Thistle Dress Sgian Dubh

This Thistle Dress Sgian Dubh is fashioned with a Cairgorm stone in the top of the mount and thistle embellishments. Mounts are available in either palladium or gilt plated pewter.The sheath and a presentation box are included.


In Gaelic, sgian means knife or dagger, dubh means black. Many historians feel that the term black means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. Sgian dubhs seem to have first began to be worn full-time in the stocking top in the early to mid 1800's when the accepted courtesy of the day demanded that, when entering the home of a friend, no weapons could remain concealed. It seems that a sgian dubh would be removed from it's hiding place, a hole in the jacket or the infamous armpit daggers of the Scots, and then placed in the stocking top of the gentleman's kilt hose as a convenient place to display it. This Sgian Dubh is imported from Scotland directly from The Sgian Dubh Company.

Stainless Steel blade

allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery 

Thistle Dress Sgian Dubh
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Price $102.00