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

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

In good used antique condition.

Size. Approx. 190mm

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

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

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

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Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch - John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908
Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch - John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908
1908 Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow

Antique Iona Scottish Silver Brooch – John McGilvray & Son Glasgow 1908

Antique Scottish Iona brooch in hallmarked sterling silver with Celtic knot work and zoomorphic designs. Made by John McGilvray & Sons Glasgow 1908

Approx 49mm across

23.5 gms

Silversmith John McGilvray sold his work from his shop in Oban, on Scotland’s west coast. Having links with Iona, his work is sometimes marked with the name of this holy island.

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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1930's Vintage Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
1930's Vintage Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
1930’s Vintage 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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1949 Sterling Silver Vintage Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh
Sterling Silver Vintage 1949 Scottish Robert Allison Sgian Dubh
1949 Sterling Silver Vintage 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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1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh
1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

1973 Vintage Edinburgh Silver Scottish Celtic Sgian Dubh

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

Hallmarked 1973 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh

Size approx. 20cm

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

Price £495 each

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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Cluny MacPherson Antique Engraving
Victorian antique Cluny MacPherson Clan Chattan engraving
19th C Victorian Cluny MacPherson Antique Engraving Print

Cluny MacPherson Antique Engraving Print – Large late 19th century engraving of Cluny MacPherson – Chief of Clan Chattan. The print has some foxing and a stain in the bottom corner. On board

Board size: Approx.  50cm x 68cm mounted on board

India proof – Printed by Art Publishers Glasgow

Due to the size we are only able to sell to UK addresses.

We can get quotes for overseas shipping but due to the volumetric weight ( size ) more expensive ( US shipping £55 via Parcel Force )

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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Baird Clan Scottish 1920's Glengarry Badge - Brooch
Baird Clan Scottish 1920’s Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Baird Clan Scottish 1920’s Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Baird is a common surname of primarily Scottish origins. An old legend says that the family obtained their lands in Scotland when one Baird rescued King William the Lion while he was being attacked by a wild boar. While the validity of that legend is unknown, the Baird family did obtain lands in Aberdeenshire.

Size approx 44mm x 50mm

 

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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1964 Vintage Celtic Knot Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin
1964 Vintage Celtic Knot Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin
Celtic Knot 1964 Vintage Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin

Vintage 1964 Scottish Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Kilt Pin

Vintage Scottish Highlander and thistle kilt pin made by Thomas Kerr Ebbutt the classic Edinburgh silversmith. Hallmarked 1964

Approx. 87mm long

In good working order.

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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Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser - Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge - Brooch
Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser – Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge – Brooch

Clan Wilson 1973 Vintage John Fraser – Inverness Scottish Provincial Silver Badge – Brooch

Motto. Semper Vigilans

Hallmarked – John Fraser – Inverness – Edinburgh 1973

Size 30mm x 36mm

The pin is in good working order.

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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Erskine Clan Sterling Silver Glengarry Badge
Erskine Clan 1953 Sterling Silver Glengarry Badge
Erskine Clan 1953 Sterling Silver Glengarry Badge

Scottish Vintage Silver Erskine Clan Glengarry Badge

Vintage Erskine Clan glengarry badge pin. Clan motto’ Je Pense Plus ‘. Stamped hallmarked on the back Edinburgh – Thomas Ebbutts 1953.

Size approx 47mm x 40mm

The surname Erskine was originally derived from the lands of Erskine, which is an area to the south of the River Clyde in Renfrew. The name is believed to be ancient or Old British for green rising ground.

As early as the reign of Alexander II of Scotland, Henry de Erskine was proprietor of the barony. In about 1226 Henry was a witness to a charter by the Earl of Lennox of the patronage and tithes of Rosneath to Paisley Abbey.

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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Antique Victorian Scottish Grieve - Pasley Glengarry Badge - Brooch
Grieve – Pasley Crest Antique Victorian Scottish Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Antique Victorian Scottish Grieve – Pasley Glengarry Badge – Brooch

Family – Grieve and Pasley

Blazon – An arm in armour holding a dagger point downward proper.

Circa 1890 Victorian Scottish white metal glengarry badge brooch. With engraved surround

Size approx 46mm x 46mm

Grieve family name origin – Scottish and northern English: occupational name for a steward or estate manager, Middle English greve, Old English græfa. Compare Reeve and Sheriff.

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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Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Plain Sterling Silver Quaich

Fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 3 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Sterling Silver Stag Head Quaich

Stag head quaich in fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 3 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich
Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich

Hamilton & Inches Thistle Sterling Silver Quaich

Fine Edinburgh hallmarked sterling silver. Perfect for after that day on the hill or river to enjoy your favourite Single Malt.

Made and designed by the Hamilton & Inches workshops.

Approx 3 “ in diameter with a plain finish, perfect for engraving.

Made to order

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Highlander Vintage Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin
Highlander Vintage Scottish Sterling Silver Kilt Pin

Vintage 1960 Scottish Sterling Silver Highlander & Thistle Kilt Pin

Vintage Scottish Highlander and thistle kilt pin made by Thomas Ebbutt the classic Edinburgh silversmith. Hallmarked 1960

Approx. 87mm long

In good working order.

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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Lions 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge
Lions 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

Lions – Lyons – Lion 19th Century Family Crest Antique Glengarry Badge

Interesting Victorian family crest badge for the Lions family with the motto ‘ Pro Rege Et Patria ‘

One of the crest versions for a branch of the Lions family. The surname was first found in Perthshire in the 12th century.

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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1930's MacAulay Clan Crest Glengarry
1930's MacAulay Clan Crest Glengarry
MacAulay Clan 1930’s Crest Glengarry

1930’s MacAulay Clan Crest Glengarry

MacAulay Clan Crest: A spurred boot.

MacAulay Clan Motto: Dulce Periculum (Danger is sweet).

Made by the classic maker R G Lawrie

Stamped RGL – Made in Scotland on the reverse

Size approx. 53mm x 47mm

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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MacDougall Clan 19th Century Crest Antique Glengarry Badge
MacDougall Clan 19th Century 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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Mackintosh Clan 1950's Glengarry Badge
Mackintosh Clan 1950's Glengarry Badge
Mackintosh Clan Vintage 1950’s Glengarry Badge

Mackintosh Clan 1950’s Glengarry Badge

Vintage circa 1950’s Mackintosh Clan badge pin. Clan motto’ Touch not the cat bot a glove ‘.

Size approx 50mm x 56mm

Interesting back slide attachment for your glengarry rosette or Balmoral bonnet

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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19th C Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge
Monteith Family Crest 19th C Victorian Clan Glengarry Badge

19th C Victorian Monteith Family Crest Clan Glengarry Badge

Rare 1870’s Monteith glengarry badge in un hallmarked silver. A rather fine early pattern glengarry badge in a larger Victorian format. Motto ‘ Dum Vivo Spero

Size approx. 64mm x 52mm

Crest. Hand Holding A Dagger Ppr.
Source. Fairbairn’s Book of Crests, 1905 ed.

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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Rose clan vinatge RG Lawrie hallmark silver 1961 glengarry badge
Rose clan vinatge RG Lawrie hallmark silver 1961 glengarry badge
Rose Clan RG Lawrie Sterling Silver 1961 Glengarry Badge

 

Scottish Vintage Silver Rose Clan Glengarry Badge – Made by RG Lawrie Glasgow

Vintage Rose Clan badge. Clan motto’ Constant and true ‘. Stamped with the famous bagpipe makers hallmarks 1961 Glasgow on the back

Size approx 47mm x 52mm

We have two of these badges available in the same pattern and hallmark that were bought by the same family in 1961.

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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Rose Clan Sterling Silver 1950's Glengarry Badge
Rose Clan Sterling Silver 1950’s Glengarry Badge

Scottish Vintage Silver Rose Clan Glengarry Badge

Vintage circa 1950’s Rose Clan badge. Clan motto’ Constant and true ‘. Stamped ‘ Silver ‘ on the back

Size approx 45mm x 50mm

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

x20 Large buttons

x5 Smaller waistcoat size buttons

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.

£P.O.A – Contact us

Engraved silver mounted and gem set Scottish powder horn – snuff mull circa 1870. With an opening thistle engraved lid mounted in Cairngorm stones and thistle shape tip cap. The side is also mounted with a Cairngorm surrounded by silver thistles. Wonderful Scottish Highland dress antique.

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

1900 Antique Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

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

Approx 19cm

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

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

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

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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.

Not for sale at this time – Researching for House of Labhran collection

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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1938 Scottish Vintage Edinburgh Celtic Engraved Sgian Dubh
1938 Scottish Vintage Edinburgh Celtic Engraved Sgian Dubh
Vintage 1938 Scottish Edinburgh Celtic Engraved Sgian Dubh

1938 Scottish Vintage Edinburgh Celtic Engraved Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with celtic knot engraved design and a stone mounted top. Black wood carved hilt. In good used antique condition.

Hallmarked 1938 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh.

Approx 18.7 cm – 7.1/4 inches long

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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1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh
Vintage Scottish 1915 Antique Edinburgh Thistle Sgian Dubh

1915 Antique Edinburgh Scottish Thistle Sgian Dubh

Fine Scottish antique sgian dubh with thistle design and a thistle top. Black wood carved hilt. In good used antique condition some minor pitting on the blade and a small 2mm dent on scabbard ( see photos ).

Hallmarked 1915 Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh.

Approx 19.7 cm – 6.3/4 inches long

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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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 Engraved Sgian Dubh
1880's Antique Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh
Vintage Scottish Antique 1880’s Engraved Sgian Dubh

1880’s Antique Scottish Engraved Sgian Dubh

Fine engraved Scottish antique sgian dubh with Celtic knot work engraved design and a pin top. Black wood carved hilt. In good used antique condition

Approx 15.5 cm – 6.1 inches 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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Vintage Medlock and Craik Inverness silver Scottish sgian dubh
1931 Vintage Medlock and Craik Inverness silver Scottish sgian dubh
Vintage Scottish Inverness Provincial Silver 1931 Sgian Dubh

 

Vintage 1931 Scottish Inverness Provincial Silver Sgian Dubh

Medlock and Craik 1931 silver sgian dubh with hand carved hilt and pin top.

In hallmarked sterling silver Medlock and Craik – Inverness with great clear hallmarks including the crossed swords and Edinburgh mark.

The blade is marked with the Medlock and Craik branding as well as the silver hallmarks in the mounts.

In good used vintage condition

Approx 18cm 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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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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