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Ref: S5748

19th Century Scottish Highlanders Sgian Dubh

The Sgian Dubh is a typical 19th Century styled piece and is based on historical specimens of the time. The black hardwood hilt is carved in a basket weave pattern with metal nails for added decoration. The pommel cap and ferrule reinforce the wooden hilt and protect against damage.

Key Features: High-carbon steel blade Historically accurate High Quality Construction Leather wrapped scabbard Specifications: Overall length: 8 1/2“ Blade Length: 4“

This is a very beautiful traditional knife Ideal for Collectors, as a Gift, and to use for Scottish Weddings etc. Skean-dhu or sgian-dhu or (from the Gaelic) sgian-dubb The short bladed knife traditionally worn at the top of a Scotsman's kilt hose (socks). While there are many styles for Sgian-Dhu's the best known is the Simple Black Knife. The literal translation is "Black Knife", however the original meaning was probably "Hidden Knife", as this was the knife a Scotsman would hide about his person. Wearing at the top of kilt hose probably developed from when a Scotsman was taking the hospitality of another, he would take it from its "Hidden Place" and put it where all could see, showing he had no concealed weapons or intentions.