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Sgian Dubh in Scottish Burr Wych Elm and Scottish Yew

Sgian Dubh in Scottish Burr Wych Elm and Scottish Yew
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The Sgian Dubh is a ceremonial dagger traditionally worn (tucked int the sock) as part of Scottish Highland dress along with a kilt. The translation is Gaelic is knife of dagger for "Sgian" and black for "Dubh".
This knife handle is made from some locally sourced Burr Wych Elm. Mid-browns, intricate burr pattern, streaks of green and a golden iridescence always make this one of my most popular woods. For a professional finish i have used some locally sourced Scottish Yew for a centre to lock the knife tang and outer scales together. The creamy orange of Yew in this case complements the Burr Wych Elm perfectly .I have shaped the handle to a traditional Sgian Dubh design which is very comfortable in the hand and on the leg.
To finish and protect the handle i have initially used Shellac Sealer and Cellulose thinners to give a stable base and make the colour pop. I then hand brush 3 coats of Polyurethane lacquer, this is probably the hardest wearing finish for wood and leaves a hard mid-gloss sheen.
Comes complete with embossed black leather sheath and black presentation box.
Overall length 172mm x 29mm wide x 13mm thick.
Blade length 82mm x 25mm wide.


Part of my new range of wedding gifts that include Cufflinks and Kilt Pins. Sgian Dubhs are revered objects steeped in folklore. Some command crazy prices so my main intention here was to make the highest quality Sgian Dubh that would showcase the beauty of the materials that i choose to work. With this in mind i thought why not add two of these amazing materials for the price of one, this is why every one of my kilt knifes have either two wood combinations or antler and wood combination. They look spectacular, are built as heirloom pieces so fully expect them to span generations and I'm confident that they are the best value for quality on the market.

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