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Custom Bog Oak Sgian Dubh with Greenman Inlay

Custom Bog Oak Sgian Dubh with Greenman Inlay
We created this custom Sgian Dubh for Mark who’s a piper located in the US. The handle is carved from 5300 year old Bog Oak with Sterling Silver fittings and holds a Tayside Amethyst pommel stone at the top. The front of the handle features a ‘Greenman’ which Mark sent to us to inlay into the handle. The Damascus blade is made from high carbon stainless steel.
Mark kindly emailed the following regarding his Sgian Dubh;
“This is the sort of craftmanship I was looking for. It’s beautiful and functional, and it sort of makes me want to have kids just so I can pass it along to someone.” Continue reading

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Sgian Dubh with Solid Sterling Silver Blade

Sgian Dubh with Solid Sterling Silver Blade
This Sgian Dubh was a special commission for Jamie, it has a solid Sterling Silver blade engraved with the family motto and the handle is carved from Rosewood. Jamie kindly emailed the following when he received it;
“Just a quick email to say all is here and arrived safely. I’m over the moon with the sgian dubh, definitely a hand down item through the generations. Can’t thank you both enough! I’ll be showing it off plenty and you’ll come highly recommended!” Continue reading

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Unique Engagement Ring with Runes and Tourmaline and a Special Sgian Dubh

When Chris was planning a surprise proposal to Lisa on their vacation from the US to Scotland he contacted us and asked if we could use his sketches to craft a unique engagement ring. His design featured Tourmaline which is … Continue reading

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Wedding Present Sgian Dubh Crafted from Richmond Park Antler and Oak

Wedding Present Sgian Dubh Crafted from Richmond Park Antler and Oak
This Sgian Dubh was crafted as a special wedding present for David.
Julia sent us some pieces of Richmond Park antler and oak to make into a handle. We used a Damascus steel blade and diamond-point engraved it with some text and a design.
“I can’t thank you enough for making such a fantastic custom made sgian dubh for me – David loves it! Julia” Continue reading

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Sgian Dubh in African Blackwood, Sterling Silver, Damascus Steel and Natural Cairngorm

Sgian Dubh in African Blackwood, Sterling Silver, Damascus Steel and Natural CairngormMarc from Belgium commissioned this bespoke Sgian Dubh. It features a carved African Blackwood handle with a natural Cairngorm smoky quartz pommel stone with Sterling Silver ferrules and pins and a high carbon steel (1095 and 15N20) Damascus blade which was diamond point engraved (not shown in photo).
When it arrived Marc emailed us and has kindly allowed us to use his comments;
“I’ve just received my Sgian Dubh… A real piece of art!!!! THANKS.” Continue reading

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Pictish Horse Sgian Dubh, Box and Damascus Kilt Pins

Pictish Horse Sgian, box and Damascus kilt pin setThis was a special commission of a Sgian Dubh, presentation box and set of Damascus kilt pins for a forthcoming wedding.The Sgian Dubh handle and sheath are made from 5300 year old bog oak. We made the Pictish horse inlays and the ferrules and pins from Sterling Silver. Karl Peet at Bespoke Craft made the box for us to add the inlay. The kilt pins were specially made as a matching set by Stu from offcuts from our Damascus blade steel. Continue reading

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Sgian Dubh with Caithness Greenstone

Sgian Dubh with Caithness GreenstoneWe made this Sgian Dubh for a forthcoming wedding.
Very pleased with how the Caithness Greenstone pommel looks next to the brass fittings on the African Blackwood handle.
Graeme has kindly allowed us to quote his email;
“Just a quick email to confirm that the sgian dubh arrived safely, yesterday.
WOW! It’s even better in the flesh than in the photos. I’m absolutely delighted with it! I’ll be wearing it at my wedding in a few weeks and will treasure it.
Seems a shame to hide it down my sock ;-)”
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