Antiqued Thistle Sword Kilt Pin
This thistle sword kilt pin is a must have, because it’s a combination of two of Scotland’s well known symbols. The sword for bravery of the Scots and the thistle for victory. Scottish craftsmen made this thistle sword kilt pin from sturdy, solid cast brass, plated it with real silver, then gave it an antiqued finish! This traditional sword pin also has beautifully placed Celtic knot work. Therefore the antiqued thistle sword kilt pin seems this kilt pin has it all, and probably needs to be apart of your collection. Made in Scotland. This kilt pin measures approximately 4 inches long by 1.25 inches wide.
- Made in Scotland
- Solid Lead-Free Pewter
- Antiqued Finish
- Measures Approx. 4″ x 1.25″
- Sword and Thistle
Why are kilt pins shaped liked swords?
The sword was the weapon of choice of most Scotsmen and Celts when they were battling to keep Scotland… well the Scotland. Wearing a kilt pin on your kilt shaped as a sword reminds us of the battles that Scots won and lost trying to save Scotland. The bravery and the fight in all of us to fight for what we love.
What is a kilt pin?
Have you ever worn a kilt in a windy day? Yes, we all have, and it can be quite nerving worrying about becoming the next Marilyn Monroe. It’s a piece of jewelry that is worn on the lower corner of the outer apron of a kilt. The kilt pin adds weight to the outer apron, this prevent the apron blowing open and showing off too much leg. You may also wear a kilt pin purely as a form of decoration, so pick one that represents who you are!
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
As the most well known and easily recognized symbol of Scotland, the thistle is also believed to be the oldest recorded national flower.
Legend has it that a field of thistles saved a party of sleeping Scots warriors from an ambush by Norse invaders. When one of the Norse attackers trod on a thistle field with his bare feet, his cries and screams roused the Scots. The ambush became ineffective, and the Scots defeated the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! Scots then adopted the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.