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The „Claidheamh Mòr“ is a large two-edged broadsword used formerly by Scottish Highlanders. This sword was made after the original exhibited in the National museums of Scotland in Edinburgh. It dates from the early 16th century.
The pommel and guard are made of steel. The guard has a honeycomb motive which is open (so you can look through it). The bars of the guard are diamond shaped. On both sides of the blade, the guard has a protrusion of 12 cm long and 1,45 cm wide. This served to protect the blade. The protrusions are both decorated by several notches. The grip is made of hard wood. The disc pommel is riveted. The blade has a very narrow fuller running to 2/3rd of the blade.
Made in the Czech Republic.
Please read also our: Directions for the use of bladed weapons.
In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.