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.

 

WW1 Scottish Gordon Highlanders Officers Sporran Cantle
WW1 Scottish Gordon Highlanders Officers Sporran Cantle
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.
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Scottish 1930's Vintage Brown Leather Sporran
Scottish 1930's Vintage Brown Leather Sporran
1930’s Vintage Scottish Brown Leather Sporran

 

Scottish 1930’s Vintage Brown Leather Sporran

Wonderful vintage 1930’s brown leather day sporran. This sporran belonged to a Captain in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and was purchased before WW2. He took it with him to Lisbon, Portugal during WW2 where he was working as a military attaché.

Good patina and a great vintage day sporran with a known history.

No sporran strap included

 

Our range of fine quality Scottish leather day sporrans are hand made in Scotland, including a range of traditional Jacobite style sporrans. The price includes a standard chain strap. We also offer a complete design and make service for sporrans and if you have a sporran you would like made as a special design plesae contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Bespoke Sporran Design

We also offer a complete design and make service for sporrans and if you have a sporran you would like made as a special design plesae contact us. We would love to hear from you. We can incorporate a vintage cantle you may own or offer a range of new and vintage cantles.

All the skins used for making our sporrans are ethically sourced, and are vintage remodelled skins and masks, road kill, or have died a natural death. Any protected species will have the required license number stamped in to the back of the sporran..

E-mail us with any questions or requests and you can click on links  for more details on the sporrans and ordering.

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1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh
1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh
1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh

 

1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh

Thomas Kerr Ebbutt 1931 Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver sgian dubh. Basket weave carved blackwood hilt mounted with a cairngorm stone.

Blade with some age pitting as they all tend to when they have been used ( see photos ). In good used vintage condition

Length. 183mm

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 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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Haggarts tweed waistcoat 42 R
Scottish Glenlyon 775gm - 2143
42 Regular – Scottish Keepers Tweed 2143 Argyle Kilt Waistcoat – with lapels – Vandyke pockets

Scottish Keepers Tweed Argyle Kilt Waistcoat – with lapels – Vandyke pockets – 5 buttons

Made in 100% pure wool in Glenlyon 775gm keepers tweed cloth

Tweed Glenlyon tweed 2143

Chest size 42″

Waist size fit 36″

Fit. Regular

NO RETURNS ON SALE ITEMS

Made to order in Scotland by our own tailors.

£175.00 £125.00 Add to basket
42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Officer - Pipe Major's Bonnet Badge
42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Gilt Officer – Pipe Major’s Bonnet Badge

Black Watch Royal Highlanders Officers Gilt Bonnet Badge.

Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers pattern bonnet badge. Gold plate on solid brass

Also available in silver plated on solid brass or Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver ( email us for pricing of sterling silver version ) . Hand made in Scotland by the regimental silversmith.

Made to order

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42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Reproduction Victorian Buttons
42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Reproduction Victorian Buttons
42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Reproduction Victorian Buttons

The 42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Reproduction Buttons

Made to order by the regimental silversmith Scotland

Available in brass, silver plate and sterling silver

£P.O.A

Minimum order x10 buttons – Contact us to order

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42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Officer - Pipe Major's Bonnet Badge
42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Silver Plated Officer – Pipe Major’s Bonnet Badge

Black Watch Royal Highlanders Officers Silver Plated Bonnet Badge.

Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers pattern bonnet badge. Silver plate on solid brass

Also available in Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver ( email us for pricing of sterling silver version ) . Hand made in Scotland by the regimental silversmith.

Made to order

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92nd Gordon Highlanders Victorian Pattern Bonnet Badge
92nd Gordon Highlanders Victorian Pattern Bonnet Badge

92nd Gordon Highlanders Bonnet Badge

Victorian pattern 92nd Gordon Highlanders bonnet badge with two back lugs.

A great used badge, unsure of its age.

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Amethyst Celtic Sterling Silver H&I Kilt Pin
Amethyst Celtic Sterling Silver H&I Kilt Pin

Amethyst & Celtic Sterling Silver H&I Kilt Pin

Celtic knot kilt pin set with an amethyst stone.

Made to order by the Royal silversmith. Hamilton & Inches Edinburgh hallmarked. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

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Fine Lewis 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. Approx. 1 weeks from order
Ancient Blue Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose – Size Large

Fine Lewis Kilt Hose

Colour. Ancient Blue

Size. Large

x1 pair available

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.

NO RETURN ON SALE ITEMS


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Fine Lewis Kilt Hose
Fine Lewis Kilt Hose
Ancient Green Lewis Scottish Kilt Hose – Size Medium

Fine Lewis Kilt Hose

Colour. Ancient Green

Size. Medium

x1 pair available

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.

NO RETURN ON SALE ITEMS


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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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Vintage Pattern Highlanders Sporran - Hand Finished Aged Leather
Vintage Pattern Highlanders Sporran - Hand Finished Aged Leather
Antique – Vintage Pattern Highlanders Sporran – Hand Finished Aged Leather – Limited Edition

Vintage Pattern Highlanders Sporran – Hand Finished Aged Leather – Limited Edition

Based on a vintage pattern leather day sporran that has been used for the last 100 years and styled on a sporran worn by George VI and HRH Duke of Rothesay. This sporran features a hand crafted House of Labhran designed centre targe pattern.

The antiqued leather has then been hand finished to help build up the patina in the leather with chrome studs. This lustre will increase with use an time. A true antique of the future hand crafted in Scotland.

Strictly numbered Limited Edition sporran of ten.

Comes with a standard sporran strap.

Made to order approx 14 days

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Edwardian Scottish youths sporran in leather
Antique Victorian – Edwardian Small Size – Youth’s Leather Sporran

Antique Victorian – Edwardian Small – Youth’s Leather Sporran

Circa 1900 Fine leather sporran in a smaller size with tooled leather flap and three braided tassels. It maybe a youths sporran or maybe just a smaller size due to it’s age. In great antique patina.

No sporran strap included ( contact us with sizes if strap required as an extra )

6 1/4″ wide x 7 1/2″ high – 16cm x 19cm

From a private house in Edinburgh

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Scottish Argyll kilt rosettes
Scottish Argyll kilt rosettes
Argyle Kilt Rosettes

Scottish Argyle kilt rosettes. Made to order kilt bows to attach to the front panel of your kilt.

Available in the following colours

Navy blue, Dark Green, Red, Burgundy, Purple, Black, Grey – Other colours may be available on request

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

Made to order. Approx 7-10


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Argyle Period Style Rosette Red Garter Flashes
Argyle Period Style Rosette Red Garter Flashes
Argyle Period Style Rosette Garter Kilt Flashes

Argyle Period Style Kilt Hose Rosette Garter Flashes

Period style classic red wool worsted garter Easy hose garter flashes to coordinate with your socks. Supplied with an elastic easy kilt garter for easy wear but based on period self tied version. 100% hand stitched and hand made for that correct period look required by re enactors and traditionalists.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

Made to order. Approx 7-10












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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 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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Scottish Keepers Two Button Tweed Argyle Kilt Jacket - plain cuff - plain shoulders
Scottish Kirkton Medium Weight Keepers Tweed 555
Argyle Scottish Keepers Two Button Tweed Kilt Jacket – plain cuff – plain pockets

 

Scottish Keepers Two Button Tweed Argyle Kilt Jacket – plain cuff – plain shoulders – plain 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 approx. 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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Argyle Velvet Kilt Jacket
Argyle Velvet Kilt Jacket
Argyle Velvet Kilt Jacket

 

Argyle Velvet Kilt Jacket

Velvet Argyll kilt jacket made in fine velvet with Celtic buttons vandyke pockets and single button 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. 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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Vintage Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders OR's 7 Void Glengarry Badge
Vintage Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders OR's 7 Void Glengarry Badge
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders OR’s 7 Void Glengarry Badge

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders OR’s 7 Void Glengarry Badge

White metal glengarry badge with two back lugs. x7 Voids

Good used condition

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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Levee Dress Sporran Cantle
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Levee Dress Sporran Cantle

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders – Levee Dress Sporran Cantle

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders brass levee dress sporran cantle with silvered regimental badges on leather ground insert. With hinged cantle, hand made by the regimental silversmith in Scotland. Sterling silver version available on request.

Made to order approx 6 weeks

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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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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Vintage Sgian Dubh
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Vintage Sgian Dubh
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Vintage Sgian Dubh

 

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Vintage Sgian Dubh

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders vintage 1950’s – 60’s Sgian Dubh in great used vintage condition. Silver plated with brass studs and stone mounted made by Wm Anderson & Sons Edinburgh – Glasgow.

In great vintage condition with minor rubbing on the blade. See photos

Length. 193mm

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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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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