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Since 1969, Charles Buyers have been specializing in the manufacturing Sgian Dubhs in Scotland, gradually developing their range over time. They now have one of the largest and best Sgian Dubh ranges available anywhere in the World with a wide variety of styles to appeal to all.
The term Sgian Dubh is most commonly pronounced in English 'Skee-an Doo'
The Sgian Dubh is the small ornamental Knife traditionally worn in the top of the stocking by a Highlander in Scotland. The flat edge is normally worn in the right sock by right-handed people. The name is Scots Gaelic - the word 'sgian' means knife or dagger and 'dubh' means black, referring to the color of the handle which was originally made from black hardwood. Various spellings of the word are recorded in different books including skean, skian and skein. The word dubh can also be spelt dhu.
Most of Buyers models are made with top quality Pewter mounts and Stainless Steel blades. The Pewter used in in these Sgian Dubhs is an alloy of tin with copper and antimony, is lead free, and is either highly polished or plated with palladium. All handle materials are sourced from sustainably managed forests and the Scottish red stag antler are harvested in the early spring after they are naturally shed in the late winter.
Completely hand-crafted in Irvine, Scotland, Charles Buyers also makes a wide range of Kilt Pins, Scottish Quiachs, and Kilt Accessories especially suited to Highland Dress.