Antique and vintage Scottish sgian dubh for sale - skean 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.

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.

Vintage antique Sgian Dubhs – Scottish sgian skean dubhs from Scotland – 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’).

1948 Silver Sgian Dubh Vintage Edinburgh - Celtic Design.
1948 Silver Sgian Dubh Vintage Edinburgh - Celtic Design.
1948 Silver Sgian Dubh Vintage Edinburgh – Celtic Design

1948 Silver Sgian Dubh Vintage Edinburgh – Celtic Design.

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with a celtic design engraving and carved rope pattern horn hilt and stone mounted top. In good used vintage condition, some minor tarnish and wear on the steel blade and scabbard leather as you would expect on a vintage sgian dubh.

Hallmarked 1948 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Size approx. 19.5cm

From the estate of Gordon Sutherland, Perthshire, a friend of Prince Charles – Duke of Rothesay.

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’).

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1949 Silver R G Lawrie Sgian Dubh Vintage - RN Surgeon - Capt Fergus Alastair Ferguson MacKenzie
1949 Silver R G Lawrie Sgian Dubh Vintage – RN Surgeon – Capt Fergus Alastair Ferguson MacKenzie
1949 Silver R G Lawrie Sgian Dubh Vintage – RN Surgeon – Capt Fergus Alastair Ferguson MacKenzie

1950 Silver R G Lawrie Sgian Dubh Vintage – RN Surgeon – Capt. Made by R G Larie the famous bagpipe makers in hallmarked sterling silver. Presented to Royal Navy Surgeon – Capt Fergus Alastair Ferguson MacKenzie QHP MB ChB DMRD FRCR RN. Engraved on the back with his name and Simonstown ( South Africa ) 1950 date.

Fergus MacKenzie was born in Glasgow in 1922 and attended Loretto School, Musselburgh. He studied medicine at Glasgow University and graduated in 1945. He joined the Royal Naval Reserve and later entered the Royal Navy join HMS Frobisher. He was then posted to the Royal Naval Hospital in Simonstown South Africa. He was presented with this sgian dubh when he left South Africa for another posting in Singapore.

He had a great passion for the Highland bagpipe and joined the Royal Navy Pipe Band. he was also a great Highland dancer having won his school award for dancing in 1936. Future posting took him around the world. He became Honorary Physician to HM the Queen and was admitted to the Order of St John of Jerusalem. He retired from the Royal Navy in 1978 and settled back in England.

Robert G Lawrie Ltd, Glasgow, 1949.

With short blade ( general age related tarnish ) over a silver hilt, carved bog oak grip and silver pommel with inset oval stone, in a silver mounted black leather scabbard, inscribed to hilt and throat, ‘Fergus Mackenzie, Simonstown 1950.

Size. 18.5cm overall length.

Hallmarked. RG Lawrie 1949

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’).

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1959 Silver Sgian Dubh Vintage Edinburgh - Zoomorphic Design
1959 Silver Sgian Dubh Vintage Edinburgh - Zoomorphic Design
1959 Silver Sgian Dubh Vintage Edinburgh – Zoomorphic Design

1959 Silver Sgian Dubh Vintage Edinburgh – Zoomorphic Design

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with zoomorphic design engraving and carved rope pattern horn hilt and stone mounted top. In good used vintage condition.

Hallmarked 1959 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Size approx. 19.5cm

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’).

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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Sterling Silver Sgian Dubh
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Sterling Silver Sgian Dubh
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Sterling Silver Sgian Dubh

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officers sgian dubh – In hallmarked sterling silver with stone set hilt. Hand made by the regimental silversmith and hallmarked Edinburgh. As worn by the officers of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

Made to order – Approx 3-4 weeks

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until amalgamation into the Royal Regiment of Scotland in March 2006.

The regiment was created under the Childers Reforms in 1881, as the Princess Louise’s (Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders), by the amalgamation of the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot and 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, amended the following year to reverse the order of the “Argyll” and “Sutherland” sub-titles.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Atholl Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Atholl Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

Atholl Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with solid silver mounts and ‘ Wild man of Atholl ” badge mounted on a hand carved hilt. Classic pin top, top mount

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

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

The regiment was 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. The regiment was formed as a relief for other regiments serving in North America, and spent most of its existence in Ireland.

More than 50 years later, in 1839, George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl, as Lord Glenlyon, re formed the regimentas 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. The regiment’s first stand of colours was presented by Lady Glenlyon on behalf of the Queen in 1845.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Black Watch Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh
Black Watch Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh
Black Watch Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh

Black Watch Royal Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with solid brass St Andrew ( wee Jimmy )  and thistle mounts and stone set with a real smoky quartz cairngorm. Hand carved black wood hilt and leather covered scabbard.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Black Watch Sterling Silver Gilt Sgian Dubh
Black Watch Sterling Silver Gilt Sgian Dubh
Black Watch H&I Sterling Silver Gilt Sgian Dubh

Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers sgian dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver and over plated with gold. Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh. As worn by the officers of the Black Watch Royal Highlanders. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

Made to order approx 10-12 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Cameron Highlanders Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh - Skean Dubh for sale
Cameron Highlanders Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh - Skean Dubh for sale
Cameron Highlanders Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh

Cameron Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with solid brass sphinx and thistle mounts and stone set with a real smoky quartz cairngorm.

Made to order – Approx 3-4 weeks from order

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with solid hallmarked sterling silver sphinx and thistle mounts and stone set with a real smoky quartz cairngorm. Hand crafted in Scotland.

Made to order approx 4 weeks

The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders or 79th (The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793. It amalgamated with the Seaforth Highlanders ( Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s ) to form the Queen’s Own Highlanders in 1961.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Zoomorphic H&I Sterling Silver Skean Dubh
Zoomorphic H&I Sterling Silver Skean Dubh
Classic Zoomorphic H&I Sterling Silver Skean Dubh

Scottish Highlanders zoomorphic sterling silver sgian dubh and smoky quartz set

Zoomorphic cast with carved ribbon handle and smoky quartz set. In hallmarked sterling silver. Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh.

Made to order approx 10-12 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Seaforth Highlanders Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh
Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh - Seaforth Highlanders Brass Regimental Sgian Dubh
Seaforth Highlanders Sgian Dubh

Seaforth Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with solid brass Seaforth style St Andrew overlaying a hand carved star insignia on a black wood hilt. Top thistle mount is stone set with a real smoky quartz gem stone. This pattern is based on original 1900 Seaforth Highlanders sgian dubh.

The same pattern was used by 78th Highlanders Regiment of Foot in the 19th century and was then adopted by the newly formed Seaforth Highlanders in 1881. When the 72nd Highlanders of Canada was formed in 1910, they then became the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada regiment 1911. They also adopted the pattern from the Seaforth Highlanders of the Imperial service. In addition the 78th Highlanders of Canada also adopted the same pattern.

Length approx. 200mm

Made to order approx 3 -4 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh
Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh
Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh

Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver. Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with Edinburgh hallmarks . As worn by the TA Black Watch Royal Highlanders.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh
Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh
Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh

Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh

Our fine Gordon Highlanders – The Highlanders officers stone mounted hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s are made by the Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

Made to order approx 10-12 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Silver H&I Stone Set Sgian Dubh
Silver H&I Stone Set Sgian Dubh

Highlanders Celtic cast sterling silver skean dubh set with smoky quartz.

In hallmarked sterling silver with hand carved ribbon handle.
Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh. Length 204mm

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

Made to order approx 10-12 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Silver SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh
Silver Highlanders Sgian Dubh

Silver Highlanders Sgian Dubh

Highlanders plain sterling silver skean dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver. In a pattern often worn by regimental pipers.
Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh. 195mm long.

Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

Made to order approx 10-12 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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Silver Thistle Sgian Dubh
Sterling Silver Engraved Thistle Skean Dubh
Silver Thistle Sgian Dubh

Sterling Silver Engraved Thistle Sgian Dubh

Sterling silver engraved thistle sgian dubh in hallmarked sterling silver with hand carved handle and stone mounted.
Hand made by the royal silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh.

Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time from order.

Made to order approx 10-12 weeks

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in 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 jewellery page.

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