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Scottish & Celtic

Our beautiful selection from this incredibly artistic time ignites the imagination and brings to life a world that was both down to earth and inspiring in its spirit. Let our incredible selection take you back in time where women danced like faeries, druids reigned and William Wallace fought for freedom.

Scottish & Celtic Swords

Historically, the claymore and the basket-hilted broadsword are the two most celebrated Scottish and Celtic swords. The claymore was a big medieval sword that was used well into the Renaissance period; it was most effective when wielded with two hands. The basket-hilted broadsword was used from the 16th century onwards. This sword was lighter and more versatile in battle; its importance to the clans was underlined when firearms entered the fray and made armor and the claymore somewhat ineffective. Basket-hilted broadswords were essential for the clansmen and one of their favorite fighting styles was a broadsword in one hand and shield (targe) on the other. Later on, the Scottish military was issued with a similar sword called the backsword, as only one side of the blade was sharpened.

Museum Replicas offers a broad range of Scottish and Celtic weapons including claymores, basket-hilted swords, and short swords. Two of the blades in this excellent selection are inspired by iconic figures in Scottish history – William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. All weapons are crafted of top-grade material by the finest craftsmen in the field. The details are exquisite and on point and the swords do justice to Scotland’s glorious past. Browse through our collection, pick one (or more) of these classics and let loose the Highlander in you! .

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Scottish & Celtic Knives and Daggers

Of all Scottish and Celtic knives and daggers, the most popular was the Highland dirk. This long, multipurpose knife was used for skinning and cutting through animal bone and was also a great close-combat weapon. The preferred technique was to hold the dirk with the point facing downwards. Following the uprising in 1745, many broadswords were turned into dirks.

Other popular Scottish and Celtic daggers included the smaller sgian-dubh. This single-edged knife was meant for preparing food and useful for self-defense. It was kept in a holster near the armpit or up a sleeve. “Dubh” is the Gaelic term for black and so it is no surprise that the scabbard and handle were typically fashioned from dark-colored leather or wood. Due to its size, the sgian-dubh became popular in Scotland in the 18th century when carrying weapons was prohibited in the country. After the ban was lifted, these knives were worn openly in the stocking.

Museum Replicas carries a wide selection of dirks and dubhs that are as good as any you’ll find. Each knife is made from high-quality material and with beautiful detail. These items can augment any knife collection and if you are seeking the perfect companion piece to complete your Scottish ensemble, you have come to the right place.

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Scottish and Celtic Costumes

From Scottish kilts to dresses for that bonnie lass, all can be found at MuseumReplicas.com.

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Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Brass Basket-Hilt Claymore

This is a great sword! The blade is flawless. The basket hilt is of heavy brass which has been lightened by the traditional grooves. The piercing work on the hilt consists of simple round holes. No hearts, three leafed clover, thistles, etc. This fits the pattern of something as old as the 16th century. It is very hard to find one of these from that early time period.
Reviewed by: Max, February 18, 2019

Review of: Eglinton Basket-Hilt Sword

This beautiful back sword is balanced for the thrust. It has an intricately detailed basket. A real knockout for looks. I found that the basket came too far around so that it hit my wrist on both sides on cutting strokes (admittedly not the main purpose for this sword). I removed the last loop on the bottom of each side of the basket with a Dremel tool and the problem was solved. Not too much to do for a sword of this quality. The basket still looks great, even with the slight modification.
Reviewed by: Max, February 13, 2019

Review of: Late Scottish Broadsword

This is a magnificent sword! The basket is large enough to fit my middle size hands when wearing a gauntlet. The basket is also fabulously detailed. Depending on how you count them, there are 30 odd welds in it. Balance is 5" above the basket as it should be and is intended to support cutting rather than thrusting. The etching and engraving are tops!
Reviewed by: Max, February 13, 2019

Review of: Scottish Lion Flag

Awesome! My tam is off to ye Scottland!
Reviewed by: eric, January 24, 2019

Review of: Early Scottish Dirk

I got this dirk not knowing what to expect, i've used it at reenactments and have had many compliments on it. it has stood up over the years and still looks great, well worth the money!
Reviewed by: John, January 23, 2019

Review of: The Warbrand Sword

Yes, I christened her the Pumpkin Chopper (Spanish).  This señorita cleaves pumpkins like nobody's business!  She's fast
Reviewed by: James, January 23, 2019

Review of: The Warbrand Sword

This sword is very much worth the price, its very well constructed and I don't think it'll ever break or come loose. Considering there's not really anywhere else to get something like this its very well done. Blade is well shaped and has a thick spine. The squared off  handle is not an issue if you wear gauntlets or gloves with it.
Reviewed by: Francis, January 17, 2019

Review of: Primitive Scottish Dirk

Fit and finish of the Dirk are high quality. The well polished shows no metal imperfections to finish. Blood groove is well defined in depth of blade. Sharping service produced a nice even very sharp edge which requires your undivided attention while handling. Scabbard fit is tight so removal requires a firm pull. There is no slip when dirk I’m in place. The leather is thick, well formed, and firm to retain shape. I sprayed leather dressing inside to prevent the oiled blade from picking up very tiny pieces of leather from the internal unfinished leather of the sheath. The metal tip and collar are well attached with a nice brush polished finish. I am very pleased with this purchase and now will order the more expensive Scottish basket claymore based on the quality of workmanship
Reviewed by: Bill, January 14, 2019

Review of: The Freedom Fighter Early Scottish Claymore

This sword is impressive. I received this as a Christmas gift. I was and still am blown away.

It greatly exceeded my expectations. I handled the braveheart claymore previously. The leather was a brighter tan color. The blade stock seemed thinner.

This freedom fighter version has a lovely darker leather on the handle and ricasso. The pommel and cross guard also seem antiqued in person. The combined affect is one of gorgeous class.

The sword was sharpened by mrl,  and is a calvary dicing razor. I have not cut with it yet,  but I can update the review if possible once I try it on the pill,  bottles, etc.

It's a heavy sword,  obviously,  and stats list point of balance out at 11 inches. There is historical precedence for this sword,  it's just not historically called a claymore. Point of balance probably should be more around 5 or 6, maybe even 7 inches from crossguard.

11 is a bit far comparing to other examples of this sword. However,  I am able to wield this in one hand. It is more comfortable with two hands.  It excels and I believe was designed by windlass to use one hand on grip and one on the leather wrapped ricasso.

In this fashion you can "half sword" and really make this blade move! This is how I have been practicing forms with it. A horse killing sword when swung from the grip. Half swording in the crush of battle. The balance falls to the handle on the ricasso.

Again,  I can say enough how beautiful this replica is. Tight fitting, well constructed with a good temper. The blade is flexible but plenty rigid.

Windlass has done very well and the details on the cross guard and pommel are exquisite.
Reviewed by: Jonathan, January 11, 2019

Review of: Early Scottish Dirk

A birthday gift for my father,  who has started collecting Scottish arms and armor after being stationed at RAF Edzell!

This dagger exceeded my expectations. It arrived early,  and I set about putting an edge on the thick blade. It is very good steel, took me about 4 hours!  If you want it sharpened,  I advise ordering the sharpening service! Museum replicas does an outstanding job having ordered sharpening on other blades.

The carved wood handle is beautiful. I properly oiled it before presenting the gift,  and it looked great.

A very strong sturdy dagger any highlander would be proud to carry with their targe in hand!

This Dirk is big and well balanced, almost a short sword. Nice triple fuller design,  thick spine. A tough,  stabbing weapon in application,  and a work of art to display. Easily 5 stars,  I want one myself!
Reviewed by: Jonathan, January 06, 2019