Highlander Claidhmhor Kiltpin
Designed in Scotland by Art Pewter, the world’s largest producer of fine English pewter kilt pins.
Expertly crafted using only the finest English pewter and exceeding strict industry standards set by BSEN611-1 and British Standard 5140.
Non allergenic, non toxic, no lead, will not tarnish and easily cleaned with soap and warm water.
Approximate size: L 4.00″ x W 1.50″
The Claidhmhor (Claymore) was the Celtic weapon by choice among Highland Clans for over 350 years. The feared Claidhmhor weighed nearly 6.2 pounds, with grips up to 15″making it necessary to use both hands for a powerful stroke. It had a 42″ blade of Spanish (Toledo) or Italian (Ferara) steel that would cut through almost anything still holding its edge. One must remember these swords were used to “chop” not “stab.” It was the sword that carved out Celtic history of the Highlanders against invasions by Vikings and Danes who pillaged Scottish coastal villages, as well as the pesky English who wanted to add them to their empire. The Claidhmhor was a superior weapon that kept the Highlands free from control by others until the Battle of Culloden which was the last large-scale battle fought on Scottish soil.