Seen from the 15th to 17th Centuries, The Claymore Sword were the heavy blade descendants of The Long and Great Swords of The Middle Ages. Weighing between 5 to 7 pounds, their double-edged blades were between 39 and 47-inches long. With the inclusion of the long handle, the total length could jump up to 55-inches! Cross guards were normally angled and they featured a half or full basket hilt. These weapons became the "official" weapon of the Scottish Highlanders. Ideal for cleaving and slashing, they were often seen as a symbol of Clan Leadership. Although the inclusion of later and lighter English blades were also called Claymores, the sheer size and weight often separates the two. They are still seen today as ceremonial sidearms among Scottish patriotic and military units throughout the World.