What better way to show off your Scottish pride than with this Thistle kilt pin displaying the flower of Scotland? This pewter kilt pin is made in Glasgow, Scotland. It would make a great gift for any Scottish kilt wearer.
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- Just what I wanted. Jen
Quality Price ValueJust what I wanted. (Posted on 2/16/2015)
- Well made, wish it was heavier DEXTER
Quality Price ValueThis is a well made pin, and on my copy, the lock on the pin is nice and tight, so it shouldn't fall off accidentally.
All the attributes of a good pin is there! just wish it was a bit heavier. The finish can also be better (not bad, just could be better), but considering the price, it's as good as anyone could expect.
For the price, it's a great pin. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- heavy duty kilt pin
Price Value Qualitymy pin is well built and nice and heavy (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Well noticed Lydia
Price Value QualityA great pin. Received many compliments on the looks & quality of the pin. It stays secure. Highly recommended. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- What I expected JT
Price Value QualityJust about what I expected. Good product (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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The Kilt pin is worn on the lower right corner of the kilt’s apron (above the wearer’s right knee). Typically, the pin is positioned about 5” up from the bottom of the kilt (the bottom of the pin is 5” up) and about 2” in from the right edge of the front apron. Please note that it does NOT pin multiple layers of cloth together… it only goes through the front apron.
- 100% Pewter
- Made in Scotland
- Measures 3.4" long by 1.4" wide
If you don’t want to lose your kilt pin, try this… carefully poke the pin through the front apron of your kilt. With the pin sticking out the underside, stab the pin through a rubber band (usually a wide rubber band is easier). You can trim the rubber band so that you only use a little square. Then, poke the pin through the front apron again and close the clasp. If the clasp comes undone, the kilt pin will be held by the rubber band and won’t fall off.
Why is the thistle the "Flower of Scotland"?
According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish army's encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders. Some sources suggest the specific occasion was the Battle of Largs, which marked the beginning of the departure of King Haakon IV (Haakon the Elder) of Norway who, having control of the Northern Isles and Hebrides, had harried the coast of the Kingdom of Scotland for some years.
We try to keep this kilt pin in stock at all times. In the rare instance that it is out of stock when you place your order, we will let you know within 24 hours.