Traditional Highland Dress Accessory, Sgian Dubh, Kilt knife
This is a lovely example of an artisan-made Scottish Highland sgian dubh, in the traditional vintage Victorian or Edwardian style. It is unused.
It has been very carefully and neatly constructed, using a roe-deer antler for the handle and a damascus-steel blade. The antler is very nicely shaped to a black-horn collar that fits flush with the tooled leather sheath.
Great care has been taken by the maker to retain as much of the natural character of the materials, with the finish and polishing enhancing all the elements. The result is a one-off, truly unique example - a collector's piece.
Both the antler crown and the horn collar have been finely polished, to give an ivory-like finish to the antler and high shine to the horn. The blade shows a very attractive damascus pattern to the steel. The leather sheath has simple decorative impressed tooling, and has a pleasing sheen.
Overall, the sgian dubh measures 6 7/8" (175mm) with a 3 1/2" (90mm) blade. Sheathed, it is 7 1/8" (182mm). The blade is 15/16" (24mm) wide.
Please note: for both buyer and seller confidence, this item will only be sent with tracked and insured postage from France. It requires a signature on receipt.