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The Old Claymore by BCcreativity The Old Claymore by BCcreativity
This is a creation dedicated to the magnificent Scottish sword of old. The long and mighty Claymore.
The Old Claymore belonged to a young lad known as Hilt. He lived in the foothills of the countryside north of the most dominate clan in the region.
He was a shy fellow with only a father and two older sisters. His mother had passed at his birth, but had left him her fathers' hammer. Her family was known for their skills of smithing.
He grew up to be one of the most skillful smithies of his time. He had skillfully created the weapons of clan leaders from far and wide.
None told of the origin of their mighty swords that led them into battle over the years. They had signed a pact of secrecy which was in their contract upon commissioning. Their swords were works of art that possessed powerful magical properties. Powers of the clan could be magnified through the leaders sword and strike a most damaging blow. One that could change the outcome of the clans future and the demise of another.
Those leaders that did not possess a sword smithed by Hilt were surly to fall out of history. To this day, all clans have an origin of a Claymore that has determined their very existence.
This book is the journal of the once magnificent Hilt. It contains the detailed plans of each sword created in his lifetime. It also contains a list of clan leaders that no longer exist. The only connection as to why they do not, is listed within the deep pages of the journal. Those that wanted Hilt to create them a sword, but not follow his guidelines or attempted to betray him, paid dearly with their lives. They were struck down by the private sword of Hilt. The spine of his journal is the only image of that sword which he proudly named, The Old Claymore.

5x9 leather journal with simple line tooling and front decorative handle. Embellished with gold accents, hand sewn headbands and decorative thistle end sheets with a contrast trim and forest green leaf.
Three cord spine with a decorated raised claymore sword.
The cover is signed by Hilt in Pictish an old form of northern scottish writing.
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Montalto69 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
The book is magnificent, the story a wonderful element of support for the book, all your books I have seen thus far are worthy of the best writers.
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are so kind. Thank you
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Baureal Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful ! I enjoy the sword, the thistle's drawing, the worked piece to close the book... In more Scottish ! Amazing !
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. It was for my Uncle.
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Baureal Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It was a amazing gif :)
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GatzBcn Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow... how did you make the sword on the spine?
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I loosely draped the leather over the spine and tooled around it to get the form. Then I wrapped the remainder of the book.
Cheers
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GatzBcn Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Did it take you long? :D
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not too long. The research and planning are the most time consuming part. if you don't skimp on that, you get a more precise outcome.
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GatzBcn Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am sure :)
Thanks for the reply!
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