Celtic Art Pewter Sgian Dubh
The sgian dubh is literally the black or dark knife in Scots Gaelic. It has been an essential part of both formal and informal highland dress since the early 1800's. Traditionally, it is placed in the hose, or long sock, on the same side as the dominant hand of the wearer. The dubh, or dark part of the name, is reputed to refer to the fact that it wasonce a hidden weapon. Today, the handle is left on view to confirm the wearer bears no ill will to his host, though it remains handy if needed.
All Macintyres' sgian dubhs are handmade in Scotland by Celtic Art.