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Early 18th Century Sgian Dubh - Black

Product Code: S5742
Brand: John Barnett
£28.00
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The Sgian Dubh is a typical Early 18th Century styled piece and is based on historical specimens of the time.
The black finish wooden hilt is hand carved 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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Reviewer: Highlander from Scottish highlands   5 Stars
I bought this Sgian Dubh from another retailer, for more money.I should have done more research ! I was very impressed with the quality of everything.The handle is real wood, with an authentic pommel. The blade is solid, blunted as is probably required by law, although the point is very sharp.The scabbard smells like real leather, even a few months after purchase, it has a strong leather smell, so I would imagine that it is the real thing ! The metal parts on both the pommel & the scabbard are easily polished with the wipe of a cloth. I was delighted with the quality of the product for the price I paid, I would have been even more delighted if I had bought it a lot cheaper from this retailer !