Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937

Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937



Here on offer is a Scottish Sgain Dubh with silver fitting dating to 1937.

The knife itself has a hand carved ebony wood handle with thistle designs and is topped with a silver cap in which is set a stunning amber coloured citrine cut stone.

The base of the hilt is finished with a solid silver collar that fits snuggly over the scabbard throat silver fitting.
The short blade is beautifully made and still has a needle sharp point. The blade has a blood grove on both sides and half the top edge has been worked along the edge. The blade still retains its red felt washer. There is some greying to the finish near the hilt, which may polish out, as it doesn’t appear to be pitted.

The black grained leather-covered scabbard is in great condition with just one tiny scuff.
Both the worked metal fittings are hallmarked solid silver and the scabbard throat is shaped to only allow the blade to be inserted, one way.


The silver fittings where assayed in Birmingham in 1937, date letter “N”.
There is a makers mark J.C & S which stands for Joseph Cook & Son Ltd, of Hiberian Works, Livery Street, Birmingham, England.

The sgian-dubh is a small, single-edged knife (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland Dress along with the Kilt.
Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese - as well as serving for other more general day to day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible.

The knife in the scabbard measures 7.25” (18.2cm) long with the blade measuring just 3.1” (8cm).

With the scabbard it weighs 71g.

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Code: 50006

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