the leather covered ricasso. This sword with its short grip, requires the user to position one hand on the ricasso to make it easier to wield. That is the reason for the guards on the blade. The quillons are slightly down swept and end in un-pierced trefoils, although a square decorative piercing is filed in the center. The pommel and quillons are polished steel.
The price for the Burly Scot is $150. The Iron Scot is $140. Packing and post for each is $18 although as with all our claymores, there may be a shipping surcharge of up to $12, depending on your location. The swords are long and heavy and UPS charges a lot more for that type of shipment.