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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    There are a number of vintage plain brown leather 3-tassel classic Day sporrans up on Ebay now.

    Several have the typical oval gold stamp "made in Scotland real leather".

    One is missing two of the three tassels.

    A couple sporrans stood out from the crowd a bit, first this Day sporran with lovely Celtic tooling, for $50.

    The seller says it's black but the photos of the front make it appear to be the extremely dark brown that one sees in old sporrans sometimes.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCOTTISH-LE...wAAOSwcSFbQAN5

    Here's the stamp on the back, new to me



    Second was this one, a modern brown leather Day sporran from a maker I'm not familiar with, going currently for under $20.

    I really like the style, and the leather they used, which has a vintage used look even when new.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Modern-Brow...EAAOSwE2tbQyYW

    Here's the back with the stamp Braveheart Sporrans Scotland.



    My nitpicky eye notices that it does not say "made in Scotland" and I have seen non-Scottish-made Highland dress items labelled "such-and-such firm Scotland" where the firm in based in Scotland but they import their goods. I'm not claiming that this is the case here, only that not specifically saying "made in Scotland" leaves the door open.

    Your suspicion is well founded. Here is the identical sporran in black leather.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handmade-Gh...kAAOSw4apbPhKA

    It clearly states that it is from Pakistan. I guess it could happen that identical sporrans, (save the color of the leather,) were made in two different places.
    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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    The plot thickens.............

    Okay, so we have one brown sporran that is stamped "Braveheart Sporrans Scotland" and an identical sporran in black leather on E-bay that is clearly coming from Pakistan. A search for Braveheart Sporrans turns up a company in South Africa that may in fact be named "Braveheart Products" that just happens to make and sell sporrans. A further search uncovers "Highland Kilt Connections which on their facebook page mentions "at braveheart we have one of the biggest collections of sporrans," and clearly shows a sporran with the same perforation pattern as the sporran OC Richard's post. Highland Kilt Connection has four retail locations in the UK but it appears that this one location may also go by "braveheart kilts" in their reviews. So, is this the home of "Braveheart Sporrans?" We may never know.
    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiltedsawyer View Post
    Okay, so we have one brown sporran that is stamped "Braveheart Sporrans Scotland" and an identical sporran in black leather on E-bay that is clearly coming from Pakistan. A search for Braveheart Sporrans turns up a company in South Africa that may in fact be named "Braveheart Products" that just happens to make and sell sporrans. A further search uncovers "Highland Kilt Connections which on their facebook page mentions "at braveheart we have one of the biggest collections of sporrans," and clearly shows a sporran with the same perforation pattern as the sporran OC Richard's post. Highland Kilt Connection has four retail locations in the UK but it appears that this one location may also go by "braveheart kilts" in their reviews. So, is this the home of "Braveheart Sporrans?" We may never know.
    Perusing the South African site here, it appears that they are well-made, artisan, sporrans in both leather and local furs (zebra, SA fur seals, etc) and none that I see match the brogued pattern of the ones on ebay.
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