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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


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 stone top sgian dubh

SD/BC
SD/BC

Green 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

Wood sgian dubh

SDIT/Wood
SDIT/Wood

Wood effect sgian dubh with leather scabbard. Comes with either the scottish thistle or lion rampant.  Celtic knot on handle with thistle insert.  Stainless steel blade. Available in the wood or silver colour. Made in Scotland

Full Details add to cart NZ$94.70
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