Sporrans: real or synthetic fur?

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  • organic355
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    Further to my Sgian dubh post (I am getting a real one). The next dilema is as above.

    I was quite happy to get a real sealskin sporran, but they are a bit boring, everyone has got one, was looking for something a bit different like the one below.

    My kilt is grey, like this:

    And I am considering this synthetic Grey Fox Sporran, only because all the natural grey/sliver fox sporrans are actually brown:

    So would I be breaking some unwritten Scottish law by buying synthetic fur (except of course MTFU).?

    If I think it looks good does it matter?

    I quite fancy a rabbit fur one but as with the fox, they are not totally grey, at least the colour is guaranteed with this one?

    bigG
    Member

    Is it a nylon kilt? If not, buy a dead animal to stick on the front. That's the point and they look much better, I bought two of my sporrans from a maker in Perth, name escapes as it was a while back. From memory they'd make you a sporran from pretty much anything and in a whole range of colours.

    You'll be able to get a grey one if you look hard enough. What about a badger head sporran? I have an antique one and it's pretty grey in colour. Also great for starting conversations at black tie functions!

    Swayndo
    Member

    I've got a posh mink one for dress and a leather one for casual. Saying that I'd probably go synthetic now.

    druidh
    Member

    Both my sporrans are from deid coo. A simple leather one for "casual" wear and a furry one for dress.

    organic355
    Member

    Saying that I'd probably go synthetic now

    Why?

    ojom
    Member

    Get a seal one in grey

    like this

    druidh
    Member

    Except get a kilt that fits eh?

    organic355
    Member

    LOL at onion.

    Get a seal one in grey

    As I said in my OP, I could but they are a bit boring, everyone has one, wanted something a bit different TBH.

    I get a seal one as part of the package, but wanted to upgrade to something else.

    ojom
    Member

    I cant help my buffness going up and down.

    Big M
    Member

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    Interesting sporrans here….

    Edit – I got married in a kilt like that I just had a plain black leather sporran understated.

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    I don't like seal sporrans myself, I have a goat one which is ace – and a very orange one but I can't remember what furry beast that was before it was skinned and stiched πŸ˜‰

    Goat ones are fab though, if you don't mind looking a bit lot more disrespectable πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon stevomcd
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    You've got a grey kilt and you're worried about real/fake sporrans & Sgian Dubhs? πŸ˜‰

    dyna-ti
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    I believe the scalp of an Englishman is the original material that was used πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Basically you should be able to pour a day's supply of porridge into your sporran, and have a wee purse on it to hold your silver.

    Any more than 2 tassels on the sporran is boasting. Except for pipers – they're better endowed than the rest of us.

    Definitely a dead animal. More kudos if you kill your own baby seal with your wee black knife…

    πŸ™‚

    grynch
    Member

    all joking aside… I've got a beaver sporran.. not far off this one
    ( the dangly bits are diff )

    pjd
    Member

    i have a big furry black one

    rabbit i think.

    conversation starter indeed

    Premier Icon votchy
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    Must be genuine badger fur πŸ˜€

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