Sgian Dubh


The black wooden handle of this Sgian Dubh is carved on one side and smooth on the other and has embossed nickel silver fittings. The sharp blade is made of 1055 high carbon steel. Sheath included. Overall length 6-9/16 inches.
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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. The term Sgian Dubh itself actually means black-handled knife.
Our high carbon steel Sgian Dubh has a black wooden handle that is carved on one side and smooth on the other. Embossed nickel silver fittings feature a thistle motif. Comes with a sheath. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts and comes factory sharp.


Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length6-9/16"
Blade Length3-1/4"
Blade Width3/4"
Blade Thickness3/16"
Material1065 High Carbon Steel
EdgeFactory Sharpened


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A wonderful blade!
Love These knives!!!  Bought one for myself Son-in-Law and his Father!  Each one was GREAT!!
- Ray, January 02, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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Not bad
I had long looked for a relatively authentic to period sgian dubh that can be tactical without spending several hundred dollars. This is the closest that I have found. Although I ordered it sharpened, it really only comes with your standard semi sharp edge. If you want it truly sharp, you’re going to have to finish the job. All in all, it’s a really nice blade, but you may want to just order it  unsharpened and do it yourself if you require a sharp edge.
- Eric, December 06, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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High Quality
Really nice addition to my Highland outfit.  I ordered mine sharpened for the sake of authenticity.
- Mike, November 28, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Sturdy Sgain Dubh
As a Museum Replicas customer for over thirty years I am pleased to say that your products continue to impress and live up to the quality that I have come to expect from you.  This small knife is everything it was advertised to be.
- Eugene, October 13, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Well-Made; Less Expensive Than The Competition.
Well-made. The wood handle is so smooth on the back it looks like plastic, but the carving on the front is precise. The sheath fits well, but will be all but invisible as it will be in my piper's hose. Blade is good steel - I will sharpen it myself. No sense having a "black knife" with no edge! ERSJR
- Edmund R., October 12, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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The blade was very well made, the sheath was not as great. Payed for it to be sharped, it was sharp but not as but as i would have liked.
- Damion, August 10, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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Not made as well as i had hoped.  the fittings look plastic and the leather sheath is just a piece of plastic wraped in leather.  the blade is ok.
- Guest, May 21, 2009
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The metal is well made and the scabbard is sturdy. The handle on mine was chipped, revealing a white wood under the paint. Overall, a good blade!
- Brad, December 25, 2008
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