We created this unique Sgian Dubh for Robbie who requested a special design. The Bog Oak handle features a silver Lion Rampant inlay along with a pair of solid gold stars. A Tayside Amethyst pommel stone is mounted in silver on the top of the handle and the Sgian Dubh has a Damascus Steel blade.
“Now that I have my Sgian Dubh in my hands it is so so cool. I commissioned my Sgian Dubh in remembrance to special family members denoted by the gold stars. This piece will be used on special occasions. It will be on display in my home to look at and remember good times. I appreciate the craftsmanship by Rab as it was made exactly to what I wanted. Thanks to Tanya and Rab for working with me to produce this stunning piece. I love it.”
We created this special pair of Platinum wedding rings for Rachael and Craig. Their rings are unique and feature Snowdrops and Thistles which they requested we design for their rings.
“Hello we just wanted to thank you so much for the rings everyone mentioned how lovely they were. Thank you so much for capturing the sentiment yet keeping so much beauty. We have recommended you to other friends and cannot express how pleased we are with the final item. Thank you so much for working hard to get the right design and ensuring we were 100% happy with the final item.
Best wishes for the future, Rachael and Craig”
This Sgian Dubh was commissioned by Natasha in Canada for a very special Christmas present. She kindly emailed us when it arrived;
“Today was the most exciting day I have had the pleasure of in quite some time. A box marked fragile arrived with an international shipping sticker. I could hardly contain myself enough to gently cut open the box and very carefully unwrap such a treasure.
I have to say it took my breath away. The craftsmanship and care you have put into this has placed me in awe. And I couldn’t be happier.
It’s even more beautiful than I imagined. Your pictures, although remarkable, have no ridges or fragrance. As I sit here Sgian Dubh in hand, the ebony handle has such detail. I remembered of the pommel stone choice and the story by which it came about. As I unsheathed the obsidian blade, the sheath itself is amazing and perfectly fit. And the blade, I could only imagine such beauty it’s gorgeous and delicate and perfect!!
Thank you so much. I am great full to have found you. And I cannot wait to gift this to the man that deserves such a precious gift.”
We’d like to thank our friends and the fellow craftsmen for their help and assistance, especially Euan for finding and selecting some pebbles from Kerrycroy Bay on the Isle of Bute where the recipients parents have an ancestral clan connection. We photographed these and Natasha chose her favorite pebble which was then cut and polished for the pommel stone by Nat. The Obsidian blade was knapped for us by Tony and the sheath was crafted to fit the blade by Terry Osborne.
I made this custom Sgian Dubh for Sharon to give to Craig for their wedding.
The handle is carved from 4200 year old Culloden Bog Oak with Sterling Silver fittings and a Sutherland Greenstone Pommel. The blade is unusual as it was hand-crafted from Japanese 67 layer steel by my friend and bladesmith Chris Grant. I embossed the sturdy leather sheath with Craig’s clan motto.
“Many thanks for the Sgian Dubh it arrived yesterday and I am most impressed and am sure Craig will be too it is truly magnificent. Regards, Sharon”
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Limited number of Sgian Dubhs available for sale.
We were asked by Helen and Andrew to create a pair of unique Titanium rings that would capture the essence of a flower that Andrew made specially for Helen some years ago and also include Celtic Knotwork. It was a lovely commission to be part of and we created a stylised representation of Andrew’s flower which worked beautifully with the Knotwork design encircling the ring. The finish on the rings was heat-blued that we then polished off slightly more on Helen’s ring than on Andrew’s to suit their own personal tastes.
Further info on our website about our unique wedding rings.
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 in North Yorkshire).”
Photo of wedding rings by their wedding photographer, Mirrorbox Photography.
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!”
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I made this special Sgian Dubh for a cooper I met at Feis Ile, the annual Whisky / Music Festival on the islands of Islay and Jura on the Scottish West Coast.
He was there demonstrating his cooper’s craft of how whisky casks are made. After chatting with him I learned that he was soon to be married so I promised him a Sgian Dubh for his wedding. I got a couple of staves from a cask he’d been working on and made this for him using that wood, a pebble from the beach at Caol Ila Distillery, a Damascus blade and Sterling Silver fittings.
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.
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 to complement her engagement ring design and was carefully shaped to fit alongside it, whilst the groom’s ring featured a bee and and a bear.
Their wedding venue was the Royal Lochnagar Distillery so the couple sent us some wood from one of the distillery’s whisky barrels from which we made a special set of Sgian Dubhs and Sgian Brews, they also kindly sent a lovely bottle of 12 Year Old Royal Lochnagar Whisky from which we used a drop to mix with oil for polishing the wooden handles. Each Sgian was engraved with the recipients initials and the lower ferrules of the Sgian Dubh and Sgian Brew of the bride and groom were engraved with their Tree of Life design to complement their rings.
We crafted this pair of Celtic wedding rings for Rosie and Euan from a single piece of aerospace grade Titanium bar, the newly married couple kindly emailed us shortly after their wedding with this lovely photo of them wearing their rings.
“Here is a photo we have of our rings. We absolutely love them!
I found the day quite overwhelming and it went so fast! There were so many lovely memories, which all seem many moons ago now. I think the rings are our favourite thing from the whole event. We often stop throughout our daily life and just admire them. Thank you so much for making our amazing unique rings, we couldn’t be happier. For a couple living on the south coast of England, it keeps a little bit of Scotland with us, always.
Thank you, Rosie and Euan”
Photo by wedding photographer Neale James www.nealejames.com
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. Iain”
More info on our main website about our custom Sgian Dubhs.
We crafted this bespoke pair of wedding rings specially for Justine and Stephen, working with them to develop their design from Justine’s own hand drawn Celtic knot artwork. The rings are made from a solid bar of Aerospace grade Titanium and each ring was given it’s own look, with Stephen’s ring having a matte finish and Justine’s ring being more highly polished.
The couple kindly emailed us and sent the above photo after their wedding;
“Thank you so much Rab and Tanya for bringing our dream wedding rings to life! You took our design and made works of art from it that we will treasure forever!
We have loved the whole process, especially getting to meet you and discuss our rings and see examples of your work.
Getting our rings made by you is a decision we will never regret, we’re so glad we went for it as they are going to bring us joy every day for the rest of our lives.
We’ve both been getting so many compliments about our rings and love showing them off!”
The photo of the rings is from the couple’s wedding photographer Florian Ziegler https://florianziegler.com/
We created these wedding rings for Rose and Dan, working from their own sketches and ideas. Dan’s ring was crafted in titanium while Rose’s uses Palladium and a blue Sapphire. Although the designs are unique to each ring, they are bound together by a river joining the design elements.
We crafted this special pair of wedding rings for Alan and Malene.
The design is the distinctive Scandinavian Borre style ring-braid engraved into aerospace grade titanium. Malene’s ring was finished with a high polish whilst Alan’s ring was given a contrasting matte/iron finish.
“May I just add to that how thrilled I am, with the rings. Exactly what we wanted, and 1st rate service.”
Alex commissioned us to design and create a special pendant for his wife, Morna’s birthday.
We engraved six Pictish Boars into Titanium and heated it until the metal took on a blue/purple hue to complement the Tayside Amethyst stone set into the centre, while the back of the pendant was diamond-engraved with a personal message.
“…absolutely stunning! Couldn’t have asked for any better or more. Really beautiful, she’ll love it… Love the way it shimmers differently in different light…, Alex”