This US Coast Guard day sporran is custom made by one of Scotland's leading sporran makers, exclusively for USA Kilts. It features a generous front flap with a laser etched US Coast Guard crest logo inlaid on a piece of grey leather. Circling the logo is a band of knotwork. And that's not all the detail this sporran offers. Under the flap, we've inscribed the US Coast Guard's motto, "Semper Paratus" (Latin phrase meaning "Always Ready"). It also features a full suede lining and an internal pocket to hold business cards or loose change.
This sporran is perfect for daytime events and for the Casual Kilt wearer who wants something to wear to the pub. We are proud supporters of the Coast Guardsmen who fight (and who have fought) to defend our country and happily offer a 10% military discount for those who have served.
To ensure a proper fit, we also provide you with a sporran chain to fit the waist measurement provided.
Measuring InstructionsThe 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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- Don't Forget the Coast Guard,,..NOT CollinMacD
Quality Price ValueSo many forget the US Coast Guard when making products, and I was delighted to be able to purchase this item. I was not disappointed, it features the USCG Logo and is excellently made to the finest detail. I wear this with my USCG Tartan, and it adds so much, not just in looks, but pride, pride that you served and can be recognized, even being a Coast Guardsman. Thank you for remember the USCG. I love my sporran and highly recommend every Vet to buy one from you branch and wear it with pride. SEMPER PARATUS. (Posted on 3/12/2018)
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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 It is essentially a survival of the common European medieval belt-pouch, superseded elsewhere as clothing came to have pockets, but continuing in the Scottish Highlands because of the lack of these accessories in traditional dress.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.
- Made in Scotland
- 100% Leather Body
- Lined in Suede
- Internal Pocket (for business cards or loose change)
- Measures 8" high X 7.25" wide X 2.75" deep
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.