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Tag Archives: Damascus
A Custom Sgian Dubh for a Special Wedding Gift
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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Pictish Wedding Rings, Sgian Dubhs and Pendants – A Very Unique Set.
We created this very unique set for a wedding, featuring a Pictish Wolf and Z-Rod along with Spirals and Knotwork. Continue reading
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A Family Set of Sgian Dubhs Carved from an Isle of Jura Whisky Barrel
Here’s a recently completed commission we made for Bryan, his brothers and his son.
The handles are carved from an Isle of Jura Whisky barrel and are inlaid with Sterling Silver clan and regimental crests. The blades are of Damascus steel and each individual’s initials are engraved on the lower silver ferrule band. The Pommels were of Fife Red Jasper and we provided a brooch from Nat at Scottish Gemstones with a matching stone.
Bryan kindly sent us his description of these Sgian Dubhs;
“Superb priceless sgian dubhs that will be worn with pride and honour.” Continue reading
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Pictish Wolves Engraved Sgian Dubh
Here’s a recent commission featuring the engraving of a pair a Pictish Wolves and the letter ‘S’ upon a Damascus blade. It’s very hard to photograph the diamond point engraving – it’s clear when it catches the light but otherwise doesn’t detract from the natural blade pattern so we have to angle the blade just right to catch it. The wolf design is recreated from a broken carved Pictish stone currently at Inverness Museum but originally from Ardross.
We were emailed the following quote;
“Stunning sgian dubh! Rab worked with me to get exactly what I needed and the custom engraving is amazing.” Continue reading
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A Whale Tooth Sgian Dubh
Here’s an unusual and very special commission, the handle is made from a whale tooth which was recovered by our customer from the carcass of a beached sperm whale. The back of the handle and the box are made from 5300 year old bog oak. The blade is made from Swedish Damasteel from the foundry we visited earlier in the year. On the lid of the box is an Iona Marble pebble found by the son, set in Sterling Silver and engraved with a personal message.
This was a very unusual and challenging project for me; however I enjoyed working with our customer to develop and shape his design and ideas and I’m very happy with the way it all came together.
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Sgian Dubh in 5300 Year Old Fenland Bog Oak with Damascus Blade and Iona Marble Pommel Stone
We’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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Piper’s Sgian Dubh ~ Made with Ebony, Fife Red Jasper, Sterling Silver and Damascus
This Sgian Dubh was commissioned by a piper and I’m glad to hear it’s going to get regular use. It’s the first to use one of our new Damascus Sgian Dubh blades.
We’ve been kindly granted permission to print Phil’s email below: Continue reading
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Sgian Dubh with Angus Black Marble, Bog Oak, Sterling Silver and Damascus
We received a lovely email from Stuart who commissioned this Sgian Dubh; Continue reading
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Sgian Dubh / Bottle Opener with Skye Marble, Damascus and Bog Oak
“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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Damascus Kilt Pins
What to do with the Damascus offcuts from making Sgian Dubh blades ?
I saw some pendants made by Stuart Wilson and asked if he would consider making some kilt pins in the same style, as you can see the results are outstanding !
More info on our main site under Custom Kilt Pins. 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:
“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” Continue reading
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Custom Sgian Dubh with Carved Bog Oak Handle and sheath, Silver Fittings, Damascus Blade and Iona Marble Pommel Stone
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Sgian Dubh with Red Jasper Pommel Stone and Silver Maltese Cross
Some photos of a recently finished commission along with feedback kindly provided by our customer.
“The Sgian Dubh (SG588) I commissioned with your invaluable assistance is an exceptional piece. The craftsmanship and quality of the Damascus blade is outstanding; the Culloden Bog Oak handle and sheaf, silver inlays and Jasper fittings are so precisely constructed that it makes it, in my view, a true work of art. I am proud to own this and will be happy to recommend your work. Your effort is truly appreciated.
Kind regards from a very satisfied customer,
Andy Moulding” Continue reading
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Damasteel Sgian Dubh with Bog Oak Handle and Sheath, Angus Serpentine Pommel
I made the blade of this particular Sgian Dubh from a bar of Swedish Damasteel which is a very high quality Stainless Damascus steel.
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“Just to let you know that my Sgian Dubh came this morning and it looks fantastic. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me and all the photos you sent from start to finish i am very pleased with it.
David” Continue reading
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Engraved Sgian Dubh ~ Bog Oak, Silver and Damascus
Here’s a recently completed Sgian Dubh which is a good example of deep V-cut engraving on the ferrule band and fine diamond-point engraving of some selected quotes on the blade.
Finished off with an Angus Serpentine Pommel Stone cut for us by Nat at Scottish Gemstones.
“Received this weekend – exceeded already high expectations in all respects! Not much else to say but thank you very much, Art” Continue reading
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