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Bespoke Wedding Bands & Sgian Dubh with Columbine, Yorkshire Rose and Whitby Jet

Custom Culloden Bog Oak Sgian Dubh with Whitby Jet
We were asked if we would create a special pair of bespoke wedding rings featuring a unique combination of elements for Adam and Cynthia. Working with the couple to develop their design ideas we made Cynthia’s ring in Platinum and Adam’s in Titanium along with a custom bog oak Sgian Dubh for Adam. These are best described in their own words;
“The rings feature a Rocky Mountain Columbine for the birthplace of the bride, the Yorkshire Rose for the birthplace of the groom and a Celtic knot representing Scotland, where we met and fell in love. The Sgian Dubh is for the groom, and is a beautiful blend of Scotland and Yorkshire – including a piece of Whitby Jet (from W.Hammond / @W_Hammond in North Yorkshire).”

Bespoke Wedding Bands in Platinum & Titanium
Photo of wedding rings by their wedding photographer, Mirrorbox Photography.

Sgian Dubh carved from Culloden Bog Oak with Sterling Silver fittings and Whitby Jet
We carved the Sgian Dubh handle and sheath from 4200 year old Culloden Bog Oak which is fitted with Sterling Silver ferrules and a Whitby Jet pommel stone. The lower ferrule band is engraved with the Yorkshire Rose and the blade was crafted for us by Scottish bladesmith Chris Grant from High Carbon Stainless Damascus.

Cynthia and Adam kindly emailed us after their wedding;
“We are thrilled with the Sgian Dubh and rings that Rab has made us for our wedding. They are exquisite in their detail and are so personal for us! We can’t thank you enough!” Continue reading

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Custom Sgian Dubh and Matching Ring

Custom Sgian Dubh and Matching Ring
We created this special set for Terry and his wife. The Sgian Dubh has a bog oak handle with Sterling Silver fittings, an Angus Black Marble pommel stone and a high carbon Damascus steel blade in a leather sheath. We engraved the Sterling Silver ring to match the ferrule band on the Sgian Dubh.
“Many thanks for the fantastic Sgian Dubh and matching ring. I presented them both to my wife today in celebration of our wedding anniversary (ring for her and Sgian Dubh for me). The details in the Sgian Dubh are unparalleled. The rich color and carving in the Fenland Bog Oak handle, the pattern in the Damascus steel blade, and the detail in the sterling silver ferrule combine for a one of a kind treasure. The Sgian Dubh and ring will be cherished by my wife and I. Thanks again for being masters of your trade. Your efforts and kindness are greatly appreciated.
Terry” Continue reading

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Platinum Wedding Rings & Royal Lochnagar Sgian Dubh & Sgian Brew Set

We were commissioned to create these unique Platinum wedding rings along with a special Sgian Dubh & Sgian Brew Set. Both of the wedding rings featured a Tree of Life design and the bride’s ring had feathers around the ring … Continue reading

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Sgian Dubh in Bog Oak with Gold fittings and Caithness Greenstone Pommel

Sgian Dubh in Bog Oak with Gold fittings and Caithness Greenstone Pommel
This Sgian Dubh was a special commission by Iain as a gift to his son on his wedding day.
The handle and sheath are carved from 5300 year old bog oak with 9ct gold fittings. The blade is made from Stainless Damascus Steel and the pommel stone is cut from Caithness Greenstone.
“I have just collected the Sgian Dubh from the post office and it is fabulous. I looked at lots of different firms for this, but your products are at a different level of quality and craftsmanship, and the designs are a bit different and so good. All in all well worth waiting for and I can appreciate why you are busy. IainContinue reading

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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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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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