Sgian Dubh with brown handle
The so-called Sgian Dubh has been part of the Highland Scots' kilt equipment since the 18th century. The name "Sgian Dubh" is Gaelic and means "black dagger", although it is not clear what the "black" in its name stands for. It is thought to be less about the colour of the handle and more about the concealment of the knife. The Disarming Act made it illegal for Scots to carry weapons, so these knives were always carried concealed (in the right stocking).
The Sgian Dubh is a small, hand-forged Scottish knife with a decorated wooden handle. A particularly beautiful eye-catcher is the guard and the end piece of the handle, which is decorated with ornaments.
A small knife sheath is included. The sheath is made of black leather and is equipped with a mouth plate and a grommet.
Details Sgian Dubh:
- Total length: approx. 17 cm
- blade length: approx. 8 cm
- max. width: approx. 2.5 cm
- weight: approx. 0,2 kg
Scope of delivery: 1x Sgian Dubh incl. leather sheath