This fashionable sgian dubh features a customizable clan crest pattern on the handle with thistle designs below. The metal is pewter that has been plated with Palladium. It is finished with the stone color of your choice which is held in place by a "claw-setting" at the top. The total length of the sgian dubh is 7 inches long. This is a top quality knife that is made in Scotland. We ask that you allow us approximately 3 weeks for delivery to bring this customized sgian dubh to you.
The words in Gaelic for dagger ('sgian') and black ('dubh') i.e. black dagger, were used because the handle was often made of bog oak which was jet black in appearance (a very hard wood suitable for the purpose). The handles on the stag knives simulate horn which was also traditionally used.
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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Thistle and stone sgian dhu
Posted by Lynn Newcomer Newcomer on 8th Mar 2020
Our band purchased the thistle sgian dhu for one of our pipers who is graduating from high school. The sgian dhu is well made and will make a grand presentation with engraving for our grad.
Just what I needed to complete outfit...
Posted by Murray Craig - GA USA on 29th Jan 2020
Very nice replica...handsome and well made - Recommend!
Clan Crest Sgian Dubh
Posted by John M. Robertson, Jr. on 28th Jun 2019
A very impressive sgian dubh that completes my Clan Robertson attire.
The blade can be sharpened and it is a knife, so be sure to pack it in checked luggage when flying, as I almost had it confiscated when flying to Scotland!