Clan MacFarlane Society Heraldic Kilt Pin created for International Clan MacFarlane Society Inc.’s fundraising drive benefiting Clan MacFarlane Charitable Trust.
4″ in length hand cast .925 Sterling Silver.
Kilt Pin depicts a Scottish Claymore overlaid with the Clan MacFarlane Society, Inc. Heraldic Shield:
Argent, a saltire engrailed between four roses gules, surmounted by a terrestrial sphere and surrounded by a chain in orle sable.
The Scottish Claymore sword is usually identified with the Scots as a symbol of pride and strength. The Claymore , or “Claidheamh-mor” (Great Sword) in Gaelic is a two handed broad sword utilized by the Scottish Highlander throughout several centuries. Used in the constant clan warfare and border fights with the English from the 1400′s to 1650 and still in use as late as the 1745 Uprising, the two-handed Scottish Claymore Sword seems to be an offshoot of earlier broadswords as they were developed into great swords. The Scottish Claymore Sword was feared because of its strength and size. It was said that the bearer of a Scottish Claymore Sword needed no shield because the reach of the sword provided its own protection. Today, the Scottish Claymore Sword stands as a great symbol of Scottish heritage.
Artist: Maxine Miller