Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish vintage silver sgian dubh with Celtic design silver mounts and carved knotwork pattern blackwood hilt and stone mounted top. In good used vintage condition.

Hallmarked 1938 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Length Approx. 195mm

Thomas Kerr Ebbutt was a Scottish manufacturing jeweller, St David’s Square, Edinburgh. Thomas Ebbutt started work in 1896 and died in 1921. From the beginning he concentrated on making Highland Dress accoutrements. His company continued in business until 1977 when it was bought by Hamilton & Inches. His sgian dubhs are highly prized and respected for their beauty & high quality.

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.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s made by the Highland regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.

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’).

1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

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