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Whats in a name? The Sporran Guy takes a brief look at types of sporran

Whats in a name? The Sporran Guy takes a brief look at types of sporran

There are various types of sporran that are distinguished by particular names. Illustrated below are 4 of the basic sporran styles. As I discuss the different styles, it is important to keep in mind that even amongst kilt enthusiasts there is some disagreement as to the veracity of the style names. My thought is that the style names I am referring to are in common usage to describe the different types of sporran, no matter how "authentic" the names may or may not be. These types are discussed in no particular order.              Sporran A...

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The Sporran Guy: What the heck is a Sporran?

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The Sporran Guy: What the heck is a Sporran?

"What the heck is a sporran anyway?"  An excellent question! If you don't know or have never encountered a kilt wearer you would probably have no idea what the heck a sporran is, or even how to say the word (think, spore-an, emphasis on first syllable).  The sporran is simply a belt bag, a common purse as it were, which in earlier times hung from the wearers belt, hence the self descriptive moniker. Whether Viking or serf, monk or royal seamstress, the belt bag was common European fashion accessory dating from, roughly, the Dark Ages through to the late 1700's....

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