Custom Dragon’s Breath Forge is a partnership of Jamie Lundell and Matthew Parkinson–two experienced bladesmiths with a passion for the craft. The knife was hidden under the arm or down the back of the neck and was used as a sudden strike weapon. Here are the knives. We search out horns that have slight milky streaks to add interest to our knives and then air-dry them for over a year before using them. All my A sgian dubh that’s uncluttered, honest, real and (we think) very beautiful. The celtic knotwork patterns are cut with a hand file and then joined to a plain silver backplate, which is blackened to make the knotwork designs stand out. The sgian dubh is absolutely gorgeous. It is everything I expected in quality and looks – a terrific piece of kit. 969-2424. Paddy Smyth is a knife maker who makes a diverse range of handmade knives including bushcraft knives and deerstalker knives. Welcome to the Scottish Sgian Dubh Collection, Hand Crafted. Our traditional sgian dubhs are not just beautiful but are also functional. traditional spine grooves/partially serrated spine, and a deep, full Natural materials and genuine craftsmanship mean that each sgian dubh is unique; a real alternative to mass produced and soul-less plastic. checkerboard pattern, Sterling silver fittings, Ivory inlay, and a Our designs are intentionally simple and elegant allowing the beauty of our natural materials and the skills of our craftsmen to shine through. The Real Sgian Dubh Co. hand-crafts beautiful, limited edition sgian dubhs in natural materials of buffalo horn, wood, silver and steel. Knives are designed for use in field and forest, in kitchen and workshop from the finest materials, made with the meticulous eye for detail of an award winning craftsman with 40 years experience. FK13 6PJ I am more than happy with it, and I am sure my fiance will be too! @2006 Michael H. Mara, This Sgian Dubh has a 4 7/8” Have some pride and wear a real sgian dubh! Scotland, UK, (+44) 7962 993105 Fiddleback Forge Handmade Knives. They come with a choice of stainless steel or Damascus steel blades and all our dubhs are properly sharp. currently available, as described in the captions. We pay our craftsmen significantly above the market price for their labour and we pay them in advance or very promptly. If I know of anyone in the market for one of these quality knives, I will definitely send them your way. The Red stag horn is from hunting estates in Scotland and the blade is made from the finest british steel(4/40c) with mounts made from Nickel Silver and Hallmarked Silver or 9ct Gold. This beautiful early Dirk features a 12 1/2" hand forged and shaped blade made out of traditional 1084 steel. I can duplicate a Don’t wear plastic tat. Great job on the incredible service, and thank you so much! Give a gift that will be passed down the generations. Some are sold, and some are Some are sold, and some are currently available, as described in the captions. Copyright © Scottish Knife Collection | Site Designed by. Tillicoultry All Sgian Dubhs (the Black Knife ) are hand crafted in Scotland.The Red stag horn is from hunting estates in Scotland and the blade is made from the finest british steel(4/40c) with mounts made from Nickel Silver and Hallmarked Silver or 9ct Gold. Guarantee. We live in a world of identikit mass-production. Sadly, the sgian dubh, a traditional Scottish knife and symbol of Scotland’s pride and fighting spirit is now often no more than a lump of moulded plastic with a blade that you can bend with your teeth. We offer an alternative; a handmade sgian dubh that’s made with pride and attention to detail by skilled craftsmen. nickel, and hardened to HRC 60. We offer an alternative; a handmade sgian dubh that’s made with pride and attention to detail by skilled craftsmen. Pride of Scotland Sgian Dubh Knife £5 from the sale of each sgian dubh goes to support health and development work in Nepal. and chefs. Finally, a no nonsense real Sgian Dubh (as the name of the company states) instead of all these fancy fakes out there. Made by skilled craftsmen in the Himalayas. Like a fingerprint, no two horns are the same so that each sgian dubh is absolutely unique in its final appearance. The A KILTED gentleman is not dressed if he does not wear a Sgian Dubh with his KILT. Our designs are intentionally simple and elegant allowing the beauty of our natural materials and the … SOLD. Each unique knife is made by hand at the Fiddleback Forge shop. If you gave a knife as a gift, it symbolises Trust, as you were giving something that could take your life. Master knifemaker and designer, Andy Roy, … the Pride Of Scotland tartan: Michael H Mara   sales@radharcknives.com         (708) We hold ourselves to high standards of quality and design, as well as standards of performance. handle is Afzelia burl with Lapis Lazuli and Sugilite inlaid into a Every knife comes with a certificate of authenticity.The Sgian Dubh is a must when worn with the kilt. Our horn sgian dubhs are made from the horn of the domesticated Asian buffalo. The sheaths are covered with goat skin leather. sold knife, or work with you to create a custom piece. The idea of it being worn in the hose (sock) with the top showing was a sign that you were open and not trying to conceal anything that might be a threat to your host, but you were still armed and could defend yourself. The purely hand-crafted knives are especially desirable since they are designed for hard use with fantastic ergonomics and feature beautiful materials. Our philosophy is simple; we want to make real and genuine sgian dubhs that will bring enjoyment to our customers and their succeeding generations. Email: info@scottishknifecollection.co.uk. Fine quality handmade knives made by master craftsman Tim Chilcott at Green Man Knives. Michael H Mara sales@radharcknives.com (708) 969-2424 . carved Ivory pommel. alastair@sgiandubh.scot, It is everything I expected in quality and looks –, It is absolutely beautiful. Lead time for The Black in the name does not mean the colour, it was black meaning hidden, bad or a black deed. All Sgian Dubhs (the Black Knife ) are hand crafted in Scotland. custom orders is currently 6 to 8 weeks. dagger point, convex ground, random pattern Damascus blade with Then, the four bands are then shaped on a tiny anvil before we finally fit them to the sgian dubh. $727. Here are the knives. 85 Fir Park The Sgian Dubh is 9 1/4” overall. The original is housed in the National Museum of Scotland located in Edinburgh Scotland. Fiddleback Forge’s knives are highly sought after by knife aficionados and avid outdoorsmen alike. Pride of Scotland Sgian Dubh Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs. Here, for reference, is a swatch of It is absolutely beautiful. You have certainly exceeded your aim in producing the highest quality of work. You have certainly exceeded your aim in producing the highest quality of work. knives come with a Lifetime Fine handmade custom knives Sgian Dubhs Highland Dirks handcarved Celtic knotwork Viking daggers Folders Historical knife reproductions Seax Tanto Hand forged Clay tempered blades Skye Knives , Glendale, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WY. All the silver in our sgian dubhs is Sterling quality, hallmarked in Edinburgh by the Assay Office of Scotland. blade fuller. The Damascus is hand forged from cable, 15N20, 1095, and Sadly, the sgian dubh, a traditional Scottish knife and symbol of Scotland’s pride and fighting spirit is now often no more than a lump of moulded plastic with a blade that you can bend with your teeth. Alloa Call or email to arrange a commission or purchase. Each sgian dubh has four Sterling silver bands. this site is Copyrighted 2002 ~ 2013. All content on Our craftsmen make each one individually by hand from sheet silver. handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, Smyth knives are current members of the design and Craft Council of Ireland and are one of only a handful of knife makers in Ireland. The blade also carries a hand scraped fuller on both sides of the blade as well as decorative piercings.