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This time I wanted to clear up the confusion around the term “claymore”, which is most often incorrectly applied to two-handed swords with the characteristic quatrefoil tipped quillons. The word more accurately refers to the basket-hilted broadsword (or backsword in case of a single-edged blade) which became popular later in Scotland’s history.
So next time someone calls something a “claymore” that is not a baskethilt sword you can go full nerd and be like “akshually…”. 😉
Henry Walker, The Broadsword: A Curatorial Discussion (2016)
Cyril Mazansky, British Basket-Hilted Swords: A Typology of Basket-Type Sword Hilts (2005)
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Actually, no one is really sure whether claymore is the two-handed sword or the basket-hilted sword. So claymore can either mean Scottish two-handed sword or the basket-hilted sword.
i keep getting surprised by a decent italian pronuunciation.
Good God almighty!
I cannot believe your arrogance a man who cannot even pronounce Scots Gaidhlig properly lecturing us on how Gaels speak
Sort yourself out mate. Stick to your own culture and stop helping the anti Scots unionists to destroy Highland identity and culture .
Having now heard your insults to the Pipes, I be a bit more accurate
You are an ignorant prick.
Where can i buy a Claymore and get it shipped to Denmark?
0:03 The Anime
So… I'm no professional linguist, but, if we were to make a name for the Scottish two-handed sword that is more accurate, would it be a Claydalive (if we apply the same rules of linguistic weardown that made Claidheamh Mór into Claymore)?
Dude… you literally called that sword a "claymore" in your other video I JUST WATCHED!
2:50 and then there's me who purposely listens to bagpipes for 8 hours straight.
It’s a manga
"It's not dwarven…"
"but it's scottish-gaelic"
So it is dwarven after all…
bagpipes = psychological torture
I knew kilts were more modern… tartans are sort of more modern I think. The medieval scots would have worn chainmail as did the english, welsh, irish, franks etc… of those periods. It is known that the celtic speaking peoples may have used some type of plaid design for cloaks and maybe trousers but the kilt is more modern thing. I think the only accurate movie I see with the appearance of scots in the 13th century or 14th century was that recent movie about Robert the Bruce… which was not a bad film (Out Law King)
I prefer to use claidheamh dhà laimh , two-handed sword, for the big one and reserve claidheamh mòr for the basket hilt piece. The clamshell hilt claymores are exceeding rare.
Not gonna lie, I like the modern definition of claymore better. Not a fan of the crazy looking basket hilts or clam shell hilts personally. Super awesome to see all the different designs and types of “claymore” tho, historical weapon classification is cool but wack
Excellent stuff, I’m a professional historian and I think the fact you rigorously research your topic and bring it to a wider audience is excellent!
Love your videos!
I knew it man I knew it I keep seeing that sort of all over the place it's too small to be a great sword it's definitely a battlefield weapon and it's definitely on the larger end of the longsword and it's good against light armor
Scottsmen fight so ferociously so that they don't have to listen to the drone of the bagpipes any longer than they have to
A very good weapon for a quality build
when i hear claymore i can only see drew macyntire finisher…
Dun my glass!!!!!!!!!!
Scottish Greatsword, Claymore, call it what you will they are badass!!!
That much bagpipe music would have been one of the best days of my life!
I'm mostly seeing disagreement in the comments, but not a single comment of agreement
It's just a big facking sword and I love it
0:15 song anyone?
…so since the real version is smaller, is it a clay less?
Theoretically the sword with the V-guard is not called Claymore, but just a great sword, correct?
It's written Spada da due Mani but it would be said Spada due Mani. Some speaker's will even argue Spada…. da….due Mani….But I'd bet if you listened to a native speaker. You'll rarely hear that Da. Awesome! Video!!!!!! Clay-da-live Cool always wondered about that pronunciations.
Who came here after the "Meet the Demoman" Videos
Was about to make a 90% of ppl from WWE comment but sadly no.
At least you got the Ghaidhlig pronounciation right
–Skallagrim literally every day
A claymore is primarily for defense not attacking that's why it's handle is long and it's gaurd is long for blocking and deflecting sword blows
Rip cladheamhor nerfed to hell
Claymore = big sword
Dude yes, I'm a bagpipe player and I used to go to competitions/highland games. With bagpipes in the background all day, every single high-pitched noise afterwards sounds like a bagpipe!
So what do we call the popculture false Claymore? Is there a name more apropiately assigned for them?
There are only 3 sword types.
1 bigboy sword
2 normal sword
Actually the actual existence of the short kilts or half kilt is still disputed. There’s claim to be evidence that well before the 17th century the half kilt or short kilt was worn, not just the full kilt or great plaid.
Unfortunately at the moment nobody can 100% agree. There are also paintings that were made before the modern version of the kilt became popularized that depict 15th and 16th century life with people in half or short kilts. They were usually take a wrap or plaid with them And these are also depicted. So the truth is, nobody really knows for sure. Right now we can only make assumptions.
Is the Highland Warrior display gone already? Or because of COVID, are they holding off on displaying it?
One of the first sword i think of when I hear the word is a scottish broadsword from the 1700s because it’s my favorite sword.