This day-wear Sgian Dubh is made from real Stag horn (collected in Scotland) and is made in the UK. The blade is made from Damascus Steel and is a fully functional (very sharp) blade.
Please note: Due to the fact that these are real stag horn sgian dubhs, no 2 are exactly alike. The product you receive will not be the exact one pictured, but very similar to it.
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- Awesome Michael
Value Quality PriceWhat an awesome and beautiful sgian dubh. I have at least 4. This by far is the nicest. Quality. Highly recommended (Posted on 5/30/2019)
- Excellent Rick
Price Value QualityI am very pleased with the knife. It is beautiful. The Damascus blade does come with an edge, though it needs a little work. I am pleased with my purchase. (Posted on 3/21/2019)
- Not functional Tdurden
Price Value QualityIt was very stunning as presented in the box. But when my husband removed the sheath, he was disappointed about the lack of any functionality. The description specifically said it was a functional blade. He said it was nice, but i paid way too much for it. Maybe change the description and lower the price on it? (Posted on 12/26/2018)
- Functional and beautiful Happy Customer
Quality Price ValueBeautifully made. My husband loved. (Posted on 6/25/2018)
- Good quality beautiful demaskus Liss
Quality Price ValueWell worth it, and shipping is the best (Posted on 4/17/2018)
- Great Aesthetics Maddie
Price Value QualityDefinitely food quality and looks very striking, though not at all sharp enough to be functional if that’s what you’re looking for. Still, that’s an easy fix. Overall very happy with the looks of this lil guy (Posted on 1/30/2018)
- Good Product Jack
Quality Price ValueTook it to a custom knife guy after I received it to have a good edge put on it. He felt the quality is good, Lucky for me, the handle curves the right way for a left-handed carry (Posted on 8/10/2017)
- not bad, I liked it shanty piper
Price Value Qualitythought it was a little expensive, the edge wasn't as sharp as a sharpened knife should be but overall, its a nice product (Posted on 3/8/2016)
- The real deal Mike W
Price Value QualityGreat product. Looks outstanding with your kilt! I recommend you buy this item! (Posted on 2/18/2016)
- Nice Addition Paul
Price Value QualityThe handle seems upside down with the curved up/butt end in your palm. I cut/sanded/filed the sides of the butt end to keep it from poking my leg and catching on stuff when walking by. Otherwise I am thrilled with it. Oh and yes you will have to spend some time sharpening it properly. Since I often wear it people ask about it and want to see it. (Posted on 6/5/2015)
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Wooden and Stag Horn sgian dubhs are used more for casual and ‘day wear’ type outfits. Dress sgian dubhs (usually black in color with or without a stone on the top) are typically reserved for formal functions.
If you choose to wear a sgian dubh, we highly recommend wearing flashes… The elastic band on the flashes helps to keep the sgain dubh “secure” in your hose top. Without the flashes, the sgain dubh may easily fall out (and get lost).
Also, think about where you're going before tucking your sgian dubh into your hose... Many buildings have security screenings and a Sgian Dubh may be confiscated as a weapon. When in doubt, leave it at home or check it in your luggage.
Sgian Dubh, literally translated, means “Black Knife”. It was originally concealed in a small pocket, usually sewn into the armpit area. When in the company of friends, it would be taken out and tucked into the top of the kilt hose as a sign of respect (i.e. not hiding a weapon).
Today, sgian dubhs are usually more decorative than utilitarian. They are worn by tucking about 2/3 of the (sheathed) knife into the top of the kilt hose. Which leg it is worn on is determined by the dominant hand of the wearer (right handed guys put it in their right leg’s hose).
We try to keep this sgian dubh in stock at all times. In the rare instance that it is out of stock when you place your order, we will let you know within 24 hours.