- Hand-forged EN45 steel blade Scottish claymore
- straight, unsharpened blade
- flat along the ricasso with four fullers
- the rest of the blade has a diamond cross-section
- blade tip curves in to form a broad point
- four quillons extend out in the four primary directions, each tipped with a quatrefoil spatulate ending
- leather-wrapped grip has a slight curve to its shape,
- tipped with a spherical pommel
- Overall Length 60"
This Quad Quillon Claymore is similar in design to a Scottish claymore, featuring a solid steel blade with straight, unsharpened edges. The blade is flat along the ricasso and with four fullers, while the rest of the blade has a diamond cross-section. At the tip, the blade curves to form a broad point. The guard possesses four different quillons, extending out in the four primary directions, each tipped with a quatrefoil spatulate ending. The leather-wrapped grip has a slight curve to its shape, and is tipped with a spherical pommel.
A quillon is "either of the two arms forming the cross-guard". The term arises in Middle French in the late 16th century, and is adopted in English only in the 19th century. The rainguard presumably originated in the 13th century but did not become universal until the 14th. Oakeshott (Archaeology of Weapons, 1960, p. 229) is aware of one preserved specimen of c. 1250.
It was considered that the quillon was designed in the Middle Ages. Some pointed to Crusade Period, others mentioned the 15th or even 16th century.
variation of a Scottish Claymore