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    Kilt Pin

    Does anyone have a kilt pin recommendation? Who makes a good one ? Preferably I'd want something USA, UK made only.

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    Check out USA Kilts. They are advertisers here, they have excellent quality, and most of what they sell is either US or UK/ Irish made. I have several kilt pins, among other things, from them.

    Also be aware that any pin of the right size can be a kilt pin.
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    If you do a search for kilt pins, you'll come up with a lot of threads with lots of pictures. There's one here: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...lt-pins-25346/ There was another one called just "show us your kilt pins" that someone else might be able to find better than I. You might get some ideas there.
    Just remember that kilt pins are optional.
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    Do a Google search for blanket pins
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    Depends on the type of pin you want.

    Ulla Box Creations do some nice antler ones https://www.etsy.com/shop/UllapoolBo...on_id=20939076 as do J Boult www.jboultdesigns.com and Antler Sgian Dubhs https://www.antlersgiandubhs.co.uk/handmade-kilt-pins (who also have some ox horn pins, and I bought a rams horn pin from them last year) - although these are pretty easy to make yourself.

    Ebay is sometimes worth a look for vintage/silver kilt pins.

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    Nagle Forge is a California company which has some unique kilt pins. Their web site shows only a small fraction of their merchandise. https://nagleforge.com

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    I've no idea what your budget is, but the Ministry of Tartan (ministryoftartan.com) has a couple of nice vintage silver regimental pins for sale:

    http://www.ministryoftartan.com/kilt-pin

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    Sorry I'm going to beat the drum a bit for vintage kilt pins, which I very much prefer over anything I've seen being currently made.

    From the 1920s through the 1950s a number of Scottish firms made extremely elegant Sterling kilt pins which I think set the standard.

    (Forsyth 1960 catalogue)



    Here's my 1950s Henderson & Horner (Glasgow) kilt pin which I got on Ebay for around $20, with a 1950s catalogue offering that exact pin (Tartan Gift Shop, Edinburgh)



    Here's a thread I started about classic Scottish kilt pins

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...lt-pins-94957/

    These are always available on Ebay, often for prices below ungainly modern ones; here's a vintage Robert Allison Sterling silver kilt pin for under $40 https://www.ebay.com/itm/19462504749...kAAOSwJzlhslrh

    Makers include silversmiths

    Robert Allison
    Thomas Kerr Ebbutt
    Henderson & Horner
    Medlock & Craik
    John Fraser
    James Rettie & Son
    Hamilton & Inches

    and pipemakers

    Robert G Lawrie
    Peter Henderson

    Personally I really like being able to wear a piece of Scottish history for relatively little money.
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    Lovely kilt pins!

    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Sorry I'm going to beat the drum a bit for vintage kilt pins, which I very much prefer over anything I've seen being currently made.

    From the 1920s through the 1950s a number of Scottish firms made extremely elegant Sterling kilt pins which I think set the standard.

    (Forsyth 1960 catalogue)



    Here's my 1950s Henderson & Horner (Glasgow) kilt pin from the 1950s, which I got on Ebay for around $20, with a 1950s catalogue offering that exact pin (Tartan Gift Shop, Edinburgh)



    Here's a thread I started about classic Scottish kilt pins

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...lt-pins-94957/

    These are always available on Ebay, often for prices below ungainly modern ones; here's a vintage Robert Allison Sterling silver kilt pin for under $40 https://www.ebay.com/itm/19462504749...kAAOSwJzlhslrh

    Makers include silversmiths

    Robert Allison
    Thomas Kerr Ebbutt
    Henderson & Horner
    Medlock & Craik
    John Fraser
    James Rettie & Son
    Hamilton & Inches

    and pipemakers

    Robert G Lawrie
    Peter Henderson

    Personally I really like being able to wear a piece of Scottish history for relatively little money.
    Those kilt pins are really very nice!!!!
    I will be looking even more closely at etsy and Ebay for vintage ones now!!!!
    I was thinking of casting some before I saw these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewmini View Post
    Does anyone have a kilt pin recommendation? Who makes a good one ? Preferably I'd want something USA, UK made only.

    Thanks,
    Scott
    Ian Grant of Edinburgh make some beautiful ones.
    http://www.iangrantofedinburgh.com/index.php

    ian grant kilt pins gold.jpg
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