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    Stillwater Kilts Pin review

    Jerry over at Stillwater kilts recently started carrying a line of kilt pins he designed and had made from a company in China. Their prices were really reasonable and I saw a chance to replace a few of the older pins I had stuck on my kilts that either weren't really kilt pins or were ones I had acquired but didn't really like. I took the plunge and was thrilled they arrived on Tartan day

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    Scottish Claymore with red crystal (you can choose your colored stone which is nice)



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    On my SWK Black Stewart Heavyweight



    This is the Irish Kilt pin which really has some neat details (like the shaping of the quillions and the fuller on the sword)
    Compare it to the chromed generic sword kilt pin it replaces



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    On the kilt apron



    one more!
    Last edited by Panache; 7th April 17 at 08:53 AM. Reason: Quillions not "Quill ions"
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    Rampant Lion!




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    It looks great on my Shadow Tartan Heavyweight



    This black kilt was actually my first wool kilt and the pin I had placed on it was a concert pin I bought at the Siousie and the Banshees "Peepshow" tour back in...well...nevermind how long ago that was. It was a fun pin for a solid black kilt, but it was always on the small side for a kilt pin.

    So I found a new use for it



    Can you think of a better cap badge for a Black Knight Leather glengarry?


    I think that all three pins are a terrific value and that they stand out from most of the run of the mill pins you can get at a Highland Games. They range in price between $12 and just under $14. definitely worth checking out

    http://store.stillwaterkilts.com/kiltpins.html



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    Those are lovely, really nice. I think I may have to check them out for my new Scottish Wildcat kilt.
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    I really like the pins and backs system they use, rather than the more common pin and clasp system. Seems it would hold a lot better and be easier to line up in the tartan's sett. Is that the case? Sharp looking pins, by the way.

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    There are some really fine kilt pins there! I love the detail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Jerry over at Stillwater kilts recently started carrying a line of kilt pins he designed and had made from a company in China. Their prices were really reasonable and I saw a chance to replace a few of the older pins I had stuck on my kilts that either weren't really kilt pins or were ones I had acquired but didn't really like. I took the plunge and was thrilled they arrived on Tartan day

    Scottish Claymore with red crystal (you can choose your colored stone which is nice)


    Very nice! Is it pewter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkman View Post
    Very nice! Is it pewter?
    I don't think so. They are described on his website as "cast metal" and he mentioned something to me about the reason they are so detailed is that they are "die cast" instead of "sand cast" (I honestly don't know what either of those terms mean). You can always shoot Jerry an email at Stillwater Kilts, he is pretty good about getting back to you with answers about his products.

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    They look great !
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    I purchased the Rampant Lion from your review and used it for the first time today.

    The locking pin clasps are great!
    The kilt pin size is 2 by 2.9 inches or 30 by 73mm and weighs 1.23 ounces or 34.8 gm.
    This is by far the heaviest kilt pin I own. Should be good for about 60 MPH winds a real boat anchor.
    Most of my kilt pins weight 20 to 25 gms.

    Great addition to the collection and handy for the dog walks on windy days. They almost always involve a good wind from my right side at some point , where the outer apron seriously wants to wrap around my sporran.
    Last edited by tundramanq; 15th April 17 at 09:07 AM.
    slinte mhath, Chuck
    Originally Posted by MeghanWalker,In answer to Goodgirlgoneplaids challenge:
    "My sporran is bigger and hairier than your sporran"
    Pants is only a present tense verb here. I once panted, but it's all cool now.

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