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18th Century Highlanders Sgian Dubh - Brown

Product Code: S5745
Brand: John Barnett
£24.00
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The Sgian Dubh is a typical late 18th Century styled piece and is based on historical specimens of the time.
The natural finish wooden hilt is hand carved with vigorous celtic knot work much in the style of the traditional early 18th century fighting dirks.
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.
 
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