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  The Sgian Dubh
This theory contends that the sgian dubh evolved from the sgian achlais (ochles), the armpit dagger mentioned in connection with the Scots in the 17th and 18th centuries.
This was a knife slightly larger than today's sgian dubh that was carried in the upper sleeve of the jacket and drawn from the inside through the armhole, or possibly in the lining of the body of the jacket under the left arm; the references are unclear.
As time went on and the sgian dubh was accepted as a full partner to the dirk, it began to be decorated in the same way as the dirk, and frequently made en suite with it, kept in the same fitted wooden case with its larger companion.
www.oregonknifeclub.org /dubh.html   (2001 words)

  
 Clan Tartan Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dubh is translated from Gaelic as fl, darkness or hidden and it is this word which evokes the true history of this unique item.
There is also a thory which suggests that the Sgian dubh evolved from the sgian achlais (ochles), the "armpit dagger" mentioned in connection with the Scots in the 17th and 18th century.
The early sgian dubhs were often crudely made by local Scottish smiths, they were made with antler horn handles and were mounted in brass, with a simple leather sheath.
www.foreverscotland.com /clan/index.cfm?action=article&articleID=1080   (1983 words)

  
 Sgians Dubh
Sgian Dubh is the Gaelic for "fl knife." This name may have come from the dark color of the knives or because of the fact that they were hidden.
The earliest depiction of a sgian dubh being worn is in an 1815 portrait of Colonel Alasdair Ronaldson MacDonnell of Glengarry, currently on display in the Scottish Tartans Museum.
This sgian dubh is made from real African fl wood (the same wood used in the finer bagpipes), carved into a thistle at the top, and mounted with a silver thistle.
giftshop.scottishtartans.org /blackknife.html   (1260 words)

  
 Scottish Wedding Shop
Sgian dubh with resin stag horn effect handle and stainless steel blade - leather sheath.
Sgian dubh with ornate celtic design in polished pewter on handle and scabbard.
Dummy sgian dubh - Perfect for the budget outfit and ideal for casual wear this sgian dhu is made from one piece of moulded plastic.
www.scotclans.com /shopping/wedding_sgiandubhs.html   (282 words)

  
 Scottish Sgian Dubh Knives and Dirk at The Harp and Dragon
The sgian dubh is a Scottish knife that is worn on the calf of the leg (tucked into your sock) in highland wear; "sgian dubh" is Gaelic for "fl knife" and is pronounced "skin doo." The commonest spelling is sgian dubh, but sgian dhu and other spelling variations are also allowable.
This is a nice sgian dubh for anyone who does not want to risk wearing a sharp blade; also a good choice for young people.
Sgian dubh is about 8" long and comes with a warning that the blade is sharp.
www.harpanddragon.com /sgiandhu.htm   (947 words)

  
 ScotClans - Sgian Dubhs
The Deluxe sgian dubhs come in a beautiful presentation box and most of our solid sheath range are also boxed.
Horn handle sgian dubh with damascus steel blade, the damascus steel finish has a unique 'rippled' effect formed by the way the steel is folded during the manufacture of the blade.
Dummy sgian dubh - Perfect for the budget outfit and ideal for casual wear this sgian dubh is made from one piece of moulded plastic.
www.scotclans.com /shopping/kilt_accs_sgian.html   (630 words)

  
 ScotClans - The story behind the sgian dubh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The relatively small size of the Sgian Dubh was deemed acceptable and it therefore became a popular utility knife.
The Sgian Dubh is worn tucked into the sock.
Sgian dubh handles are made from a variety of materials such as ebony or antler horn and decorated with jewels metal or leatherwork.
www.scotclans.com /story/sgain_dubh.html   (151 words)

  
 Sharpened Sgian Dubh - Swords from Museum Replicas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A Scottish tradition, the original Sgian Dubhs were frequently worn under the shirt close to the armpit.
Now it is traditional for the Sgian Dubh to be worn in the stocking of the Highlander, and the knife is frequently called a "stocking dirk".
Our Sgian Dubh which weighs less than 2 oz., has a fl wooden handle that is carved on one side, smooth on the other.
www.museumreplicas.com /webstore/eCat/sharpened_sgian_dubh.aspx   (122 words)

  
 Accessories - Sgian Dubh's & Dirks
Sgian Dubh is gaelic for fl (dubh) dagger (sgian)as invaraibly the handle was carved from fl bog oak.
The Sgian Dubh was only exhibited in the presence of a host out of courtesy, and thus placed in the wearer's hose in a obvious position.
The Targe is available as a wall decoration only (as the sgian dubh's are not removable).
www.glenhire.demon.co.uk /sgian_dubh.htm   (256 words)

  
 darachweb Sgian Dubh
A Sgian Dubh is a small, Scottish knife that is often worn in the leg of the stocking when wearing a kilt.
The true origin of the Sgian Dubh is not known.
Another theory is that the Sgian Dubh has developed from the small skinning knife that was part of a typical set of hunting- or Grallochknives (to pull the entrails out of a deer).
www.darachweb.com /swords/SgianDubhInfo.html   (510 words)

  
 Sgian Dubhs and Dirks: Border Art - Our Irish and Scottish clan crest merchandise will help you discover the lands of ...
Sgian Dubhs and Dirks: Border Art - Our Irish and Scottish clan crest merchandise will help you discover the lands of your ancestors and the origins of your clan or family name.
Our Sgian Dubhs and Dirks are manufactured in Scotland to the highest standards of quality.
The Lomond is a new dress Sgian Dubh with a leather covered sheath and four mounts.
www.borderart.com /sgiandubhs.asp   (335 words)

  
 Sgian Dubhs - Real Scottish woodhandle knifes and Kilt accessories made in the Scottish Highlands
Primarily I was looking for an authentic style Sgian Dubh with a real wooden handle that was traditionally decorative and functional and which looked natural when worn with the kilt.
The origins of the name Sgian Dubh (Gaelic for Black Knife) are thought to have emerged from this knife's dark appearance - the early handles were often made from dark bog wood and the blade would become dark through use and age.
Sgian Dubh is Gaelic for Black Knife and often misspelled skean dhu, sgain dhubh, skean doo, sgians dhus, etc.
www.rainnea.com /sgian-dubhs.htm   (725 words)

  
 Sgian Dubhs
This Sgian Dubh shows St Andrew and the Saltire and is that worn by Her Majesty's Black Watch. It is also perfectly proper for civilians to wear this. It has a silver top, a fine hand carved ebony handle and a Sheffield steel blade. More info..
This Sgian Dubh was commissioned to include the Regimental Badge of Her Majesty's Scots Guards. It has a silver top, a fine hand carved ebony handle and a Sheffield steel blade. We are happy to discuss making this Sgian Dubh with any Regimental Cap Badge.
This Sgian Dubh is similar to the Regimental knife but without the crest. It has a silver top, a fine hand carved ebony handle and a Sheffield steel blade. More info..
www.highlandclans.co.uk /Sgian_Dubhs.html   (401 words)

  
 Buy Dress Sgian Dubhs from Scottish Kilts
The Sgian Dubh has a strong place in the history and hearts of all Scots.
Sgian is the Gaelic general word for "blade" or "knife" and is applied to everyday items.
The "Day sgian dubh" bears a strong resemblance to the ancient utility knife and is generally wood or horn handle with a leather sheath.
scottishkilts.net /store/dress_sgian_dubhs.html   (338 words)

  
 Clan Sgian
Gem stone top and a traditional fl handle are some of the wonderful features of this Sgian Dubh.
Sgian is a Gaelic word for knife, and Dubh is the Gaelic for the color fl.
But the tradition is that the small knife was kept in the folds of the great kilt to conceal it, usually fl in color.
www.kilts.com /clan_sgian.htm   (264 words)

  
 Sgian Dubh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In areas with "zero tolerance" weapons polices or heightened security concerns, the wearing of the sgian dubh as part of traditional Scottish dress has sometimes created controversy.
The sgian dubh has been banned on a number of occasions in the USA [1] and even in Scotland [2].
As with many other knives and cutting tools, air travellers have to put their sgian dubh in checked baggage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sgian_Dubh   (618 words)

  
 Sgian Dubh from The Celtic Croft
Tucked into the top of your kilt hose or boot, the Sgian Dubh is a necessary accessory to finish your ensemble.
For sgian dubh history and information, see this excellent article, originally published in the Highlander Magazine.
Complemented by a hardwood sheath and embossed fittings, this sgian dhub is a piece that any highlander would be proud to carry.
www.kilts-n-stuff.com /Weaponry/sgian_dubh.html   (199 words)

  
 Sgian Dubhs
SD5 is a Sterling silver mounted sgians dubh with a semi precious smokey quartz top.
SD6 is a Sterling silver mounted sgian dubh with a plain silver top.
SD11 is an Electroplated metal mounted sgian dubh with an imitation smokey quartz stone top.
www.kiltsandbagpipes.co.uk /shop/Highland_DressSgian_Dubhs.html   (435 words)

  
 Sgian Dubh
The sgian dubh is a traditional Scottish knife worn as part of ceremonial Highland clothing.
Look closely and you'll see that most sgian dubhs are now made with moulded plastic handles and sheaths.
Whether you are looking for something to complement highland clothing, a gift with a difference, or simply appreciate the beauty of a traditional knife made with skill and dedication, we hope you will enjoy viewing and one day owning a Real Sgian Dubh.
www.sgiandubh.biz   (171 words)

  
 Kiltmakers.com: Sgian Dubh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As the word 'fl' means secret or hidden, this weapon was hidden in socks only to be used as a last resort.
Sgian Dubh come in a large range of designs and specifications.
Some Sgian Dubhs are hand crafted in ebony or mahogany and mounted on hallmarked solid silver and are a good investment for the future.
www.kiltmakers.com /shop.asp?category=55   (85 words)

  
 Sgian Dubh - Traditional Scottish Knife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
No Scottish outfit is complete without a Sgian Dubh tucked in the kilt hose.
We sometimes make sgian dubh knives for stock but often they are made to order matching your individual requirements.
As a guide, sgian dubh prices usually range between £1,700.00 and £2,800.00 depending on the materials used, the type of blade, the precious stones and any other relevant factors.
www.duncan-house.com /knives/sgiandubh   (138 words)

  
 Sgian Dubh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Use a standard silver polish, which should be applied and polished off in straight (rather than circular) strokes using a soft cloth.
To keep your sgian dubh in good condition you should avoid extremes of temperature (such as leaving it in the sun or on top of a heater) and exposure to water (no problem with the occasional Scottish shower).
Real Sgian Dubhs can be used for real cutting but this will lead to some scratching of the polished surface.
www.sgiandubh.biz /care.php   (335 words)

  
 Sgian Dubh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Sgian Dubh is a Scottish tradition and is probably as well known, if not better, than the claymore.
The original Sgian Dubhs were frequently worn under the shirt close to the armpit.
This version, which weighs less than 2 oz., has a fl wooden handle that is carved on one side, smooth on the other.
www.thesteelsource.com /html/mr3017.htm   (112 words)

  
 Hanwei Regimental Dirk and Sgian Dubh
This Sgian Dubh (SH2029) rivals those of the Victorian era.
Unlike other modern Sgian Dubhs that are decorative at best, our SH2029 is both handsome and fully functional, with a high-carbon fileworked damascus blade, full length tang and a basket-weave hardwood grip topped by a royal purple crystal.
Complimented by a hardwood sheath and embossed fittings, the Sgian Dubh is a piece that any highlander would be proud to carry.
www.thesteelsource.com /html/hanweiregimentaldirk.htm   (149 words)

  
 SGIAN DUBH by Hugh Lorimer
So the idea for the SGIAN DUBH (pronounced skee an doo) came from a team racer.
The side stick is a slider type and the same push rod operates both elevators and ailerons.
Right is an early cockpit view of the SGIAN DUBH (no engine fitted at this stage).
members.cox.net /rebid/HLorimer.html   (636 words)

  
 Buy Engraved Thistle Sgian Dubh With Crest from Scottish Kilts
This beautiful Sgian Dubh was designed by Heraldic Engraver Ian Grant of Edinburgh and features 4 part pewter metalwork with a stunningly detailed Thistle design.
The Sgian Dubh is available in Nickel, Silver, Gold and Antique finish (illustrated here in Antique) and is supplied in an attractive presentation box.
Due to the work involved this Sgian Dubh is made to order, so please allow 3 weeks for delivery.
scottishkilts.net /products/dress_sgian_dubhs/engraved_thistle_sgian_dubh_with_crest.html   (340 words)

  
 Sgian Dubhs
We were buying Sgian Dubhs from several sources because no one manufacturer offered all that we wanted.
Now you can purchase the highest quality Sgian Dubhs with confidence and we have done all the searching for you.
We have found a single Sgian Dubh maker with the the variety and quality that will hold up under the highest scrutiny.
www.kilts.com /sgiandubhs.htm   (209 words)

  
 Sgian Dubh, Stag Horn handmade in Scotland
Sgian Dubh, gaelic for "dark knife" is a mainstay for any good Scot.
Worn mostly in the boot, sock or sleeve, this little knife, with it's stag handle, is reminiscent of an older time in Scotland.
Still worn today with dress kilts, this is handmade in Scotland.
www.gothicfantasy.com /dagger/SgianDubh.html   (47 words)

  
 Authentic Sgian Dubh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The original Sgian Dubhs were frequently worn under the shirt close to the armpit, and were considered knives of last resort.
A hidden reserve to be brought forth only when the swords and pikes had failed (later, guns took the place of pikes).
This Sgian Dubh weighs less than 2oz., has a fl wooden handle that is carved on one side, smooth on the other.
www.kultofathena.com /3-017.html   (183 words)

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