R G Lawrie brass antique stags head sgian dubh
R G Lawrie brass antique stags head sgian dubh - Wonderful brass mounted sgian dubh circa 1900-1910 made by the classic bagpipe maker R G Lawrie Glasgow and Edinburgh. The black wood carved hilt is mounted with a brass stags head and a faux Cairngorm stone at the end of the hilt. The brass mount is stamped Made in Scotland and a faint R G L mark.
The blade is marked R G Lawrie Glasgow and Edinburgh
Length Approx. 220mm
R G Lawrie
R G Lawrie started business in John Street in 1881 as a manufacturer of bowling green bowls. In 1879 R.G. Lawrie was listed as a wood and ivory turner. In the 1890-1891 directory Lawrie was listed as an 'Ivory Turner Employer'. In the 1890's RG Lawrie had made a set of bagpipes for Queen Victoria's son, the Prince of Wales. It was not until 1900 that he would appear as a bagpipe maker
In 1881 when the army introduced pipe bands, the company began to make kilts, sporrans, feather bonnets and dirks. Arthur Lawrie recalled that during the First World War, RG Lawrie produced 150 kilts, 25 side drums and 150 bugles a week.
R G Lawrie later moved to Renfield Street premises as R G Lawrie, manufacturers of bowls, bagpipes and kilts. Later moving to 110 Buchanan Street
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.