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It is common that the term Claymore is attributed to the Scottish two handed sword romanticised so often. This was a very large sword and uncommon in Europe as most European swords of this size were mainly ceremonial. It is commonly depicted with the forward angled arms and quarterfoil designs at the end. The classic medieval sword was large and very much the same as we see so often in movies depicting knights especially the crusaders. The quarterfoil is probably made famous from the seal of John Balliol.

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