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Solid lead-free pewter with a polished finish
This intricate kilt pin would be a great finishing touch for any kilt outfit, sweater or coat.
4" x 3/4" in size with a 1 3/4 locking steel pin.
Kilt pins are NOT just for kilts! This pin is made with an extra strong pin to handle thicker fabrics - making it the perfect pin for coats, jackets, skirts, hats or anywhere else a pin would look beautiful. It is a great pin for a ladies cape or ruana wrap!
The Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword was the favored weapon of the Scottish Clansmen from the late 17th century well into the 18th century. It is said to be inspired by the Early Germanic and Italian Basket Hilt Swords which were brought into Scotland by the mercenaries of mainland Europe.
The Basket hilt was a popular weapon with various basket designs around the whole of Europe. This reproduction is based on a popular Highland Basket hilt, designed by the renowned craftsman Walter Allen of Sterling.
How and why do I wear a kilt pin?
Ever since Queen Victoria reputedly used her hat pin to secure her kilted skirt modestly on a blustery day, a kilt pin has been worn with a traditional kilt. Its style is entirely a matter of your personal choice. It should be on the right hand side of the kilt, pinned through the front apron only (to prevent tearing) about 4 inches from the bottom of the kilt and 2 inches in from the fringe.
Made of solid lead free pewter - Pewter has been used in jewelry making for pewter does NOT RUST OR TARNISH and will last a lifetime. Pewter was used for decorative metal items in the Ancient World by the Egyptians and later the Romans, and came into extensive use in Europe during the Middle Ages - it was once considered the metal of kings because of its beauty and expense!