Antique Vintage WW1 EPNS Skean Dubh SOLD

ww1 scottish antique sgian dubh for sale - online scottish vintage highland wear for kilts. Our range of fine antique and collectible skean dubh's and Highland dirks date from the Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian style to regimental patterns of WW1 - WW2 and will be a wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection.

antique 1911 sterling silver Edinburgh sgian dubh for sale- Scottish antique and vintage skean dubh's for sale online direct from Scotland.

The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning "black knife", where "black" may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that "black" means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife's origin and the meaning of "Dubh" in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, ('Mattucashlass'), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, ('Sgian dubh').

For modern versions of this classic Scottish regimental patterns and civilian styles made to order please see the silver skean dubh page. Scottish sgian dubh, sgian dubh and Highland Scottish dirks for sale.

Antique WW1 EPNS Sgian Dubh

Vintage WW1 sgian dubh with ribbon handle Leather covered  EPNS mounted scabbard. In good used vintage condition. Originally owned by Joseph Campbell. Born circa 1885 eldest of six from Mauchline, Ayrshire. Son of John and Harriet Campbell. They moved to Glasgow in the early 1890’s. Joseph married Hannah in about 1907 he served in WW1 in the Royal engineers as a sapper. After WW1 he emigrated to Canada , they eventually settled in Detroit USA. He died in the early 1950’s.

We are also selling his WW1 medals on the regimental insignia page.


Our range of new fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh's and dirks made by the Regimental silversmith and Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh and our regimental silversmith in Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewellery page. 

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