About The Sgian Dubh Co.
The Sgian Dubh Company have been manufacturing Sgian Dubhs in Scotland for over 40 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Gaelic - the word 'sgian' means knife or dagger and 'dubh' means black, referring to the colour of the handle which was originally made from black hardwood.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 knives.
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.
Here on our official website we have included several new Sgian Dubhs, a wider range of Kilt Pins in both Pewter and Silver, Scottish Quiachs, quality Pocket Watches and Kilt Accessories 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.