My Work - Sporrans

A sporran is the pouch worn in front of a man's kilt (which lacks pockets) for storage of small items. It has it's roots in the medieval coin-purse. My work is firmly based in tradition and historic designs, sometimes with a slight twist. Visit me on the web at http://www.customsporrans.net/
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Hand Built German Silver Cantle, Engraved with several of the Pictish Symbols from the Aberlemno Standing Stones. In this picture the highly polished foreground is reflecting the dark blue draping, which allows you to get a bit better idea of the details, while the textured recessed background is grabbing the defused light from the lightbox I shot the picture in. Body in hair-on calf.

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Hand Built German Silver Cantle, Engraved with several of the Pictish Symbols from the Aberlemno Standing Stones. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to properly photograph, as the silver is so reflective that, even in a lightbox a truly straight-on shot ends up reflecting the camera/my hands. Body in hair-on calf.

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Rebag for an ex-MoD cantle including custom made Cape Breton Island (Canada) badge for the central targe.

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I'm happy to announce that I am now offering Custom Built Waist Plates as a service! This one is fairly simple. It's based on an old silver plated piece I found a picture of. Pretty much any shape can be made, as long as it covers the required hardware. Designs can be stamped or engraved, and mixed metals/piercing are also possible, but I am not currently set up for very high relief (Repoussé and Chasing) nor for brass/silver casting.

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Detail Shot - Pierced German Silver Cantle Sporran with the body in commissioner-supplied Ray Skin. The body is finished off in glove soft cowhide with three hanging Turk's Head-Topped Tassels. Lined in smooth pigskin.

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Pierced German Silver Cantle Sporran with the body in commissioner-supplied Ray Skin. The body is finished off in glove soft cowhide with three hanging Turk's Head-Topped Tassels. Lined in smooth pigskin.

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Custom Upscaled Brass Cantle Sporran. Functional hinged design, three Turk's Head Tassels. Bag in soft chocolate brown cowhide.

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Comparison shot A reproduction of Henry Battenberg's Leopard and Metal Cantled Sporran. This time done with a vintage mink which has been cleverly dyed to resemble spotted cat. Custom turned hinge knobs and finials, fully functional hinged pierced cantle, bag lined in red pigskin suede.

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I've been dying to get to this piece in my queue- A reproduction of Henry Battenberg's Leopard and Metal Cantled Sporran. This time done with a vintage mink which has been cleverly dyed to resemble spotted cat. Custom turned hinge knobs and finials, fully functional hinged pierced cantle, bag lined in red pigskin suede.

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Detail Shot of Newly Engraved Tassel Bells for Commissioner's Antique Seaforth Highlander's Cantle.

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New Sporran Body, New Tassels, and New Engraved Tassel Bells for Commissioner's Antique Seaforth Highlander's Cantle.

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Newly finished Targe modeled on the original Culloden Targe which is currently housed in the Tower of London. Hair on Deer hide rear.

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Newly finished antique silver-plated cantle (which was too fragile to polish up much) and a "Frankensporran" body made from another cut down bag. Newly fashioned end caps for the tassels.

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Based on the Sporrans of Prince Charles and the Duke of Windsor- Hand made in German Silver and Pigskin. 82 hand cut metal components, 23 leather. Scotland bound.

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Custom #sporran rebag for ex-MoD brass cantle. In oiled cowhide with 4 'ribbon' tassels.

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Custom buffalo kidskin #sporran with antique brass twist lock and matching sporran strap.

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Experimental Leather Day Sporran. Every once so often I run across an oddball leather that I'm tempted to try out. Usually I pass because I'm already too busy for random messing about, but I couldn't pass this one up. The firm hand and very pleasing texture convinced me to give it a go. Might be just the thing for a monochromatic outfit.

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Custom Brass Cantle #Sporran in Oil-Dyed Pigskin. This cantle style is rapidly becoming my most popular

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Zebra Hide Sporran with Tooled Leather Cantle.

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Fishskin Leather Sporran With Commissioner's own Sigil tooled into the cantle.

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Cowhide "Envelope" Flap Day Sporran.

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Beaver Fur Day Sporran With Tooled Leather Cantle. Light Brown Pigskin Suede Lining. Bound for the Central US.

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Red Fox Fur Dress Sporran with ClanArt Pewter Cantle. Red Pigskin Suede Interior. Matching Dirk Belt and Waistplate. Bound for Canada

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Red Fox Fur Dress Sporran with ClanArt Pewter Cantle. Red Pigskin Suede Interior. Bound for Canada

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Custom Upsized Soft Hunting Sporran. Hand tooled, hand cut pinking and broguing. #kilt #sporran

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