As we all know, awakened beings need not fight with the use of their Claymores (the sword) as they can use their abilities. Be it stretchable fingers, toes or claw- like weapon etc. However, I find it a little fascinating that they all totally abandoned their Claymores after they awaken. The only 2 awakened beings that kept their Claymores or even used it would be Rosemary and Priscilla.
Rosemary used the Claymore as a disguise as she wanted to trick Teresa into believing that she was still a Claymore and the sword makes her look more Claymore-like. Priscilla used her Claymore and slashed Irene with it and she flew off with her Claymore. Maybe it was for convenient sake as the sword was in her arm when she awakened and Irene was along the way, hence, she slashed Irene with the sword. She flew off with the sword maybe because she forgot that she was holding on to it. (Well, Im just coming up with something to explain why she used and flew off with a Claymore)
So what do you all think a Claymore is to the warriors? Beside serving as a weapon and a way to identify themselves, what else do you all think it represents? Why wouldn't the awakened being keep the Claymores? Could it be the swords remind them of the old times that they did not want to remember or was it due to practicality?