Antique - Vintage Sgian Dubh’s & Highland Dirks

We have a passion for fine antique and collectible sgian dubh's and Highland dirks. We source antique Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian styles and regimental patterns of WW1 - WW2. Our sgian dubh and dirk range make wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection. In addition to the antique range we also make wonderul new silver sgian dubh for clients, these will become truely desirable antiques of the future. 

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').

If you are looking for an antique or vintage sgian dubh and would like to be added to our free wants list, please email us.

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