Damascene Scottish Claymore Sword Letter Opener. 24K gold mini sword with a damascene design. 11 inches. Reproduction of the Scottish sword of Jacob I.
This beautiful Miniature Damascene Claymore Sword Letter Opener is manufactured in Toledo Spain by the famous Midas factory of the Marto swordsmiths. The Miniature Damascene Claymore Sword Letter Opener is plated with 24 Karat yellow gold and 18 Karat green gold with a minimum thickness of 4 microns.
Overall Length: 29 cms - 11 inches
Blade Material: polished stainless steel
Handle Material: Damascene 24K Yellow Gold and 18K Green Gold plate with a minimum thickness of 4 microns
A truly MAGNIFICENT piece
The Scottish Claymore Sword was the typical weapon of the Highland warriors since the late Middle Age, 15th to 17th century. This large two-handed broad sword, (from the Gaelic Claideah-more=great sword), was considered a rough tool, although effective, as the users. It was King Jacob I's effective use of the Claymore sword that made it one of the symbols of national Scottish pride. The Claymore sword, feared because of its size and strength, was used in the constant clan wars as well as against the English as late as the Rebellion of 1745.
Jacob I (1394-1437), King of Scotland, was crowned in 1424 in Scone. After overwhelming the Albany clan because of the conspiracies against him when he was a child, he decreased the power of the feudal lords. Under his rule, the Scottish laws were codified and a system of weights and measures was instituted. Assassinated by Sir Robert Graham in a conspiracy, he was brave in battle and had a "strong hand" in ruling his country. He was called the "Lion of Scotland".
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