The Sgian Dubh Company have
been maufacturing Sgian Dubh in Scotland for over 30 years, gradually
developing our range over this time. We now have one of the largest and
best Sgian Dubh ranges available anywhere in the World with a wide variety
of styles to appeal to all.
The term Sgian Dubh
is most commonly pronounced in English 'Skee-an Doo'
The Sgian Dubh is the small
ornamental Knife traditionally worn in the top of the stocking by a
Highlander in Scotland. The flat edge is normally worn in the right sock
by right-handed people. The name is Scots Gaelic - the word 'sgian'
means knife or dagger and 'dubh' means black, referring to the colour of
the handle which was originally made from black hardwood. Various
spellings of the word are recorded in different books including skean,
skian and skein. The word dubh can also be spelt dhu.
The majority of our models are made
with top quality Pewter mounts and Stainless Steel blades which for safety
reasons are now supplied blunt.
Pewter is an alloy of tin with copper
and antimony. It has been used since the Middle Ages to produce drinking
vessels, tableware, quaichs, flasks and decorative mounts for
The Pewter used in our Sgian Dubhs is
lead free and is either highly polished or plated with palladium, silver
or copper to give a variety of different apprerances. We also offer a
small range of Silver mounted models.
We comply with the 2010 Knife Dealers
Legislation in Scotland as all Sgian Dubh Company blades are less than 3.5
inches long. For safety reasons
all Sgian Dubh blades are now supplied blunt.
The majority of models are boxed in
quality cardboard presentation boxes unless otherwise stated. The more
expensive versions are supplied in rigid presentation
Here on our
official website we have included several new Sgian
Dubhs, a wider range
Pins in both Pewter
and Silver, Scottish
especially suited to Highland Dress.
Our prices are very competitive and
we are sure that our products will prove very popular. Thank you for
visiting our website and we look forward to being of service.
Sgian Dubh Company is part of Charles Buyers & Co
Customise a Sgian
Dubh to match a
kilt outfit or just pick your favourite colour top from the colour chart
below on the majority of our Sgian Dubhs
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