19th Century Antique Jacobite Style Sporran

19th Century Antique Jacobite Style Sporran – One of the most popular sporrans we get asked to recreate is the Jacobite style sporrans of the late 17th and 18th centuries in the style worn during the 45. The 1950’s Culloden army sporran cantle is often used to create the look. … Read More

Scottish Highland Royal Court Dress Code

Scottish Highland Royal Court Dress CodeScottish Highland Royal Court Dress Code – We have had various discussions over the years about the history of civilian court dress ( not court uniform or military dress uniform ). Recently the subject came up again in a Facebook post of ours, so we … Read More

19th Century Style Prince Charlie Cantle Scottish Goats Hair Dress Sporran

19th Century Style Prince Charlie Cantle Scottish Goats Hair Dress Sporran19th Century Style Prince Charlie Cantle Scottish Goats Hair Dress Sporran – A classic goat hair Scottish dress sporran with Prince Charlie style thistle cantle and thistle badge. The back is in tooled black leather. The no tassel sporran style was … Read More

Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century

Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century Cladich kilt garter flashes and their journey to the 21st Century  – There had been a community of McIntyres living at Cladich on Loch Awe and weaving the distinctive garter flashes. The garters were woven on a special hand … Read More

Gordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – A Short History

Gordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – A Short HistoryGordon Highlanders Garter Flashes – The loops are supposed to represent the stirrups of the Scots Greys that troops of the Gordon’s held on to at Waterloo, to speed them into the lines of the French. The story behind the regimental flashes – The 92nd … Read More

Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes

Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter FlashesSeaforth Highlanders Regimental Pattern Garter Flashes – Seaforth Highlanders regimental pattern garter flashes as worn by officers and Sgts of the regiment. However, by the middle of WW1 this pattern seems to have become standard issue across the ranks, before the war the standard OR’s … Read More

Black Watch Royal Highlanders Regimental Sgian Dubhs

Black Watch Royal Highlanders Regimental Sgian DubhsBlack Watch Royal Highlanders regimental sgian dubhs – Hand made by the regimental silversmith, with the St Andrew ( wee Jimmy )  and thistle mounts and stone set with a real smoky quartz cairngorm. Hand carved black wood hilt and leather covered scabbard. The … Read More

1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle

1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle1914-18 WW1 Black Watch Brass Belt Buckle – Non issue pattern brass – bronze belt buckle, possible local made for a regimental piper due to supply issues. Heavy weight bronze base plate over laid with the regimental badge. Stamped with a number 1008 on the … Read More

Antique & Vintage Sgian Dubhs Archive

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Antique & Vintage Sgian Dubhs ArchiveAntique & Vintage Sgian Dubhs Archive – 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 dubhs and dirks have … Read More

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House of Labhran Highland Dress Archive – Over the years we have sourced so many vintage and antique sporrans, sgian dubhs and Scottish regimental insignia and we thought we should start to develop an archive of our past finds as a reference source. The Scottish Highland dress archive is becoming … Read More

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