25th November 07, 08:34 PM
What kilt pin for American Heritage Tartan?
I wore my American heritage kilt from USA Kilts, today and after a while I noticed that I didn't have a kilt pin on it. I have the Xmarks kilt pin, and a sword that I have on my other kilt, but I was thinking it should be something related to the title of the tartan. Maybe something from my Navy days. I am open for suggestions. I don't want to spend lots of money, but might get some for Christmas.
Oh, and I just realized I didn't take a picture. Hopefully next time.
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25th November 07, 08:41 PM
Hey, Dale, great question! I'm waiting on one from Matt Newsome, so I'd be interested in suggestions too. Anything American oriented, without a sword?
Originally Posted by sorcererdale
25th November 07, 08:52 PM
Do you have any metals from the Navy? I've seen other threads about using them as kilt pins. I've used several things like a highschool pin and held it on with a small quilting safetypin through the back of the apron. Hope that makes sense.
Originally Posted by sorcererdale
25th November 07, 09:01 PM
Any pin that is Americana like the statue of liberty, the stars & stripes, route 66 pin. The posibilities are endless.
26th November 07, 06:25 AM
I have a pin on my green canvas kilt from the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
26th November 07, 06:45 AM
The idea to match pins to tartans is a good one, and as our Hamish has recommended, will save wear and tear on the fabric. I have taken to doing this also, and am still in search of enough pins to have a permanent pin on each kilt.
The American Heritage tartan doesn't yet rest in my closet, however it will soon, as I have moved it up on my personal wish list.
I did a small search for patriotic pins last night, and didn't yet find one that I felt had sufficient class for the tartan.
I was looking for a sterling silver or gold National Ensign, or some other pin to display national pride. I didn't find anything yet, but I'll keep on looking.
If I had that tartan right now, and didn't yet have a good pin, I would use a pin that I got last year when I volunteered at our local polling place that simply says "I voted."
Good luck in your personal search, and please let us know when you find the perfect pin.
26th November 07, 08:36 AM
How about some civil war cap insignia.
3" x 1 3/4"
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26th November 07, 08:40 AM
Too big, INMHO, and the "fastening devices" are not that sturdy. Besides, those are branch-service badges. An eagle plate for the "Jeff Davis"/"Hardee" hat might work (the eagle plate pinned up one side of the brim of the 1858 Army hat), but again, the fastening devices leave much to be disired.
Originally Posted by Riverkilt
26th November 07, 02:44 PM
This may be a bit too big, but you get the idea
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26th November 07, 07:05 PM
I think an eagle pin would be good,
or possibly a flag,
or the liberty bell.
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