Replica Jeddart staff

In defence of their Border region dwelling, the townspeople of Jedburgh (pronounced 'Jeddart' in Scots) were said to wield the imposing Jeddart staff to frighten away reivers. The Jeddart staff is a polearm with a long axe-like blade coming to a point above the haft. The hafts are generally around 4 foot tall, although like this object can be larger, and feature a handguard in the upper-central portion.   This replica was produced by Claymore Armoury, which has been producing weapons since the late 1960s in Ayrshire. It was constructed by Thomas Yeudall, a master swordmaker.
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L: Approx. 188cm; Blade: Approx. 84cm
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East Ayrshire Council
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