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’).

1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy's Sgian Dubh
1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy's Sgian Dubh
1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy’s Sgian Dubh

1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy’s Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique boys size sgian dubh with celtic knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1900 made by Thomas Johnston, Glasgow. Silver mounts with a stone set top and it appears there may have been a blade, but it is fixed permanently into the scabbard so cannot be drawn. From a private Estate purchase on Royal Deeside.

In good used antique condition.

Approx 14.5cm

Would make a wonderful addition to any sgian dubh collection or Scottish Christening gift.

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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1914-18 Antique Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
1914-18 Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
1914-18 Antique Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh

Circa 1914-18 Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh –  Scottish Gordon Highlanders WW1 period regimental sgian dubh. With black wood studded handle and classic Gordon’s stone set mount on the hilt.

Some pitting and sharpening – wear to the steel blade but in great vintage condition for an antique sgian dubh that survived WW1 and WW2. See photos

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994,

The regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 instigated under the Childers Reforms. The new two-battalion regiment was formed out of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot—which became the 1st Battalion of the new regiment—and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion. In 1994 it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). Today officers of the regiment still wear Gordon pattern sgian dubh’s and dirks.

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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1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh
1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh
1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh

1955 Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with celtic knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1955 made by Robert Allison, Glasgow. Plain style silver mounts with a stone set top.

In good used vintage condition.

Approx 21cm

Cumberland St, Glasgow based silversmith Robert Allison & James Allison, were trading as Robert Allison and later Robert Allison & Son from 1954. They later opened a shop in Edinburgh as well as Glasgow. The company ceased trading 1982.

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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1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

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

Hallmarked 1973 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Size approx. 20cm

We actually have two of these sgian dubhs with the same 1973 hallmarks. So if you would like a matched pair we can supply a matched pair.

Price £495 each

 

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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Silver Argyll & Sutherland Regimental Sgian Dubh
argyll & sutherland highlanders silver sgian dubh for sale
Argyll & Sutherland 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. Hand made to order approx 3-4 weeks.

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

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

Made to order approx 4 weeks

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.

Made to order approx 4 weeks

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.

Made to order 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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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

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 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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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

 

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 Volunteer TA skean 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.

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

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

 

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 SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh

 

Silver SD Plain 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.

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time 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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Spey Roe buck antler skean dubh
Spey Roe Buck Antler Sgian Dubh

Speyside Malt Whisky Country Roe buck antler sgian dubh

In hallmarked sterling silver. Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with Edinburgh hallmarks . Using Speyside Malt Whisky Country Roe buck antler

Made to order. Hand made to order. Please email if you require for a certain date to check time 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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Sterling Silver Engraved Thistle Skean Dubh
Sterling Silver Engraved Thistle Skean Dubh
Sterling Silver Engraved 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.

 

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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1920's Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh
1920's Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1920’s Inverness Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh

1920’s Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh – Medlock and Craik Silver vintage Scottish sgian dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with rope pattern knot work black wood handle. Silver mounts hallmarked made by Medlock & Craik Inverness. Plain style mounts with a studded grip and a pin set top. In good used vintage condition.

Not for sale at this time – Researching for House of Labhran collection

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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1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh
1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1935 Sterling Silver Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh

1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with rope pattern knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1935 made by Thomas Kerr Ebbutt. Plain style mounts with a heart design a stone set top. In good used vintage condition.

Approx 20cm

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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Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Glasgow silver skean dubh
Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh

Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish vintage silver sgian dubh with Celtic design silver mounts and carved knot work pattern black wood hilt and wonderful citrine stone mounted top. Crafted in the workshops of one of the finest bagpipe makers Peter Henderson. In good used vintage condition.

Hallmarked 1937 – Peter Henderson – Glasgow

Length Approx. 187mm

Peter Henderson was born on 14 November 1851 at Inverkeithing, Fife and his company, Peter Henderson Limited, founded in 1868 setting up his shop in Glasgow in 1880, having taken over the premises of Donald MacPhee. Peter Henderson was Pipe Major of the Glasgow Volunteers and won the marches at the Northern Meeting, 1884. He also published bagpipe music, such as the Henderson’s Collection 1888.

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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1938 Vintage 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

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’).

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Vintage 1948 Scottish Sterling Silver Cairngorm Mounted Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1948 Scottish Sterling Silver Cairngorm Mounted Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1948 Scottish Sterling Silver Cairngorm Mounted Sgian Dubh

 

Vintage 1948 Scottish Sterling Silver Cairngorm Mounted Sgian Dubh

Sterling silver sgian dubh made by Robert Allison Glasgow

 

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 a desirable antiques of the future.

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Antique Victorian 1890 Celtic Silver Skean Dubh
Antique Victorian 1890 Celtic Silver Skean Dubh
Vintage Circa 1890 Victorian Celtic Silver Skean Dubh

Antique Victorian 1890 Celtic Silver Skean Dubh – Antique silver sgian dubh with ribbon carved studded handle ball mounted hilt. Leather covered and celtic engraved silver mounted scabbard. In good used antique condition, some minor age related pitting to the blade.

Length 190mm

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1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage Scottish 1915 Antique Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with thistle design and a thistle top. Black wood carved hilt. In good used antique condition some minor pitting on the blade and a small 2mm dent on scabbard ( see photos ).

Hallmarked 1915 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh.

Approx 19.7 cm – 6.3/4 inches long

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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1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh
1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage Scottish 1918 Antique Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with thistle design and pin top. Black wood carved knotted rope hilt. In good used antique condition.

Hallmarked. Henry Tatton, Edinburgh 1918.

Approx 20cm

Henry Tatton silversmith (1868-1953) was active at 30 Rose Street, Edinburgh from 1892. In 1936 the firm became Henry Tatton & Son Ltd, with Henry Tatton and his son Henry Roy Tatton as managing directors.

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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