Scottish Swords – The Claymore, Scottish Dirk and Sgian Dubh

Friday, September 18th, 2009
Sgian dubh
Image by Gordon McKinlay via Flickr

If you were preparing for battle and could only bring three weapons, which would they be? Ancient Scottish warriors would have brought a Claymore for their primary weapon and a Scottish Dirk with matching Sgian Dubh for their backup.

Claymore swords had blades that were notoriously large and double-edged. These swords were basically like customized Scottish Hand And A Half Swords if you take the time to examine both styles. (more…)