We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh’s and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s made by the Highland regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.

The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning “black knife”, where “black” may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that “black” means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife’s origin and the meaning of “Dubh” in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, (‘Mattucashlass’), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, (‘Sgian dubh’).

Gordon Highlanders Officers WW1 Vintage Sgian Dubh
Antique Gordon Highlanders Officers WW1 Vintage Sgian Dubh

Gordon Highlanders Officers WW1 Vintage Sgian Dubh

Gordon Highlanders Officers WW1 Vintage Sgian Dubh in great vintage condition. One tiny flee bite to the stone on the very edge but almost impossible to see. See photo.

Length. 205mm

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh’s and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection. In addition to the antique range we also make wonderul new silver sgian dubh for clients, these will become truely desirable antiques of the future.

The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning “black knife”, where “black” may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that “black” means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife’s origin and the meaning of “Dubh” in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, (‘Mattucashlass’), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, (‘Sgian dubh’).

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Black Watch Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh
Black Watch Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh

 

Black Watch Royal Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with solid brass St Andrew ( wee Jimmy )  and thistle mounts and stone set with a real smoky quartz cairngorm. Hand carved black wood hilt and leather covered scabbard.

Made to order 3-4 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Black Watch Sterling Silver Gilt Sgian Dubh
Black Watch H&I Sterling Silver Gilt Sgian Dubh

 

Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers sgian dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver and over plated with gold. Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh. As worn by the officers of the Black Watch Royal Highlanders. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

Made to order

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Cameron Highlanders Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh - Skean Dubh for sale
Cameron Highlanders Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh

Cameron Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with solid brass sphinx and thistle mounts and stone set with a real smoky quartz cairngorm.

Made to order 3-4 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Zoomorphic H&I Sterling Silver Skean Dubh
Classic Zoomorphic H&I Sterling Silver Skean Dubh

Scottish Highlanders zoomorphic sterling silver sgian dubh and smoky quartz set

Zoomorphic cast with carved ribbon handle and smoky quartz set. In hallmarked sterling silver. Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh.

Made to order

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Silver Argyll & Sutherland Regimental Sgian Dubh
Silver Argyll & Sutherland Regimental Sgian Dubh

 

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officers sgian dubh

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

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Black Watch Volunteer TA skean dubh
Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh

 

Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver. Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with Edinburgh hallmarks . As worn by the TA Black Watch Royal Highlanders.

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Silver Gordon Highlanders - Highlanders Regimental Officers Dirk
Silver Gordon Highlanders – Highlanders Regimental Officers Dirk

 

Silver Gordon Highlanders – Highlanders Regimental Officers Dirk

Our fine Gordon Highlanders – The Highlanders officers stone mounted hallmarked sterling silver dirk with knife and fork set are made by the regimental silversmith in Edinburgh hallmarked silver, Scotland.

 

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh
Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh

 

Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh

Our fine Gordon Highlanders – The Highlanders officers stone mounted hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh's are made by the Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh's and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Silver H&I Stone Set Sgian Dubh
Silver H&I Stone Set Sgian Dubh

 

Highlanders Celtic cast sterling silver skean dubh set with smoky quartz.

In hallmarked sterling silver with hand carved ribbon handle.
Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh. Length 204mm

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Silver SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh
Silver SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh

 

Silver SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh

Highlanders plain sterling silver skean dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver. In a pattern often worn by regimental pipers.
Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh. 195mm long.

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh's and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

£870.00 Add to basket
Spey Roe buck antler skean dubh
Spey Roe Buck Antler Sgian Dubh

Speyside Malt Whisky Country Roe buck antler sgian dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver. Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with Edinburgh hallmarks . Using Speyside Malt Whisky Country Roe buck antler

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

£395.00 Add to basket