Limited Edition Scottish Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type XII)
Scottish sword has characteristic features that puts it apart from its
continental cousins: the down sloping guard with spatulate ends and a
wheel pommel with very high rivet block.
swords made in Scotland were probably produced by cutlers mounting imported
blades with hilts according to local taste and tradition. Scottish warriors
were faithful to old customs and ways of warfare. This is evident from
medieval times up to the 18th C.
A sword of type XII, according to Oakeshott´s typology, is defined by
having a broad and evenly tapering blade. It should have a good point
and a fuller that is 2/3 to 3/4 of the blade length.
This is perhaps the most classic of all blade styles. A weapon that is
broad and bold with understated elegance in shapes, lines and volumes.
The heft of the sword is managed by an effective use of nonlinear distal
taper and a deep and well defined fuller. This results in a lively and
responsive feel that invites you to strike with the sword.
The outer third of the blade curves gradually to a sharp point. This gives
a visual balance to the broad base of the blade and also helps in establishing
sweet handling characteristics.
Some customers like
to place period coins, religious symbols or heraldry markers inside the
pommel recess. The dimension of the recess are: width: 0.64", depth:
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
This sword is offered in a limited edition of only 500 collectible swords
Total length: 38.625" (98 cm)
Blade length: 31.5" (80 cm)
Blade width: 2" (5 cm)
CoG: 4.375" (11 cm)
CoP: 20.5" (52 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 10.4 oz (1.2 kilos)
You can customize your sword's
grip color -- see the standard grip colors here.
Read a hands-on review
of the Laird on myArmoury.com.
(Type XII)... $1,023
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!
A custom handmade scabbard
is also available for this sword.