Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers Sterling Silver Sgian Dubh

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officers sterling silver sgian dubh

Our regimental silversmith makes wonderful hand crafted Scottish sgian dubhs for clients around the world. One of the classic we make is the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders regimental sgian dubh. The leather scabbard is sterling silver mounted. The silver mounted hilt is hand carved in blackwood and the hilt is then mounted with a cairngorm.

 

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders regimental sterling silver sgian dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver with real cairngorm stone set hilt. Hand made by the regimental silversmith and hallmarked Edinburgh. As worn by the officers of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders ( Princess Louise’s ) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until amalgamation into the Royal Regiment of Scotland in March 2006.

The regiment was created under the Childers Reforms in 1881, as the Princess Louise’s Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, by the amalgamation of the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot and93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was expanded to fifteen battalions during the First World War ( 1914–1918 ) and nine during the Second World War (1939–1945). The 1st Battalion served in the 1st Commonwealth Division in the Korean War and gained a high public profile for its role in Aden during 1967.

As part of the restructuring of the British Army’s infantry in 2006, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were amalgamated with the Royal Scots, theKing’s Own Scottish Borderers, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret’s Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment), the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) and the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)into the seven battalion strong Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Following a further round of defence cuts announced in July 2012 the 5th Battalion was reduced to a single public duties company called Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders).

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