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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Hammered Hamilton & Inches Silver Kilt Buckle
Hammered Sterling Silver Kilt Buckle - Hammered Hamilton & Inches Silver Kilt Buckle
Beaded – Hammered Hamilton & Inches Silver Kilt Buckle

Hammered beaded sterling silver kilt belt buckle.

Hammered bead sterling silver kilt belt buckle. Made to order by the Royal silversmith. Hamilton & Inches Edinburgh hallmarked. Hand made to order.

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

Including Agate jewellery, Scottish hallmarked sterling silver, vintage glengarry badges, plaid brooches, kilt pins and bracelets. With jewellery from classic Edinburgh and Glasgow makers like Robert Allison and Thomas Kerr Ebbutt and provincial Scottish silversmiths.

We also run a Free Wants List Service so if you have a badge(s) you are looking for please email us and we will contact you with details of any stock that comes in before it goes to the website.

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Highlanders officers regimental silver kilt pin
Highlanders Officers Regimental Silver Kilt Pin
Highlanders Officers Regimental Silver Kilt Pin

Highlanders regimental officers sterling silver kilt pin

Sterling silver officers kilt pin made by the regimental silversmith. As worn by officers of The Gordon Highlanders, Seaforth Highlanders, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and The Highlanders ( 4 Scots Royal Regiment of Scotland )

Edinburgh Hallmarked – Made to order – Approx 4-6 weeks depending on hallmarking

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994, when it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). The kilt pin was also worn by the officers of the Seaforth Highlanders and is still worn by the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

We have offer a range of vintage, antique and collectible Scottish regimental glengarry badges, regimental officers kilt pins, plaid brooches, belt buckles and regimental sporran cantles. This range of ever changing stock make wonderful additions to any collection of Scottish military badges and insignia.

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Sterling Silver H&I Celtic Knot Engraved Waist Belt Plate Buckle
Bespoke Sterling Silver Clan Crest Celtic Knot Engraved Kilt Belt Buckle - Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Waist Belt Plate Buckle
Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Waist Belt Plate Buckle

Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Engraved Waist Belt Plate Buckle

With hand engraved Celtic design silver waist belt kilt buckle plate. Perfect for engraving with clan crest as an extra. Fits a standard kilt belt ( not supplied with buckle but available as an extra from the belt page )

Hand crafted in Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver.

Made to order – We will confirm production time on order.

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