1911 Scottish Sgian Dubh - MacKay & Chisholm Sterling Silver
Antique Sgian Dubh by MacKay & Chisholm Edinburgh
1911 Scottish Sgian Dubh – MacKay & Chisholm Sterling Silver

Rare large 1911 Scottish Sgian Dubh – MacKay & Chisholm Sterling Silver – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with deep carved basket weave black wood handle and engraved hallmarked silver mounts. The end of the hilt is mounted with a cairngorm type stone. Edinburgh 1911/12 sterling silver hallmark made by Mackay & Chisholm of Edinburgh. Fine tooling on the leather covered scabbard.

In good used antique condition.

A rare large format sgian dubh. Size. Approx. 235mm = 9.25″

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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1922 Gordon Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Gordon Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
1928 Gordon Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh

1928 Gordon Highlanders Silver Officers Regimental Sgian Dubh –  Scottish Gordon Highlanders WW1 period regimental sgian dubh. With black wood studded handle and classic Gordon’s stone set mount on the hilt.

Some pitting and wear to the steel blade but in great vintage condition for an antique sgian dubh that survived WW2. See photos

Made by Thomas Ebbutts Edinburgh for Scott Adie Ltd London. Edinburgh hallmarked 1928

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The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994,

The regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 instigated under the Childers Reforms. The new two-battalion regiment was formed out of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot—which became the 1st Battalion of the new regiment—and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion. In 1994 it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). Today officers of the regiment still wear Gordon pattern sgian dubh’s and dirks.

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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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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bagpipe badge - Scottish regimental pipers insignia badge
Scottish Bagpipe Badge – Infantry Regimental Pipe Major – Pipers Gold – Black

Bagpipe Badge – Gold 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 gold 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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bagpipe badge - Scottish regimental pipers insignia badge
Scottish Bagpipe Badge – Infantry Regimental Pipe Major – Pipers Gold – Dark Archer Green

Bagpipe Badge – Gold on dark archer green

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 gold on archer green 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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bagpipe badge - Scottish regimental pipers insignia badge
Scottish Bagpipe Badge – Infantry Regimental Pipe Major – Pipers Gold – Dark Blue

Bagpipe Badge – Gold on dark blue

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 gold on dark blue 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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Black Silver Drum Major badge
Scottish Military Regimental Drum Major Insignia – Black & Silver – Last One

Scottish Military Regimental Drum Major Insignia – Black & Silver

Drum Major drum thistle wreath badge – Silver on black

This badge is typically worn on the Sleeve of a Army Uniform. As supplied to UK regiments and pipe bands around the world

Dimensions: Approx. 11cm x 11cm

Last One

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Scottish Pipers Black Leather Dirk Frog
Scottish Pipers Black Leather Dirk Frog
Scottish Pipers Black Leather Dirk Frog

Scottish Pipers Black Leather Dirk Frog

Classic hide pipers dirk frog to hang the dirk on belt. Hand crafted in the UK as supplied to the Highland regiments. To fit a 2 1/2″ wide belt

We normally have singles in stock. Larger orders made to order. Approx 7 days

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Scottish Pipers Black Military PVC Dirk Frog
Scottish Pipers Black Military PVC Dirk Frog
Scottish Pipers Black Military PVC Dirk Frog

Scottish Pipers Black Military PVC Dirk Frog

Classic military pattern PVC pipers dirk frog to hang the dirk on belt. Hand crafted in the UK as supplied to the Highland regiments. Chrome standard fastener.

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Scottish Pipers Brown Leather Dirk Frog
Scottish Pipers Brown Leather Dirk Frog

Scottish Pipers Brown Leather Dirk Frog – Classic hide pipers dirk frog to hang the dirk on belt. Hand crafted in the UK. To fit a 2 1/2″ wide belt

We normally have one in stock – For larger band order made to order approx 7-10 days

Kilt Belts – Buckles – Buttons. We have offer a fine UK hand crafted leather kilt belts, classic kilt buckles and Scottish regimental pipers buckles.  We have a wonderful range of sterling silver kilt belt buckles, from the classic to the contemporary, all hand crafted in fine hallmarked sterling silver. All hand made in Scotland in Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver.

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

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

In good used antique condition.

Size. Approx. 190mm

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

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

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

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

1900 Antique Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

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

Approx 19cm

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

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

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

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Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
Antique Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1910-20’s Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

1910 – 20’s Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with deep carved basket weave black wood handle set with a double thistle insignia. Silver plated mounts with embossed thistle design and the end cap mounted with a Cairngorm style stone. Blade in good used antique condition with some light pitting.

In good used antique condition.

Size. Approx. 210mm

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

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

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

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1920's Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh
1920's Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1920’s Inverness Silver Scottish Sgian Dubh

1920’s Inverness Silver Vintage Scottish Sgian Dubh – Medlock and Craik Silver vintage Scottish sgian dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with rope pattern knot work black wood handle. Silver mounts hallmarked made by Medlock & Craik Inverness. Plain style mounts with a studded grip and a pin set top. In good used vintage condition.

 

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

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

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

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1930's Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
WW2 Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1930’s Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh

1930’s Gordon Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh –  Fine Scottish Gordon Highlanders officers WW2 period regimental sgian dubh. With black wood studded handle and classic Gordon’s stone set mount on the hilt.

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

Length 205mm

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994,

The regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 instigated under the Childers Reforms. The new two-battalion regiment was formed out of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot—which became the 1st Battalion of the new regiment—and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion. In 1994 it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). Today officers of the regiment still wear Gordon pattern sgian dubh’s and dirks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

In good used vintage condition.

Size. Approx. 205mm

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

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

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

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1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh
1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1935 Sterling Silver Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh

1935 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Heart Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with rope pattern knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1935 made by Thomas Kerr Ebbutt. Plain style mounts with a heart design a stone set top. In good used vintage condition.

Approx 20cm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Approx 19cm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Length 205mm

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994,

The regiment was formed on 1 July 1881 instigated under the Childers Reforms. The new two-battalion regiment was formed out of the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot—which became the 1st Battalion of the new regiment—and the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, which became the 2nd Battalion. In 1994 it was amalgamated with the Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). Today officers of the regiment still wear Gordon pattern sgian dubh’s and dirks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rare Edinburgh hallmark 1888 – Thomas Johnston, silversmith

In good used antique condition.

Size. Approx. 200mm

Due to the high value this item will be sent outside the U.K. By courier

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

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

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

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Vintage Scottish 1918 Antique Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with thistle design and pin top. Black wood carved knotted rope hilt. In good used antique condition.

Hallmarked. Henry Tatton, Edinburgh 1918.

Approx 20cm

Henry Tatton silversmith (1868-1953) was active at 30 Rose Street, Edinburgh from 1892. In 1936 the firm became Henry Tatton & Son Ltd, with Henry Tatton and his son Henry Roy Tatton as managing directors.

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

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

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

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