Category Archives: Sgian Brews

Sgian Brew in Bog Oak and Sterling Silver Engraved with Pictish Wolves

Sgian Brew in Bog Oak and Sterling Silver
I made this Sgian Brew as a special commission with a carved Bog Oak handle and a Sterling Silver ferrule band engraved with Pictish wolves. It’s owner sent me the following;
“Hi Rab, I just received your Sgian Brew. It’s the second I’ve had and your workmanship just gets better and better. This one is going on a hook on my bar so that it can’t wander during a party. No more hunt the bottle opener. It has already been much admired… perhaps it should have a chain and lock on it rather than a leather string. Thanks again for a beautifully made piece of art.” Continue reading

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Sgian Dubh / Bottle Opener with Skye Marble, Damascus and Bog Oak

Sgian Brew with Skye Marble
“Just a message to let you know I received the sgian dubh yesterday. I’m chuffed to bits with the result. I think leaving the blade plain was the right decision, the finish on the Damascus steel looks amazing. I’m was also pleasantly surprised by just how nice the sheath is, I had expected it to be thinner. It has a very substantial qualitative feel to it. I’d just like to say thanks again, I am very impressed by both the craftsmanship and quality of service I received.” Continue reading

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A ‘Sgian Brew’ from an Isle of Jura Whisky Barrel

This ‘Sgian Brew’ was carved from an Isle of Jura Whisky barrel, above. When I lived there we fed our cattle on the draft from the distillery. I’ll need to return to the island to get some more !
Customer comments below;
“Just to let you know that the above arrived safe and sound in today’s post. The Sgian Brew is even more attractive ‘in the flesh’ than it was on your website, and I’m very pleased with the engraving. I know my husband will love it.”
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