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    Pakistani horsehair sporrans

    I have a question for anyone who owns a cheap($100 or so) horsehair sporran. I've been thinking about getting a horsehair sporran but I can't really justify the cost of a real one. I was thinking a cheapish one probably from Pakistan might work for the few times I would wear it. Can you easily tell they are not real horsehair? Do they look cheaply made? I know I can't expect the quality of a $400 sporran for $100, but I would like to avoid something that looks too tacky.
    Tha mi uabhasach sgith gach latha.
    A man should look as if he has bought his clothes (kilt) with intelligence, put them (it) on with care, and then forgotten all about them (it). Paraphrased from Hardy Amies
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    I have no experience with Pakistani horsehair sporrans but I do have a vintage horsehair sporran I found for $75.

    I'd say some patience and searching would probably give you a much better sporran for about the same price.

    Shane

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    My comment would be that Pakistani products represent a massive range of qualities. Some of them are very close to anyone else's. Others are better consigned to the trash heap. It's a pretty big risk.
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    I have a Pakistani horsehair sporran that's quite well-made.

    As was mentioned you'll see a huge range in quality from Sialkot, from things sometimes difficult to distinguish from UK-made things, to utter tat.

    Let me know, I can send you a new never-worn well-made horsehair Pakistani sporran for the cost of shipping.

    It's a loosely-based copy of a Royal Scots Dragoon Guards piper's sporran, grey real-horsehair hair body with mingled black & red long tassels, three knobs on the chrome thistle cantle. The entire body opens, it's super roomy.

    This is exactly like the one I have https://www.ebay.com/itm/17331946268...EAAOSwzhxa-s4H
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I have a Pakistani horsehair sporran that's quite well-made.

    As was mentioned you'll see a huge range in quality from Sialkot, from things sometimes difficult to distinguish from UK-made things, to utter tat.

    Let me know, I can send you a new never-worn well-made horsehair Pakistani sporran for the cost of shipping.

    It's a loosely-based copy of a Royal Scots Dragoon Guards piper's sporran, grey real-horsehair hair body with mingled black & red long tassels, three knobs on the chrome thistle cantle. The entire body opens, it's super roomy.

    This is exactly like the one I have https://www.ebay.com/itm/17331946268...EAAOSwzhxa-s4H
    PM sent. Thank you again.
    Tha mi uabhasach sgith gach latha.
    A man should look as if he has bought his clothes (kilt) with intelligence, put them (it) on with care, and then forgotten all about them (it). Paraphrased from Hardy Amies
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