This is a very handsome, Celtic horse, sword and targe, kilt Pin. The two handed broadsword was used by many Scots throughout history, most famous of these being William Wallace. Although heavier than other swords, the broadsword offers much more range and power. This kilt pin was hand cast in our studio in the USA. This is a large, sturdy, kilt pin made to last a life time. It has a heavy military-style pin and safety catch meant to hold well on a thick, wool kilt. This is not like the cheap pins so often sold in shops that are more suited as ornamental pins to decorate a Lady's skirt. The classic zoomorphic, horse design after Bain, is a design also seen on several other Celtic pieces in The Rams Horn line. The design is deeply etched and crisply cast. This Scottish style pin is hand cast in solid, lead-free, jeweler's pewter and signed by the artist. Inspired by the Pictish carvings of horses in Inverurie, Scotland, this is a timeless classic. The targe or round shield is cast in one piece on the broadsword so there are not pieces to come apart and the pin closure is hand soldered by the artist, James E. Boyle here in our studio. The targe is 1 and 1/4 inches and the sword measures almost 4 inches in length. This would make an ideal gift or pipers trophy. Please see our other listings for more Scottish and Celtic pewter.