Use the pin to fasten a cloak at your right shoulder. This leaves your sword-arm free, just in case. Or take a square of cloth, a pin, and you have a shawl for those cold days.
Step 1: The body of the brooch
Step 2: Beginning to form the pin
Step 3: Forming the pin loop
Step 4: Embellishing the pin
Step 5: Finishing the pin
Step 6: Joining body and pin
Step 7: Using the brooch
1) Gather two layers of fabric. Push pin through.
2) Bring gap in ring down past pin.
3) Turn the ring underneath, so the pin is held solidly.