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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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Sword of Robert the Bruce

#501495
This sword sports a 1065 high carbon steel blade. Features pommel with Cross of St. Andrew and black leather wrapped grip. Overall: 43-1/2 inches.
$324.95

Eglinton Basket-Hilt Sword

#501435
This sword features real ray skin, wire-wrapped grip, intricate basket-hilt and a double fuller blade. Scabbard included. Overall 39 inches.
$249.95 $324.95

Late Scottish Broadsword

#501544
This version of the broadsword has a high carbon steel blade with double fullers and an intricate wire basket-hilt. Comes complete with a matching black leather scabbard. Overall 38-1/2 inches.
$349.95

Scottish Basket-Hilt Broadsword

#501482
This traditional sword has a double-edged, hand forged, 1055 carbon steel blade and a distinctive basket-hilt. Wood and leather scabbard included. Overall 37-3/4 inches.
$239.95

The Bannockburn Sword

#501689
This high carbon steel Scottish sword has double fullers, sloped cross guard and solid brass fittings with an antique finish. The wooden handle has been covered in soft, black leather. Includes a sword belt with black leather scabbard.
$284.95

The Freedom Fighter Early Scottish Claymore

#501421
This two-handed Claymore has a blade made expertly of 1065 high carbon steel. Features leather-wrapped handle. Overall length of a massive 61 inches.
$324.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Eglinton Basket-Hilt Sword

This is probably my favorite basket-hilt sword in my collection. The unique and intricate basket is well made and encloses the complete hand. The blade, although a bit heavy, is thick and sturdy. The wire wrapped ray skin handle looks great and is very tightly assembled. 2 thumbs up!
Reviewed by: John, August 09, 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: 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: Sword of Robert the Bruce

I cannot express how impressed I am with this sword. The quality and beauty of this weapon was everything I had hoped for and more. It is well balanced as a combat blade and simply exquisite as a display piece. I purchased it as a gift for my son, sharpened and engraved and has quickly become his most prized possession. I could not be happier with my purchase!
Reviewed by: Richard, October 31, 2018

Review of: Sword of Robert the Bruce

I bought this sword as the deal of the day so the price was fantastic!  The sword itself is fairly nice for the price and has a good feel in the hand.  I wish it was peened but so far I have had zero problems.  
Reviewed by: James, February 10, 2017

Review of: Sword of Robert the Bruce

Beautifully constructed!  Quick, sharp and deadly!  This is an outrageously awesome sword.  It literally sings in the hand and moves with the speed of light.  Buy it!!!!
Reviewed by: Sam, April 21, 2016

Review of: Eglinton Basket-Hilt Sword

This sword is extremely beautiful. Its quality is far better than I expected for the price. I bought it as a gift for my son-in-law and my husband is jealous and wants me to get him one.
Reviewed by: Mary, December 24, 2015

Review of: The Freedom Fighter Early Scottish Claymore

Wonderful sword! It's a bit whippy, but not nearly as bad as some of their other larger swords. The appearance is fantastic, and very well made. One of my favorites hands down.
Reviewed by: Matthew, November 14, 2015

Review of: Eglinton Basket-Hilt Sword

I have looked into basket hilts for a while. I considered the Eglinton, the Brass Basket from MR, and the Cold Steel basket hilts. I decided on this Eglinton and consider this a very fine sword. It is single edged (knuckle side), well balanced, and with a large enough grip for a big man to hold and wield. The blade is thicker than the photos convey, a positive. The hardware fits snug and the wire wrap over ray skin is a sure grip. I like the scabbard also - good fit and well made. Both me and a friend from fencing club bought this sword independently and were each equally impressed enough that we each brought it in to show the other.
Reviewed by: Richard, August 20, 2015