The word Gallowglass is an Anglicisation of the Irish word Gallóglaigh meaning “foreign soldiers”. They were mercenary warrior elite among Scottish clans living in the Highlands and Western Isles between the 13th and 16th century. During the 13thcentury they started to settle in Ireland where military chieftains would frequently use them as bodyguards as they were not subject to local feuds or influences. A description from 1600, speaks of the Gallowglass as "...pycked and scelected men of great and mightie bodies, crewell without compassion. The greatest force of the battell consisteth in them, chosing rather to dye than to yeelde, so that when yt cometh to handy blowes they are quickly slayne or win the fielde. They were famed for using their broadswords or claymores ("claíomh mór" - Gailic for “Great Sword”) with terrifying effect in battle.

Overall Length: 136cm
Blade Length: 104cm
Blade Width: 6.35cm
Blade Thickness: 0.6cm
Guard Width: 30cm
Guard Depth: 2.9cm
Grip Length: 18.5cm
Blade: High Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Peened
ScabbardNot Included

 

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Gallowglass

£130.00Price

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