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Carved with the highest attention to detail, USA Kilts is pleased to introduce a new massive kilt pin for the warrior in us all - Fenrir. In Norse legend, Fenrir (or Fenris) was the great primordial wolf. A force of chaos, he was an even match in battle to any of the Gods, even Odin, who would eventually fall to him in the battle of Ragnarok.
And yet, the power of Fenrir has become a favorite theme in Nordic art. To the Vikings, the wolf symbolized an indomitable will to survive and the refusal to submit to one’s foes. If this sounds like you, then this is your kilt pin.
The design, conceived by an American artist of Celtic & Norse heritage, combines the very best of ancient as well as contemporary art. Our UK-based craftsmen form high-quality pewter into swirling Celto-Norse knotwork. The head of Fenris is rendered in energetic modern style - you can almost hear his jaws snapping. Not for the meek -- this over-sized, rugged kilt pin measures a full 2" wide x 4" tall! It can do double duty as a brooch for a woman's shawl or sash!
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- Good concept, clunky implementation Brian
Price Value QualityThe design and price are great. However, it loses 2 stars for two glaring problems. First, the mounting pins are far too long. The length of them is better suited to wearing the pin on a belt, which is impractical. They are so long that when worn on a kilt that there is about 3/16"-1/4" excess length. The extra length causes the pin flap around and hang in a sloppy fashion. It is also dangerous in that it could more easily catch on something causing the kilt apron to tear. I had to use 8 thicknesses of paper towel to make a washer, as it were, to snug up the pin. Second, the clips for holding the pin are the frog/butterfly type. I think they are marginal in that they have sharp edges that can easily snag the kilt. They also do not inspire confidence as to reliability. I believe the top hat-style clips would be better. (Posted on 12/29/2019)
- Nice design; clunky execution Brian
Value Quality PriceThis pin is a great piece of artwork and jewelry. The level of detail is very good. The thickness of the metal (polished pewter) is likewise very good. While being a large pin, it is not overly bulky or heavy. Substantial? Yes. Too much? Nope. That was the good.
Now, on to the other side of the coin, or in this case, the pin. The mounting pins are far too long. When the pin is worn on my Casual kilt, there is at least 3/16-1/4" of pin post showing on the front side of the apron. The pin is not snug by any means. It actually just kind of flaps around and looks really, really sloppy. It is so loose that I am afraid that it will tear the apron if it just brushes against anything. When I wore the pin I put 8 layers of paper towel on the pin to act as a spacer to hold the pin snug. That is the first star reduction. The second star reduction is resultant of the pin clutches. The frog/butterfly types do not inspire confidence. I believe that the type used on tie tacks that look like top hats would be a far better option.
Now, with all that being said, the question arises of "would I recommend this product to someone else?" The answer: "HECK YEAH!!!"
(Posted on 12/28/2019)
- Great design, OK execution Brian
Value Quality PriceThe design of the pin is more than outstanding. It is a very striking item to behold. The detail is great. While the pin is indeed large, it is not overly heavy. The thickness of the pewter is thick enough to hold and carry the design, yet thin enough that it doesn't weigh down the apron. The reason for the three stars on the quality is because of two things. First, the pins are about 3/16"-1/4" too long. They could easily be put through a belt and still be able be clipped. That means that when it is on the kilt it hangs and flops. You can see the extra pin length and the back of the pin. That creates a larger danger of getting snagged on something. It also creates a sloppy look. I had to use about 8 thicknesses of paper towels to use as a "bushing" to stabilize the pin and pull it snug to the apron. The second reduction comes from the clutch back holders. I think the are marginal for use in such a dynamic environment as the kilt apron moving around. I personally believe that the top hat style holders, would be a better option. That, then, leads to the question "Would I recommend this pin to some one else?" The answer: "HECK, YEAH!!!". In fact, my son would like one for his bass guitar strap.
(Posted on 12/28/2019)
- Fantastic! Jim
Price Value QualityHeavy and sturdy! Standds out very nicely on my kilt. I was concerned about the tie-tack like fasteners (2), but so far, so good!
I am likely to buy the matching belt buckle and wish there was a matching fly plaid pin/broach. (Posted on 11/27/2019)
- Fenrir Wolf kilt pin David Cameron
Price Value QualityAlthough a little costly, this kilt pin is very nicely done. It is heavy and looks great.? (Posted on 11/17/2019)
- Fenrir kilt pin Ken150
Price Value QualityThe pin is beautiful but the claps do not hold the pin on. I think the back studs are to thin to hold it in place. Any ideas on how to remedy that? (Posted on 10/2/2019)
- It's perfect! Michelle
Price Value QualityMy husband loves this kilt pin. It's a great size, it's heavy (so it does it's job). Everyone who has seen it has commented on how awesome it is. It pairs beautifully with the Fenrir Wolf belt buckle! (Posted on 10/2/2019)
- Very good Kilted cabbie
Quality Price ValueAgain a very good product very high details and good size . But I'm not sure about fixing on the back of the kilt pin . It is not the standard long pin I would expect but 2 short pins with studs to hold kilt pin in place . As with long pin if clasp is undone it will stay in place not sure about studs might be a bit of a design flaw . (Posted on 9/5/2019)
- Very nice kilt pin Suzanne
Quality Price ValueThis is a very nice kilt pin. Larger than I expected, but works great. Concerned about the pin backs during Highland Games, but we'll see. Very well made. (Posted on 9/3/2019)
- Great! celticroses
Price Value QualityThis was purchased as a gift. The delivery was super fast and the piece was nicely bagged and boxed. The item was beautiful, beautifully made and a nice weight. Very pleased. Thanks! (Posted on 8/30/2019)
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