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A silver brooch-pin as a stylised Scottish Claymore sword with Celtic design handle. The brooch is stamped on the back as ‘925’ and closes via a safety catch to reverse. Given its style heritage I see it made in the past 50 years, so rate it as Vintage.

The Claymore

The word Claymore means ‘great sword; in Scottish Gaelic and is either the Scottish variant of the late medieval two-handed sword or the Scottish variant of the basket-hilted sword.

The word Claymore was first used in reference to basket-hilted swords during the 18th century in Scotland and parts of England. This description was maybe not used during the 17th century, when basket-hilted swords were the primary military swords across Europe, but these basket-hilted, broad-bladed swords remained in service with officers of Scottish regiments into the 21st century. After the Acts of Union in 1707 the swords were seen as a mark of distinction by Scottish officers over the more slender sabres used by their English contemporaries; a symbol of physical strength and prowess, and a link to the historic Highland way of life.

In excellent original condition with some expected light surface ware of useage.

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An iconic Scottish brooch-pin of the mighty Scottish Claymore.

Materials: Silver
Size: 4cm length x 1.5cm width
Weight: 3 grams
Era: Vintage (denotes anywhere from 30 to a 100 years old)

Stamps: ‘925’ to reverse

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Vintage silver Scottish Claymore brooch-pin