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Is it a Claymore or a Scottish Basket Hilted Broadsword?

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Written by Helmut Watterott 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…

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