1890's Vintage Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh
1890’s Vintage Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh
1890’s Vintage Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh

1890’s Vintage Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with studded black wood handle. Silver plated mounts with a engraving and the cap mounted with a Cairngorm style stone. The scabbard has engraved mounts and the leather has traces of a tooled design. Blade in good used antique condition with some light pitting.

In good used antique condition.

Size. Approx. 190mm

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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1930's Vintage Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
1930's Vintage Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
1930’s Vintage Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

1930’s Vintage Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with studded black wood handle. Silver plated mounts with a plain top with thistle edge cap mounted with a Cairngorm style stone. The scabbard has a brown leather covering with a thistle stamp mark on the back of the mount.

In good used vintage condition.

Size. Approx. 205mm

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 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh
Sterling Silver Vintage 1949 Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh
1949 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh

1949 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with celtic knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1949 made by Robert Allison, Glasgow. Plain style mounts with a stone set top. In good used vintage condition.

Approx 19cm

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

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 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

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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Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge - atholl highlander sterling silver glengarry badge
Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge
Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge

Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge

Solid silver Atholl Highlanders silver glengarry badge hand crafted by the regimental silversmith.

Made to order approx 3-4 weeks

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

The regiment was originally 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.

More than 50 years later, in 1839, George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl, as Lord Glenlyon, resurrected the regiment as 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.

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92nd Gordon Highlanders Victorian Pattern Bonnet Badge
Gordon Highlanders 92nd 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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Gordon Highlanders 3D Officers Badge
Gordon Highlanders Officers Badge
Gordon Highlanders Officers Badge
White metal 3D badge – Approx 7 days from order
£29.95 Add to basket
Highland Light Infantry HLI WW1 Brass OR's Glengarry Badge
Highland Light Infantry HLI WW1 Brass OR's Glengarry Badge
Highland Light Infantry HLI WW1 Brass OR’s Glengarry Badge

Highland Light Infantry HLI WW1 Brass OR’s Glengarry Badge

WW1 issue brass glengarry badge with two back lugs

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1950's vintage Culloden MOD sporran pouch
Highlanders 1950’s Vintage MOD Culloden Sporran Pouch

Highlanders 1950’s Vintage MOD Culloden Sporran Pouch – Classic military Culloden style sporran pouch. This has nevered been whited up or had a sporran badge attached so ideal to refurbish an old cantle. This pouch came from the laced on version of the sporran, but could easily adjusted for the stud attachment.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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Scottish - Irish 1930's Vintage Reid Family Glengarry Badge
Reid Family Scottish – Irish 1930’s Vintage Glengarry Badge

Scottish – Irish Reid Family Glengarry Badge

Circa 1930’s vintage Scottish – Irish Reid Family glengarry badge with good back pin.

Size approx 47mm x 42mm

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Edwardian Scottish youths sporran in leather
Victorian – Edwardian Small Size – Youth’s Leather Sporran

Antique Victorian – Edwardian Small – Youth’s Leather Sporran

Circa 1900 Fine leather sporran in a smaller size with tooled leather flap and three braided tassels. It maybe a youths sporran or maybe just a smaller size due to it’s age. In great antique patina.

No sporran strap included ( contact us with sizes if strap required as an extra )

6 1/4″ wide x 7 1/2″ high – 16cm x 19cm

From a private house in Edinburgh

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1900 Antique Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
1900 Antique Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1900 Antique Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

1900 Antique Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with studded black wood handle. White metal nickel mounts with a plain top with thistle edge cap. The scabbard has been recovered. In good used antique condition.

Approx 19cm

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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Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran - Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran - Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
Vintage 1910 – 1920 Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran

 

Antique – Vintage 1910 – 1920 Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
With engraved cantle featuring thistle designs with a leather backing. Three black hair tassels on a ivory horsehair body. Small leather back pocket.
In good used vintage condition having had a gentle cleaning of the hair and cantle.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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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1920's Vintage Otter Fur - Leather Day Sporran
1920's Vintage Otter Fur - Leather Day Sporran
Vintage 1920’s Otter Fur Leather Day Sporran
1920's Vintage Otter Fur – Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1920's Otter fur sporran with leather flap and two braided wood and leather tassels. Some minor fur loss under the flap due to it's age. Please see the photo. In great vintage patina. Made by classic Highland wear and sporran maker R W Forsyth – Glasgow

Size. 20cm x 16cm = 8″ x 6 1/2″

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson - Edinburgh Fur Vintage Sporran
Vintage 1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson - Edinburgh Fur Sporran
Vintage 1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson – Edinburgh Fur Sporran

1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson – Edinburgh Fur Vintage Sporran

Fine vintage William Anderson & Sons Edinburgh sporran with Celtic engraved cantle. The sporran was made in 1933, the fur had deteriorated so badly that we have fully restored the front with some fine quality Musquash fur to restore to its original look. During the restoration we found the date 1933 under the old fur. The back has a back pocked and is marked with the gilt makers stamp.

A very fine vintage dress sporran from a classic Highland wear maker.

Size Approx. 9 1/2″ x 8″ = Approx 24cm x 20cm

No original sporran strap included.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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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1938 Scottish Vintage Edinburgh Celtic Engraved Sgian Dubh
1938 Scottish Vintage Edinburgh Celtic Engraved Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Scottish Edinburgh Celtic Engraved Sgian Dubh

1938 Scottish Vintage Edinburgh Celtic Engraved Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with celtic knot engraved design and a stone mounted top. Black wood carved hilt. In good used antique condition.

Hallmarked 1938 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh.

Approx 18.7 cm – 7.1/4 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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1950's Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran
Vintage 1950’s Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran

1950’s Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran

Circa 1950’s Fine leather sporran with brass studs and tooling on the leather flap and three braided tassels. In great vintage patina.

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap )

From a private house in the Orkney Islands

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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1920's Vintage Child's Brown Leather Day Sporran
Vintage Boy’s 1940’s Brown Leather Day Sporran

1940’s Vintage Boy’s Brown Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1940’s Fine leather small child’s sporran with leather flap and two leather tassels and brass stud fastener.

In great vintage patina.

Sporran chain included

Size. 5 x 5 1/4″ – 13cm x 13.5cm

From a private house in Orkney

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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1920's Vintage Youth's - Small Adult Brown Leather Day Sporran
1920's Vintage Youth's - Small Adult Brown Leather Day Sporran
Vintage Brown Leather Small Adult 1920’s Small Day Sporran

1920’s Vintage Small Adult Brown Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1920’s Fine leather small man’s – youth’s sporran ( some of these earlier adult sporrans were smaller as were people 100 years ago )  Leather flap and three braided wood and leather tassels. In great vintage patina.

Size. Approx 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ = 16.5cm x 16.5cm

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap

From a private house in Orkney

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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Vintage Rare Cheetah Fur Leather Sporran - Vintage Highland wear rare big cat fur Scottish sporran for sale
Vintage Rare 1950’s Cheetah Fur Leather Sporran

1950’s Vintage Rare Cheetah Fur Leather Sporran

Circa 1950’s Cheetah fur sporran with leather flap and three leather tassels and a brass stud. In great vintage patina. Stamped Paisley Ltd – Glasgow on the reverse.

Size approx. 7″ x 8″

No original sporran strap included.

Due to the fact we cannot export this protected species to the US or Canada please email us about purchasing this sporran. UK clients only

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest
1890-1900 Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest
Vintage Scottish 1890-1900 Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest

1890-1900 Antique Hair Sporran With Stags Head Crest

Antique hair sporran with thistle edge cantle and stags head crest on the leather insert. The stags head may relate to a clan like the Fraser clan badge ( re Outlander ), Hutchison Family, Colquhoun Clan, Davidson Clan, Clan Rollo and others.

Ivory horsehair body with two black horsehair tassels with plated bells. Some minor hair loss as you expect with a true antique Victorian sporran. Some minor wear to the back purse flap. Still in great wearable condition.

Size. Approx 38cm x 18cm – 14.5″ x 8″

No strap supplied with the sporran

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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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1880's Antique Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh
1880's Antique Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh
Vintage Scottish Antique 1880’s Engraved Sgian Dubh

1880’s Antique Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh

Fine engraved Scottish antique sgian dubh with Celtic knot work engraved design and a pin top. Black wood carved hilt. In good used antique condition

Approx 15.5 cm – 6.1 inches long

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 Scottish Gordon Highlanders MOD Culloden Sporran Cantle
Vintage Scottish Gordon Highlanders MOD Culloden Sporran Cantle
Vintage Scottish Gordon Highlanders MOD Culloden Sporran Cantle
Scottish Gordon Highlanders MOD Culloden Sporran Cantle
Classic military sporran with brass Culloden style sporran cantle. Bearing a Gordon Highlanders sporran badge with a kings crown.
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Vintage Medlock and Craik Inverness silver Scottish sgian dubh
1931 Vintage Medlock and Craik Inverness silver Scottish sgian dubh
Vintage Scottish Inverness Provincial Silver 1931 Sgian Dubh

 

Vintage 1931 Scottish Inverness Provincial Silver Sgian Dubh

Medlock and Craik 1931 silver sgian dubh with hand carved hilt and pin top.

In hallmarked sterling silver Medlock and Craik – Inverness with great clear hallmarks including the crossed swords and Edinburgh mark.

The blade is marked with the Medlock and Craik branding as well as the silver hallmarks in the mounts.

In good used vintage condition

Approx 18cm long

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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1937 Scottish Vintage Silver Thistle Sgian Dubh
1937 Scottish Vintage Silver Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage Silver 1937 Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

1937 Scottish Vintage Silver Thistle Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with thistle design hilt and a cairngorm stone mounted top. In good used antique condition.

Hallmarked 1937 Joseph Cook & Son Ltd – Birmingham

Approx 185mm long

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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WW1 Seaforth Highlanders Horsehair Sporran
WW1 Seaforth Highlanders Horsehair Sporran
WW1 Seaforth Highlanders Horsehair Sporran
WW1 Seaforth Highlanders Horsehair Sporran
Classic WW1 Seaforth Highlanders horsehair sporran with brass cantle and sporran badge. Small back pouch.
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1940's WW2 Black Watch Officers Leather Day Sporran
WW2 Black Watch Officers Leather Day Sporran
WW2 Black Watch Officers Leather Day Sporran

1940’s WW2 Black Watch Officers Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1940’s WW2 Black Watch officers leather day sporran made by Wm Anderson & Sons, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Please see the photo. In great vintage patina. With later replacement badge.

No original sporran strap included

The regiment was created as part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, when the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch) was amalgamated with the 73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot to form two battalions of the newly named Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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