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A truly beautiful kilt pin with the rampant lion of Scotland crowned with the royal crown of Scotland. This sword features an elaborate lion within a shield upon the hilt of the sword, all in polished pewter.
4 1/4" x 1" in size.
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!
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.
What is the Royal Lion of Scotland?
Although the national flag of Scotland is the blue and white Saltire, the Scottish people also have a second, very different, flag which is called the 'Royal Lion Rampant'.
The 'Royal' term applies because this flag historically belongs to the monarchy of Scotland. It's a more colorful and dramatic flag than the Saltire, and may be a little more memorable because of that.
The term 'lion rampant' refers to the positioning of the lion. A rampant lion is shown in profile standing upright on hind legs with forelegs raised and claws unsheathed, as if to strike.
The fierce and battle-strewn history of Scotland makes this lion the perfect symbol of Scottish pride!