Sterling silver Kiltpin in polished finish with Edinburgh Hallmark, comes with presentation box and text insert detaling the history behind the piece.
Dimensions: 3.7" or 93.5mm
MADE IN THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND
From the mid 16th Century, basket hilt swords were common in Scotland. The idea of a basket hilt is to protect the hand when in combat. This style of sword was used by Rob Roy MacGregor and the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden. The favourite fighting method was with a broadsword in one hand and a targe (sheild) in the other arm.
Never has there been a sword so strongly identified with a people as the Claymore with the Scots, the basket hilted Claymore has been the symbol of the warrior race of Scotland for hundreds of years.