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Renaissance, Reivers & The Reformation

Border Reivers

Two-handed Lowland Sword

Period:
16th Century
Description:
When most people think of two-handed Scottish swords they usually think of the Highland Claymore with its large sloping quillions.  This however is an example of a type of long, wide bladed, two-handed sword which was made and commonly used in Lowland Scotland.  This one has 'S' shaped quillions and a 'shell-guard' which protected the weilders hands.  There is mention of swords of this type being used by Border Reivers.
Place of Production:
Scotland
Materials/Media:
steel
Dimensions:
length of hilt 328mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
EAAM032a, EAAM032b
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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