Masonic dirk kilt pin in sterling silver and agate
This small dirk kilt pin is beautifully crafted in sterling silver with agate and citrine. This specific form was popular around the turn of the 20th century and often used as a Masonic sword insignia. The pin is fully hallmarked “Sterling Silver” by William Johnson & Sons of Birmingham. It is in perfect, mint condition and measures 2 inches tall.
There is often confusion on the difference between a claymore, a dirk and a sgian dubh. The claymore is a larger blade, usually carried in the hand as an offensive weapon. A dirk (sometimes simply referred to as a long-bladed dagger) is worn on the belt, ready for action. The traditional Scottish sgian dubh is a smaller blade most often kept in the wearer’s kilt hose (tall socks). It was used as a utility knife or a weapon of last resort.