EXCLUSIVE! Ancient Legend - now an heirloom quality sporran!
Our Fenrir Dress Sporran is a USA Kilts exclusive. It features our private cantle design with hand-sculpted details inspired by the ancient myth of how the Norse God Tyr bound the Wolf of Chaos, Fenrir. Crossed chains with knotwork bells and tassels stand out from a leather face etched with two Viking warriors with raised drinking horns!
This sporran is lined with suede and comes with our unique internal pocket design to hold your business cards / loose change, etc.
The waist measurement needed is the actual waist measurement, not your pants size. Typically, your pants will be 2 to 4 inches smaller than your actual measured waist.
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- Absolutely stunning sporran design Gio
Quality Price ValueThis is another product where the pictures fall completely flat of adequately describing the beauty of this product. This is my first USA Kilts sporran, and the craftsmanship and thought that went into the internal design is amazing. (Posted on 9/2/2022)
- Absolutely worth it, don't hesitate if you are thinking about it Sean
Quality Price ValueIn prep for my wedding, I've been putting together my first kilt outfit. This sporran is an incredible addition to the set. The quality is superb, it feels built to last, and it provides a fantastic amount of storage space.
This is something I feel I must use beyond my wedding simply because it's so dang cool! (Posted on 5/11/2021)
- If you're on the fence you won't regret it Carson
Price Value QualityThis was my first dress sporran, and I sat on the fence for a while on it trying to justify the cost.
This thing is built like a brick wall. I live the leather and the cantle. I highly recommend this for any heathen or Norse Scot that likes heritage. (Posted on 1/28/2021)
- Tank! Diego
Price Value QualityAwesome sporran! Definitely high quality!!! It will be use as an heirloom to be passed on! No regrets in this or any purchase made from USA kilts. If you are on the fence about it, pull the trigger. You will be happy! (Posted on 1/21/2021)
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- Made in Scotland
- 100% Leather body
- Musquash fur front and tassels
- Measures 9.25" high X 6.75" wide X 2.75" deep
- Internal Pocket (for business cards or loose change)
The Sporran (Gaelic for "purse" or “Pouch”, pronounced /Spor' en/) is a pouch that performs the same function as pocket on the kilt. It's where the kilt wearer stores their keys, wallet, etc. The sporran hangs a few inches below the belt buckle (typically 3”), directly over the wearer's 'manhood'.
Made of leather or fur (or a mixture of the 2), the ornamentation of the sporran is determined by the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, or in the case of larger men, from 'sporran hangers' which suspend it from the belt. It is essentially a survival of the common European medieval belt-pouch, superseded elsewhere as clothing came to have pockets, but continuing in the Scottish Highlands because of the lack of these accessories in traditional dress.
There are several types of sporrans. Day Sporrans, Semi Dress Sporrans and Dress Sporran are the most common styles. There are also other styles, including Hunting Sporrans, Full Mask (aka Head On) Sporrans and Horsehair Sporrans.
Day sporrans are typically worn casually, during the day (before 6 PM). They are made from all leather and have a flap on the top. They are typically “D”shaped with the flat part at the top.
Dress Sporrans are typically worn formally (after 6 and for formal events like weddings). They are made from fur (Bovine is most common in the US) and have tassels on the front and have a metal cantle (semi circle of decorated metal at the top) on top. They are typically oval shaped and open in a “V” from the top.
Semi Dress sporrans are a cross between the Dress sporran and the Day sporran. They are half leather (the flap that closes the top) and half fur (the front 'face' of the sporran). Typically they have 3 (and sometimes 2) tassels on the front. They are typically “D” shaped with the flat part at the top. While some consider them to be “a jack of all trades, master of none”, they can be worn to both formal and casual events.
Hunting sporrans are a full leather sporran with no tassels on the front. They are preferred by many pipe bands for the lack of 'drumming' done while walking (no tassels = no drumming). While it's not clear where they acquired the name “Hunting Sporran”, it is generally accepted term that is meant to differentiate them from the typical “day sporran”.
Full Mask sporrans are the fur sporrans which have the head stuffed and mounted on the flap. They can be worn formally and casually, though due to the price, most are reserved for formal occasions.
Horse Hair sporrans are most typically worn by pipe bands with a 'military' look. While they have been worn by civilians in years past (1800's), current fashion is to relegate them to pipe bands and military personnel.
This sporran is a stock item available for immediate shipment. In the rare instance that we're caught between shipments, we will let you know within 24 hours.