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Highland War Sword

Transition sword of the early 14th Century of Gaelic/Viking/Scottish Pattern, with the crescent lower part of the pommel and the disc type pommel which started to appear in some highland war swords. The extended tang protrusion lasted in the Highlands on a single hand and half swords to the end of the 15th Century.

ANGUS-OG-MACDONALD (born second half of the13th century died 1329 AD) would in all probability have carried a sword such as this at Bannockburn on Midsummer’s Day 1314 AD. On that day King Robert the Bruce turned to his most loyal Highland ally and said “Macdonald my hope is ever constant in thee” and with these words Angus-Og-Macdonald commanded his Highlanders and a contingent of his famous Gallowglass to advance rapidly and vigorously against the front lines of the English Army.

Blade Type: Lenticular
Overall length: 40"
Blade length: 32"
Blade width at hilt: 1 7/8"
Blade width 3” from tip: 1 1/2"
Blade distal taper: 1/4" to 3/32"
Primary Percussion Point: 1/4 from end of blade
Secondary Percussion Point: Just inside th hilt area
Point of Balance: 2"
Sword Weight: 3 LBS



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