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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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A Custom Sgian Dubh for a Special Wedding Gift

Sgian Dubh (Skean Dhu) in bog oak, silver and Damascus
Dave’s friends commissioned us to make this custom Sgian Dubh for his wedding. He sent us an email when he received it which he has very kindly allowed us to post: Continue reading

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Sgian Dubh in 5300 Year Old Fenland Bog Oak with Damascus Blade and Iona Marble Pommel Stone

Sgian Dubh in 5300 Year Old Fenland Bog Oak with Damascus Blade and Iona Marble Pommel StoneSgian Dubh in 5300 Year Old Fenland Bog Oak with Damascus Blade and Iona Marble Pommel StoneWe’d like to share this email and photos. Thank you to Andrew for his permission to post these.

“Rab & Tanya, I have just received the Sgian Dubh, it’s absolutely exceeded all my expectations. My wife Fiona loves the Iona set stone in the bog oak handle. The Damascus blade is stunning, I shall treasure this and always wear it with pride. Once more thank you so very much for a job well done, excellent workmanship. Kind regards, Andrew” Continue reading

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A Sgian Dubh featuring insignia of the Parachute Regiment

Parachute Insignia Sgian DubhJust finished this one of a kind Sgian Dubh commission. It features a 15 PARA Regimental Crest as well as USA Army Parachute Wings. The handle and sheath are made from bog oak which is approx 4300 year old and the ferrules and blade are all solid Sterling Silver. 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 Dubh from Culloden Bog Oak, Cairngorm Smoky Quartz, Damascus and Silver.

A recently collected commission, a view halfway through completion, and its owner’s feedback:
Custom Sgian Dubh
Work in progress
“The simplicity of design, quality of materials and skilled craftsmanship have created a wonderful Sgian Dubh; without doubt, a true heirloom of the future. Thank you Rab for all you hard work- it was well worth the wait! Thanks also to you and Tanya for your warm welcome when we visited to collect the Sgian Dubh.
Kind regards, Stephen”
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