This sgian Dubh is made of several layers of Damascus steel. The name sgian dubh means ?black knife?. This dagger was usually worn in the sleeve during the 17th and 18th century. An old custom was that a Highlander could not carry weapons inside when he entered a house. For self-defense he often hid a sgian dubh in his sock. When a fight broke out in the house he could escape or fight back with his dagger. After Culloden the soldiers of the Blackwatch regiment always wore this dagger in their sock.
The quality dagger has a length of 19,50 cm and its width is 10 cm. It is delivered including a scabbard.
Length: 19.5 cm;
Blade length: 10 cm;
Grip length: 9.5 cm;
Steel type: Damascus steel;
Tang construction: full tang construction;
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight: 300 *
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.
The original method of making Damascus steel from Wootz steel was lost in the modern era. Nowadays, the name Damascus steel is used as a generic term for pattern welded / laminated or melted steel made out of two or more different steel types.