A type of two-handed sword which origionated in Scotland. It has a slightly shorter blade length than your average European two-handed sword. They started out having a straight crossguard, like William Wallace's sword in Braveheart, but later developed a down-sloped crossguard with spatulate swellings (which look kind of like a certain kind of pasta). The so-called basket hilt claymores aren't actually claymores: they're broadswords, which have a straight blade and single edge. However, I think it is okay to call these broadswords basket-hilt claymores, as they are specific to one people (the Scots) and have a very distinct design.