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A weekend on Lewis

Just had a great weekend staying with friends on the Isle of Lewis, the photo above is of Cliff Beach on the West Side. Max found a lovely stone for the Sgian Dubh Pommels a little further on from here, I’ll post a photo when it’s cut and polished.
Very relaxing and good company, we also got a chance to see the Lewis Chess Men during their loan to Museum nan Eilean, in Stornoway which will probably influence an upcoming Viking styled Sgian Dubh commission. Continue reading

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‘New Brunswick Agate’

New Brunswick Agate for Pommel StonesJust received these lovely pieces of New Brunswick Agate from James Thompson of the Caledonian Society of Restigouche, Canada. We’ll ask Nat at Scottish Gemstones to cut some to fit into our Sterling Silver Maple Leaf design Sgian Dubh Pommels. Continue reading

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Wooden Sgian Dubh Boxes

Bespoke Skean Dhu Boxes Continue reading

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Supphellebreen Glacier Pommel Stone

On my recent trip to Norway I picked up a stone from the base of the Supphellebreen Glacier which has made a beautiful pommel stone for an upcoming Sgian Dubh commission. (click the images for larger photos)

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Feedback for Traditional Scottish Highland Dirk in African Blackwood with Sterling Silver fittings.

Just received this feedback from David MacKintosh for the ‘Dirk’ which he commissioned;
“Many thanks for this. I had an idea of what I wanted – but really welcomed and valued your suggestions. The finished article has a real “wow” factor about it and I am delighted with it”
Scottish Highland Dirk Pommel
Custom made Scottish Highland Dirk in carved African Blackwood with engraved Sterling Silver fittings and engraved stainless steel blade. Continue reading

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A Lewis Wedding

We’re just back (and slowly recovering) from a fantastic wedding on the Isle of Lewis.
Charles and Ginny’s ceremony took place at Carloway Broch.

Wedding Cake Knife ~ 'Dirk'
I made them a special wedding cake dirk with their names engraved on the pommel.

Highland Dirk Pommel Engraving
Names engraved on the Pommel

Dirk / Wedding Cake Knife
After use and atop a Quaich at the end of the evening – hence the Quaich is empty of whisky ! Continue reading

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Welcome, this is my first post on our blog. We’ll be using this blog instead of the ‘What’s New’ page on our main website at Here we can share with you what we’re working on and what we’ve been up … Continue reading

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