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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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Lowlander Sword with Antiqued Finish

#501731
The Lowlander sword is a large two-handed blade that has Gaelic origins. This Paul Chen sword faithfully replicates a surviving museum piece. Made of 1566 high carbon steel.
$314.95

Claymore by Paul Chen / Hanwei

#501730
Satisfy your desire for long-bladed swords with this full-sized claymore. Made by Paul Chen based on surviving museum models.
$260.95

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. Arrives sharpened from the factory.
$284.95

Sword of Robert the Bruce

#501495
This sword has a 1065 high carbon steel blade. The pommel features the Cross of St. Andrew. Black leather-wrapped grip. Includes scabbard with sword belt. Overall: 43-1/2 inches. Comes factory sharp.
$324.95

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 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.
$349.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Scottish Basket-Hilt Broadsword

Waited 7 months for this item.  Well worth the wait!  Excelleny broadsword.  Great weight, balance and sharp edge.  I love it!
Reviewed by: Sean, July 20, 2021

Review of: Scottish Basket-Hilt Broadsword

Having Scottish blood, I had to have this Basket-Hilt Broadsword! The blade came as sharp as a razor, the basket is beautifully cut out, and the hilt is firmly connected to the blade. The flocked red basket liner and tassel set off the blued steel beautifully. Paired with a targe and dirk, it make quite an authentic and potent combination. The grip is covered in ray skin and wrapped with wire, and the scabbard is leather covered and well put together. I would proudly wear this at any Highland Games or Celtic Festival. ERSJR, Hanover, Virginia
Reviewed by: Edmund R., June 28, 2021

Review of: Claymore by Paul Chen / Hanwei

Great looking sword and appears to be an excellent reproduction.
Reviewed by: James, June 27, 2021

Review of: Claymore by Paul Chen / Hanwei

My hopes weren't TOO high at this price point, but I was very impressed. The sword is very well put together with good attention to detail. This is a heavy claymore that's quite front heavy, so go easy. This is a brutal weapon, not one of finesse, in spite of it's quite attractive looks.
Reviewed by: Richard, April 17, 2021

Review of: Claymore by Paul Chen / Hanwei

An excellent weapon. At first I was daunted that there were no reviews but upon further research I found nothing but positive reviews.   The blade is surprisingly thick and from what I have seen can take quite the beating. It is just flexible enough not to break, but if you don’t prefer your swords being flexible, it is also very sturdy. I haven’t seen any time where it bent other than when I was actively trying, which took a lot of effort! It has a beautiful design, if a bit simple, but I think that adds to the authenticity and overall longevity. If you were also looking at the antiqued varient, I would warn that it is only a finish, so if you sharpen or maintenance the blade it will rub off. I think this blade is an impressive height, and just about the longest you can go without looking gaudy. I was glad that I bought this sword and not a longer one, because I think it approaches the upper range regarding the ability to actually use it properly. It’s weight is not to be underestimated, and it’s balance is perfect for its use. My only warning is... learn how to properly swing it! If you think you know how, think again! I hurt my shoulder with a bad swing, but that user error could have easily been avoided by reading a couple of paragraphs!
Reviewed by: Caden, November 07, 2020

Review of: Sword of Robert the Bruce

I love the look of this sword when I first saw it on here and had to have it, the sword itself feels good in the hand, it’s a little top heavy but it still works. Highly recommend this sword
Reviewed by: Jonathan , June 15, 2020

Review of: The Bannockburn Sword

I was not sure what to expect when I picked this up on the deal of the day, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is one of those swords that shows better in person. The blade has authority but the hilt is large enough for a second hand if needed. Everything is right and tight and the double fullers a executed beautifully.
Reviewed by: Dan, January 20, 2020

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