Well known as the William Wallace Sword, a Scottish sword. One of Scotland’s outstanding national heroes, Wallace had a price placed on his head by King Edward I, known as Longshanks, for treason. Refusing to accept the treaty by which Scotland submitted to English rule, Wallace captured several fortresses and inflicted a severe defeat on the English forces in September of 1297, after which he was proclaimed Regent.
In 1298 King Longshanks invaded Scotland and defeated Wallace’s army, forcing him to flee to France. When Wallace later returned to his native Scotland, he was captured, tried for treason, and executed. Before his death he proclaimed, “They can take away our lives, but they will never rob us of our FREEDOM!”.
In the Year of Lord 1314, Scottish patriots, starving and outnumbered, attacked the fields of Bannockburn. The fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scots and won their freedom forever!
The Scottish Claymore usually identifiable with the Scots as a symbol of pride and strength. The Claymore, or “Claidheamh-mor” (Great Sword) in Gaelic is a two-handed broad sword utilized by the Scottish Highlander throughout several centuries, being used in the constant clan warfare and border fights with the English. It was said that the bearer of a Claymore needed no shield because the reach of the sword provided its own protection.