Sgian Dubhs by Rab Gordon
I first started making Sgian Dubhs when I couldn't find
one that I would personally like to own and wear with my kilt, ie. not a plastic import, while still at a price that I could
Care and Maintenance
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About my Sgian Dubhs
The handles are cut from local woods where available (the Oak from the family farm in Glen Urquhart carves very nicely) or local stag antlers, as well as traditional exotic woods such as Ebony, African Blackwood and Rosewood which are obtained from suppliers to musical instrument makers.
My 'standard' Sgian Dubh blades are made from Stainless Steel.
My Sgian Dubhs are supplied in a smart card presentation box as standard which has a card with some information on your Sgian Dubh, including the serial number, materials used, a short background history, and its care and maintenance.
We can also supply specially made wooden presentation boxes.
|Our home and workshop is a converted farm steading overlooking Loch Ness.
You're very welcome to visit but please do contact us to make an appointment first.
The old cattle barn, here it is before and after.
The origin of 'Sgian Dubh'
The distant origins
of the name Sgian Dubh (Gaelic for Black Knife) are thought to have emerged from this knife's dark appearance - the
early handles were often made from dark bog wood and the blade would
become dark through use and age.
The spelling of 'Sgian Dubh'Sgian Dubh is often misspelled skean dhu, sgain dhubh, skean doo, skian doo, sgians dhus, etc.