Symbolism of dagger & horseshoe?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by terry5732, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    On a stickpin. Circa 1920.
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  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    If you're lucky, I won't stab you?
  3. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Sometimesgetsitright

    "yer dead meat if you don't win":bag:
  4. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

    Maybe to match a tatoo?[​IMG]
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I don't think I'd trust a man wearing that stickpin.

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  6. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Could it be a kilt pin?
  7. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Is there a a reason why you didn't share that photograph earlier?

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  9. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  10. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I was throwing out a possible suggestion. Sorry I offended you.
    How can you be certain that it originally came with that box?
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  11. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Of course there's no way of knowing if the box is original to it.

    I always thought kilt stuff to be more substantial. This is just a delicate two inch pin.
  12. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Well since you gave us no measurements we had no way of knowing that either.
  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The dagger symbolizes honour or justice, the horseshoe luck.
    (The horsehoe is originally an ancient symbol of the Mother Goddess, which is why people shouldn't fuss which position it is in.)
    Kilt pins are closed to prevent harm to arteries or uhm delicate parts.:inpain::playful:
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  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    There's many a thing called a kilt pin which is nothing of the sort. Tradition is a huge one that looks like a safety pin.

    That looks like a lapel stick pin. There's a thing about horseshoes that way up being loss of luck.
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