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The Claymore is a large, heavy Scottish greatsword typically used with two hands. The weapon often had a length of four to five feet, but there is known to be one example of over seven feet long. The claymore is typified by forward-sloping quillions and a quatrefoil decoration at the end of the crossguard. Claymores were often used on foot as anti-cavalry weapons, capable of making wide slashing attack capable of severing the legs of a horse, before delivering a finishing blow to the rider. The term claymore is also sometimes used to refer to a Scottish broadsword, a much shorter, basket-hilted sword used in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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