The Eyelander is an unlockable melee weapon for the Demoman. It is a large bloodstained and battle-worn claymore reputed to be haunted by a bloodthirsty, malevolent spirit. As such, the blade will constantly mutter the word "heads" when held. When it kills a player, it decapitates them, leaving a ragdoll of the player with a head flying off it. Every time a kill is achieved with this weapon directly, the user gains 7.5% speed and 15 health. The max head count is 5, and all heads are lost on death. On top of that, if the user decapitates another Demoman wielding the Eyelander (or Nessie's Nine Iron/Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker) all heads collected by the victim will be stolen by the user. As a downside, this weapon initially starts you off with 150 health, as opposed to 175. While charging, the speed increases with the speed boosts with the 7.5% extra speed. This weapon has no random critical hits. It has a 37% longer melee range than stock melee weapons do. Without the Bootlegger, the Demoman will have a max of 225 health, with the bootlegger he will have 250 health, and move about 10-15% slower than a normal Scout.
- The Eyelander, including every sword-type weapon that the Demoman can use, is an exact reference to the movie Highlander, a movie about immortals from the Scottish Highlands who can only die from decapitation. The Demoman's Quote "There Can be only One!" is the catch-phrase of the movie.