The blade of this knife IS sharpened, making it one of very few that serve a "utilitarian purpose". It is also the only sgian dubh we've ever seen with a retractable cork screw and bottle opener! Dozens of Scottish Clans names are available.
Please note the following for all Clan Crest items:
1. If the clan name you want is NOT listed on a particular product (try looking for alternate spellings), we do not offer it for that particular item.
2. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery of Clan Crest items.
3. All Irish name items will come in the GAELIC spelling (what's in parentheses), NOT the ENGLISH spelling.
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- very nice Tony De
Price Value QualityNice overall knife. I had to go to a distant relative clan. (Posted on 2/24/2017)
- Nice Item Rob R
Price Value QualityI nice, well made piece that is very handy! (Posted on 5/19/2016)
- Nice addition to my kilt! Maxwell
Price Value QualityI really like it, but agree with previous remark regarding knife blade quality. Since I expect to be using the openers more than the blade, I don't think it will be a problem. Very happy with the look and feel. (Posted on 5/16/2016)
- Fantastic Bayard
Price Value QualityGreat knife,Fatastic quality,sharpest blade I have ever seen,and I don't tolerate dull knives! You could shave with this thing. (Posted on 2/26/2016)
- USA Kilts is always about quality and service. Boru Drummer
Price Value QualityI lost my last Sgian Dubh. Same model. I had to have the same one. This is the real deal. Very sharp blade with corkscrew and bottle opener. Best I've seen. Lucky me it was on sale and shipped faster than anticipated. They always comes through! (Posted on 4/6/2015)
- Good Dan
Price Value QualityLove the idea. The execution lags a bit though. The blade suffers. with the quality of knife blades at this price point, this one falls short. The handle, corkscrew, bottle opener/screw driver are better quality than the blade. Don't get me wrong, it is stuck in my hose as I type this, just wish the blade were of a little better quality. Good over all. (Posted on 3/27/2015)
- Excellent Product and Service VTScot
Price Value QualityThis really made my father's Christmas. Fast and easy shipping, solid and easy to use website and a fantastic product (really it is perfect) - the whole package.
Other reviewers have said that it is overly heavy but I would say it was just right. Definately heavier than most but solid in construction and actually usable. Thank you! (Posted on 1/1/2015)
- Not Just a Show Piece Armstrang
Price Value QualityWell made and functional! It is beautiful, and the corkscrew, bottle opener, screw driver, and sheath all work as they should. The sheath is smooth, and does not hang up on the inside of the kilt hose, as the more ornate ones do. Be careful when pulling corks! Leave the Sgian Dibh in the sheath, and keep your fingers away from the sharp edge of the blade. The corkscrew works fine. It ain't rocket science. It's more of a Darwin Award item. 4 stars for price because I am a cheapskate. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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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).
AvailabilityThe Clan Crest sgian dubh is a 'custom' item. Generally, this product ships within 4 to 6 weeks of the order date.