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Isle of Jura Whisky Festival Sgian Brew

This Sgian Brew was a special project I crafted after visiting the Isle of Jura and attending the annual Whisky Festival. I’d been planning to get to this festival for a while as I grew up on the island and … Continue reading

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Sgian Dubh and Sgian Brew Matched Set with Isle of Jura Whisky barrel and Aberdeen Granite

Sgian Dubh and Sgian Brew Matched Set with Isle of Jura Whisky barrel and Aberdeen GraniteHere’s a special set commissioned by Ella in California (who is originally from Aberdeen).
It comprises of a matched set of Sgian Dubh and Sgian Brew with handles carved from an Isle of Jura Whisky barrel and Aberdeen Granite pommel stones set in Sterling Silver fittings. The silver kilt pin also features the same Aberdeen Granite, cut from the same piece of stone as the pommels.
Ella has kindly allowed us to quote from her email;
“Received the parcel safely today, Thank you ! – – – EXQUISITE ! Every piece ! I am so happy with everything – unbelievably beautiful – – – I am lost for words at your craftsmanship, a true Artisan – your engraving is superb — the Jura Whisky Barrel, Aberdeen Granite components, I am so happy that I have done this and over the moon with the beautiful pieces and your wonderful work — The wooden Presentation Boxes are exquisite. My best to the both of you, Slainte mhath, Ella” Continue reading

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A Family Set of Sgian Dubhs Carved from an Isle of Jura Whisky Barrel

A Family Set of Sgian Dubhs
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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A ‘Sgian Brew’ from an Isle of Jura Whisky Barrel

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This ‘Sgian Brew’ was carved from an Isle of Jura Whisky barrel, above. When I lived there we fed our cattle on the draft from the distillery. I’ll need to return to the island to get some more !
Customer comments below;
“Just to let you know that the above arrived safe and sound in today’s post. The Sgian Brew is even more attractive ‘in the flesh’ than it was on your website, and I’m very pleased with the engraving. I know my husband will love it.”
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