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The sgian dubh we see today is a mixture of history, myth and misinterpretation. Sgian in Gaelic means knife, the dubh part means black. Thus you get black knife. The black refers to the fact it was a hidden knife or a concealed weapon.
It is a small, singled-edged knife (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese - as well as serving for other more general day to day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible. The sgian-dubh is normally worn on the right leg, but can also be worn on the left, depending on whether the wearer is right or left-handed


Polished thistle sgian dubh

SD70A
SD70A

Thistle sgian dubh with polished pewter mounts & coloured stone top.

Choose a stone to match a kilt outfit or just pick your favourite colour from these stones - Amethyst, Blue, Cairngorm, Emerald, Jet Black or Red.

Current stock is Amethyst.

Supplied with a stainless steel blade in a Sgian Dubh Co black presentation box.

Made by The Sgian Dubh Company, Scotland.

Full Details add to cart NZ$97.40

Bog oak sgian dubh

SD60P
SD60P

Bog Oak Arisaig daywear sgian dubh with polished pewter cap for engraving and leather sheath.

This daywear Sgian Dubh comes with a stainless steel blade & has a genuine hand carved bog oak wood handle.

Supplied in a Sgian Dubh Co black presentation box.

Made by The Sgian Dubh Company, Scotland.

Full Details add to cart NZ$112.00

Staghorn & Damascus blade sgian dubh

SD90DS
SD90DS

Scottish Staghorn Damascus blade sgian dubh with black leather sheath.

The staghorn handle is finished with blackwood on the back and topped with a thistle mount.

Supplied in a Sgian Dubh Co blue presentation box.

Made by The Sgian Dubh Company, Scotland.

Full Details add to cart NZ$170.00

Heathergems sgian dubh

SD94H
SD94H

Thistle Heathergem Sgian Dubh  (Pronounced \'Skean Doo\')

Quality highland dress sgain dubh with pewter handle & Heathergem top, with a real blade. An ornamental knife traditionally tucked into the sock of a Scotsman when dressed in full regalia.

Made by The Sgian Dubh Company, Scotland.

Comes in a gift box with story card on how  Heathergems are made. Heathergems are unique and no two are ever exactly the same. 

Handcrafted in Scotland.

Dimensions: 195L x 32W mm

Full Details add to cart NZ$116.30

Ross Sgian Dubh

SD110C
SD110C

Ross contemporary sgian dubh with cairngorm stone top.

Supplied in a Sgian Dubh Co black presentation box.

Made by The Sgian Dubh Company, Scotland.

Full Details add to cart NZ$170.00

Celtic buckle, sgian dubh, cufflinks & kiltpin

SKB94B
SKB94B
A tasteful Celtic gift set made in Scotland of finest pewter.  Comprises of kilt belt buckle, with matching kiltpin, sgian dubh and cufflinks.

Perfect for that special occasion or celebration.
Full Details add to cart NZ$305.00

Modern sgian dubh with black

SD111J
SD111J
There is little that students of highland dress agree on about the sgian dubh, even its spelling. It is seen as skein dubh, sgian dhub, skene du, skean dhu and skhian dubh, and doubtless others. Phonetically, it is pronounced skein or skeen doo. The meaning, however, is clear: sgian means knife or dagger, dubh means black. There is some discussion about the meaning of black in this connotation. Some feel that black comes from the usual colour of the handle of the little knife, but the great majority feel that it means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is rooted in one of the prominent theories about the knife's origin.
Full Details add to cart NZ$154.50

Torridon blackwood sgian dubh

SD50
SD50
Torridon blackwood thistle daywear sgian dubh with plain top & real black leather sheath.  This daywear Sgian Dubh has celtic pewter mounts & a thistle on the front & comes with a stainless steel blade & has a genuine hand carved blackwood handle.

Supplied in a Sgian Dubh Co black presentation box.

Designed & created exclusively for The Sgian Dubh Company, Scotland.
Full Details add to cart NZ$127.50

Celtic plain top sgian dubh

SD/AC
SD/AC
Celtic plain top sgian dubh with metal work in pewter with plated finish of palladium. Black simulated handle and sheath. Stainless steel blade. Supplied boxed with general historical notes. Overall length approx 7" (18cm).
Made in Scotland.
Full Details add to cart NZ$130.00

Celtic stone top sgian dubh

SD/BC
SD/BC

Amethyst stone top claw setting with metal work in pewter with plated finish of palladium. Black simulated handle and sheath. Stainless steel blade. Supplied boxed with general historical notes. Overall length approx 7" (18cm).
Made in Scotland

Full Details add to cart NZ$144.00

Clan crest sgian dubh

Sgian dubh 07
Sgian dubh 07
Our most popular Clan Sgian Dubh, the Clan Badge being inset in the handle. It has a Stone top claw setting (available in 6 colours) with metal work in Pewter with plated finish of Palladium ensuring it will not scratch or tarnish. Black simulated handle and sheath. Stainless Steel Blade. Supplied boxed with general historical notes. Overall length approx 7" (18cm
The thistle on the handle can be replaced with any clan crest.  Please allow 3 weeks for your special request. 
In stock - Cairngorm stone on top
Full Details add to cart NZ$148.50

Clan crest sgian dubh

SK/C 113
SK/C 113
'Stag Knife' sgian dubh, having a brown horn effect handle (with Thistle badge in the crown) and brown Leather sheath. Stainless steel blade. Supplied boxed. Overall length 8" (20cm).
Can be ordered with any clan crest in crown.  Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery.  One in stock with Scottish thistle as crest.
Full Details add to cart NZ$135.00

Glenurquhart sgian dubh brown

RDS6
RDS6
Quality daywear sgian dubh, hand stained resin, Glenurquhart. This sgian dubh comes with a new improved real hide sheath. For safety reasons all blades are supplied blunt.
Full Details add to cart NZ$70.00

Jewel Thistle Sgian Dubh

2014
2014
Our Jewel thistle safety Sgian Dubh has no blade, an intricate open weave metal handle and a genuine glass jewel making it perfect for either premium hire packages or as a retail item. If required these sgian dubhs can be supplied in a black gift box.
Full Details add to cart NZ$79.00

Silver thistle top sgian dubh

SD/T
SD/T
With a thistle inspired antique silver effect handle, black leather sheath and stainless steel blade this reasonably priced sgian dubh is very popular. Overall length about 7" (19cm). Supplied boxed with general historical notes
Full Details add to cart NZ$94.00

Wood and thistle sgian dubh

SDIT/Wood
SDIT/Wood

Wood effect sgian dubh with leather scabbard.  Celtic knot on handle with thistle insert.  Stainless steel blade.  Made in Scotland

Full Details add to cart NZ$93.50

Thistle sgian dubh

Sgian Dubh 03
Sgian Dubh 03
Quality daywear Sgian Dubh, hand stained resin, thistle. This Sgian Dubh comes with a new improved real hide sheath. For safety reasons all blades are supplied blunt. Made in Scotland.
Full Details add to cart NZ$70.00

Sgian Dubh

SD/BT
SD/BT
Thistle stone top sgian dubh.  Stone in top is available in cairngorm, amethyst, black, red, blue, green.  In stock - amythist

Stone top claw setting (available in 6 colours) with metal work in Pewter with plated finish of Palladium. Black simulated handle and sheath. Stainless Steel Blade. Supplied boxed with general historical notes. Overall length approx 7" (18cm).
Full Details add to cart NZ$144.00
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