Scottish Dragon Sword and Thistle Kilt Pin
Beautifully detailed .925 handcrafted sterling silver Dragon Sword Kilt Pin depicting a winged dragon overlaid on a Scottish Claymore Sword with a Thistle Handle.
3-3/4" in length.
Designed by Maxine Miller.
The kilt pin is an integral part of the full Highland Dress that is widely believed to have made its appearance during the reign of Queen Victoria. During a visit to Balmoral Castle, the Queens favorite Scottish residence, she was inspecting a regiment of Scottish soldiers. That day was a particularly windy day and Queen Victoria noticed a young soldier at rigid attention unable to control the flapping of his kilt and mortified at the thought of exposure. The Queen noticed the distress of the young soldier, walked over to him and removed a pin from her own clothing and placed it on the front apron of the soldiers kilt. It was believed that after that particular incident a decree went out from Queen Victoria making the kilt pin a permanent part of the Military Highland Dress. Today the kilt pin is worn as a common accessory for both formal and casual dress which is worn on the right approximately 3-4 inches above the bottom of the front apron and 2-3 inches from the fringe.
The dragon is a mighty magical animal that appears in British and Welsh stories. It is, of course, a creature of fire but is also related to the Power of the Land. Another word for Ley Lines is Dragon Lines. Another name for raising power is to invoke the "Eye of the Dragon". The whole Earth was viewed by the Druids as the body of the Dragon. Menhirs and stone Circles were located at great Power nodes. The Celts also called Dragons 'Fire Drakes'