This Sgian Dubh has a forged blade of sharpened damascus steel. The grip is black-stained wood finished with brass studs. The bolster and pommel are brass and the sheath is thick black leather with a stitched construction and a riveted belt loop.
This is a more rustic form of the Sgian Dubh and a practical fighting version of the often highly embellished forms typical of the later Highland Dress.
An easily concealed self-defense knife, the Highlanders Sgian-Dubh was a trusty blade, ready to be drawn with a quick draw from a hidden, concealed pocket in his coat or stocking. Though he would surrender his weapons at the entrance of anothers home as a guest, the Highlander kept his Sgian Dubh on his person. He would have made it visible as a courtesy to his host, but even within his home he would keep it, though this was typically to ensure he was armed in the case of an armed incursion from foes from the outside, rather than fear of treachery from a trusted host..
A matching Dirk for this Sgian Dubh is available separately and is linked with a thumbnail in the ”also available” section of this page.