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.

1870's Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran
1870's Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Sporran
1870’s Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique 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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1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

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

Hallmarked 1973 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Size approx. 20cm

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

Price £495 each

 

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

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

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

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

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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Plaid Brooch
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Plaid Brooch

Scottish Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers – Pipers Plaid Brooch

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officers – pipers plaid brooch.

Silver plated on brass or hallmarked sterling silver version made to order by the regimental silversmith in Scotland.

Made to order approx 4- 6 weeks

Hallmarked sterling silver plaid brooch £P.O.A

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Silver Argyll & Sutherland Regimental Sgian Dubh
argyll & sutherland highlanders silver sgian dubh for sale
Argyll & Sutherland Regimental Sterling Silver Sgian Dubh

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officers sgian dubh

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

Made to order. Hand made to order approx 3-4 weeks.

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

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

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

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

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

Atholl Highlanders Regimental Silver Glengarry Badge

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

Made to order approx 3-4 weeks

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

The regiment was originally raised in Perthshire by John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl as the 77th Regiment of Foot (or Atholl Highlanders, or Murray’s Highlanders) in December 1777.

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

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

Atholl Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

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

Made to order approx 4 weeks

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

Made to order approx 4 weeks

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

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

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

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

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Antique 1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle
Antique 1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle
Black Watch Antique 1914-18 WW1 Brass Belt Buckle

Antique 1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle – Non issue pattern brass – bronze belt buckle, possible local made for a regimental piper due to supply issues. Heavy weight bronze base plate over laid with the regimental badge.

Stamped with a number 1008 on the reverse.

Size. 72mm x 67mm

Belt loop and hook on the back

The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot was a Scottish infantry regiment in the British Army also known as the Black Watch Royal Highlanders. Originally titled Crawford’s Highlanders or the Highland Regiment and numbered 43rd in the line, in 1748, on the disbanding of Oglethorpe’s Regiment of Foot, they were renumbered 42nd and in 1751 formally titled the 42nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. The 42nd Regiment was one of the first three Highland Regiments to fight in North America.In 1881 the regiment was named The Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch), being officially redesignated The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) in 1931. In 2006 the Black Watch became part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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

Black Watch Royal Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

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

Made to order 3-4 weeks

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

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

 

Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers sgian dubh

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

Made to order

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

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Black Watch Regimental Plaid Brooch
Black Watch Regimental Plaid Brooch

Scottish Black Watch Officers – Pipers Plaid Brooch

Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers – pipers plaid brooch.

Silver plated on brass or hallmarked sterling silver version made to order by the regimental silversmith in Scotland.

Made to order approx 4 weeks

Hallmarked sterling silver plaid brooch £P.O.A

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Black Watch Regimental Sporran Cantle
Black Watch Regimental Sporran Cantle

Scottish Black Watch Officers – Pipers Sporran Cantle

42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers – pipers sporran cantle. Gilt plated on brass

Made to order by the regimental silversmith approx 4 weeks

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42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Officer - Pipe Major's Bonnet Badge
Black Watch Royal Highlanders Gilt Officer – Pipe Major’s Bonnet Badge

Black Watch Royal Highlanders Officers Gilt Bonnet Badge.

Black Watch Royal Highlanders officers pattern bonnet badge. Gold plate on solid brass

Also available in silver plated on solid brass or Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver ( email us for pricing of sterling silver version ) . Hand made in Scotland by the regimental silversmith.

Made to order

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Regimental Cameron Highlanders - Royal Scots Pipers Buttons
Regimental Cameron Highlanders - Royal Scots Pipers Buttons
Cameron Highlanders – Royal Scots Regimental Pipers Buttons – Set of x24

Regimental Cameron Highlanders – Royal Scots Pipers Buttons Set of x24

Set of regimental buttons in white metal, as worn by pipers of the regiment.

Size:- 15mm square. 19mm point to point

Unissued set

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

Cameron Highlanders regimental brass mounted sgian dubh

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

Made to order 3-4 weeks

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

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Cameron Highlanders Glengarry Badge
Cameron Highlanders OR's Glengarry Badge
Cameron Highlanders OR’s Glengarry Badge

Cameron Highlanders OR’s Glengarry Badge

White metal glengarry badge with two back lugs. St Andrew on the cross surrounded by a wreath of thistles – With lower scroll with the regimental CAMERON title

Used – Circa WW2 – 1950’s

Two good back lugs

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.

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Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

Cameron Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

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

Made to order approx 4 weeks

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

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

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

Scottish Highlanders zoomorphic sterling silver sgian dubh and smoky quartz set

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

Made to order

 

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

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Scottish Gaelic Knot Kilt Bows Ribbons
Grey Civilian Pattern Gaelic Knot Kilt Bows
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

Made to order approx 14 days.

Other colours available on request.

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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92nd Gordon Highlanders Victorian Pattern Bonnet Badge
Gordon Highlanders 92nd Highlanders Victorian Pattern Forage - Bonnet Badge
Gordon Highlanders 92nd Highlanders Victorian Pattern Forage – Bonnet Badge

Gordon Highlanders 92nd Highlanders Victorian Pattern Forage – Bonnet Badge

Victorian pattern 92nd Gordon Highlanders forage – bonnet badge with two back lugs.

Brass badge with two good back lugs

The badge was also used on the crossbelt buckle by the Pipe Major of the Gordon Highlanders.

A great used badge. We cannot be sure of actual age, came from a collection compiled in the 1960’s

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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Gordon Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes
Gordon Highlanders Regimental Pattern 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 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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Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Dirk
Lord Keith-Falconer 9th Earl of Kintore Antique Scottish Dirk
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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Scottish - Irish 1930's Vintage Reid Family Glengarry Badge
Reid Family Scottish – Irish 1930’s Vintage Glengarry Badge
Reid Family Scottish – Irish 1930’s Vintage Glengarry Badge

Scottish – Irish Reid Family Glengarry Badge

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

Size approx 47mm x 42mm

Family – Reid

Motto – Fortitudine et labore
By fortitude and labour

Blazon – An Eagle Rising Ppr.
Source – Fairbairn’s Book of Crests, 1905 ed.

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Scottish Tartan Kilt Bows.
Royal Stewart Scottish Tartan Gaelic Knot Kilt Bows – Pair

Royal Stewart Scottish Tartan Gaelic Knot Kilt Bows Ribbons. 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

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 silver bagpipe badge
Scottish silver bagpipe badge
Scottish Bagpipe Badge – Infantry Regimental Pipe Major – Pipers Silver – Black

Bagpipe Badge – Silver on black

Pipe Majors and Pipers bagpipe qualification badge for the Scottish Infantry regiments of the British Army.

Pipe Majors and Pipers qualification badge features a hand embroidered silver on black badge with pipers insignia. This badge is typically worn on the sleeve.

Dimensions: Approx. 5cm x 8cm

Badge Title: Pipe Majors and Pipers.

Regiments: Scottish regiments.

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Scottish Jacobite Oak Leaf & Acorn Buttons
42nd highlanders brass button
Scottish Jacobite Oak Leaf & Acorn Buttons

Scottish Jacobite Oak Leaf & Acorn Buttons

Made to order by the regimental silversmith Scotland

Available in brass, silver plate and sterling silver

Brass £10 each
Silver plate £12 each
Sterling silver £P.O.A

Minimum order x10 buttons – Contact us to order

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

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

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

Made to order approx 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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Scottish Regimental Kilt Bows Ribbons - Royal Stewart Tartan
Scottish Regimental Kilt Bows Ribbons - Royal Stewart Tartan
Scottish Regimental Kilt Bows Ribbons – Royal Stewart Tartan – Pipe Major – 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 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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Scottish Royal Stewart Tartan Regimental Style Kilt Rosettes
Scottish Tartan Regimental Style Kilt Rosettes
Scottish Royal Stewart Tartan Regimental Style Kilt Rosettes

Scottish Royal Stewart Tartan Regimental Style Kilt Rosettes.

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

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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.

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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sterling silver seaforth highlander belt buckle
sterling silver seaforth highlander belt buckle
Seaforth Highlanders Silver Regimental Belt Buckle

Scottish Seaforth Highlanders Sterling Silver Kilt Belt Buckle

Made to order by the regimental silversmith in Scotland. Can be made to fit a standard kilt belt or the larger pipers size belt. Plate approx 120mm x 90mm

Made to order approx 4- 6 weeks

Hallmarked Edinburgh sterling silver

 

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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Black Watch Volunteer TA skean dubh
Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh

Silver Black Watch Volunteer TA Sgian Dubh

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

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

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

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

 

Silver Gordon Highlanders Regimental Skean Dubh

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Silver SD Plain Highlanders Sgian Dubh

Highlanders plain sterling silver skean dubh

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

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

 

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

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Spey Roe buck antler skean dubh
Spey Roe Buck Antler Sgian Dubh

Speyside Malt Whisky Country Roe buck antler sgian dubh

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

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

 

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

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Sterling Silver 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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Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Plaid Brooch
Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Plaid Brooch

Sutherland Highlanders Officers Plaid Brooch

Sutherland Highlanders officers – pipers plaid brooch.Museum quality copy from the original

Silver plated on brass or hallmarked sterling silver version made to order by the regimental silversmith in Scotland.

Made to order approx 4 weeks – For sterling silver please email us for the current price.

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Victorian Pattern 1890's Self Tie Garter Flashes
kilt wool worsted garter ties. historical patterns
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. 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 14 days

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Black Watch Regimental 1870’s Pattern Belt Buckle
Victorian Pattern Reproduction Black Watch Regimental 1870’s Belt Buckle

Scottish Reproduction Black Watch Officers 1870’s Pattern Belt Buckle

42nd Highlanders – Black Watch Royal Highlanders reproduction 1870’s officers belt buckle.

Made to order by the regimental silversmith in Scotland.

Made to order approx 4- 6 weeks

Sterling silver on solid brass

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42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Reproduction Victorian Buttons
42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Reproduction Victorian Buttons
Victorian Pattern Reproduction Black Watch Royal Highlanders 42nd Buttons

The 42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Reproduction Buttons

Made to order by the regimental silversmith Scotland

Available in.

Brass £16 each

Silver plate £18 each

Sterling silver. £P.O.A

Minimum order x10 buttons – Contact us to order

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1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh
1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1931 Sterling Silver Edinburgh Sgian Dubh

 

1931 Sterling Silver Vintage Edinburgh Sgian Dubh

Thomas Kerr Ebbutt 1931 Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver sgian dubh. Basket weave carved blackwood hilt mounted with a cairngorm stone.

Blade with some age pitting as they all tend to when they have been used ( see photos ). In good used vintage condition

Length. 183mm

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh's and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection. In addition to the antique range we also make wonderful new silver sgian dubh for clients, these will become 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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Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Glasgow silver skean dubh
Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1937 Peter Henderson Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh

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

Hallmarked 1937 – Peter Henderson – Glasgow

Length Approx. 187mm

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

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

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

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

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

1938 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

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

Hallmarked 1938 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Length Approx. 195mm

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

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

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

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

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

 

Vintage 1948 Scottish Sterling Silver Cairngorm Mounted Sgian Dubh

Sterling silver sgian dubh made by Robert Allison Glasgow

 

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh’s and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 – WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection. In addition to the antique range we also make wonderful new silver sgian dubh for clients, these will become a desirable antiques of the future.

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Crimean Period Style Bow Red Garter Flashes
Crimean war pattern Scottish kilt flashes made to order
Vintage 19th Century Crimean Period Style Bow Red Garter Flashes

Crimean Period Style Bow Garter Flashes

Period style classic wool worsted garter Easy 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. 100% hand stitched and 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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