Provenance: Fingask Castle, Rait, by Perth, Christie's 26-28 April 1993, lot 625.
Tony Willis, Three Claymores from Warwick Castle, pp.51-2, plate 8, The Spring 2009 London Park Lane Arms Fair Guide.
The present sword belongs to a small related group of 15th century English two-hand swords. Notably comparable within the group are one in The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds (IX.633) and another in The York Castle Museum (CA 700).
See Ewart Oakeshott, European Weapons and Armour from The Renaissance to The Industrial Revolution, London & Guildford, p.146.
Also see N. Melville, Towards the identification of a group of fifteenth century English two-hand swords, The Eighteenth Park Lane Arms Fair guide, 2001.