Scottish antique and vintage sgian dubh. 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 wonderful new silver sgian dubh for clients, these will become truley 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’).

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s made by the Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, 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 jewelry page.

We also offer a design service to create an individual design that can be as single item, or part of a Highland suite. The regimental and vintage range can be found further down the page.

 

1850’s Traditional Pattern Victorian Hand Knitted Scottish Kilt Hose & Shooting Socks
Scottish hand knitted kilt socks in a period Victorian style
1850’s Traditional Pattern Victorian Hand Knitted Scottish Kilt Hose & Shooting Socks

1850’s Traditional Pattern Victorian Hand Knitted Scottish Kilt Hose & Shooting Socks

Hand knitted bespoke Scottish kilt hose and shooting socks made in a wide range of colours to the clients requirements. This 1850’s pattern was popular on the West coast of Scotland in the 1840 – 1850’s. Perfect for that Victorian Scotland period look and Highlanders of Scotland by Kenneth MacLeay watercolour portrait style. Hand knitted in two shades of wool by own Highland knitter at The House of Labhran.

Hand-Knitting on four needles in the Highlands of Scotland. This tradition dates back to the fourteenth century and was passed on to our knitter by her great aunt. Each pair of kilt hose takes a minimum of three week to knit. This tradition of hand knitting was passed from generation to generation. All our kilt hose are bespoke and we run a made to order list. To discuss your colour requirements please email us and current time on orders. Fully shaped back with back seam, these are a very traditional hose that need to be worn with garters.

100% hand knitted in the Highlands of Scotland by our own knitter – Reinforced grafted toe and turned heal – The yarn is of a wool rich mix, to give a softness and durability.

Hand wash only – lay flat to dry

To discuss your colour requirements please email us and current time on orders. Current order time 6-8 weeks

 

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1860-80's Antique Scottish Silver Agate Buckle Bracelet
1860-80's Antique Scottish Silver Agate Buckle Bracelet
1860-80’s Antique Scottish Silver Agate Buckle Bracelet

1860-80’s Antique Scottish Silver Agate Buckle Bracelet

An excellent example of an antique Scottish agate bracelet with unmarked engraved silver buckle and fixings. In lovely condition as can be seen in the photos. The fine natural Scottish agate stones show their natural grain within. With classic carnelian banded agate from near Cupar in Fife and brown and white banded agates from Scurdie Ness on the east coast. Scottish agates are a strong mineral sometimes known as ‘ Earth Rainbow ‘ due to the wide range of colours that can be seen in the stones.

This fabulous Scottish Sterling Silver Agate bracelet is genuine Victorian Circa 1860. The agate jewellery was made popular by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert following her trips to Scotland in the 1850-60’s and her purchase of Balmoral Castle.

The clasp is engraved with a floral design and in in great working order. Measures 22cm to fit 17.5cm – 20.5cm ( 7″ – 8″ ) wrist Full length approx 23.5cm = 9″

We source a wide range of Scottish provincial silver and antique Georgian and Victorian silver for our collectors. We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

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1872 Scottish 19th Century Victorian ian Antique Whisky Quaich
1872 Scottish 19th Century Victorian ian Antique Whisky Quaich
1872 Scottish 19th Century Victorian Antique Whisky Quaich

1872 Scottish 19th Century Victorian Antique Whisky Quaich

Wonderful 19th Century Victorian whisky quaich in turned wood. This may have been a prize or christening present as it is engraved

The quaich measures 4 x 2.25 inches , there are some chips / knocks around the rim as shown but won’t we all after nearly 145 years. An interesting quaich for any collection.

A quaich archaically quaigh or quoich, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

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1960's Scottish Childs Fur Sporran
1960's Scottish Child's Fur Sporran
1960’s Scottish Childs Fur Sporran

1960’s Scottish Childs Fur Sporran

Sealskin and leather front with thistle badge. Red leather back with Made in Scotland stamp.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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19th C Victorian Thistle Glengarry Badge - Brooch
19th C Victorian Thistle Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Victorian Scottish Antique Thistle Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Circa 1880 Victorian Scottish white metal glengarry badge brooch. With engraved thistle surround and overlaid thistle.

Size approx 47mm x 47mm

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Ancient Blue Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose

Ancient Blue Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose

Our Lewis kilt socks have a beautiful Celtic cable top making them the perfect match for tartans, whether traditional or contemporary. These kilt socks as with all House of Cheviot’s hosiery, are hand finished to ensure a premium quality.


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Full evening ancient green and blue diced kilt hose
Ancient Green – Blue Scottish Full Evening Diced Kilt Hose – Socks

Ancient Green – Blue Scottish Full Evening Diced Kilt Hose – Socks

Fully fashioned point linked diced hose with back seam. Made in 3 ply merino wool and acrylic blend for comfort  and strength and machine washable. Fully reinforced through the foot area.

We offer a fine range of tartan, argyle, plaid, diced kilt hose. The Scot Range is a range of classic tartan and military diced kilt hose made in five colour selections that match with many tartans.  The diced full hose and hose top range also offers the military pattern hose as supplied to the Highland regiments.

The Scot range tartan and diced kilt hose
The Scot range of tartan and diced kilt hose in a range of colours that match many tartans and as worn by Highland regiment officers and military pipers. Made in a range of standard shoe sizes as list in the chart below. Made in 3 ply merino wool and acrylic blend for comfort  and strength and machine washable. Fully reinforced through the foot area.

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Ancient Green Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose
Ancient Green Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose

Ancient Green Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose

Our Lewis kilt socks have a beautiful Celtic cable top making them the perfect match for tartans, whether traditional or contemporary. These kilt socks as with all House of Cheviot’s hosiery, are hand finished to ensure a premium quality.

x1 pair Left in stock


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Scottish Ancient Scot Tartan Kilt Hose
Scottish Ancient Scot Tartan Kilt Hose
Ancient Scot Tartan Scottish Kilt Hose

Scottish Ancient Scot Tartan Kilt Hose

Fully fashioned point linked diced hose with back seam. Made in 3 ply merino wool and acrylic blend for comfort  and strength and machine washable. Fully reinforced through the foot area.

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Angus Socks & Garters Ties - Size Large
Angus Socks & Garters Ties – Size Large

Angus Country socks and garter ties

Chunky cable topped country sock with matching garter.                                                                                                                             Made in merino wool and acrylic blend for comfort and strength. 40 degree wool wash machine washable.

Made in Scotland.

Size Large:  UK  10 1/2 – 12 1/2   =   US   11-13

No returns on Sale items


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Antique Brass Kilt Brogue Shoe Buckles
1880's Antique Brass Kilt Brogue Shoe Buckles
Antique 1880’s Brass Kilt Brogue Shoe Buckles – Pair

1880’s Classic Antique Brass Kilt Brogue Shoe Buckles – Pair.

Classic Scottish thistle shoe buckles ( pair ) Celtic engraved buckles for Highland kilt brogues. Once these were silver plated but the plate has long since been polished off to reveal a wonderful antique brass on leather tabs.

Possible Henry Kirkwood & Son Edinburgh looking at the engraving but unmarked.

Size Approx. 7.2mm x 5.5mm

One pair available

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish provincial and sterling silver and vintage Highland wear to complete your outfit or add to your collection. With an eclectic range of antique Scottish silver, plaid brooches.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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WW1 Scottish Gordon Highlanders Officers Sporran Cantle
WW1 Scottish Gordon Highlanders Officers Sporran Cantle
Antique 1914-18 – WW1 Scottish Gordon Highlanders Officers Sporran Cantle
Scottish Gordon Highlanders Officers Sporran Cantle
1914 – 18 WW1 Officers engraved brass and overlaid silvered insignia sporran cantle. In great vintage condition. We can also make up the sporran if you require as an additional project, please contact us for pricing etc.
The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994 when it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders ( Seaforth Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth Highlanders , Gordon Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders).
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Antique Brass Victorian Scottish Thistle Plaid Brooch
Antique Brass Victorian 1880 Scottish Thistle Plaid Brooch

Antique Brass Victorian Scottish Thistle Plaid Brooch

Circa 1880 Victorian Scottish brass metal plaid brooch. With centre bearing a thistle badge on an engraved surround. Overlaid on a plain disc.

Great antique plaid brooch.

Size approx 94mm x 94mm

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Antique Scottish Provincial Oban Silver Spoons
Antique Circa 1905 Scottish Provincial Oban Robert Drummond & Son Silver Coffee Spoons
Antique Circa 1905 Scottish Provincial Oban Robert Drummond & Son Silver Tea Spoons – Set x6 – Reserved

Antique Circa 1905 Scottish Provincial Oban Robert Drummond & Son Silver Tea Spoons

Fine Edwardian antique Scottish provincial silver tea spoon set. With a twist to the handles and a thistle end. Robert Drummond & Sons operated from  5, Murray Place, Stirling ( circa 1860 ), and 3, Queen’s Park, Oban. Robert Drummond & Son of 5 Murray Place, Stirling registered a mark RD & S in a shield shape at Sheffield Assay Office in April 1904. This is the mark shown on the set of tea spoons along with the OBAN town mark. The original box is with this set but the box is damaged.

Set of six tea spoons – Approx 114mm x 23mm each

Very good condition, light surface marks consistent with genuine age only. Great collectors spoons

RESERVED AT THIS TIME – UNDER GOING FURTHER RESEARCH

Antique Scottish Provincial Oban Silver Spoons

We source a wide range of Scottish provincial silver and antique Georgian and Victorian silver for our collectors. We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

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Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch - John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908
Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch - John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908
Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908

Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908

Antique Scottish Iona brooch in hallmarked sterling silver with Celtic knot work and zoomorphic designs. Made by John McGilvray & Sons Glasgow 1908

Approx 49mm across

23.5 gms

Silversmith John McGilvray sold his work from his shop in Oban, on Scotland’s west coast. Having links with Iona, his work is sometimes marked with the name of this holy island.

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Antique Victorian Scottish Grieve - Pasley Glengarry Badge - Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Grieve – Pasley Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Antique Victorian Scottish Grieve – Pasley Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Family – Grieve and Pasley

Blazon – An arm in armour holding a dagger point downward proper.

Circa 1890 Victorian Scottish white metal glengarry badge brooch. With engraved surround

Size approx 46mm x 46mm

Grieve family name origin – Scottish and northern English: occupational name for a steward or estate manager, Middle English greve, Old English græfa. Compare Reeve and Sheriff.

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Argyle Velvet Kilt Jacket
Argyle Velvet Kilt Jacket
Argyle – Crail Velvet Kilt Jacket

 

Argyle – Crail Velvet Kilt Jacket

Velvet Argyll kilt jacket made in fine velvet with Celtic buttons vandyke pockets and single button cuffs or gauntlet cuffs. Coloured lining available in red on request.

Our tailor works to bring personal details to suit your requirements.

Made to order in Scotland by our own tailors. Add your sizes to the drop down menu to see the full range of velvets we have available, or scroll the images.

Made to order approx. 10-12 weeks.

We will confirm sizes and any non standard size elements with you on order. If you have any questions about sizes please email us.

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Bias Cut Tartan 5 Button Kilt Waistcoat
Bias cut bespoke scottish tartan kilt waistcoat
Argyle Bias Cut Tartan 5 Button Kilt Waistcoat

Tartan 5 Button Kilt Waistcoat

Made to order in your tartan. With lapels with two vandyke pockets and satin back. Made to order by our own tailors in Scotland.

Made to order approx. 12 weeks

Contact us to discuss your tartan requirements

From £195

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Deluxe Argyle Wool Barathea Kilt Jacket
Deluxe Argyle Wool Barathea Kilt Jacket
Argyle Deluxe Wool Barathea Kilt Jacket

Deluxe Argyle Barathea Kilt Jacket

In fine wool barathea Argyle kilt jacket with gauntlet cuffs. Trimmed with chrome plated Celtic buttons. Coloured linings available, please let us know your requirements

Made to order in Scotland by our own tailors. Add your sizes to the drop down menu to see the full range of wool cloth we have available, or scroll the images.

Made to order approx. 10-12 weeks.

Add your sizes to the drop down menu to see the full range of colours we have available.

We will confirm sizes and any non standard size elements with you on order. If you have any questions about sizes please email us.

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Scottish Keepers Two Button Tweed Argyle Kilt Jacket - gauntlet cuff
Scottish tweed Argyle jackets and waistcoats hand tailored in Scotland
Argyle Scottish Keepers Two Button Tweed Kilt Jacket – gauntlet cuff

 

Scottish Keepers Two Button Tweed Argyle Kilt Jacket – gauntlet cuff – Vandyke pockets

Made to order In 100% pure wool in Glenlyon 775gm, Kirkton 16oz and Ettrick 21oz keepers tweed cloths

Matching waistcoat also available as an extra. We specialise in creating a range of bespoke shooting garments and Highland jackets to suit any occasion. Our tailor works to bring personal details to suit your requirements.

Made to order in Scotland by our own tailors. Add your sizes to the drop down menu to see the full range of Scottish tweeds we have available, or scroll the images.

Made to order 10-12 weeks.

We will confirm sizes and any non standard size elements with you on order. If you have any questions about sizes please email us.

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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Plaid Brooch
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Plaid Brooch

Scottish Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers – Pipers Plaid Brooch

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officers – pipers plaid brooch.

Silver plated on brass or hallmarked sterling silver version made to order by the regimental silversmith in Scotland.

Made to order approx 4- 6 weeks

Hallmarked sterling silver plaid brooch £P.O.A

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

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officers sgian dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver with real cairngorm stone set hilt. Hand made by the royal 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.

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 (Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders), by the amalgamation of the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot and 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, amended the following year to reverse the order of the “Argyll” and “Sutherland” sub-titles.

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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Armstrong Clan 1920’s Scottish Glengarry Badge
Antique & Vintage Scottish Clan Glengarry Badges & Kilt Pins
Armstrong Clan 1920’s Scottish Glengarry Badge

Scottish 1920’s Armstrong Clan Badge with motto

Antique Armstrong circa 1920’s Scottish clan glengarry badge with motto ‘ Invictus Maneo “and crest of a raised hand arm holding a sword

Approx 42 mm x  50 mm

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

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Atholl Bonnet - Diced Scottish hat
Atholl Bonnet - Diced Scottish hat
Atholl Bonnet – Diced Scottish hat with four ribbon tails – Special Order

Atholl Bonnet – Diced Scottish hat with four ribbon tails

Classic Atholl Bonnet as worn by Willie Duff Atholl man in the Victorian photographs and watercolours

Slightly higher at the front than the back of the bonnet. Dark navy crown, red torrie – Red, white and green dice. Four back ribbons ( two large and two small ) finishing in a back rosette knot. Internal inside leather insert if you wish to add a hackle.

100% made in Scotland since 1845.

Made to order approx. 3 weeks from order.

How do you measure your Head Size?

All our sizes are listed UK hat sizes

Put measuring tape around your head, just above your eyebrows. Measurements can be in cms or inches – refer to the table below ( US customers please check your sizes on our chart as US sizes may vary compared to the UK size charts )

UK  – EU cm – Inches

6 3/4 = 54cm = 21 1/4

6 7/8 = 55cm = 21 5/8

7 = 56cm = 22

7 1/8 = 57cm = 22 3/8

7 1/4 = 58cm = 22 3/4

7 3/8 = 59cm = 23 1/4

7 1/2 = 60cm = 23 5/8

7 5/8 = 61cm = 24

7 3/4 = 62cm = 24 3/8

7 7/8 = 63cm = 24 7/8

8 = 64cm = 25 1/4

 

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