Sgian Dubh Athame
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Sgian Dubh Athame

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The Sgian Dubh (pronounced "skeen doov") is a ceremonial black-handled (Gaelic "dubh") dagger (Gaelic "sgian") worn as part of the modern Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. It is worn tucked into the stocking with only the pommel visible. The name comes from the Gaelic meaning "black knife", where "black" may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that "black" means secret, or hidden. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife's origin.

This is a very handsome athame. The pommel and sheath are made of molded black plastic with polished stainless steel accents and carved Celtic pictographs. The blade itself is stainless steel and has a decorative spiral pattern on both sides. At the end of the pommel, there is a face carved into the stainless steel which originates from the historic Celtic rock art that can still be seen in Scotland and Ireland today.

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Approximate Size: Blade Length: 3.75", Total Length With Sheath: 8.25"
4 Stars
Not too bad
I bought a number of these as gifts for my groomsmen. We wore kilts, and the Sgian Dubh seemed appropriate. They are pretty nice blades. The detailing is elaborate and consistent across all the blades I bought. My only complaint would be the size. These are pretty hefty blades with a thick pommel. The are far too big to be considered actual Sgian Dubh's and I would recommend eliminating that portion of the product description. But they work well enough, and they're seriously cool.
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Reviewed by:  from Kansas City, MO. on 5/10/2012

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