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SD2T Sgian Dubh Staghorn w/ Thistle Mount


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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 Scottish thistle design 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. Beautiful & Useless

    Posted by Kilty on 23rd Jan 2019

    If you’re looking for a great looking Sgain Dubh that is just for looks, this is what you’re looking for. The tip has been rounded, as well as the blade (on both edges). This is a combat “butter knife”! If your butter is cold though, this will not slice it. Will not cut string. Very politically correct!

  2. Perfect compliment

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Dec 2016

    Looked great and had nothing but compliments with this piece.


    Posted by Lachlan on 1st Aug 2016

    Very nice for daywear. This replaces the one exactly like it that I lost recently. This was my favorite sgian dubh. It is very well made. It is much better than one would expect for this price. Highly recommend as a 1st sgian dubh!

  4. Beautifully made

    Posted by Christina benson on 3rd Sep 2015

    This looks better in person than in the picture. Very well made will make a perfect wedding anniversary gift for my husband.

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