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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

Brass Basket-Hilt Claymore

#500922
This Scottish sword has a fully tempered high carbon steel blade with fullered, double-edge, blade. The basket has a rich red cloth liner. Scabbard included.
$284.95

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.
$294.95

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.
$324.95

Scottish 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

The Warbrand Sword

#501501
This light and versatile sword features a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Grip exhibits wooden scales and antique copper fittings. Overall length of 48 inches.
$164.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: The Warbrand Sword

I purchased my warbrand about ten years ago, back then it was sold with the corners of the handle rounded slightly, and is quite comfortable to hold. Very nice blade for the money. Very flexible blade that can "snake" it's way between plates of armor and return to true every time. The point of balance on mine is right where the grip ends and the blade begins, this makes it quite lively feeling.
Reviewed by: Brian, February 21, 2019

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: 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: 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