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SD1 Sgian Dubh (Staghorn Handle)


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This sgian dubh is made of real staghorn and comes in a handmade leather sheath. It features walnut wood on either end of the handle and the blade is made of pewter. It is finished with a plain wooden face on the top, and is 7 inches long. The blade takes an edge, and this is a top quality sgian dubh.  Made in Scotland.



The SGIAN DUBH (pronounced skee-an-doo) is the ornamental knife traditionally worn in the top of the sock by the highlander. The sgian dubh is normally worn on the same side as your dominant hand. The name in Gaelic - the word sgian means knife or dagger and dubh means black, referring to the color of the handle which was made from black hardwood. Various spellings of the word are recorded in different books, including skean, skian, and skein. The word dubh can also be spelled dhu. 

The traditional evening wear sgian dubh has a pattern and a Cairngorm stone decorating the top. Other styles have been made using simple wooden or horn handles. These are normally regarded as day wear and date back to the beginning of the last century. 

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  1. Knife

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Feb 2021

    A very nice knife.

    Solid and well made. Blade is highly polished and should take a nice edge although I have not tried to sharpen it yet. As it is it is a fun letter opener. The handle is natural staghorn and is nicely polished where cut. The wooden back is attractive although there is wood filler where the back meets the caps, but it doesn't detract from the quality of the sgian dubh. I would like to see the corners of the handle a little more eased (rounded). Overall an excellent product for its price point.

    John Carmicheal.

  2. Great Sgian Dubh

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Nov 2019

    This is a very nice sgain dubh. It looks great and is solid (no loose anything). I would recommend this knife to anyone. The knife is light enough to stay at the top of my sock, even after walking and walking. The imitation staghorn is indistinguishable from the real deal.

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