Victorian styled Sgian Dubh - Brown

Victorian styled Sgian Dubh - Brown

Be the first to review this product

Product Code: S5743

Manufacturer: John Barnett

£28.00 (INC. VAT)


£28.00 (INC. VAT)


This Sgian Dubh is a typical Victorian styled piece and is based on historical specimens of the time.
The natural finish hardwood hilt is carved in a basket weave pattern with metal nails for added decoration.
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


Overall length: 8 1/2"
Blade Length: 4"


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.

Additional Information

Manufacturer John Barnett
order_upload No


Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Victorian styled Sgian Dubh - Brown

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars