In Scotland this short knife, called a dirk or Skein Dhu, is traditionally worn by men. This brooch is an beautiful salute to this ancient weapon - a Skein Dhu worked with crystal and elaborate detail in solid pewter.
A truly beautiful kilt pin featuring beautiful Celtic knot work detailing on the the hilt of the dirk, all in antiqued pewter.
Six lovely crystals on each piece. 3 1/4" x 1/2"
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.