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Cairngorm Celtic Knot Sgian Dubh

£56.95 Sale Price: £42.71 (£35.59 ex. VAT)

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Cairngorm Celtic Knot Sgian Dubh Description

  • Decorative Celtic design
  • Cairngorm coloured stone top handle
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Made in Scotland
  • Presented in a gift box
  • Add engraving to this item - full details

This Sgian dubh has a pewter handle in a Celtic knot design. The blade is stainless steel and 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 a 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.

Cairngorm Celtic Knot Sgian Dubh Add Engraving

This product can be engraved in the following places:
On the Blade: Up to 50 letters across 2 lines
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Cairngorm Celtic Knot Sgian Dubh Customer Reviews

Name:
Robb
Rating:
5
The Sgian Dubh I bought was what I ordered and just what I wanted. The company's customer service and speedy delivery were similarly excellent.

Date Added: 28th October 2014


Name:
Gayle Eimer
Rating:
5
My husband loves his sgian dubh! It is even more attractive than the photo on the website. The celtic knot work is beautiful, as is the color and quality of the cairngorm stone. Also the customer service was excellent. When I became concerned I might not receive it time for Christmas (which was not Kiltmakers fault, but the US postal system) I received a return call within 90 minutes, as well as a follow up email. (By the way, it DID come in time!)

Date Added: 28th December 2012


Name:
Christina Campbell
Rating:
5
My Sgian Dubh is beautiful.

Date Added: 23rd January 2012


Name:
Susan Laing
Rating:
5
I purchased a sgian dubh for a friend as well as a gift box I was very impressed both with the quality of the product and the delivery timewas excellent. My friend was very happy with my purhcase.

Date Added: 10th June 2011


Name:
Mrs. E. Mason
Rating:
5
Although I did not see either the gift box or the sgian dubh my grandson in Australia was delight by our choice of present for his 18th birthday.

Date Added: 22nd November 2010


Name:
Chris Todhunter
Rating:
5
A splendid sgian dhu, very good value for money. I thoroughly recommend this online supplier

Date Added: 21st August 2010


Name:
Guy Downie
Rating:
5
The quality of the Sgian Dubh is excellent. I asked for additional engraving service and allowed the engraver to use best judgement in font etc - top quality finish and well received by the groom (wedding gift). Finally, service was second to none - ordered and delivered just before Christmas - was surprised to have delivery within 2 days of despatch. Very efficient and friendly customer service. Thanks again.

Date Added: 1st January 2010


Name:
K Gunn
Rating:
5
This was a delightful gift for my husband's 50th Birthday. He required one for our daughter's wedding this year and it was so nice to be able to have it engraved. This was carried out quickly and looks fantastic with the Clan Motto. An excellent service received by this company and very good communications to check the engraving instructions. Thank you, a very satisfied customer.

Date Added: 19th June 2008

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.

Cairngorm Celtic Knot 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: 592 20059002