Description: The pommel is from a basket-hilted sword. An inscription 'AFORBES' (with the F the wrong way round) is punched (pontillé style) along one length (nothing on the other): name of previous owner?
Place (legacy): Scotland, production, country
Note: The claymore is a two-handed sword of a type used in Scotland from the 15th to 17th century.
Technique: casting (process); whole
Material: steel; whole
Dimension(s): length, whole, 135.4, cm width, blade, 5.4, cm width, across quillons, 31.1, cm
Acquisition: Bought; 1949-03-11; Christie's
Provenance: Christie's, London, 3 March, 1949, Lot 76, vendor not named
Acquisition Credit: Bought with the General Duplicates Fund
Inscription: punched; AFORBES; the F is written backwards; name of previous owner?