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1900 Cantle - Classic Goats Hair Sporran - Featuring Antique Cantle
1900 Cantle - Classic Goats Hair Sporran - Featuring Antique Cantle
Vintage 1900 Cantle – Classic Goats Hair Sporran – Featuring Antique Cantle
1900 Cantle – Classic Goats Hair Sporran – Featuring Antique Cantle.  We had a wonderful vintage sporran cantle that we have used to design a bespoke goats hair dress sporran molach . This vintage cantle has celtic knot work and a zoomorphic design and is approx 120 years old. We have paired the cantle with two black goats hair sporran tassels with antique celtic engraved cones. The goat hair body measures a perfectly respectable 15 1/2″ – 16″ long. The back has a very high quality leather and the large gusset sporran pocket, which is lined in chamois leather. Hand crafted in Scotland – Classic Goats Hair Sporran

The goat hair body measures a perfectly respectable 15 1/2 ” – 16″ long. The back has a very high quality ox blood leather and the large gusset sporran pocket, which is lined in chamois leather.

Hand crafted in Scotland

We design bespoke sporrans for clients using new and vintage sporran cantles. Our range of fine quality Scottish goat hair sporrans are hand made in Scotland.

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

1903 Antique Robert Stewart Glasgow Scottish Silver Whisky Quaich

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

Crafted by Robert Stewart – Glasgow silversmith and hallmarked 1903.

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

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

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

Approx. 8 cm across

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

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

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

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

 

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Antique Edwardian Scottish Polecat Sporran
Antique Edwardian Scottish Polecat Sporran
Vintage 1905-1910 Antique Edwardian Scottish Polecat Sporran
Antique Edwardian Scottish Polecat Sporran
Circa 1905-1910 Polecat full mask antique sporran with open pouch by lifting the head. Two claws are used each side of the front flap.
The back is in fine ox blood colour alligator skin. The polecat (Mustela putorius) had been persecuted to extinction in Scotland by the early 20th century. Polecat populations derived from released animals exist in Argyll and Perthshire and possibly elsewhere, but true polecats are among Scotland’s rarest mammals.
In good used antique condition. Not supplied with strap ( we can supply a new strap if required )
Size Approx.  7″ x 9 1/2″ ( 17 x 24cm )
UK Purchase only – Due to export laws we cannot export the sporran.

We design bespoke sporrans for clients using new and vintage sporran cantles. Our range of fine quality Scottish goat hair sporrans are hand made in Scotland.

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1907 Antique Stags Head Sterling Silver Clan Badge
1907 Antique Stags Head Sterling Silver Clan Badge
Vintage 1907 Antique Stags Head Sterling Silver Clan Badge

1907 Antique Stags Head Sterling Silver Clan Badge. With a a wonderful 3D stags head surrounded by a garter belt in fine antique sterling silver. With the stags head it would be suitable for a number of Scottish clans including the Gordon clan, Mackenzie clan, Calder clan and other fine clans.

With good back pin.

Marked on reverse with hallmarks for J. Cook & Son, Birmingham 1907

44 mm x  50 mm

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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Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran - Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran - Antique Vintage Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
Vintage 1910 – 1920 Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran

 

Antique – Vintage 1910 – 1920 Engraved Thistle Horsehair Sporran
With engraved cantle featuring thistle designs with a leather backing. Three black hair tassels on a ivory horsehair body. Small leather back pocket.
In good used vintage condition having had a gentle cleaning of the hair and cantle.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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 Vintage Otter Fur - Leather Day Sporran
1920's Vintage Otter Fur - Leather Day Sporran
Vintage 1920’s Otter Fur Leather Day Sporran
1920's Vintage Otter Fur – Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1920's Otter fur sporran with leather flap and two braided wood and leather tassels. Some minor fur loss under the flap due to it's age. Please see the photo. In great vintage patina. Made by classic Highland wear and sporran maker R W Forsyth – Glasgow

Size. 20cm x 16cm = 8″ x 6 1/2″

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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1920s Style Lairds Sporran
Vintage Style Laird’s Sporran - 1920's Style Laird's Sporran - Featuring Vintage 1920's Brass Cantle.jpg
Vintage 1920’s Style Laird’s Sporran – Featuring Vintage Brass Cantle
1920’s Style Laird’s Sporran – Featuring Vintage Cantle – Featuring Antique Cantle.  We had a wonderful brass vintage 1920’s sporran cantle that we have used to design a sporran based on an original worn by and still used by one of the Highland Lairds today. This style of sporran cantle has been used by the original Atholl Highlanders regiment of the line in the 18th C. The officers of the Transvaal Scottish regiment and civilians alike. Kenneth MacSween, one of the Harris men in the Highlanders of Scotland portrait by Kenneth MacLeay has a similar cantle on a fur sporran.
In antique leather with six tassels. The sporran has been hand aged to start giving it that well loved patina, that will build with age.

Size Approx. 22cm x 17cm – Hand crafted in Scotland

We design bespoke sporrans for clients using new and vintage sporran cantles. Our range of fine quality Scottish goat hair sporrans are hand made in Scotland.

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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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1920’s Vintage Scottish Full Mask Otter Sporran
1920’s Vintage Scottish Full Mask Otter Sporran
Vintage 1920’s Scottish Full Mask Otter Sporran

1920’s Vintage Scottish Full Mask Otter Sporran

Wonderful vintage otter fur sporran with glass eyes. head lifts up to show pouch. The sporran has some minor fur rubs to his eyebrows which you would expect after almost 100 years, somehow this adds to its character. In good used antique condition. Tooled back with this design.

Circa 1920

Slightly smaller than modern sporrans vintage pieces from the 1920’s period have a great style to them. Size Approx. 8″ x 6″ = 21cm x 15cm

Due to the fact the otter is rightly a protect species we will only sell this to UK clients and will not export. Please contact us with any questions regarding purchase.

UK purchase only.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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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Vintage 1930's Scottish Wildcat Fur Sporran
Vintage 1930’s Scottish Wildcat Fur Sporran

 

 Vintage 1930’s Scottish Wildcat fur sporran with Jacobite style sporran cantle.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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1930’s Scottish Full Mask Otter Vintage Sporran
1930’s Scottish Full Mask Otter Vintage Sporran
Vintage 1930’s Scottish Full Mask Otter Sporran

1930’s Scottish Full Mask Otter Vintage Sporran – Wonderful vintage Scottish otter fur sporran with glass eyes. Head lifts up to show pouch. In good used antique condition.

Size Approx. 9.75″ = 25cm high

£450.00

Due to the fact the otter is rightly a protect species we will only sell this to UK clients and will not export. Plesae email us regarding purchase Contact Us

No strap included with the sporran, although we can supply a modern strap if required.

Scotland is a European stronghold for the otter, a species of the land, river and sea. The otter (Lutra lutra) was lost from most of England and Wales between the 1950s and the 1970s because of pesticide pollution of waterways. But it survived in Scotland’s cleanest bodies of water in the north and west.

Today, the species is flourishing across Scotland, and recovering well across the UK as waterways are cleaned up. The Scottish popultaion is estimated to be around 8000 otters.

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1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson - Edinburgh Fur Vintage Sporran
Vintage 1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson - Edinburgh Fur Sporran
Vintage 1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson – Edinburgh Fur Sporran

1933 Celtic Engraved Wm Anderson – Edinburgh Fur Vintage Sporran

Fine vintage William Anderson & Sons Edinburgh sporran with Celtic engraved cantle. The sporran was made in 1933, the fur had deteriorated so badly that we have fully restored the front with some fine quality Musquash fur to restore to its original look. During the restoration we found the date 1933 under the old fur. The back has a back pocked and is marked with the gilt makers stamp.

A very fine vintage dress sporran from a classic Highland wear maker.

Size Approx. 9 1/2″ x 8″ = Approx 24cm x 20cm

No original sporran strap included.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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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1940's Gordon Highlanders Officers WW2 Leather Day Sporran
Vintage 1940’s Gordon Highlanders Officers WW2 Leather Day Sporran

1940’s Gordon Highlanders Officers WW2 Leather Day Sporran

Circa 1940’s WW2 Gordon Highlanders officers leather day sporran made by Wm Anderson & Sons, Edinburgh and Glasgow. From the estate of an ex officer from Aberdeenshire.

Please see the photo. In great used condition.

No sporran strap included.

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 to form the Highlanders.

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

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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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1950's Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran
Vintage 1950’s Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran

1950’s Vintage Brown Leather Studded Day Sporran

Circa 1950’s Fine leather sporran with brass studs and tooling on the leather flap and three braided tassels. In great vintage patina.

No original sporran strap included, so we will supply a new strap )

From a private house in the Orkney Islands

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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1950's Highlander Silver Kilt Pin
1950's Highlander Silver Kilt Pin
Vintage 1950’s Highlander Silver Kilt Pin

1950’s Highlander Silver Kilt Pin. Made in Glasgow by Ward Brothers dating from the late 1940’s – 1950’s. Marked WBs Sterling Silver on the back.

Size Approx 91mm x 15mm

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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Scottish Wild Cat Sporran
1950's Vintage Scottish Wild Cat Full Mask Sporran
Vintage 1950’s Scottish Wild Cat Sporran – Full Mask Sporran

1950’s Vintage Scottish Wild Cat Full Mask Sporran – Original vintage 1950’s Scottish Wildcat sporran. With lift up head to open the pouch and glass eyes. Some very minor fur wear, but in good used vintage condition. A rare find.

Due to the fact this is a rare CITES species we can only sell to UK clients

UK purchase only

£695

RESERVED

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Far back in the history of Scotland, the earliest settlers told legends about wildcats so fierce they bested human champions, and worshipped them as forest spirits. Centuries later, clans formed together under the image of the wildcat and fought wars for the independence of the land. Today, as few as 100 remain in the wild, and the extinction of Britain’s last large mammal predator could come within the next few years. For more details on Scottish Wildcat Conservation you may like to look at www.scottishwildcats.co.uk

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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Vintage 1950's Leather & Scottish Wildcat Fur Sporran
Vintage 1950’s Scottish Wildcat Fur Sporran

 

Vintage 1950’s Scottish Wildcat Fur Sporran
Vintage 1950’s Scottish Wildcat fur sporran with Jacobite style bullseye sporran cantle.

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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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1958 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
Silver Officers Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1958 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh

1958 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubh – Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders regimental hallmarked sterling silver sgian dubh – Classic regimental Sgian Dubh in great used vintage condition. With a stone set hilt mounted on the carved blackwood hilt bearing the regimental cypher.

Silver hallmarked for maker Thomas Ebbutts – Edinburgh 1958

Stainless steel blade in good clean vintage condition.

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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MacKay Clan Silver 1962 Scottish Glengarry Badge
Vintage 1962 MacKay Clan Silver Scottish Glengarry Badge
Vintage 1962 MacKay Clan Silver Scottish Glengarry Badge

MacKay Clan Silver 1962 Scottish Glengarry Badge

Vintage Edinburgh sterling silver Scottish MacKay clan glengarry badge with motto ‘Manu Forti’.

Made by Thomas Kerr Ebbutts one of the classic Highland Wear makers of the early 20th century. Hallmarked Edinburgh

Size Approx. 38mm x 46mm

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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1962 Vintage Sterling Silver Sealskin Sporran
Vintage 1962 Sterling Silver Sealskin Sporran
Vintage 1962 Sterling Silver Sealskin Sporran

1962 Vintage Sterling Silver Sealskin Sporran

Wonderful vintage 1962 hallmarked engraved sterling silver and sealskin sporran. Classic Celtic knot engraved design with three hallmarked tassels.

Hallmarked F. Narborough – Birmingham 1962

Due to that some countries will not allow any import of sealskin products ( vintage or new ) we will only sell this to UK clients and will not export

UK Purchase only

Supplied without sporran chain

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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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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Classic Goats Hair Sporran - Featuring Vintage Cantle
Classic Goats Hair Sporran - Featuring Vintage Cantle
Vintage 19th Century Style – Classic Goats Hair Sporran – Featuring Vintage Cantle
Classic Goats Hair Sporran – Featuring Vintage Cantle  – Vintage 1950’s Cantle. We had a wonderful vintage sporran cantle that we have used to design a bespoke goats hair dress sporran molach . This vintage cantle has celtic knot work design and is approx 60-70 years old and shows its history in its patina. We have paired the cantle with three black goats hair sporran tassels with aged antiqued thistle cones.

The goat hair body measures a perfectly respectable 15 1/2 ” – 16″ long. The back has a very high quality ox blood leather and the large gusset sporran pocket, which is lined in chamois leather.

Hand crafted in Scotland

We design bespoke sporrans for clients using new and vintage sporran cantles. Our range of fine quality Scottish goat hair sporrans are hand made in Scotland.

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Vintage Scottish Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1920's Badger Officers
Vintage Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1920’s Badger Officers Sporran

Vintage Scottish Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1920’s Badger Officers Sporran

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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Vintage Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1920's OR's Sporran
Vintage Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1920’s OR’s Sporran

Vintage Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1920’s OR’s Sporran

We have offer a range of  Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

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

Vintage Atholl Highlanders Flashes – Officers Pattern

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

Hand crafted by The House of Labhran in Scotland

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

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

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

Blade in good clean vintage condition.

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

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

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

Blade in good clean vintage condition. Marked Stainless Steel

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

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

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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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Hamilton Clan 1950’s Scottish Glengarry Badge
Hamilton Clan 1950’s Scottish Glengarry Badge
Vintage Hamilton Clan 1950’s Scottish Glengarry Badge

Hamilton Clan 1950’s Scottish Glengarry Badge. Vintage Scottish Hamilton clan glengarry badge with motto ‘ Through ‘.

Approx 42 mm x  48 mm

The Hamilton chiefs descend from Walter fitz Gilbert of Hambledon who appears in a charter to the Monastery of Paisley in about 1294. His lands appear to have originally been in Renfrewshire, however, his support for Robert the Bruce rewarded him with lands in Lanarkshire and the Lothians These lands included Cadzow, which later became the town of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

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










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1900 Vintage Kennedy Clan Scottish Bonnet Badge
1900 Vintage Kennedy Clan Scottish Bonnet Badge
Vintage Kennedy Clan Scottish Bonnet Badge

1900 -1910 Vintage Kennedy Clan Scottish Bonnet Badge – Kennedy clan badge with the clan motto in the garter belt.

Kennedy Clan Crest: A dolphin.

Kennedy Clan Motto: Avise La Fin (Consider the end).

Approx 48mm x 55mm

Original back pin

Kennedy Clan History – The family originated from Ulster and are descended from Duncan of Carrick who lived in the 12th century. The first mention of the name is that of Gilbert Mac Kennedi who witnessed a Charter from the lands of Carric in the reign of William the Lion.

John Kennedy of Dunure was in situ at Cassilis in 1360 and his son, Sir Gilbert, was a hostage for the release of David II from English custody three years earlier. Gilbert’s son James married Princess Mary Stewart, daughter of Robert III, and their son, another Robert, was created Lord Kennedy in 1452. His brother James (1408-65) was Bishop of Dunkeld and Archbishop of St Andrews.

David, 3rd Lord Kennedy, was created Earl of Cassilis in 1502 and died at the Battle of Flodden eleven years later. The 2nd Earl was murdered by Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudon, Sheriff of Ayr, from whom he had unsuccessfully attempted to rescue James V. The 3rd Earl was poisoned in France on his return from the marriage of Mary Queen of Scots to the Dauphin in 1558.

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.

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

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Kennedy Clan Sterling Silver 1971 Vintage Badge
Vintage Kennedy Clan Sterling Silver 1971 Badge

Scottish Vintage 1971 Fine Edinburgh Sterling Silver Kennedy Clan Lapel Badge

Vintage Edinburgh hallmarked silver 1971 Clan Kennedy lapel badge with clan motto ‘ Avise la Fin ‘

Size 24mm x 28mm

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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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.

UK shipping only

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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Antique Circa 1910 MacDonald Clan Bonnet Badge
Antique Circa 1910 MacDonald Clan Bonnet Badge
Vintage MacDonald Clan Bonnet Badge

Antique Circa 1910 MacDonald Clan Bonnet Badge

Wonderful antique Scottish MacDonald clan glengarry badge with motto ‘ per mare per terras ‘. Made by the classic maker RW Forsyth Edinburgh & Glasgow.

54 mm x 47 mm

With good back pin.

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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