1888 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Silver Engraved Sgian Dubh
1888 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Silver Engraved Sgian Dubh
1888 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Silver Engraved Sgian Dubh

Rare 1888 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Silver Engraved Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with studded black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts with a engraving and the cap mounted with a pink tone stone mount. The scabbard has engraved mounts and covered in brown leather. Blade in good used antique condition.

Rare Edinburgh hallmark 1888 – Thomas Johnston, silversmith

In good used antique condition.

Size. Approx. 200mm

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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1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich
1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich
1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich

1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich

Wonderful Edwardian whisky quaich in Glasgow hallmarked silver with stylised thistle handles. Perfect to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Crafted by Robert Stewart – Glasgow silversmith and hallmarked 1903.

Robert Stewart name is famous for being appointed silversmith to Queen Victoria.

Established in 1832. They appear to have entered their first mark with the Glasgow Assay Office in 1842. The last noted directors of the business were R.V. Stewart & J. Hedley Stewart in 1934. The business appears to have closed in 1935. R. Stewart Limited had earlier incorporated the business of James Weir Limited.

Robert Stewart Jewellery & Silversmith 75 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow. Subsequently 64-66, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Approx. 8 cm across

A quaich archaically quaigh or quoich, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

 

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Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch - John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908
Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch - John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908
1908 Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow

Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908

Antique Scottish Iona brooch in hallmarked sterling silver with Celtic knot work and zoomorphic designs. Made by John McGilvray & Sons Glasgow 1908

Approx 49mm across

23.5 gms

Silversmith John McGilvray sold his work from his shop in Oban, on Scotland’s west coast. Having links with Iona, his work is sometimes marked with the name of this holy island.

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.

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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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Baird Clan Scottish 1920's Glengarry Badge - Brooch
Baird Clan Scottish 1920’s Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Baird Clan Scottish 1920’s Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Baird is a common surname of primarily Scottish origins. An old legend says that the family obtained their lands in Scotland when one Baird rescued King William the Lion while he was being attacked by a wild boar. While the validity of that legend is unknown, the Baird family did obtain lands in Aberdeenshire.

Size approx 44mm x 50mm

 

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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1964 Vintage Celtic Knot Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin
1964 Vintage Celtic Knot Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin
Celtic Knot 1964 Vintage Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin

Vintage 1964 Scottish Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Kilt Pin

Vintage Scottish Highlander and thistle kilt pin made by Thomas Kerr Ebbutt the classic Edinburgh silversmith. Hallmarked 1964

Approx. 87mm long

In good working 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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Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser - Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge - Brooch
Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser – Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge – Brooch

Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser – Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge – Brooch

Motto. Semper Vigilans

Hallmarked – John Fraser – Inverness – Edinburgh 1973

Size 30mm x 36mm

The pin is in good working 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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Antique Victorian Scottish Grieve - Pasley Glengarry Badge - Brooch
Grieve – Pasley Crest Antique Victorian Scottish Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Antique Victorian Scottish Grieve – Pasley Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Family – Grieve and Pasley

Blazon – An arm in armour holding a dagger point downward proper.

Circa 1890 Victorian Scottish white metal glengarry badge brooch. With engraved surround

Size approx 46mm x 46mm

Grieve family name origin – Scottish and northern English: occupational name for a steward or estate manager, Middle English greve, Old English græfa. Compare Reeve and Sheriff.

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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Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich

Fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 3 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich

Stag head quaich in fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 3 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich

Fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 3 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Highlander Vintage Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin
Highlander Vintage Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin

Vintage 1960 Scottish Sterling Silver Highlander & Thistle Kilt Pin

Vintage Scottish Highlander and thistle kilt pin made by Thomas Ebbutt the classic Edinburgh silversmith. Hallmarked 1960

Approx. 87mm long

In good working 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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Lions 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge
Lions 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

Lions – Lyons – Lion 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

Interesting Victorian family crest badge for the Lions family with the motto ‘ Pro Rege Et Patria ‘

One of the crest versions for a branch of the Lions family. The surname was first found in Perthshire in the 12th century.

Good back pin

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 have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish provincial and sterling silver and vintage Highland wear to complete your outfit or add to your collection. With an eclectic range of antique Scottish silver, plaid brooches.

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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1930's MacAulay Clan Crest Glengarry
1930's MacAulay Clan Crest Glengarry
MacAulay Clan 1930’s Crest Glengarry

1930’s MacAulay Clan Crest Glengarry

MacAulay Clan Crest: A spurred boot.

MacAulay Clan Motto: Dulce Periculum (Danger is sweet).

Made by the classic maker R G Lawrie

Stamped RGL – Made in Scotland on the reverse

Size approx. 53mm x 47mm

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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MacDougall Clan 19th Century Crest Antique Glengarry Badge
MacDougall Clan 19th Century Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

MacDougall Clan 19th Century Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

Interesting Victorian family crest badge for the MacDougall with the motto ‘ Vinci vel Mori ‘ To conquer or die

Crest used in the past by Steward of Lunga and Daill, Ardfern, Argyllshire

Blazon –  An Arm In Armour Embossed Ppr., Holding A Cross Crosslet Fitchã

Source – Fairbairn’s Book of Crests, 1905 ed.

Good back pin

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 have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish provincial and sterling silver and vintage Highland wear to complete your outfit or add to your collection. With an eclectic range of antique Scottish silver, plaid brooches.

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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Rose clan vinatge RG Lawrie hallmark silver 1961 glengarry badge
Rose clan vinatge RG Lawrie hallmark silver 1961 glengarry badge
Rose Clan RG Lawrie Sterling Silver 1961 Glengarry Badge

 

Scottish Vintage Silver Rose Clan Glengarry Badge – Made by RG Lawrie Glasgow

Vintage Rose Clan badge. Clan motto’ Constant and true ‘. Stamped with the famous bagpipe makers hallmarks 1961 Glasgow on the back

Size approx 47mm x 52mm

We have two of these badges available in the same pattern and hallmark that were bought by the same family in 1961.

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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Rose Clan Sterling Silver 1950's Glengarry Badge
Rose Clan Sterling Silver 1950’s Glengarry Badge

Scottish Vintage Silver Rose Clan Glengarry Badge

Vintage circa 1950’s Rose Clan badge. Clan motto’ Constant and true ‘. Stamped ‘ Silver ‘ on the back

Size approx 45mm x 50mm

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.

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18th Century Georgian Scottish Antique Victorian Whisky Quaich
18th Century Georgian Scottish Antique Victorian Whisky Quaich
Scottish 18th Century Georgian Antique Whisky Quaich

18th Century Georgian Scottish Antique Whisky Quaich

Wonderful 18th Century Georgian whisky quaich in turned wood. Perfect to enjoy your favourite Single Malt in an Jacobite – Outlander style

13cm across including the handles – 8cm bowl width – After 200 years the edges have a few nibbles, but the bowl and handles have no cracks or splits.

3.8cm in height

A quaich archaically quaigh or quoich, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

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1890's Scottish Antique Victorian Whisky Quaich
1890's Scottish Antique Victorian Whisky Quaich
Scottish Antique Victorian Whisky Quaich

1890’s Scottish Antique Victorian Whisky Quaich

Wonderful late Victorian whisky quaich in un hallmarked silver and turned wood. Perfect to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

10cm across including the handles with engraved centre with a thistle and gaelic toast ‘sguab asti’. sweep it up.

3.6cm in height

38 grams in weight

A quaich archaically quaigh or quoich, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

 

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Georgian - Victorian Scottish Antique Brass Whisky Quaich
Georgian - Victorian Scottish Antique Brass Whisky Quaich
Scottish Georgian – Victorian Antique Brass Whisky Quaich

Georgian – Victorian Scottish Antique Brass Whisky Quaich

Classic 18th – 19th century brass whisky quaich in good antique condition. Will clean up beautifully but we like to leave with the original patina. Great for taking your favourite dram in Outlander style. From a private house in Perthshire.

Approx 10cm long

A quaich archaically quaigh or quoich, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

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Scottish Vintage Provincial John Fraser Inverness Celtic Knot Scottish Silver Kilt Button Set
Scottish Vintage Provincial John Fraser Inverness Celtic Knot Scottish Silver Kilt Button Set
Scottish Vintage Provincial John Fraser Inverness Celtic Knot Scottish Silver Kilt Button Set

Scottish provincial Inverness silver Celtic button set of x 25

Sterling silver celtic button set for a Prince Charlie jacket and waistcoat

x20 Large buttons

x5 Smaller waistcoat size buttons

John Fraser Inverness hallmarked. Active 1942 – 1969 in Edinburgh Assay Office. He served his apprenticeship in the 1930s with Medlock and Craik, watchmakers and jewellers at 6 Bridge Street, Inverness. The firm later had premises in Exchange Place, and Queensgate.

£P.O.A – Contact us

Engraved silver mounted and gem set Scottish powder horn – snuff mull circa 1870. With an opening thistle engraved lid mounted in Cairngorm stones and thistle shape tip cap. The side is also mounted with a Cairngorm surrounded by silver thistles. Wonderful Scottish Highland dress antique.

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georgian victorian toddy ladle - jacobite Outland style
Victorian – Georgian 19th Century Scottish Antique Whisky Toddy Ladle
Victorian – Georgian 19th Century Scottish Antique Whisky Toddy Ladle

Early 19th Century Georgian – Victorian Scottish Antique Whisky Toddy Ladle

Wonderful early 19th Century Georgian – Victorian whisky toddy ladle in turned wood. Single Malt whisky collectible in an Jacobite – Outlander style

Scottish 19th century traditional turned laburnum wood toddy ladle. The ladle measures 8″ (20.75cm) in length overall, bowl has rim diameter of 1 1/2″ (3.8cm). It is in antique original condition as per photos, perfect for your favourite whisky dram.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

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TD4 georgian victorian toddy ladle - jacobite Outland style
TD4 georgian victorian toddy ladle - jacobite Outland style
Victorian -Georgian Scottish 19th Century Antique Whisky Toddy Ladle

Early 19th Century Georgian – Victorian Scottish Antique Whisky Toddy Ladle

Wonderful early 19th Century Georgian – Victorian whisky toddy ladle in turned wood. Single Malt whisky collectible in an Jacobite – Outlander style

Scottish 19th century traditional turned laburnum wood toddy ladle. The ladle measures 7 1/2″ (19cm) in length overall, bowl has rim diameter of 1 1/2″ (3.8cm). It is in antique original condition as per photos, perfect for your favourite whisky dram.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

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1890's Vintage Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1890’s Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1890’s 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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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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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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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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Zoomorphic Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh - 1957 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Zoomorphic Sgian Dubh
Zoomorphic Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1957 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Zoomorphic Sgian Dubh

1957 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Zoomorphic Sgian Dubh

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 1957 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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1968 Edinburgh Vintage Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich
1968 Edinburgh Vintage Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich
Vintage Edinburgh Vintage Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich

1968 Edinburgh Vintage Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich – Pure classic style Edinburgh vintage silver whisky quaich made by Francis Howard. The Francis Howard company was formed on the 25th January 1870, after Francis Howard left his partnership in William Batt and Sons. A perfect vintage silver quaich to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Good clean clear hallmarks  – Date letter 1968 – Edinburgh

Approx 8cm across – 50.2g silver

A quaich archaically quaigh or quoich, is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectables in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.

A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  We also run a free wants list, so if you are looking for a particular item why not add it to our lists. Email us with details.

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Gordon Highlanders 1940's Vintage Sgian Dubh
Vintage Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
Vintage Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh

1940’s Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh –  Fine Scottish Gordon Highlanders officers WW2 period regimental sgian dubh. With black wood studded handle and classic Gordon’s stone set mount on the hilt.

Some very light pitting to the stainless steel blade but in great vintage condition from a officer who served during WW2

Length 205mm

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.

Rare 1888 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Silver Engraved Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with studded black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts with a engraving and the cap mounted with a pink tone

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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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 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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