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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004 9:49 am    Post subject: Here's another...What about Claymore Armoury?         Reply with quote

Does anyone have any first hand info on these swords? Based in Scotland and built by Thomas Yeudall, they appear to be high-end products. He makes Claymores(of course), two-handed Lowland swords, as well as knightly swords, Vikings, and much more. I can't recollect ever seeing a review or finding one for sale. The swords look fabulous. It suprises me that I have not heard more on Mr. Yeudalls work. Anything anyone can add? MCM.
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Kenneth Enroth




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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is almost nothing on the forums about that one. They appear to be high quality, swedish powder steel and all. For the price they better be good. The twohanders are interesting. Pretty light.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004 4:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My point exactly, Kenneth. There's nothing about these great looking swords ANYWHERE that I can find. From the description of their construction and the steel that is used, these must be truly awesome pieces. Maybe Mr. Yeudalls customer base is mainly in Europe....and the website said he did work for museums and famous people. His pieces must be made in very limited quantities, and made to order. Yes, the two-handers are quite light....but so were originals. Terrible, TERRIBLE weapons in the hands of a blood-crazed Highlander. Anyone else know anything about Claymore Armoury?? MCM.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004 5:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Since it hasn't been mentioned, thier Web address is http://www.claymorearmoury.com/
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Since it hasn't been mentioned, thier Web address is http://www.claymorearmoury.com/


I prefer the lines of A&A's Highland Claymore...

... but I have to admit a fondness for the slimmer, more cut-and-thrust-looking, ricasso'd blades on that one particular Claymore Armoury Highland Claymore...

It was interesting to see the Lowland Claymores... not really much separating them from the German two-handers, save for the sharply-downturned cross...

I really like those big 16th-Century Bidenhanders he has. Weight seems to be within historical parameters, too...

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004 6:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The basket hilts and the claymores look fairly nice. The Zwiehander looks good, but the wieght really puts it into the bearing sword catagory rather than a battlefield weapon.

I can't say that I care for any of the other stuff. I don't see a really good sense of line or proportion there, far too angular.

Just my personal viewpoint.. It would be interesting to hear from someone who's handled one.

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Kenneth Enroth




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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004 11:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

the 75 inch tall lowlander must be the biggest repro I've ever seen.
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Geoff Wood




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Sep, 2004 9:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
The basket hilts and the claymores look fairly nice. The Zwiehander looks good, but the wieght really puts it into the bearing sword catagory rather than a battlefield weapon.

I can't say that I care for any of the other stuff. I don't see a really good sense of line or proportion there, far too angular.

Just my personal viewpoint.. .


I think I know what you mean. Some of the hilts look a bit like Lutel's
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Sep, 2004 8:34 am    Post subject: Wallace Sword         Reply with quote

The Walalce sword hilt is spot on. I am interested in seeing the rest of the blade though. I have the McCallen version and there is absolutely do taper on the blade at all; distal or otherwise. I haev seen the actual sword at the Wallace Monument and the blade does have quite a bit of distal taper to it. I know there is some contriversy as whether or not this was a battlefield weapon (let alone being the actual Sword Wallace had when he was captured), but the blade, in my opinion looks like it was made to actually be used in combat. The McCallen version does not...it looks like a true bearing sword.


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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Sep, 2004 9:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Did any of you guys notice on the price list it states the armoury is VAT exempt,
Scratching my head at that,
Surely if these guys are exempt,so every other maker should be?
At 17.5% vat that is alot of money saved on the stated prices.
unless the prices have the vat already added,

The swords do look good,
anyone find anymore than weights and lengths mentioned,?
maybe one of the myArmoury team should offer to review a piece Big Grin
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Geoff Wood




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Sep, 2004 10:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lee O'Hagan wrote:
Did any of you guys notice on the price list it states the armoury is VAT exempt,
Scratching my head at that,
Surely if these guys are exempt,so every other maker should be?
At 17.5% vat that is alot of money saved on the stated prices.
unless the prices have the vat already added,


Hi Lee
I think this will be the same arrangement as for Armourclass. The prices don't have VAT on them, but it isn't added either, The manufacturer is VAT exempt (something to do with encouraging small businesses maybe). What you see is what you pay (plus P&P of course).
Geoff
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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Sep, 2004 10:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cheers Geoff,
seems to be another thing the Scot's goverment is getting right,
But that's a whole other discussion,
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