Claymore Armoury Scotland
Famous Testimonials
The Sword Smith
Contact & Shipping
Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers
Hebridean Gallowglass 1495
Scottish Swords
European Swords
Ltd Edition Swords
Sword Refurbishment
Claymore Armoury +44 (0) 1563 526492

Highland Longsword section A No.2

Second pattern of Viking Gaelic influenced two-handed sword of the Highlands and Hebridean Isles of Scotland.

CLAIDHEAMH – DA – LAIMH) pronounced Clyva-da-leve - the provenance placed on the original by the National Museum of Scotland is 1525 AD

This sword is a broad bladed weapon. The German Bladesmiths of Passau and Solingen in particular at one time supplied 90% of all the sword blades which came to Scotland and the Highland and Hebridean Isles Kingdom.

They were carried by the elite core of Hebridean Gallowglass who, in their numbers, averaged 5% of all Gallowglass Battle. Secured to their backs by a detachable scabbard and harness clipped to the waist belt, it was designed in such a way that it could be removed very quickly and the sword drawn from the scabbard and discarded, then usually retrieved by one of the squire boys.

Blade Type: Lenticular Single Fuller 12"
Overall length: 59"
Blade length: 42"
Blade width at hilt: 2 5/156"
Blade width 3” from tip: 1 3/4"
Blade distal taper: 1/4" to 3/32"
Primary Percussion Point: 1/4 from end of blade
Secondary Percussion Point: Just inside the hilt area
Point of Balance: 3 1/2"
Sword Weight: 6.5 LBS



< Back to Scottish Swords