Highlander Claidhmhor Kilt Pin AP 096
Each of our kilt pins is designed and expertly handcrafted in Scotland by skilled Scottish craftsmen using only Fine English Pewter; exceeding industry standards set in BSEN611-1 and British Standard 5140. These standards are strictly regulated by the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen.
Non-allergenic and non-toxic. Will not tarnish.
Approximate size: 1.50″ x 4.00″TO EXACTING STANDARDS.
This Highland Claidhmhor Kilt Pin is designed and hand-crafted by Art Pewter which is located near Glasgow, Scotland. Art Pewter is a family owned business founded in 1968 and has become the world’s oldest and largest maker of high quality British Fine Pewter Celtic jewelry and regalia accessories.This company is now in its third generation of family management which continues to
maintain the traditional values of Scottish craftsmen: quality, value for the money and customer satisfaction.
The Claidhmhor (Claymore) was the Celtic sword by choice among Highland Clans for over 350 years. It was later replaced by the basketed Culloden Sword. The Claidhmhor weighed nearly 6.2 pounds, with grips up tp 15″making it necessary to use both hands for a powerful stroke. It had a 42″ blade of Spanish (Toledo) or Italian (Ferara) steel that would cut through almost anything and hold its edge. One must remember these swords were used to “chop” not “stab.” It was the sword that carved out the Celtic history of the Highlanders against invasions by Vikings and Danes who often pillaged Scottish coastal villages, as well as the pesky English who wanted to add them to their empire. The Claidhmhor was a superior weapon that kept the Highlands free from control by others until the Battle of Culloden which was the last large-scale battle fought on Scottish soil.