The Laird
Limited Edition Scottish Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type XII)

The 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.

Most 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: 0.115".

A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
This sword is offered in a limited edition of only 500 collectible swords worldwide.

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.

The Laird (Type XII)... $1,023
Order now before this limited edition collectible sword runs out!

A custom handmade scabbard is also available for this sword.

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