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 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.

Modern 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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Gordon Highlanders WW2 Sporran Badge
1940’s Gordon Highlanders WW2 Sporran Badge
 Gordon Highlanders WW2 Sporran Badge
Kings crown WW2 white metal sporran badge. Complete with original back plate and pin.
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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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Amore Et Patrie - 1900 Scottish Glengarry Badge
Antique & Vintage Scottish Clan Glengarry Badges & Kilt Pins
Amore Et Patrie – 1900 Scottish Glengarry Badge

 

Amore Et Patrie – 1900 Scottish Glengarry Badge

Scottish Clan Badge with motto ‘Amore et Patrie’. Circa 1900

Antique circa 1900 Scottish clan glengarry badge with motto and crest of a raised hand holding a glove (  meant to be a Falconer’s or Hawking-glove ). ‘Motto Amore Et Patrie’. We are currently researching the clan further. Possibly connection with a branch of the Scot family who used this motto for a branch in The British herald, or Cabinet of armorial bearings of the nobility & gentry of Great Britain & Ireland.

Approx 58 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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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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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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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 Pipers Crossbelt Belt Mounts
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Pipers Crossbelt Belt Mounts

 

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Pipers Crossbelt Belt Mounts

Chrome plated pipers regimental crossbelt mounts. Including buckle, slide, tip, numerals and boars head badge.

Made to order approx 4 weeks

 

We have offer a range of vintage, antique and collectible Scottish regimental glengarry badges, regimental officers kilt pins, plaid brooches, belt buckles and regimental sporran cantles. This range of ever changing stock make wonderful additions to any collection of Scottish military badges and insignia.

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