Vintage 1959 Sterling Celtic Silver Skean Dubh - SOLD

Thomas Ebbutts 1959 Edinburgh engraved celtic knot silver sgian dubh. 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.

Vintage 1959 Sterling Silver Sgian Dubh

Vintage sterling silver sgian dubh with ribbon handle. Hallmarked Thomas Kerr Ebbutt Edinburgh 1959 Leather covered and celtic engraved silver mounted scabbard. In good used vintage condition.


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 jewelry page. 

stone Thomas Ebbutts 1959 Edinburgh engraved celtic knot silver sgian dubh
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