SALE DOZEN! Sgian Dubh, Skean Du - Yellow Gem and Piper

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 01, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Click an Image to Enlarge SALE DOZEN! Sgian Dubh, Skean Du - Yellow Gem and Piper

Sgian Dubh, Skean Du - Scottish Dagger
Spelled any number of different ways, this traditional "black knife" or "hidden dagger" started out as a concealed weapon, but by the time of Queen Victoria, it was the height of fashion to wear in the top of your kilt hose or sock.
This is a very nice and inexpensive version of this traditional knife design. It is created in a similar variant to that design most often seen used as a sock dagger. The entire knife is of a nicely flat design to fit comfortably in a sock without any uncomfortable bulges or pulling. The resin handle is molded into the classic basketweave design, with a pewter tone medal of a knight's belt, with 'Gaelic Piper' written in it, surrounding the image of a Piper pressed into the center of the handle. T is a band of pewter tone decorative work at the base of the handle and a matching band of pewter tone decorative work at the pommel, accenting the yellow pommel gem. The matching sheath is molded resin in a leather texture with pewter tone fittings decorated with the scottish thistle. The steel blade has the traditional scalloped filework along it's spine and is quite sharp along the other edge and tip. The entire knife measures 7.25 inches with a 3.5 inch blade.

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