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Sgian Dubh

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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


Matt pewter sgian dubh

SD100MC
SD100MC

Luss thistle matt pewter sgian dubh with cairngorm coloured stone top.

Comes with a stainless steel blade.

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. Sgian dubhs in stock have a cairngorm stone or amethyst.

Supplied in a Sgian Dubh Co black presentation box.

Designed & created exclusively for The Sgian Dubh Company, Scotland.

Full Details add to cart NZ$126.80

Ross Sgian Dubh

SD110A
SD110A

Ross contemporary sgian dubh with amethyst stone top.

Supplied in a Sgian Dubh Co black presentation box.

Made by The Sgian Dubh Company, Scotland.

Full Details add to cart NZ$135.00

Horn handle sgian dubh

SDHH
SDHH
With a handle fashioned entirely from polished Oxhorn this sock knife adds the finishing touches to any kilted dress uniform.

This Sgian Dubh comes with a brown leather sheath.

Size: 30mm x 175mm
Full Details add to cart NZ$256.00

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 amethyst

SD111C
SD111C
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$149.50

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 -     1 x Lion Rampant with Cairngorm stone on top
Full Details add to cart NZ$161.50

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.
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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$61.80

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

Masonic symbol sgian dubh

Sgian Dubh 10
Sgian Dubh 10
Antique chrome with blue enamel Masonic symbol.
Packaging may differ from that displayed in the photo.
Full Details add to cart NZ$120.00

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$85.00

Thistle plain top sgian dubh

Sgian Dubh 08
Sgian Dubh 08

Thistle 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

Full Details add to cart NZ$157.00

Wood and thistle sgian dubh

Sgian dubh 11
Sgian dubh 11

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$80.00

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$77.50
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