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 truly 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 Antique 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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1920's Vintage Otter Fur - Leather Day Sporran
1920's Vintage Otter Fur - Leather Day Sporran
1920’s Vintage Otter Fur – Leather Day Sporran £145
1920’s Vintage Otter Fur – Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1920’s Otter fur sporran with leather flap and two braided wood and leather tassels. Some minor fur loss under the flap due to it’s age. Please see the photo. In great vintage patina. Made by classic Highland wear and sporran maker R W Forsyth – Glasgow

Size. 20cm x 16cm = 8″ x 6 1/2″

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap

Due to the fact we cannot export this protected species to the US or Canada please email us about purchasing this sporran. UK clients only

£145

 

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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Armstrong Clan 1920’s Scottish Glengarry Badge
Antique & Vintage Scottish Clan Glengarry Badges & Kilt Pins
1920’s Armstrong Clan 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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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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1947 Vintage Robert Allison Glasgow Sterling Silver Celtic Brooch
1947 Vintage Robert Allison Glasgow Sterling Silver Celtic Brooch
1947 Vintage Robert Allison Glasgow Sterling Silver Celtic Brooch
Robert Allison Glasgow 1947 sterling silver Celtic design brooch. Scottish silver brooch based on the style of designs by Alexander Ritchie designs of the 1920’s and 30’s.
The brooch has a full set of Glasgow hallmarks with makers RA for Robert Allison, the thistle and rampant lion for sterling silver, the tree for Glasgow assay office and date letter Y for 1947.
Size – The brooch width is 4.7 cm

The pin is in good working order.

Scottish Jewellery was made popular by Queen Victoria following her trips north of the border and her purchase of Balmoral Castle. Antique and vintage Scottish jewellery from this period is characterised by coloured Scottish agates and amethysts. We offer a select range of Scottish 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, Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths like Alexander Richie.

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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1950's Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran
1950’s Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran

1950’s Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran

Circa 1950’s Fine leather sporran with brass studs and tooling on the leather flap and three braided tassels. In great vintage patina.

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap )

From a private house in the Orkney Islands

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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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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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.

Approx. 1 weeks from order


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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.

Approx. 1 weeks from order


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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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Antique Scottish Georgian Thistle Brass Button
Antique Scottish Georgian Thistle Brass Button
Antique Scottish Georgian Thistle Brass Button

Antique Scottish Georgian Thistle Brass Button

Brass thistle button surround by a garter with the motto ‘honi soit qui mal y pense’ – “May he be shamed who thinks badly of it”

The saying’s most famous use is as the motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter.

26mm

Currently being researched for further information.

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Antique Scottish Victorian 1870's Highlanders Kilt Waistcoat Small Button Set
Antique Scottish Victorian 1870’s Highlanders Kilt Waistcoat Button Set

Antique Scottish Victorian 1870’s Highlanders Kilt Waistcoat Button Set ( x14 buttons )

Silver plated Victorian pattern kilt waistcoat button set. Original 1870’s waistcoat button set

These small size buttons were used with eight buttons down the front and three on each pocket flap. Total fourteen buttons. made by Romanes & Patterson Edinburgh who made the first sets of Balmoral Highlanders uniforms and Balmoral tartan.

We think these would make up in to a great Victorian style waistcoat again. If you would like us to make a waistcoat for you please email us with your ideas.

Each button measures approx. 13mm – 3/8″

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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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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. Sold as a pair.

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 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 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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Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes
Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes

Atholl Highlanders Officers Period Style Kilt Hose Garter Flashes

Period style classic red worsted garter Easy hose garter flashes to coordinate with your socks. Supplied with an elastic easy kilt garter. 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.

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Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge - atholl highlander sterling silver glengarry badge
Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge

Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge

Solid silver Atholl Highlanders silver glengarry badge hand crafted by the regimental silversmith.

Made to order approx 3-4 weeks

The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish ceremonial infantry regiment. The regiment is not part of the British Army but is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, and based in Blair Atholl

The regiment was originally raised in Perthshire by John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl as the 77th Regiment of Foot (or Atholl Highlanders, or Murray’s Highlanders) in December 1777.

More than 50 years later, in 1839, George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl, as Lord Glenlyon, resurrected the regiment as a bodyguard which he took to the Eglinton Tournament at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. Three years later, in 1842, the regiment escorted Queen Victoria during her tour of Perthshire and, in 1844, when the Queen stayed as a guest of the Duke at Blair Castle, the regiment mounted the guard for the entire duration of her stay. In recognition of the service that the regiment provided during her two visits, the Queen announced that she would present the Atholl Highlanders with colours, thus giving the regiment official status.

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Balmoral – Rothesay Velvet Kilt Doublet
Scottish velvet balmoral doublet jacket for sale online
Balmoral – Rothesay Velvet Kilt Doublet

 

Balmoral – Rothesay Velvet Kilt Doublet

Classic velvet Balmoral Doublet is a tailored formal evening jacket. It is made using premium quality 100% wool barathea and has a classic collar and four button fastening. The Prince Charlie style cuffs are finished with three buttons and epaulettes with Celtic button on each shoulder. The Inverness skirt flaps at the front and back also have three Celtic buttons. This is also available the option of a red lining. As worn by Prince Charles the Duke of Rothesay.

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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Scottish tweed Balmoral Farmers doublet
Balmoral Tweed Kilt Doublet & Waistcoat
Balmoral Tweed Kilt Doublet & Waistcoat

Balmoral Tweed Doublet & Waistcoat

Classic tweed Balmoral doublet and waistcoat is a tailored formal jacket. It is made using premium quality tweed and has a classic collar and four button fastening. The gauntlet style cuffs and Inverness skirts are all finished with leather covered ( as shown ) or stag horn style buttons and flat epaulettes on each shoulder. Classic four button straight fronted cut waistcoat with lapels.

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

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. 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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Beaded Targe H&I Silver Kilt Pin
Beaded Targe H&I Silver Kilt Pin

Beaded Targe H&I Silver Kilt Pin

Blade and beaded shield kilt pin. 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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