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.

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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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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48th Highlanders Canada Pipe Major's Scottish Bagpipe Banners design and made to order by The House of Labhran Scotland
48th Highlanders Canada Regimental Bagpipe Banners

48th Highlanders Canada Regimental Bagpipe Banners

Designed and hand embroidered bagpipe banners for regiments around the world.

The House of Labhran has designed and created Scottish Bagpipe Banners since 1998. Over the years we have designed a wide range of double sided hand embroidered bagpipe banners for clients around the world. Hand embroidered in gilt wires and silks on a fine blazer cloth and supplied to the Scottish Regiments, British Army, Canadian Regiments USMC, USAF banners, Fire & Rescue, Police, civilian pipe bands, clan chiefs banners, company banners and private clients.

Our in house team will help create a a bespoke banner that will be carried on your pipes for years to come.

Please email with details of your requirements

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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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Scottish Antique Brown Leather Hunters Brass Studs Day Sporran
Antiqued Brown Leather Hunters Brass Studs Day Sporran

 

Bespoke Antique Brown Leather Hunters Sporran with brass studs

Hand made to order in an antiqued leather. Our range of fine quality Scottish leather sporrans are hand made in Scotland..  Made to order 3-4 weeks.

The price includes a standard strap.

 

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 please 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 please 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.

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Scottish Antique Brown Leather Hunters Chrome Stud Day Sporran
hand crafted Scottish sporrans
Antiqued Brown Leather Hunters Chrome Stud Day Sporran

Bespoke Antique Brown Leather Hunters Sporran with chrome studs

Hand made to order in an antiqued brown leather with chrome studs. Our range of fine quality Scottish leather sporrans are hand made in Scotland. As worn by The Duke of Rothesay. Made to order 3-4 weeks.

The price includes a standard strap.

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 please 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 please 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.

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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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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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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Drum Major’s Baldric
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Drum Major’s Baldric

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Drum Major’s Baldric

Since 1998 The House of Labhran has designed and created a wide range of hand embroidered Drum Major’s baldric sashes and flag carrier sashes for clients around the world. Hand embroidered in gilt wires, silver and gold braids and silks on a fine blazer cloth with real soft leather linings. The Drum Major’s baldrics are mounted with miniature drum sticks and have a fringed gilt bottom edge.

The flag carrier sashes are adjustable and have a metal cup to hold your flag or standard pole and are trimmed in military gilt braids.

The position of Drum Major originated in England with the corps of drums in 1650. Military units performed mostly duty calls and battle signals during that period, and a fife and drum corps, directed by the Drum Major, would execute short pieces to communicate to units in the field. With the arrival of military concert bands and pipe bands around the 18th century, the position of the Drum Major was adapted to those ensembles.

The House of Labhran are proud to have supplied to the Scottish Highland Regiments, Canadian Regiments US Army, USAF baldrics, Fire & Rescue, Military Academy Bands, RAF, ATC, Police, Scottish & Irish Flute Bands, Royal British Legion, Parachute Regiment and British army.

Our in house team will help create a a bespoke Drum Major’s baldric or flag carrier sash that will be carried on your band for years to come.

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