Sgian Dubh dirk

Sgian Dubh

The Sgian Dubh is the traditional Scottish dirk used for centuries as a weapon and known to non-Scots as the dirk worn with highland dress. It is pronounced (Skeen’ Doo) which is the source of an occasionally seen spelling variant, skean-dhu.

The Sgian Dubh began life as a short utility knife but gained cultural importance when the English proscribed Scots from carrying weapons and wearing the kilt. Sgian is the Gaelic word [...] Click here to continue reading.


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