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Scottish Swords

Knightly swords, Viking axes, Cossack sabres, and swept-hilt rapiers; the edged weapons of Europe are as diverse and unique as the people of the continent. Hanwei brings this ancient way of life alive with our collection of European swords and edged weapons.

Scottish Lowlander Sword
Scottish Lowlander Sword SH2065 Wielded with untamed ferocity on many a Gaelic battlefield, the massive Lowlander sword vividly illustrates the might of the Scots of old. Known as “Slaughter-Swords” in the 16th century, these were the swords of choice for Scottish mercenaries of the period, and at close to six feet long the Lowlander faithfully replicates a surviving museum piece.Though by far the largest sword ever offered by Hanwei, despite its great size, Paul Chen has created a beautifully proportioned and balanced Lowlander sword. The typically Scottish quatrefoils in the ring guards attest to the heritage of this imposing piece. The grips of the Lowlander are leather-covered with an overlaid leather binding. A wall mount is provided to allow the transplanted Gael to display his sword with pride. See model SH2065N for the antique-finished version of this sword.
Mortuary Hilt Sword
Mortuary Hilt Sword SH2004N Replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England, our Mortuary Hilt Sword (SH2004) is a classic example of a cavalry or dragoon officer’s sword of the 17th century English Civil War period. Deriving its name from the style of sword which memorialized King Charles I, who was executed in 1649, The Mortuary Hilt Sword’s steel basket is decorated with scrolled foliage while an engraved head of Charles I appears on the pommel. The lozenge-section double-edged blade is partially fullered and bears the swordmaker’s mark “1414”, the derivation of which has been lost in time. The leather handle wrap terminates in silver wire “Turks Head” knots. The sword, like the original, is beautifully balanced.
Basket-Hilt Backsword (Antiqued)
Basket-Hilt Backsword (Antiqued) SH2003N Early highland swords almost invariably carried the double-edged “broadsword” blade, but by the time of the Battle of Culloden (1746) the single-edged “backsword” was at least equal in popularity. Our Basket-Hilt Backsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England that dates from about 1760, has an unusual basket with twin engraved “horned beastie” plaques and a blade with twin fullers running most of its length. The blade is German in origin, but the hilt and blade are contemporary. The hilt is crafted in stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, while the blade is forged by Hanwei in high-carbon steel. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbard is leather-covered.
Basket-Hilt Broadsword (Antiqued)
Basket-Hilt Broadsword (Antiqued) SH2002N Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth century Scottish highlander has become legendary. Our Paul Chen Basket-Hilt Broadsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England, carries a typical Glasgow-style hilt from the mid-18th century. It is likely that the blade of the original sword, marked “Andrea Ferara”, was made in Germany a century earlier and re-hilted as basket designs were refined. The hilt is crafted in stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, while the blade is forged in high-carbon steel. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine rayskin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered sueded leather. The scabbard is leather-covered. See Hanwei model SH2002N for the antique-finished version of this sword.
Scottish Claymore
Scottish Claymore SH2060N Mainstay of the Highland warriors of the late 15th and 16th centuries, the Claymore sword had a uniquely styled hilt that sets it apart from other great swords of the period. Typically of longsword length, this versatile weapon could deliver great sweeping slashes or powerful thrusts. Replicated by Paul Chen from a surviving museum piece our Claymore sword is classic in its design, with distinctive sloping quillons terminating in quatrefoils and a high-collared quillon block with langets following the blade fuller. The leather-covered grip is topped by a globate pommel. The grip of the Claymore is leather-covered. See model SH2060N for the antique-finished version of this sword.