Masonic Kilt Pin
Scottish craftsmen made this Masonic kilt pin from sturdy, solid cast brass, plated with real silver, then antiqued! This kilt pin combines many of the Scottish staples of Scotland. The sword which helps remind us of the weapons used to shape Scotland, also the thistle on the hilt stands for the bravery and dedication. Finally, the beautiful blue enamel inlay that surrounds the square and compass of the Masonic symbol. This kilt pin has it all and needs to be a part of your collection or someone who is a Scottish Masonry. Made in Scotland, and measures 4 inches long and 1.25 inches wide.
- Made in Scotland
- Solid Cast Brass
- Plated with Real Silver
- Antiqued Finish
- Blue Enamel Inlay
- Measures Approx. 4″ x 1.25″
- Masonic Symbol
What is the Masonic Symbol?
The square and compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) best identifies Freemasonry. Architects use both the square and compasses in their work. Masons often use them to teach symbolic lessons. If you are a true Mason then this is the Masonic kilt pin you need to have. If you are not a mason and you don’t plan on giving this kilt pin as a gift to a Mason, than this kilt pin might not be the right kilt pin for you.
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!
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.