20 May 2020 07:06 - 20 May 2020 07:33#46738by StuartC
The bottom one is a modern dress Kilt. I prefer Jacobite kilt style
In the 13th century the Kilt was not worn by Scots, it was introduced much later. So, Braveheart was most likely not to dress like that. The Sword is correct, thats a traditional Highland Claymore Broadsword. In the film. A Lowland Claymore was different arround the guard ( more curved ) like this :-
If you are interested, this film is technicaly the sequal to Braveheart. Robert The Bruce is playes by the same actor, and its a lot more factually correct.
20 May 2020 07:25 - 20 May 2020 07:28#46740by Algernon
My friend shares your preference, there is a great photo of him at a wedding standing between two guys in the dress style, but he's wearing the Jacobite kilt style and shirt* and I thought it looked better.
An interesting watch. I've always had an interest in general bushcraft and the wilderness. Great to see that most of the stuff still used is very much the same as it was since the 13th century and before.
I should also mention that William Wallace was a Lowlander, from Ayrshire. The Bruce family also originated from my area, 30 miles away. The Took land in the central belt after killing the Clan chieftons ( There is a scene in braveheart where Robert the Bruce tells his father of the rebellion and the Father says Robert should support it from their lands in the North, and he will oppose it from their lands in the South ).
Just 6 miles away we have a living relative of Wallace. Hes rather well off, lives here:-
So Stuart that looks really cool. I would dare to wear that too. But not in Germany. When I'm in Scotland again.
Wow, thanks for the trailer looks promising. It will definitely be on Amazon prime soon.
Now the biggest laugh is coming. I bought this sword maybe 20 years ago. Still hanging in the living room. Oh now everyone is definitely laughing at me.
I think you're swedish weird. But my wife says you can't be swedish (much too pronounced accent)
Yes, I saw Stuart. Thank you for the information !
However, I have found an article where it is said that experts doubt that this was the sword of William Wallace. Because the blade does not fit in historical times for example.
Please scroll to the photo of the sword and translate the text.
But maybe it's unclear or not.
Its hard to believe that the sword would have remained in royal possession for so long. Likely a captured sword would have been re used, or melted down and made into another sword or something else. The only way it would have survived is if it had been recovered buy an ally of wallace and hidden, or used by them ( look an me I have the Sword of William Wallace !! ).
The report is interesting! The movie shows that Wallace is a peasant son. However, he is raised by his uncle Argyle, who is not a peasant. So it is pointed out in the film that Wallace also has noble blood. What is not mentioned in the report !!!
The battle for Stirling Castle is almost all right, but the movie very well shows that the battle won with intelligence from Wallace is too sharp for the criticism of the report.
Otherwise, the report is very good. Of course you can always criticize everything and make the movie bad.
The fact is that Mel Gibson made the movie (most likely no European would have made it). So no German would know who William Wallace was unless the people studied history (and this also applies to other countries).
That could have been commended in the report for example !!!
It was not for nothing that the movie was awarded 5 oscars best movie best director.
The movie grossed $ 210 million worldwide. If that's not an indication that Wallace became known around the world!