Since 1998 The House of Labhran has worked to offer a range of Scottish regimental glengarry badges, buckles, sporrans, sgian dubh’s and bagpipe and drum insignia.

We supply a wide range of high quality Scottish Highland officers military kilt hose, Sterling silver regimental sgian dubhs, Made to measure hand stitched regimental military kilts, bespoke hand embroidered bagpipe banners, Drum Major’s baldric sashes, officers gaelic knot kilt bows, bespoke regimental sporrans, Scottish military issue hats and feather hackles and regimental sgian dubh’s.

As a supplier and manufacturer of re-created Victorian, Edwardian and 20th century regimental insignia and accoutrements, attention to historical accuracy and detail is very important.

We have offer a range of Scottish regiments and British army regimental cloth and embroidered insignia. We supply pipe bands and regimental pipers and clients around the world. Hand embroidered to MOD standards and as supplied to the Scottish regiments and British army. Offering bagpipe, drum, sleeve insignia and rank stripes, collar dogs and officers shoulder boards.

In addition to the regimental range we design and hand embroider insignia for film, theatre, pipe bands and associations around the world. Contact us about your bespoke insignia requirements. As a supplier and manufacturer of re-created Victorian, Edwardian and 20th century regimental pattern insignia and accoutrements, attention to historical accuracy and detail is very important.

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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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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4 Scots - The Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major Plaid Brooch
4 Scots – Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major Plaid Brooch
4 Scots – Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major Plaid Brooch

4 Scots – The Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major Plaid Brooch – Based on the original Seaforth Highlanders this pattern plaid brooch has been used by the Pipe Major of the Queens Own Highlanders – The Highlanders – 4 Scots Royal Regiment of Scotland

Featuring a stags head on a battle honour plaid brooch. This Pipe Major’s pattern has the Highlanders thistle in the centre at the top.

Silver plated on solid brass.

Made to order in Scotland by our regimental silversmith approx 2-3 weeks

The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Prior to 28 March 2006, the Highlanders was an infantry regiment in its own right; The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons), part of the Scottish Division. The regiment was one of only two in the British Army with a Gaelic motto – Cuidich ‘n Righ which means “Help the King”

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Argyle period style rosette garter kilt flashes.
historical argyle kilt rosette garters
Argyle Period Kilt Flashes 1870’s Style – Rosette Kilt Hose Garter

Argyle Period Style Kilt Hose Rosette Garter Flashes

Period style classic wool worsted hose garter flashes to coordinate with your socks. Supplied with an elastic easy kilt garter for easy wear but based on period self tied version. Supplied as a pair. Hand stitched and hand made for that correct period look required by re enactors and traditionalists.

Made to order approx 14 days

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

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

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

Made to order – Approx 3-4 weeks

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

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

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes
Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes
Atholl Highlanders Period Style Red Garter Flashes

Atholl Highlanders Period Style Kilt Hose Garter Flashes

Period style classic red worsted garter kilt hose garter flashes as worn by the regiment. Supplied with an elastic easy kilt garter. Hand made for that correct period look required by re enactors and traditionalists.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

Made to order. Approx 7-10 days

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

The regiment was raised in Perthshire by John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl as the 77th Regiment of Foot (or Atholl Highlanders, or Murray’s Highlanders) in December 1777. The regiment was formed as a relief for other regiments serving in North America, and spent most of its existence in Ireland.The terms upon which the regiment was raised stated that the men were to be employed for either three years or the duration of the war in America. In 1781, the original three-year term ended, and the men expected the regiment to be disbanded.

The second raising of the regiment in 1839, George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl, as Lord Glenlyon, formed 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

We hand craft wonderful period pattern kilt garter ties and kilt flashes for private Highland wear clients, film and television productions. Based on historical patterns we have developed classic Victorian style garter ties worn on modern elastic garters. In addition we offer full self tie kilt hose garters for those clients looking for that period vintage style. We currently offer a wide range classic patterns including Argyle garters, Atholl Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders and Seaforth Highlanders patterns.

We also offer a range of fine country and kilt socks easy tie garter ties made by The House of Cheviot in Scotland. These can be styled with our  traditional and contemporary sock and hose range.

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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.

Made to order by the regimental badge maker – Approx 4 weeks from order

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

Atholl Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

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

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

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

The regiment was raised in Perthshire by John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl as the 77th Regiment of Foot (or Atholl Highlanders, or Murray’s Highlanders) in December 1777. The regiment was formed as a relief for other regiments serving in North America, and spent most of its existence in Ireland.

More than 50 years later, in 1839, George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl, as Lord Glenlyon, re formed the regimentas a bodyguard which he took to the Eglinton Tournament at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. Three years later, in 1842, the regiment escorted Queen Victoria during her tour of Perthshire and, in 1844, when the Queen stayed as a guest of the Duke at Blair Castle, the regiment mounted the guard for the entire duration of her stay. In recognition of the service that the regiment provided during her two visits, the Queen announced that she would present the Atholl Highlanders with colours, thus giving the regiment official status. The regiment’s first stand of colours was presented by Lady Glenlyon on behalf of the Queen in 1845.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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

Black Watch Royal Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

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

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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

 

Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers sgian dubh

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

Made to order

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Braemar Kilt Garter Flashes - 1860's Victorian Pattern
Braemar Kilt Garter Flashes - 1860's Victorian Pattern
Braemar Kilt Garter Flashes – 1860’s Victorian Pattern

Braemar Kilt Garter Flashes

1860’s Victorian period style classic wool worsted hose garter flashes to coordinate with your socks. Supplied with an elastic easy kilt garter for easy wear but based on period set as worn by James Lamont and William MacHardy in the Kenneth MacLeay – Men of Fife ” The Highlanders of Scotland ” watercolour.

A pleated design made in a worsted herringbone tape. The tape has a herringbone design which is a 1 ½ V across the tape that is manufactured in the UK to UK military standards. Correct period look required by re-enactors and traditionalists. Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

Made to order – Approx 14 days

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

Cameron Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

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

Made to order – Approx 3-4 weeks from order

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Cameron Highlanders Volunteers TA Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

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

Made to order approx 4 weeks

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

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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

Scottish Highlanders zoomorphic sterling silver sgian dubh and smoky quartz set

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

Made to order

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Period Style Kilt Garter Flashes - Victorian 1850's Crimean Pattern
Crimean war pattern Scottish kilt flashes made to order
Crimean Pattern Victorian 1850’s Period Style Kilt Garter Flashes

Period Style Kilt Garter Flashes – Victorian 1850’s Crimean Pattern

Period style classic wool worsted hose garter flashes to coordinate with your socks. Supplied with an elastic easy kilt garter for easy wear but based on period self tied version as worn by Pipe Major John MacDonald whilst serving in the Crimean War in 1854. Hand made for that correct period look required by re-enactors and traditionalists.

This Worsted Herringbone tape has a herringbone design which is a 1 ½ V across the tape that is manufactured in the UK to UK military standards. Correct period look required by re-enactors and traditionalists.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

Made to order – Approx 14 days

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Scottish Gaelic Knot Kilt Bows Ribbons
Scottish Gaelic Knot Kilt Bows Ribbons
Gaelic Knot Kilt Bows Ribbons – Pair

Scottish Gaelic Knot Kilt Bows. Made to order kilt bows to attach to the front panel of your kilt. Sold as a pair.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland. Other colours may be available, please email to discuss your requirements.

To be sewn on to the right hand side of your kilt front panel, one above the other

Made to order approx 14 days.

We hand craft wonderful period pattern kilt bows – gaelic knots for private Highland wear clients, film and television productions. Based on historical patterns. In addition we offer a range of Victorian and Edwardian pattern kilt hose garters for those clients looking for that period vintage style. We currently offer a wide range classic patterns including Argyle garters, Atholl Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders and Seaforth Highlanders patterns.

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Gordon Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes
Gordon Highlanders Garter Flashes
Gordon Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes

Gordon Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes – Gordon Highlanders bellied – belled regimental pattern garter flashes.

The loops are supposed to represent the stirrups of the Scots Greys that troops of the Gordon’s held on to at Waterloo to speed them into the lines of the French.

Hand crafted in worsted herringbone tape has a herringbone design which is a 1 ½ V across the tape that is manufactured in the UK to UK military standards. Correct period look required by re-enactors and traditionalists. Worn with the front-edge of leading flash worn positioned at junction of the front red and adjoining dice.

Supplied with adjustable elastic garters

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland – Made to order. Approx 7-10 days

The Gordon Highlanders 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.

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 and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

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silver-plated-Gordon-Highlanders-pipers-plaid-brooch
Gordon Highlanders Regimental Plaid Brooch
Gordon Highlanders Regimental Plaid Brooch

Scottish Gordon Highlanders Officers – The Highlanders – Pipers Plaid Brooch

Gordon Highlanders officers – pipers plaid brooch.

Plated army issue pattern

Plated version approx 7 – 10 days

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Highlanders Green Regimental Pattern Pipers Garter Flashes
Highlanders Green Regimental Pattern Pipers Garter Flashes
Highlanders Green Regimental Pattern Pipers Garter Flashes

Green  – Seaforth Highlanders – The Queens Own Highlanders – The Highlanders Regimental Pattern Pipers Garter Flashes – Hand crafted in regimental pattern worsted tape as worn by pipers of the The Highlanders – 4 Scots. Supplied with adjustable elastic garters

Sold as a pair. We have pairs in stock – Larger pipe band orders are hand made to order. Approx 7-10 days

The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Prior to 28 March 2006, the Highlanders was an infantry regiment in its own right; The Highlanders (Seaforth Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders ), part of the Scottish Division. The regiment was one of only two in the British Army with a Gaelic motto – Cuidich ‘n Righ which means “Help the King”.

Also available in red as worn by pipers of The Scots Guards, dark blue and light blue.

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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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Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major Cross Belt Brooch
4 Scots - Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major Cross Belt Brooch
Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major Cross Belt Brooch

4 Scots – Highlanders Regimental Pipe Major Cross Belt Brooch – Based on the original Seaforth Highlanders this pattern plaid brooch has been used by the Pipe Major of the Queens Own Highlanders – The Highlanders – 4 Scots Royal Regiment of Scotland

Featuring a stags head on the plaid brooch. This Pipe Major’s pattern has the Highlanders thistle in the centre at the top and the scroll with the regimental motto below.

Silver plated on solid brass with two screw mounts on the back with screws that can be cut to the required length.

Made to order in Scotland by our regimental silversmith approx 3-4 weeks

The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Prior to 28 March 2006, the Highlanders was an infantry regiment in its own right; The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons), part of the Scottish Division. The regiment was one of only two in the British Army with a Gaelic motto – Cuidich ‘n Righ which means “Help the King”

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Scottish Regimental Kilt Bows Ribbons
Scottish Regimental Kilt Bows Ribbons
Kilt Bows Ribbons – Scottish Regimental Pattern – Pair

Scottish Regimental Knot Kilt Bows.

The green version are as worn on the kilt of sergeants and officers of the Black Watch and Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

We try to keep single pairs in stock in the Scottish regimental dark green. Larger orders and other colours made to order approx 7-14 days – Kilt bows to attach to the front panel of your kilt by stitching them in place in regimental style.

Sold as a pair.

We hand craft wonderful period pattern kilt bows – gaelic knots for private Highland wear clients, regimental clients and television productions. Based on historical patterns. In addition we offer a range of Victorian and Edwardian pattern kilt hose garters for those clients looking for that period vintage style. We currently offer a wide range classic patterns including Argyle garters, Atholl Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders and Seaforth Highlanders patterns.

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Scottish Kilt Rosettes
Scottish Kilt Rosettes – Pair
Scottish Kilt Rosettes – Pair

Scottish Kilt Rosettes. Made to order kilt rosettes to attach to the front panel of your kilt. Sold as a pair.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland. Other colours may be available, please email to discuss your requirements.

To be sewn on to the right hand side of your kilt front panel, one above the other

Made to order approx 14 days.

We hand craft wonderful period pattern kilt bows – gaelic knots for private Highland wear clients, film and television productions. Based on historical patterns. In addition we offer a range of Victorian and Edwardian pattern kilt hose garters for those clients looking for that period vintage style. We currently offer a wide range classic patterns including Argyle garters, Atholl Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders and Seaforth Highlanders patterns.

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Scottish Regimental Kilt Bows Ribbons - Royal Stewart Tartan
Scottish Regimental Kilt Bows Ribbons – Royal Stewart Tartan – Pipe Major Black Watch – Pair

Scottish Regimental Kilt Bows Ribbons – Royal Stewart Tartan – Pipe Major Black Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders ) – Made to order kilt bows to attach to the front panel of your kilt. Sold as a pair.

As worn on the kilt of Black Watch and Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

Made to order approx. 7-14 days

We hand craft wonderful period pattern kilt bows – gaelic knots for private Highland wear clients, regimental clients and television productions. Based on historical patterns. In addition we offer a range of Victorian and Edwardian pattern kilt hose garters for those clients looking for that period vintage style. We currently offer a wide range classic patterns including Argyle garters, Atholl Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders and Seaforth Highlanders patterns.

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Seaforth Highlanders Officers - Sgts Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes
Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes
Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes

Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes – Seaforth Highlanders regimental pattern garter flashes as worn by officers and Sgts of the regiment. During WW1 period this pattern became standard issue across the ranks.

Hand crafted in worsted herringbone tape has a herringbone design which is a 1 ½ V across the tape that is manufactured in the UK to UK military standards. Correct period look required by re-enactors and traditionalists.

Sold as a pair – Supplied with adjustable elastic garters

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland – Made to order. Approx 7-10 days

The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s) was a historic line infantry regiment of the British Army, mainly associated with large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland. The regiment existed from 1881 to 1961, and saw service in World War I and World War II, along with many numerous smaller conflicts. In 1961 the regiment was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders to form the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), which merged, in 1994, with the Gordon Highlanders to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

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

Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh

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

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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

 

Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh

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

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

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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

 

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

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

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

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Silver SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh
Silver SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh

 

Silver SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh

Highlanders plain sterling silver skean dubh

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

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

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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

 

Sterling Silver Engraved Thistle Sgian Dubh

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

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

 

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Victorian Pattern 1890's Self Tie Garter Flashes
Victorian Pattern 1890's Self Tie Garter Flashes
Victorian Pattern 1890’s Self Tie Garter Flashes

1890’s Victorian Pattern Self Tie Garter Flashes – Period style classic wool worsted garter hose garter flashes to coordinate with your socks. Supplied with wrap ties for a period look. Based on period self tied version as worn circa 1890’s by the Earl of Kintore. Correct period look required by re-enactors and traditionalists.

This Worsted Herringbone tape has a herringbone design which is a 1 ½ V across the tape that is manufactured in the UK to UK military standards.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

Made to order. Approx 7-10 days

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

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

Hallmarked 1937 – Peter Henderson – Glasgow

Length Approx. 187mm

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

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh’s and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s made by the Highland regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.

The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning “black knife”, where “black” may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that “black” means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife’s origin and the meaning of “Dubh” in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, (‘Mattucashlass’), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, (‘Sgian dubh’).

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1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish vintage silver sgian dubh with Celtic design silver mounts and carved knotwork pattern blackwood hilt and stone mounted top. In good used vintage condition.

Hallmarked 1938 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Length Approx. 195mm

Thomas Kerr Ebbutt was a Scottish manufacturing jeweller, St David’s Square, Edinburgh. Thomas Ebbutt started work in 1896 and died in 1921. From the beginning he concentrated on making Highland Dress accoutrements. His company continued in business until 1977 when it was bought by Hamilton & Inches. His sgian dubhs are highly prized and respected for their beauty & high quality.

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh’s and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s made by the Highland regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.

The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning “black knife”, where “black” may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that “black” means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife’s origin and the meaning of “Dubh” in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, (‘Mattucashlass’), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, (‘Sgian dubh’).

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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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Vintage Atholl Highlanders Officers Period Style Red Garter Flashes
Vintage Atholl Highlanders Flashes – Officers Pattern

Vintage Atholl Highlanders Flashes – Officers Pattern

Period style classic red worsted garter Easy hose garter flashes to coordinate with your socks. Supplied with an elastic easy kilt garter. 100% hand stitched and hand made for that correct period look required by re enactors and traditionalists.

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

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Antique Black Watch Sgian Dubh - Circa 1918 -1920 - Antique Black Watch Sgian Dubh
Antique Black Watch Sgian Dubh
Vintage Black Watch Sgian Dubh – Circa 1918 -1920

Antique Black Watch Royal Highlanders Sgian Dubh – Circa 1918 – 1920’s

Circa 1920’s regimental sgian dubh with a wonderful rock crystal set hilt and featuring the St Andrew on the cross insignia ( the wee Jimmy )

Blade in good clean vintage condition.

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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Vintage WW2 Cameron Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
1940’s Vintage WW2 Cameron Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
Vintage Cameron Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh

Antique WW1 – 1930’s Cameron Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh – Cameron Highlanders regimental sgian dubh. In brass with sphinx and thistle mounts and stone set with a smoky quartz cairngorm.

Blade in good clean vintage condition. Marked Stainless Steel

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

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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1870's Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran
1870's Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran
Vintage Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique 1870’s Scottish Sporran

Lord Keith-Falconer Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran – A fine 1870-1880 sporran with brass cantle. The pouch was originally covered in otter fur but it required restoration. The front has now been restored using Musquash which is the closest fur to the Scottish otter. The fur then has three fine gilt balls with chains in an unusual design.

Small pack pouch and original fine waist strap chain.

Size approx. 23cm x 17cm

Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore, Lord Inverurie KT GCMG PC FRSE (12 August 1852 – 3 March 1930) was a British politician and colonial governor.

Born at Lixmount House, in Trinity, Edinburgh, Keith-Falconer was the eldest son of Francis Keith Falconer, 8th Earl of Kintore and his wife Louisa Madeleine, née Hawkins. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.

He held the office of a Lord-in-Waiting between 1885 and 1886. He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1886. He held the office of Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between 1886 and 1889. Lord Kintore was Governor of South Australia between 1889 and 10 April 1895. He was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) on his appointment.

On his return from South Australia he resumed his post of lord-in-waiting at the court, serving Queen Victoria until her death and Edward VII until 1905. His court duties brought him the grand cordon of the Crown of Italy, the first class of the Prussian order of the Red Eagle and the Grand Cross of the Portuguese military order of Christ. In 1913 he was elected deputy-Speaker of the House of Lords.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by each of the Universities of Aberdeen.

Lord Kintore married Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu (14 October 1851 – Keith Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeen, 21 September 1932), second daughter of George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester, at St George’s, Hanover Square, London, on 14 August 1873.

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Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Dirk
Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Dirk
Vintage Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Dirk

Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Dirk – A fine antique Scottish dirk made for the 9th Earl of Kintore circa 1874 – 1881. Wonderful carved blackwood handles and silver mounts.

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Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore, Lord Inverurie KT GCMG PC FRSE (12 August 1852 – 3 March 1930) was a British politician and colonial governor.

Born at Lixmount House, in Trinity, Edinburgh, Keith-Falconer was the eldest son of Francis Keith Falconer, 8th Earl of Kintore and his wife Louisa Madeleine, née Hawkins. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.

He held the office of a Lord-in-Waiting between 1885 and 1886. He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1886. He held the office of Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between 1886 and 1889. Lord Kintore was Governor of South Australia between 1889 and 10 April 1895. He was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) on his appointment.

On his return from South Australia he resumed his post of lord-in-waiting at the court, serving Queen Victoria until her death and Edward VII until 1905. His court duties brought him the grand cordon of the Crown of Italy, the first class of the Prussian order of the Red Eagle and the Grand Cross of the Portuguese military order of Christ. In 1913 he was elected deputy-Speaker of the House of Lords.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by each of the Universities of Aberdeen.

Lord Kintore married Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu (14 October 1851 – Keith Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeen, 21 September 1932), second daughter of George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester, at St George’s, Hanover Square, London, on 14 August 1873.

Hamilton, Crichton & Co – 1874..1881

Alexander Crichton is a shadowy figure, whose place and date of birth or death has proved impossible to trace. He seems to have had strong Scottish connections, the earliest surviving item from his workshop is a condiment set, retailed by Hamilton Crichton & Co, Goldsmiths of 41 George Street, Edinburgh but made in London 1873.

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Silver Gordon Highlanders - Highlanders Regimental Officers Dirk
Silver Gordon Highlanders - Highlanders Regimental Officers Dirk
Vintage Pattern Silver Gordon Highlanders – Highlanders Regimental Officers Dirk

Silver Gordon Highlanders – Highlanders Regimental Officers Dirk

Our fine Gordon Highlanders – The Highlanders officers stone mounted hallmarked sterling silver dirk with knife and fork set are made by the regimental silversmith in Edinburgh hallmarked silver, Scotland.

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Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh’s and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page.

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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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1916 Antique WW1 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers Silver Sgian Dubh.
antique 1916 Antique WW1 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers Silver Sgian Dubh.
WW1 1916 Antique Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers Silver Sgian Dubh

1916 Antique WW1 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers Silver Sgian Dubh

Classic regimental Sgian Dubh in great used antique condition. Made in hallmarked sterling silver made by Meyer & Mortimer, London – Edinburgh hallmark. Wonderful yellow citrine style stone mounted on the carved black wood hilt mounted in silver. With a fine curved blade to fit comfortable against the leg.

Edinburgh silver hallmark 1916

In great antique condition with very minor rubbing on the blade. See photos

Length. 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. In addition to the antique range we also make wonderul new silver sgian dubh for clients, these will become truely desirable antiques of the future.

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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