A beautiful traditional sgian dubh by Windlass Steelcrafts, including scabbard. According to Scottish tradition, sgian dubhs are worn under the shirt, close to the armpit. Nowadays it is customary to wear the sgian dubh in the stocking, and it is also called stocking dirk. The name sgian dubh literally means: knife with black grip. This sgian dubh has a black wooden grip with a smooth surface on one side, decorative engravings in the wood on the other. The nickel-plated parts show a decoration of a thistle, which is Scotland's national flower. The semi-sharp blade is made of tempered 1085 carbon steel with a hardness of 48-52 HRC. Perfect for lovers of Scottish history, as an accessory for a kilt and for Scottish reenactment.
Material: 1085 carbon steel tempered
Edge: semi-sharp (1 mm)
Length: 16,5 cm
Blade length: 8,5 cm
Grip length: 6 cm
Steel thickness: 4,7 mm
Blade width: 1,9 cm
Weight: 48 grams
Including leather scabbard
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 500 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
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 of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, 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 shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
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."