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1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy’s Sgian Dubh

1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy’s Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique boys size sgian dubh with celtic knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1900 made by Thomas Johnston, Glasgow. Silver mounts with a stone set top and it appears there may have been a blade, but it is fixed permanently into the scabbard so cannot be drawn. From a private Estate purchase on Royal Deeside.

In good used antique condition.

Approx 14.5cm

Would make a wonderful addition to any sgian dubh collection or Scottish Christening gift.

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

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

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

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1900 Antique Glasgow Sterling Silver Boy’s Sgian Dubh – Fine Scottish antique boys size sgian dubh with celtic knot work black wood handle. Sterling silver mounts hallmarked for 1900 made by Thomas Johnston, Glasgow. Silver mounts with a stone set top and it appears there may have been a blade, but it is fixed permanently into the scabbard so cannot be drawn.

In good used antique condition.

Approx 14.5cm

Would make a wonderful addition to any sgian dubh collection or Scottish Christening gift.

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’).