Sheffield Made Sgian Dubhs - real Sgian Dubhs

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These Sheffield made Scottish Sgian Dubhs are hand made and some use our historic wood. These traditional Scottish knives come in stainless steel and in a leather sheath as shown below. They also come in a red draw string bag and in a black plain gift box. The red drawstring bag is made by the Yorkshire mill which made the cloth for the British soldiers at Waterloo and many subsequent historic military engagements and it is the same red cloth made by the same mill which is used today by the Guards. They come post paid in the UK. A Scottish sgian dubh has to stand for something and no matter how ornate and glittering and resplendent in fancy accoutrements if it lacks the pride of authenticity then it is no better than father Christmas in a snow globe.


View our care of knives page for how to look after your Sheffield sgian dubhs.Remember these traditional British made Scottish sgian dubhs are the real thing and made by Sheffield craftsmen in the same way as they always have been. An authentic product to be treasured.

Lee Enfield wood sgian dubh

The handle on this Scottish sgian dubh is walnut from Lee Enfield rifle butts. Each of these sgian dubh’s is different due to the curves in the wood of the butt. Each one is therefore unique and it has taken skill and patience to extract the wood. It’s Sheffield made in stainless steel. It’s a beautiful wood and polished to perfection. The Lee Enfield traces it’s roots back to 1888 when the British army adopted a rifle created by James P. Lee.  For over three hundred years up to the middle of WW2 walnut was the favoured wood for rifle butts. These particular Rifle butts from which the handles of our Scottish sgian dubhs  were derived were produced for wartime contracts and manufactured by H. Morris & Co of Glasgow. They were unissued and stored every since. The Lee Enfield was with British soldiers in battles from the Somme to the storming of the Normandy beaches. Again as with all our wood it’s difficult to find and in limited supply. The British army early in WW2 abandoned walnut and moved to easier to obtain woods. The knife comes in a red drawstring bag and in a black gift box. It’s accompanied by a letter on hand made paper telling you about the wood and the making of the knife.You also get a letter telling you about the cloth. You are buying a heirloom with it’s direct association with British and especially Scottish military history. Stock number Sgian Dubh 2 The knife including the sheath, drawstring bag and box inclusive of UK postage is 68

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12th century oak sgian dubh

This Sheffield made sgian dubh comes with the traditional sheath pictured below. The handle comes out of 12th century oak from a ancient beam. It has a marvelous patina and we have little of the wood left. It comes the red drawstring bag and in a plain black gift box. This Scottish sgian dubh comes with a letter on handmade paper telling you about the wood and a certificate of authenticity from the Sheffield maker. You also get a letter on hnad made paper telling you about the historic red wool cloth. It’s hand made largely using the skills of hand and eye. As well as the amazing patina some of the pieces bear marks from the fire. The oak was probably old when they started building the Minster so it could be over a thousand years old. The knife is 7 inches long. Stock number Sgian Dubh 1. The knife including  the sheath, red drawstring bag and boxed postpaid with the UK is 68

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Sgian Dubh oak

This Sheffield sgian dubh comes in 15th century oak. The oak boards were salvaged from an old farmhouse in Yorkshire. Like the others it comes gift boxed and in the historic cloth red drawstring bag and the price includes UK postage It also comes with the letter on handmade paper describing the wood and the knife as the above two pieces do. Like the other Sheffield Sgian Dubhs the wood is polished to perfection. Stock number Sgian Dubh 3. Price 51

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sgian dubh with sheath

All the Scottish sgian dubhs on this page come in a leather sheath as shown.



sgian dubh red sheath

All the Scottish Sheffield made sgian dubhs on this page come in a plain black gift box and a red drawstring bag as shown.

From the red uniforms worn by the British Infantry at the Battle of Waterloo, to the thin red line at Balaclava to the jackets of the Red Coats in North America and even today in the dress uniform of the Guards the same wool cloth used in the uniforms of the soldiers in these epic events is still being made by the same mill in Yorkshire. You will not find a more fitting item for sgian dubhs. That red cloth made by the mill which was founded in 1783 is used for our red drawstring bags. It’s a sumptuous scarlet coloured thick wool cloth with a vibrancy of colour. Each of these sgian dubhs comes with a letter on hand made paper describing this historic cloth.


sgian dubh rosewood
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Polished rosewood. Like the others this sgian-dubh comes gift boxed and in a red drawstring bag and is inclusive of UK postage. It does not come with the letter on handmade paper describing the wood. It comes with the letter on hand made paper describing the historic red cloth..Stock number Sgian Dubh 6. Price 42


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