Matheson Clan Crest Sgian Dubh, Scottish Knife
SCOTTISH CLAN CREST SGIAN DUBH
This beautiful Sgian Dubh or traditional Scottish black handled knife is available mounted with your Clan crest in lead free pewter or fine sterling silver.
This brand new Sgian Dubh is 7-1/2” long by 1-3/8” wide with a stainless steel blade and nickel silver plated fittings. The top has an imitation topaz, sapphire blue or emerald green synthetic stone.
The Clan crest is surrounded by a detailed belt and buckle design upon which is inscribed your clan motto in raised relief lettering. In ancient times, the chief of the Clan presented to his clansmen his crest for them to wear as a symbol of their loyalty and Clan affiliation. Each piece is exquisitely handcrafted in high detail in sterling silver. The Clan Crest is 11/16" (19.5mm) in diameter.
Please note this item is made to order but takes less than a few days. Every Clan is available. To complete your special order add your Clan name in the comment area when ordering. This sgian dubh is very well made but the handle and sheath is a resin material and the fittings are plated. A "genuine" old sgian dubh with seling silver fittings sells for over $1,000.00 This sgian dubh is an economy model.
THE ORIGIN OF THE "SGIAN DUBH"
The distant 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 hand carved from black bog wood and the blade would become dark through use and age.
A second theory is that it originated from the dark or sinister nature of an easily concealed weapon - which is why it has become traditional to keep the Sgian Dubh in open view in the top of the stocking whilst wearing Highland attire, to show that its wearer is amongst friends and has no ill intent.
The Sgian Dubh was not, is not and should not be considered a weapon!
Our company has been in the Scottish Clan crest business for over forty years. We are now making Clan jewelry for the children and grandchildren of our first customers.