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.

 

Scottish hand knitted kilt socks in a period Victorian style
hand knitted victorian 1850 pattern Scottish kilt hose socks.
1850’s Traditional Pattern Victorian Hand Knitted Scottish Kilt Hose

1850’s Traditional Pattern Victorian Hand Knitted Scottish Kilt Hose

Hand knitted bespoke Scottish kilt hose 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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Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest
1890-1900 Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest
1890-1900 Antique Scottish Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest

1890-1900 Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest

Antique hair sporran with thistle edge cantle and stags head crest on the leather insert. The stags head may relate to a clan like the Fraser clan badge ( re Outlander ), Hutchison Family, Colquhoun Clan, Davidson Clan, Clan Rollo and others.

Ivory horsehair body with two black horsehair tassels with plated bells. Some minor hair loss as you expect with a true antique Victorian sporran. Some minor wear to the back purse flap. Still in great wearable condition.

Size. Approx 38cm x 18cm – 14.5″ x 8″

No strap supplied with the sporran

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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ancient-blue-lewis-kilt socks
2017 AUTUMN SALE – 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.

x1 Pair available in each size


£34.95 £19.95 Select options
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Angus Socks & Garters Ties - Size Large
2017 AUTUMN SALE – 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


£79.00 £29.95 Add to basket
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New Mustard Easy Garter Ties - House of Cheviot kilt sock garters
2017 AUTUMN SALE – New Mustard Easy Garter Ties – Last Pair!

Easy Country Socks and Kilt Hose Garter Ties

Easy hose garter ties to coordinate with your socks. Ideal for your country shooting socks and kilt hose.

No returns on Sale items

x1 Pair left

£18.99 £8.99 Add to basket
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Ancient Green Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose
2017 AUTUMN SALE – 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


£34.95 £19.95 Select options
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Charcoal Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose
2017 AUTUMN SALE – Charcoal Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose

Charcoal 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

£34.95 £19.95 Select options
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Red Scottish Regimental Feather Bonnet Hackle
2017 AUTUMN SALE – Red Scottish Regimental Feather Bonnet Hackle

Scottish regimental feather bonnet hackle

Traditional military style feather hackles made to order for pipe bands and associations. Various sizes and patterns feather bonnet hackles available. 100% hand made in the UK as supplied to the regiments.

Length of  central rod 12″ / 30cm

Overall length to tip of feather approx 13″ / 33cm

100% made in the UK

Singles from stock. Multiples approx. 10-14 days from order.

Our regimental feather hackles and plumes are all made in the UK to Ministry of Defence standards. Perfect for your glengarry, Balmoral or Tam O Shanter. As supplied to the Highland regiments and British army and hand made using high quality feathers which comply with the rigorous Ministry of Defence requirements in the UK.

We can also offer bespoke regimental feather hackles. As supplied to pipe bands, re-enactors, film and theatre, why not email us with your requirements – Minimum quantity applies to special order pattern hackles.

£27.95 £19.95 Add to basket
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Scottish Infantry Regimental Pipe Majors - Officers Shoulder Boards - on red
2017 AUTUMN SALE – Scottish Infantry Regimental Pipe Major – Officers Shoulder Boards – on black

Scottish Infantry Pipe Major’s – Officers Shoulder Boards

Scottish regimental Pipe Major’s and officers shoulder boards. Gold on dark green felt with a leather back tab. Fixed with screw post buttons not supplied.

These boards are typically worn on the shoulders of the Black Watch Royal Highlanders, Royal Scots and Infantry regiments of the British army. Worn on Pipe Major’s and officers uniform.

Dimensions: Approx. 145mm x 45mm

£27.50 £19.95 Add to basket
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Scottish Infantry Regimental Pipe Majors - Officers Shoulder Boards - on red
2017 AUTUMN SALE – Scottish Infantry Regimental Pipe Majors – Officers Shoulder Boards – on dark green

Scottish Infantry Pipe Major’s – Officers Shoulder Boards

Scottish regimental Pipe Major’s and officers shoulder boards. Gold on dark green felt with a leather back tab. Fixed with screw post buttons not supplied.

These boards are typically worn on the shoulders of the Black Watch Royal Highlanders, Royal Scots and Infantry regiments of the British army. Worn on Pipe Major’s and officers uniform.

Dimensions: Approx. 145mm x 45mm

£27.50 £19.95 Add to basket
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Scottish Lowland Regimental Feather Bonnet Hackle
2017 AUTUMN SALE – Scottish Lowland Regimental Feather Bonnet Hackle

Scottish regimental feather bonnet hackle

Traditional military style feather hackles made to order for pipe bands and associations. Various sizes and patterns feather bonnet hackles available. 100% hand made in the UK as supplied to the regiments.

Length of  central rod 12″ / 30cm

Overall length to tip of feather approx 13″ / 33cm

100% made in the UK

Singles from stock. Multiples approx. 10-14 days from order.

Our regimental feather hackles and plumes are all made in the UK to Ministry of Defence standards. Perfect for your glengarry, Balmoral or Tam O Shanter. As supplied to the Highland regiments and British army and hand made using high quality feathers which comply with the rigorous Ministry of Defence requirements in the UK.

We can also offer bespoke regimental feather hackles. As supplied to pipe bands, re-enactors, film and theatre, why not email us with your requirements – Minimum quantity applies to special order pattern hackles.

£29.95 £19.95 Add to basket
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Scottish Saltire Bonnet Hackle
2017 AUTUMN SALE – Scottish Saltire Feather Bonnet Hackle

Scottish feather bonnet hackle

Traditional military style feather hackles made to order for pipe bands and associations. Various sizes and patterns feather bonnet hackles available. 100% hand made in the UK as supplied to the regiments.

Length of  central rod 12″ / 30cm

Overall length to tip of feather approx 13″ / 33cm

100% made in the UK

Singles from stock. Multiples approx. 10-14 days from order.

Our regimental feather hackles and plumes are all made in the UK to Ministry of Defence standards. Perfect for your glengarry, Balmoral or Tam O Shanter. As supplied to the Highland regiments and British army and hand made using high quality feathers which comply with the rigorous Ministry of Defence requirements in the UK.

We can also offer bespoke regimental feather hackles. As supplied to pipe bands, re-enactors, film and theatre, why not email us with your requirements – Minimum quantity applies to special order pattern hackles.

£29.95 £19.95 Add to basket
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Victorian Crimean Sword knot - Line Infantry - Dress 1857 Pattern
2017 AUTUMN SALE – Victorian Crimean Sword knot – Line Infantry – Dress 1857 Pattern

Victorian Crimean Sword knot – Line Infantry – Dress 1857 Pattern

Crimson and gold sword knot Victorian Crimean war officers sword knot

Line Infantry – Dress 1857 pattern.

Medical Staff Corps and Army Hospital Corps – Dress 1857 pattern.

Medical Dept – Dress sword knot from 1883.

£22.00 £12.00 Add to basket
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Victorian Sword Knot Foot Guards - Dress Pattern
2017 AUTUMN SALE – Victorian Sword Knot Foot Guards – Dress Pattern

Victorian Sword Knot Foot Guards – Dress Pattern

Gold sword knot Victorian officers sword knot.

Foot Guards – Dress 1857 pattern

Royal Artillery 1857 pattern

Royal Engineers

Light Dragoons

£22.00 £12.00 Add to basket
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White Scottish Regimental Feather Bonnet Hackle
2017 AUTUMN SALE – White Scottish Regimental Feather Bonnet Hackle

 

Scottish regimental feather bonnet hackle

Traditional military style feather hackles made to order for pipe bands and associations. Various sizes and patterns feather bonnet hackles available. 100% hand made in the UK as supplied to the regiments.

Length of  central rod 12″ / 30cm

Overall length to tip of feather approx 13″ / 33cm

100% made in the UK

Singles from stock. Multiples approx. 10-14 days from order.

Our regimental feather hackles and plumes are all made in the UK to Ministry of Defence standards. Perfect for your glengarry, Balmoral or Tam O Shanter. As supplied to the Highland regiments and British army and hand made using high quality feathers which comply with the rigorous Ministry of Defence requirements in the UK.

We can also offer bespoke regimental feather hackles. As supplied to pipe bands, re-enactors, film and theatre, why not email us with your requirements – Minimum quantity applies to special order pattern hackles.

£27.95 £19.95 Add to basket
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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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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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.

£90.00 Add to basket
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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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.

£425.00 Select options
Bias Cut Tartan 5 Button Kilt Waistcoat
Bias Cut Tartan 5 Button 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.

£365.00 Select options
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

£175.00 Add to basket