Don McKee Thistle Kilt Pin
World famous for his work, Don McKee certainly took his time designing this exquisite Don McKee Thistle Kilt Pin. His outstanding attention to detail, really captures the realistic look and feel of a highland thistle. Made from strong and sturdy solid lead-free pewter, with antiqued finish. We are certainly proud of this USA made thistle kilt pin by an amazing artist. 2.5 inches long.
- Solid lead-free pewter
- Antiqued finish
- Made in The U.S.
- Exquisite thistle kilt pin
- 2.5 inches long
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 was made ineffective, and the Scots were able to defeat the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! The thistle was then adopted as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.
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. Its 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. Kilt pins are also only seen as a form of decoration, therefore pick a kilt pin that represents who you are!