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

MacDougall Clan 19th Century Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

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

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

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

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

Good back pin

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

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

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

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vintage Bruce clan badge with Fuimus motto
Vintage Bruce Clan Glengarry Badge

Bruce Clan Vintage Glengarry Badge

1940’s vintage Bruce clan badge with motto ‘ Fuimus ‘ (We have been).

Good back pin

Bruce Clan History: The Bruce surname, one of the most celebrated in Scottish history, is of territorial origin, from the Chateau d’Adam at Brix, in Normandy.

The first Bruce recorded in Britain was Robert de Brus, who arrived with William the Conqueror’s Norman invasion of England in 1066. He was thought to have died in 1094. A son of Robert, also called Robert, was the first of the family with a Scots connection. As a companion of Prince David, Robert came north to Scotland, in his train, and was granted Lordship of the lands of Annandale, after David became King of Scotland.

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Vintage Cameron Clan Sterling Silver 1940’s Scottish Badge
Vintage Cameron Clan Sterling Silver 1940’s Scottish Badge
Vintage Cameron Clan Sterling Silver 1940’s Scottish Badge

Vintage Cameron Clan Sterling Silver 1940’s Scottish Badge

Vintage Scottish Cameron clan glengarry badge with motto. ‘ Pro Rege Et Patria ‘.

Marked on reverse SILVER

With good back pin.

42 mm x  50 mm

Clan Cameron is a West Highland Scottish clan, with one main branch Lochiel, and numerous cadet branches. The Clan Cameron lands are in Lochaber and within their lands lies Ben Nevis which is the highest mountain in the British Isles.The Chief of the clan is customarily referred to as simply “Lochiel”.

Central to the Clan Cameron crest are five arrows, “united” with one another with a gules ribbon or band.  This crest goes back to before 1745, when it supplemented the old “dexter arm” crest (which was still used interchangeably with the Five Arrows into the mid-twentieth century.  These two crests, and their mottos on the surrounding strap, may be used by clansmen to denote their clan affiliation.





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

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

Good clean clear hallmarks  – Date letter 1968 – Edinburgh

Approx 8cm across – 50.2g silver

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

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

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

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

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1940's Gordon Clan Vintage Scottish Badge
1940's Gordon Clan Vintage Scottish Badge
Vintage Gordon Clan 1930’s Scottish Badge

1930’s Gordon Clan Vintage Scottish Badge – with clan motto Bydand.

Approx 50mm x 40mm

Good back pin.

Clan Gordon, also known as the House of Gordon, is a Scottish clan. The chief of the clan was the powerful Earl of Huntly, and now also the Marquess of Huntly.

In 1513, during the Anglo-Scottish Wars, the Clan Gordon led by Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly fought at the Battle of Flodden.

In 1526 the title of Earl of Sutherland and chieftenship of the Clan Sutherland passed by right of marriage to Adam Gordon who was a younger son of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly.

Later during the Anglo-Scottish Wars, George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly defeated an English army at the Battle of Haddon Rig in 1542 but the Gordons were later part of the Scottish army which was defeated at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1547.

The Gordons fought on both sides during both the Jacobite rising of 1715 and the Jacobite rising of 1745. In 1715 the fighting force of the Clan Gordon is given by General George Wade as 1000 Claymores. The second Duke of Gordon followed the Jacobites in 1715 and fought at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

Jacobite rising of 1745 – Cosmo Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon supported the British government during the rising of 1745. However, his brother, Lord Lewis Gordon, raised two Jacobite regiments against the Hanoverians. The Gordon Jacobites fought at the Battle of Inverurie (1745), the Battle of Falkirk (1746) and the Battle of Culloden (1746).

British Army Regiments – Two regiments named the “Gordon Highlanders” have been raised from the Clan Gordon. The first was the “81st” formed in 1777 by the Hon. Colonel William Gordon, son of the Earl of Aberdeen and was disbanded in 1783. The second was the “92nd” raised by Alexander the 4th Duke of Gordon in 1794.


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Gordon Clan Large Vintage Scottish Badge
Gordon Clan Large Vintage Scottish Badge
Vintage Gordon Clan Badge

Gordon Clan Large Vintage Scottish Badge – Silver plated with clan motto Bydand.

Large badge size – Approx. 58mm wide

With two good back lugs ( not pin )

Clan Gordon, also known as the House of Gordon, is a Scottish clan. The chief of the clan was the powerful Earl of Huntly, and now also the Marquess of Huntly.

In 1513, during the Anglo-Scottish Wars, the Clan Gordon led by Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly fought at the Battle of Flodden.

In 1526 the title of Earl of Sutherland and chieftenship of the Clan Sutherland passed by right of marriage to Adam Gordon who was a younger son of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly.

Later during the Anglo-Scottish Wars, George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly defeated an English army at the Battle of Haddon Rig in 1542 but the Gordons were later part of the Scottish army which was defeated at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1547.

The Gordons fought on both sides during both the Jacobite rising of 1715 and the Jacobite rising of 1745. In 1715 the fighting force of the Clan Gordon is given by General George Wade as 1000 Claymores. The second Duke of Gordon followed the Jacobites in 1715 and fought at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

Jacobite rising of 1745 – Cosmo Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon supported the British government during the rising of 1745. However, his brother, Lord Lewis Gordon, raised two Jacobite regiments against the Hanoverians. The Gordon Jacobites fought at the Battle of Inverurie (1745), the Battle of Falkirk (1746) and the Battle of Culloden (1746).

British Army Regiments – Two regiments named the “Gordon Highlanders” have been raised from the Clan Gordon. The first was the “81st” formed in 1777 by the Hon. Colonel William Gordon, son of the Earl of Aberdeen and was disbanded in 1783. The second was the “92nd” raised by Alexander the 4th Duke of Gordon in 1794.


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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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1922 Gordon Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Gordon Highlanders Silver Regimental Sgian Dubh
Vintage 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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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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MacDonald Clan Vintage Bonnet Badge
MacDonald Clan Vintage Bonnet Badge
Vintage MacDonald Clan Vintage Bonnet Badge – 1930’s

MacDonald Clan Vintage Bonnet Badge. Vintage 1930’s bonnet or glengarry badge.

Clan Macdonald of Sleat, sometimes known as Clan Donald North and in Gaelic Clann Ùisdein

Approx 42mm x 48mm

The pin is in good working order.

Clan Donald, also known as Clan MacDonald is a Highland Scottish clan and one of the largest Scottish clans. The Lord Lyon King of Arms who is the Scottish official with responsibility for regulating heraldry in that country, issuing new grants of coats of arms, and serving as the judge of the Court of the Lord Lyon, recognizes under Scottish law the High Chief of Clan Donald. Historically the chiefs of the Clan Donald held the title of Lord of the Isles until 1493 and two of those chiefs also held the title of Earl of Ross until 1476.

There are also numerous branches to the Clan Donald and several of these have chiefs recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms; these are: Clan Macdonald of Sleat, Clan Macdonald of Clanranald, Clan MacDonell of Glengarry, Clan MacDonald of Keppoch, and Clan MacAlister. There are also notable historic branches of Clan Donald without chiefs so-recognised, these are: the Clan MacDonald of Dunnyveg, Clan MacDonald of Lochalsh, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and the MacDonalds of Ardnamurchan. The MacDonnells of Antrim are a cadet branch of the MacDonalds of Dunnyveg but do not belong to the Scottish associations and have a chief officially recognised in Ireland.

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

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

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MacLeod Clan Victorian Pattern Sterling Kilt Buttons
Vintage MacLeod Clan Victorian Pattern Kilt Buttons x3

MacLeod Clan Victorian Pattern Kilt Buttons – Silver plated on brass Victorian pattern kilt buttons, MacLeod clan ‘ Hold Fast ‘ crest design. An original set of three 1850’s buttons.

Size approx 28mm

Some wear to the silver plate

Sold as a set of three buttons

Clan MacLeod  – Clann MhicLeòid is a Highland Scottish clan associated with the Isle of Skye. There are two main branches of the clan: the MacLeods of Harris and Dunvegan, whose chief is MacLeod of MacLeod, are known in Gaelic as Sìol Tormoid ( “seed of Tormod”); the Clan MacLeod of Lewis and Raasay, whose chief is Macleod of The Lewes (Scottish Gaelic: Mac Ghille Chaluim), are known in Gaelic as Sìol Torcaill (“seed of Torcall”). Both branches claim descent from Leòd, who lived in the 13th century.
Made to order – Minimum order x6 buttons – Contact us to order

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1944 Vintage Provincial Silver Kilt Button Set - John Fraser Inverness - Scottish Vintage Provincial Silver Kilt Button Set - Scottish Vintage Provincial John Fraser Inverness Celtic Knot Scottish Silver Kilt Button Set
Scottish Vintage Provincial Silver Kilt Button Set
Vintage Provincial Silver John Fraser – Inverness Celtic Knot Scottish Kilt Button Set

Scottish provincial Inverness silver Celtic button set of x 25

Sterling silver Celtic button set for a Prince Charlie jacket and waistcoat made by John Fraser of Inverness.

Made in Inverness – Hallmarked JF ( John Fraser ) date letter O Edinburgh 1944

x20 Large buttons – Approx 18mm square

x5 Smaller waistcoat size buttons – Approx 14mm square

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

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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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1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh
1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage Scottish 1918 Antique Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

1918 Antique Scottish Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

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

Hallmarked. Henry Tatton, Edinburgh 1918.

Approx 20cm

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

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

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

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

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1880's Antique Scottish Clan Horn & Silver Whisky Cup - With Stags Head Crest
1880's Antique Scottish Clan Horn & Silver Whisky Cup - With Stags Head Crest
Vintage Scottish Clan Horn & Silver Whisky Cup – With Stags Head Crest

1880’s Antique Scottish Clan Horn & Nickel Silver Whisky Cup – With Stags Head Crest – Pure classic style in antique nickel silver and horn whisky cup. With clan stags head crest with shield below. This relates to various Scottish clans including Davidson Clan – Clan Fraser – Crawford Clan – Colquhoun Clan

Size. Approx 88m x 60mm

A perfect vintage horn cup to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Good clean antique condition.

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

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

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

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Antique Scottish Provincial William Dunningham Aberdeen Silver & Horn
Antique Scottish Provincial William Dunningham Aberdeen Silver & Horn Mounted Napkin Ring
Vintage Scottish Provincial William Dunningham Aberdeen Silver & Horn Mounted Napkin – Serviette Ring

Antique Scottish Provincial – William Dunningham Aberdeen Silver & Horn Mounted Napkin Ring – Circa 1910-20 Silver mounted, amethyst stone set horn napkin – serviette ring by William Dunningham & Co of Aberdeen in fine antique condition. The front has the amethyst stone set in a silver band. The back has a hallmarked silver shield.

Hallmarked WD&CO Aberdeen – Size approx. 45mm x 30mm

William Dunningham & Co. was in business from the 1898 to the 1950’s and specialised in the manufacturer of horn pieces embellished with silver. Manufacturing jewellers & silversmiths, Diamond Street, Aberdeen. Hallmarked with their Aberdeen mark and Edinburgh hallmarks.

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

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

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

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

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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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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