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. It has a total length of 17 cm and is delivered including a scabbard.
Length: 17 cm;
Blade length: 8 cm;
Blade width at guard: 2.5 cm;
Weight: 200 g;
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.