This sporran is made in Scotland and offers great value for the money. It's not a stiff leather like most sporrans... it's supple, yet tough. The top flap features a pewter Celtic knotwork medallion and each one comes with a sporran chain. If you want a great entry level day sporran, this is a safe bet!
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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- Outstanding quality and value Jim M
Value Quality PriceExactly what I wanted and then some: classy but tough, versatile with any look. Leather is of very high quality with that awesome new leather smell! Made in Scotland is a big plus too. Shipping was almost immediate. A hundred times better than anything on Amazon and you'll get it just about as quick! (Posted on 1/4/2019)
- Go-to Everyday Sporran Ted
Quality Price ValueMy second sporran after the Stag Head Trinity Knot day sporran. Wanted something minimalist - no shiny pewter or tassels - and this fills the bill. Still a very sturdy purse and the best feature is the catch. Instead of the sometimes finicky typical snap, this sporran has a magnetic catch that does the job quite well. The Celtic knot design adds just the right amount style to suggest it is not really a purse! (Posted on 1/1/2019)
- Disappointed with quality Jeff
Price Value QualityReceived this sporran with a number of defects.
1. Not please with the final stitching. A few areas (six total) are not trimmed properly, where excess stitching (half-inch strands) still need to be cleaned up.
2. The final edge trimming was hap-haphazardly completed, enough so, that the stitching stops approximately one-quarter inch from the end of the edge trimming in essence, leaving a small flap.
3. The leather on the back of the sporran has been stamped with lettering, but the stamping was done so lite you cannot read what it says. It's visible and illegible. What is the point of stamping it?
4. Finally, there is a small, hard, round object protruding from under the front layer of leather - it is sandwiched between the two pieces of leather that make up the sporran. The best way to describe it is, it looks like an ugly all-black face pimple that you cannot get rid of, about one-quarter inch diameter.
I really do want to like this sporran, but I feel no care has gone into the manufacturing process - it's very sloppy at best. Not knowing when this was manufactured - hopefully they have identified discrepancies in-house and rectified the issues. $60 USD (at the time of my purchase) is a lot of money, but I do not feel the value is there.
I've reached out to the company with regards to item #4 and told a replacement is on the way immediately. (Posted on 12/19/2018)
- Great Sporran Jay
Price Value QualityGreat product, to go along with great service. (Posted on 8/27/2018)
- Great Gift Mc
Price Value QualityMy son loved this first installment on a promised kilt. He liked it's simplicity and quality and looks forward to using it.. (Posted on 1/3/2017)
- Very nice! Highlander
Price Value QualitySo much more than I expected. Couldn't be happier (Posted on 8/26/2016)
- The sporran was well made and the leather was soft and pliable. Outer Banks
Price Value QualityThis is my first try at buying a kilt and accessories. I've been pleased with the quality of everything I've bought from USA Kilts and they were patient with me and answered all my questions. (Posted on 4/1/2016)
- The Sporran looks terrific! Matt
Price Value QualityI am very pleased with this item. I'm sure I'll be back for more as I build my Celtic wardrobe. (Posted on 3/2/2016)
- Highest Praise! Sigi
Quality Price ValueI have only the highest praise for this sporran. The quality of workmanship, the design, the materials, the comfort of use are all tops. Thank you for making such a fine product! (Posted on 12/15/2015)
- Great option Superglide
Price Value QualityBought 3, 1 for myself 2 years ago. 2 now for son for Xmas.Mine was smooth leather current are pebbled leather. Prefer the smooth and quality was slightly better then. Still good quality and good value but with CDN exchange and shipping and CDN duty was approaching cost of semi-dress sporran.Still over all I am pleased and service was 1st. class. (Posted on 10/29/2015)
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- Made in Scotland
- 100% Supple Leather
- Measures 8" high X 8" wide X 2.5" deep
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.