Monthly Archives: September 2010

Set of Culloden Bog Oak Sgian Dubhs with Perthshire Agate Pommels

These Sgian Dubhs were a commission that were specially made for a father to give to each of his sons. They feature Perthshire Agate Pommels, Sterling Silver fittings and Damascus steel blades with a line of poetry diamond-engraved onto them. The wood is approx 4300 years old from an oak tree dug up from a bog in the Culloden area of Inverness-Shire.
Culloden Bog Oak Sgian Dubhs
I’ve just received an email from Mike to let me know that his Sgian Dubhs have arrived and he’s kindly allowed me to post his comments:
“The Sgian Dubhs arrived safely just a short time ago. I am delighted with them. Although I had seen your photos of them, to use the eBay cliche, photos don’t do them justice. I am most impressed by your superb craftsmanship and attention to detail. The sgian dubhs are beautiful and I am now looking forward with much anticipation to giving each of the sgian dubhs to each of my sons as they come of age. Thank you.”
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Antler Sgian Dubh with Fife Red Jasper Pommel Stud and Damascus Blade

I made this Sgian Dubh for Bruce McClure who’s going to a wedding this weekend. The handle is from local stag horn and oak, and has a small piece Fife Red Jasper set into a silver stud to finish it off. This is the first time I’ve used this fitting style to combine stone and antler.
Antler Sgian Dubh with stone pommel
And here’s Bruce’s comments when it arrived:
“Excellent craftsmanship and beauty. Extremely happy with my sgian dubh”
Stag Horn Sgian Dubh with Stone, Oak and Damascus
Close up of Fifr Red Jasper Pommel Stud
Other Stag Horn Sgian Dubhs
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