Sgian Dubh with Bog Oak handle, New Zealand Jade Pommel and Dutch Damascus Blade

Monique commissioned us to create a special Sgian Dubh as a gift for Iain to accompany the kilt pin we previously crafted for him.
The Sgian Dubh was designed to bring together three key elements to reflect Scotland (Iain’s family), the Netherlands (Monique’s family) and New Zealand where they met.
The handle is carved from Culloden Bog Oak with a traditional Military Crosshatch design and has a Sterling Silver inlay of the Torrance Clan Crest which was also used for the kilt pin. Monique was able to give us a small piece of Inanga Pounamu, which is a beautiful New Zealand Jade and our friend Nat at Scottish Gemstones cut and polished this to create the pommel. As Monique is from the Netherlands we asked our friend and gifted blade-smith Chris Grant to use Dutch High-carbon Damascus steel to create the blade as the perfect finishing touch to the Sgian Dubh.
We received an email with some lovely photos and comments after their recent wedding; “The kilt pin and Sgian Dubh had a lot of attention from the family. Especially as we used the latter to cut our wedding cake. They really are the most unique and amazing of gifts I have ever received. Thank you again for your marvelous craftsmanship that helps create wonderful memories.”
Sgian Dubh with Bog Oak handle, New Zealand Jade Pommel and Dutch Damascus BladeSgian Dubh with Bog Oak handle, New Zealand Jade Pommel and Dutch Damascus BladeSgian Dubh with Bog Oak handle, New Zealand Jade Pommel and Dutch Damascus Blade
Images courtesy of Blank & Burnet Photography, The Netherlands.

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Viking Dragons Wedding Rings in Titanium

Viking Dragon Wedding Rings in Titanium
Jessica and Norry asked us to craft a pair of bespoke Titanium wedding rings to feature Viking Dragon heads, Celtic Knotwork, a Thistle and a Shamrock to symbolise their combined heritages. It was great working with them both to encapsulate their ideas and create a design that they were both delighted with. When working with Titanium, we have a variety of finishing options that we can achieve. Both Jessica and Norry chose a natural, polished finish which complimented the design beautifully.
The couple kindly emailed to let us know once the rings had arrived:
‘Our rings arrived today and they are absolutely perfect! Thank you so much again for everything!’

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Antler, Bog Oak and Damascus Sgian Dubh

Antler, Bog Oak and Damascus Sgian Dubh
We crafted this Sgian Dubh for Chad from California using local Stag Horn, 4200 year old Bog Oak from the Culloden area, a Damascus steel blade and a leather sheath. He kindly emailed when it arrived;
“Hi Rab!  My sgian dubh arrived safely in California today! I’m very happy with it. Beautiful work, pictures don’t do it justice! She’s a welcome addition to my knife collection! Many thanks! Chad”

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Stac Pollaidh Wedding Rings

Mountain Wedding Rings in Argentium Silver
Roxane and Gearóid asked if we would create their bespoke wedding rings featuring the skyline of Stac Pollaidh along with some Celtic Knotwork. The mountain, Stac Pollaidh is in the North West Scottish Highlands and has a special significance to the couple so we based the design upon a sketch which Roxane made of the skyline of the ridge.
As the rings were to be in Sterling Silver we suggested that we make them from Argentium Silver which is a type of Sterling Silver that is more robust and tarnish resistant.
The couple kindly emailed when their rings arrived; “We picked our rings from the post office depot today – they are fantastic, we are absolutely delighted!!!
Thanks again for everything!”

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Sgian Brew & Kilt Pin Set with Turquoise

Sgian Brew & Kilt Pin Set with Turquoise
This unique Sgian Brew & Kilt Pin set was made for Matthew.
The handle is carved from 4200 year old Bog Oak and we diamond-engraved the bottle opener / safety blade. The fittings and kilt pin are Sterling Silver. He asked if we could use Turquoise for his commission and we were very fortunate in that our friend Nat at Scottish Gemstones had some available and made it possible to provide the pommel and kilt pin. Matthew kindly emailed us when they arrived;
“Thank you so much. They look absolutely fantastic!”

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Bog Oak Sgian Dubh with Angus Black Marble and Stainless Steel Damascus

Bog Oak Sgian Dubh with Angus Black Marble and Stainless Steel Damascus
We created this custom Sgian Dubh for Philip who kindly emailed us upon it’s arrival:
“My custom ordered Rainnea Ltd / Loch Ness Origins Sgian Dubh arrived this afternoon and I’m speechless! It’s stunning, beautifully crafted, meticulous and an absolute work of art. It means a great deal me and was so worth the wait. I can’t thank you enough.
Your customer service and communication throughout the process were first class. The level of care and concern you have for your clients and what they are purchasing from you is a quality that is not commonly found. I never felt like an order number or a customer… but like a member of your family. I would happy order from you again in the future. Thanks again for everything.”
The handle and sheath are carved from 5300 year old Bog Oak and the blade is made from Stainless Steel Damascus. An Angus Black Marble pommel stone was cut and polished by our friend Nat Forno at Scottish Gemstones and sits on the top of the handle. The fittings are in Sterling Silver, Hallmarked in Edinburgh with our makers mark, ‘LNS’.

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Matching Sgian Dubhs

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Kristian contacted us to make a special Sgian Dubh for his own wedding and a matching Sgian Dubh for his brother, who was also getting married a few months later. The two Sgian Dubhs were to be identical apart from the pommel stones which were to compliment the two colours of their tartan. Kristian surprised his brother with the gift of the Sgian Dubh on the morning of his wedding.
The pair of Sgian Dubhs feature Glen Urquhart Oak handles carved with our traditional Crosshatch design. One is set with a Fife Red Jasper pommel stone and the other with a Caithness Greenstone. The brass lower ferrules are deep engraved with the Turnbull Clan Motto “I SAVED THE KING”. The blades are High-carbon Damascus Steel and each Sgian Dubh was supplied with a quality leather sheath.
Kristian kindly emailed us when he received the Sgian Dubhs;
“The Sgian Dubhs arrived today safely. Both are spectacular. I particularly like the wood texture and also the quality of the engraving. Very much looking forward to wearing mine at my wedding next Saturday and I’m sure my brother will cherish his just as much when I gift it to him. Thanks again for getting them done in time. You have a truly amazing and unique business. Kristian”
The wonderful photos were taken by Sylwia & Simon at www.croandkowlove.com

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