hilt, Scottish; blade, German, Solingen

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371

This is a rare complete example of the classic form of two-handed sword used in the Scottish Highlands, called a claymore (literally, "great sword"). The term is also applied to the basket-hilted sword characteristic of Scotland from at least the eighteenth century onward.

Claymore, Steel, wood, hilt, Scottish; blade, German, Solingen

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