The Scottish Thistle Steel Finish Sporran Flap
This Interchangeable Flap boasts the classic Scottish Thistle, adopted by Scots sometime before the 15th century as an enduring symbol of their strength and resilience. One legend places invading Vikings under the command of the Norse king Haakon at the forefront of the Thistle’s locus in history. According to this legend, Haakon landed at the shore of a Scottish village in the cover of darkness. Leading his men silently through the fields to raid, they encountered an outgrowth of thistles. Unprepared for the tenacious and painful barbed stems, Haakon’s men quickly gave themselves away with their cries of pain. The Scottish villagers rallied to meet their foe, and the raid ended before it could begin.
Our Scottish Thistle Interchangeable Flap features a Thistle in sharp relief against a burnished leather background. Surrounding the Thistle is our Wandering Knot design, which fills the full front surface of the Flap. Like all Celtic Leatherworks products, the quality of the craftsmanship bring the simple design to life!
This flap fits our Interchangeable style Rob Roy Sporrans. The flap is full grain vegetable tanned leather with the Scottish Thistle embossed into it. The flap on this bag has been hand rubbed to give it a burnished brass and steel finish.
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