This day wear Sgian Dubh is made from real Stag horn (collected in Scotland) and is made in the UK. There is a pewter stag head affixed to the top of the handle. The blade, which has a bottle opener built in as pictured, is NOT sharpened for your safety.
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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- Quality Knife that Fulfills It's Duty Steve C
Quality Price ValueThe Stag Horn Sgian Dubh with bottle opener blade is a very solid, classy looking addition to your kilt outfit. Sgian Dubhs were originally used for day to day use in eating, cutting items, and self-defense. This modern version has a built-in bottle opener as a nod to it's origin as an eating utensil - and fulfills a useful purpose for opening drinks while still serving as a ceremonial object. The handle is rounded on the stag horn side (facing outwards) while the back side's wood construction is relatively flat as it sits against your leg, tucked in your kilt hose. The top of the hilt is slanted and adorned with a metal stag head emblem. All in all a very nice show piece that is still functional when called to open beverages. (Posted on 1/1/2018)
- great quality robbo
Price Value Qualityquick delivery great quality product (Posted on 12/4/2017)
- great Bob
Price Value QualityVery nice (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).
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.