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Pewter Scottish Thistle Kilt Pin Pin

Regular price $24.99
Pewter Scottish Thistle Kilt Pin Pin

This striking Pewter Scottish Thistle Kilt Pin features the emblem of Scotland with an elegant, flowing stem of classic Celtic interweave. An artfully placed Trinity knot completes this meticulous design. Highly polished Sterling silver over lead-free pewter, this very substantial, rich-looking kilt pin is not just for the gentlemen- ladies, what a bold, dramatic pin for your coat or heavy jacket collar! An impressive addition to full Highland Dress. Other details of the Pewter Scottish Thistle Kilt Pin include:
  • Lead-free pewter
  • Highly polished
  • Stem and J-hook closure
  • 3 5/8" length
  • 1 3/8" width
  • 1/8" thickness
  • 35.85-gram weight (approx. 1.26 0z.)
Please note: Kilt not included. 
Photo of pin on kilt not to scale.
The Story of the Kilt Pin: The first Scottish kilts were worn without a pin, as well as without any undergarment. If the kilt was worn on a breezy day... well, there were many revealing moments! One very windy day, Queen Victoria was reviewing the Gordon Highlanders at Balmoral Castle. A young soldier, standing at attention, could not control the flapping of his kilt. The Queen, noticing his distress, walked over to him, removed a pin from her own dress, and pinned down the overlap of his kilt. Ever since kilt pins have provided both a practical and decorative addition to the traditional Scottish kilt!

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