Bruce Kilt Pin  AP 213

Each kilt pin is designed and handcrafted in Scotland by skilled Scottish craftsmen using only Fine English Pewter. Exceeds industry standards set by BSEN 611-1 and British Standard 5140. Expertly made with pride in every piece.

Approximate size: 1.50″ x 4.00.”

Non-allergenic and non-toxic. Will not tarnish and easily cleaned with soap and water.

It has been said that before the famous Battle of Bannnochburn, Robert Bruce, better known as Robert the Bruce, was attacked by the English Knight Sir Henry de Bohun. Sir Henry was riding with a heavy cavalry when he caught sight of Bruce who was lightly armed with only his battle axe. Sir Henry lowered his lance and charged, Bruce stood his ground and at the last minute, he swiftly dodged the lance, raised himself in his saddle and with one mighty swing of his axe, struck Bohun so hard that he split his iron helmet and his head into.The blow was so powerful that it shattered the shaft of the axe.Afterwards, Bruce merely expressed regret that he had broken his favorite axe.

Folklore is known to include some exaggeration in the story being told, but this fits the image of Robert Bruce. To this day, the story stands in folklore as a testament of the Scottish people and their culture throughout their turbulent history. Statues of Robert Bruce and William Wallace stand guard in the wall of Edinburgh Castle.

The kilt pin became popular in the 1800’s and remains a popular decoration for the kilt, kilted skirt, and shawl. It is fastened through the outer layer of material on the bottom right-hand side, about 2″ – 3″ from the edge and about 2″ – 3″ from the bottom of the kilt. The precise placement is up to individual preference, but it should be near enough  to the corner to help prevent the kilt from blowing open in the breeze.