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Sgian Dubh:
the traditional scottish knife.

The Sgian Dubh: A Practical and Decorative Tool

The Sgian Dubh is a small, single-edged, traditional Scottish knife. Its handle is often decorated with intricate designs. The name "Sgian Dubh" translates to "black knife" in Gaelic, but this refers to the fact that it was originally concealed in the kilt hose, rather than its color.

Although it can be a practical tool used for a variety of tasks, such as cutting food or opening packages, it is mostly worn as a decorative accessory nowadays. It is typically worn tucked into the top of the kilt hose, with only the hilt (handle) visible, but can also be worn with other garments such as Trews.

The Sgian Dubh is a beautiful and culturally significant object, a reminder of Scotland's rich history and traditions.