Traditional Formal Sgian Dubh

 

Traditional Black Formal Sgian Dubh

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 one is fashioned with a weave pattern in the hilt and an embossed leather sheath. Imported from Charlies Buyers & Co. Ltd, Scotland

Traditional Black Formal Sgian Dubh
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