Sgian Dubh

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by R APPLEBY, Jul 20, 2014.



    Mar 11, 2003
    Hi all, Just finished this Sgian Dubh today and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.


    Blade; 3 1/2 inch flat ground alabama damascus with a scalloped spine and a 1 3/4 inch fuller.

    Handle; Whitetail deer crown with Damascus inset in the crown.

    Fittings; Nickel

    OAL; 7 1/4 inches

    Sheath; 8/9oz leather with Black leather liner and boot clip.


    Thanks for looking

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  2. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    that's really cool. I dig the damascus antler root
  3. gregorio


    Nov 9, 2007
    yeah, the damascus insert in the pommel is pretty nice.


    Mar 11, 2003
    Thanks all
  5. pootsythesamurai

    pootsythesamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    you don't see many sgian dubh about - wish more makers would try their hands at them. Really like this one and really like the sheath clip system.

    Great job.
  6. Pete_H


    Dec 27, 2011
    Very, VERY cool.
  7. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    I spent about half a day in Edinburgh, Scotland two years ago trying to find a well made authentic Sgain's why:

    "Possession of certain Sgian Dubh’s illegal. This law has been introduced in order to crack down on the inherent knife crime and concealed weapon culture found in Scotland’s streets(enacted around 2010).

    Shops and online retailers selling any form of knife have been warned to keep them to less than three and a half inches in length but this has led to a large outcry from Scottish highland dress retailers who believe that this law will hit consumers and tourists who want to buy “heritage or highland dress products” the hardest.

    Under the far-reaching proposals anyone buying a knife in the restricted category would have to produce photographic ID, and the dealers would have to keep a record of customers and the knives sold.

    During its consultation on the controversial plans, a government spokesman said: “This may be a consequence of the scheme, but there is no practical way of exempting tourists from the requirements of the licensing scheme.

    “Tourists will still be able to make purchases of sgian dubhs or other small knives that have a length of blade of under three and a half inches, as these will be exempt from the licensing laws.”

    I wanted one with a 4"+ blade...good ones are expensive.....Three and a half inches for a good fixed blade, especially one with this type of construction is a little on the small side for it's kind of funny that a knife design so completely Scottish is one that I will have to order by a craftsman other than a Scot.

    Your rendition has some nice lines to it, Mr. Appleby.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson


    Mar 11, 2003
    Thanks all,

    Thanks STeven, I was stationed in the UK for three years in the 80's, last year we went back for vacation. I'm glad I don't live there. Knife shows are a thing of the past and the poor buggers can't even have a knife with a locking blade.
  9. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Great use of whitetail crown stag ! :thumbup:
    Very cool Sgian Dubh, thanks for showing !

  10. Tripletap1


    Jul 13, 2014
    Take My Money!!!!
    She's a beaut!!!
  11. lmbhami


    Aug 20, 2008
    Nice work Bob Glad too see you are getting back to making a few


    Mar 11, 2003
    Thanks again all

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