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Antique Cairngorm Celtic Rope Sgian Dubh

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Antique Cairngorm Celtic Rope Sgian Dubh Description

  • Decorative Celtic design
  • Cairngorm coloured stone top handle
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Made in Scotland
  • Presented in a gift box
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This Sgian dubh has a pewter handle with an antique finish of silver formed into a Celtic rope design. The blade is stainless steel which can be cleaned with warm soapy water. The sgian dubh is further decorated with detailed metal work with a traditional Celtic design at the tip. The handle top is further enhanced with an cairngorm coloured stone.

This sgian dubh makes an ideal gift at an excellent price and comes complete with presentation box.

Sizes And Dimensions:

Size / Diameter

Overall length-18cm
Length of blade-9cm
Length of sheath-9cm
Width-2.5cm

Important: We are not permitted to sell a knife or blade to any person under the age of 18.

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On the Blade: Up to 50 letters across 2 lines
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Antique Cairngorm Celtic Rope Sgian Dubh Customer Reviews

Name:
Sduncan
Rating:
5
Great product great service

Date Added: 31st August 2015


Name:
Neva Boschetto
Rating:
5
This is a present for my son, he is part of a wedding party (instead of a bridesmaid ) his sister is the bride. He chose this particular sgian dubh and just loves it. Thank you.

Date Added: 16th May 2012


Name:
Gem
Rating:
5
I saw this on the website and wanted the personal touch so got it engraved. The Sgian Dubh arrived within a few days and I'm positive I made the right choice as the picture does not do it justice! I love it and I'm sure my fiance will be pleased with his surprise present on our Wedding Day. Thank you

Date Added: 22nd March 2012


Name:
Graeme Cameron
Rating:
5
Actually looks better in reality than in the photo, not cheap at all.Highly recommended. If you don't want to pay for a clan crested sgian dubh, this is an excellent alternative

Date Added: 7th February 2011


Name:
M O Mathew
Rating:
5
Bought this for a friend......he's thrilled with it!

Date Added: 2nd October 2008


Name:
Jill Prince
Rating:
5
The sgain dhu is very unusual and value for money.I was especially consulted over the engraving i'd requested and was very pleased with the result. Trouble had been taken.

Date Added: 15th July 2008


Name:
Colin
Rating:
5
Excellent transaction, quick efficient service with no fuss, highly recommended.

Date Added: 8th July 2008


Name:
Mary Henderson
Rating:
5
I bought this as a gift for my son to wear at his wedding and he was delighted with the quality and design...

Date Added: 23rd June 2008


Name:
PeterB
Rating:
4
Really different and good looking item. The real thing did not disappoint and looked better in the flesh than on the website.

Date Added: 9th April 2008


Name:
Jim McKenzie
Rating:
4
A unique skean dhu that is excellent value for money!! I liked the antique finish and the design is eye-catching.

Date Added: 18th October 2007

Buyers Guide To Sgain Dubhs

A Little History

Although the sgian dubh is now used only for ceremonial purposes, its invention dates back to a darker time in Scotland’s turbulent history. There are various theories for the origins of the name, but two are most widely accepted and both are probably true.

It’s universally accepted that sgian translates into blade or dagger. Dubh has more than one meaning however. Experts believe that it refers to the colour of the handle - black - which was traditionally made from bog oak, an extremely hard wood which comes from trees that have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay, allowing it to harden over time.

A second translation of dubh is ‘dark’ or ‘hidden’. Following the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745, Scots were forbidden from wearing the kilt or carrying arms (known as proscription). Almost every man, woman and child in Scotland carried a knife at this time as it was the ultimate accessory for hunting, cooking and eating. The act of proscription meant an end to this and so the sgian dubh then became popular as its size meant that it could be hidden in a secret pocket under the armpit.

When the Highlander visited a house on his travels having left all his other weapons at the front door, he didn’t leave his concealed dagger, since it was unsafe to ever be totally unarmed. This was not because he feared his host, but because of possible intrusion from outside. Accordingly, out of respect for the host, he removed the sgian dubh from concealment and placed it on view in the top of his sock, thus the reason for its placement there in modern ceremonial dress.

The Sgian Dubh Today

We offer a superb range of sgian dubhs to suit every budget and occasion. If you haven't seen them already we also stock sgian dubh gift sets complete with matching kilt pin and cuff links.

For something extra special though, we also have a stunning collection of handmade sterling silver sgian dubhs.

These ceremonial knives are manufactured in Scotland to the highest standards, and will compliment any highland outfit. The time and effort that goes into making each knife is nothing short of amazing. Over 30 individual processes are involved for every sgian dubh, leaving the finished item a beautifully crafted and unique work of art.

Handmade Sterling Silver Sgain Dubhs

Our main supplier of these wonderfully crafted knives is Celtic Art Ltd, a traditional Scottish family business established over 60 years ago. Their expertise in hand crafted Celtic products is second to none and they employ only the most skilled craftsmen.

Our top of the range sgian dubhs are made with the highest quality materials. The blade is stainless steel encased in a leather sheath and the decoration is hallmarked sterling silver. The handle is fashioned from ebony, a valuable black hard wood, and is topped with a smoky quartz stone, a semi precious gemstone.

Each hand made sgian dubh takes an average of eight hours to make, although more intricate pieces can take much longer. Needless to say the skills needed to create such stunning objects are only acquired over a long period of time. As a result very few people can make the claim to be a true Celtic craftsman. This explains why Celtic Art Ltd is extremely proud of their team.

We are confident that the quality and uniqueness of these fine sgian dubhs make a wonderful choice for that special gift.

Antique Cairngorm Celtic Rope Sgian Dubh Dimensions

Size / Diameter

Overall length-18cm
Length of blade-9cm
Length of sheath-9cm
Width-2.5cm

Packaged Weight (for shipping purposes only): 0.35kgs
Internal Stock Codes
PID: 587 20059026