This sgian dubh has a small wooden handle. The name sgian dubh means: black knife. This knife was mainly worn in the sleeve during the 17th and 18th century. It was an old custom that when a highlander entered a house he did not bring a sword. But in case of attack or fights he hid a sgian dubh in his sock. When a fight would break out in the house he could used the knife to defend himself. After Culloden the soldiers of the Black Watch regiment always wore this dagger in their sock. The knife has a total length of 20 cm with a blade of 10 cm.
Length: 20 cm;
Blade length: 10 cm;
Steel type: EN45 carbon steel hardness 48 HRC.;
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight: 350 *
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of €55,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready item, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.