Scottish Sgain Dubh

Daggers » Period Daggers ID: AH3255F

Information for Scottish Sgain Dubh:

carved Wood Handle 
Leather Covered Scabbard

The Sgian Dubh is a ceremonial dagger (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of the modern Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. It is worn tucked into the hose with only the pommel visible. Particularly in the Catholic Church, that clergy do not wear the Sgian Dubh. Although it was originally a utility item, clergy do not carry weapons, or even a blade when it was in fashion to do so, and the tradition carries onto the sgian. The sgian dubh may have evolved from the sgian achlais, a dagger that could be concealed under the armpit. Used by the Scots of the 17th and 18th centuries, this knife was slightly larger than the average modern sgian dubh and was carried in the upper sleeve or lining of the body of the jacket

Manufactured by: DeepeekaMaterials used: Carbon steel

Overall length: 17.5cm
Blade length: 8.5cm



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Scottish Sgain Dubh

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