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Old 09-11-2004, 12:33 AM
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Sgian Dubh

This is the first time I have tried to post a photo. The knife is a Scottish Sgian Dubh with Axis or Red Deer handle and a Waterbuffalo spacer. The blade is 1095. This is my bread and butter and sells well because I can keep the cost low. Most pipers rather spend their money on beer than knives
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Old 09-11-2004, 02:13 PM
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That pommel looks ready for some carving...

Nice piece. Scots? Spend money on booze instead of nice Sgian Dubhs? NO!


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Old 09-12-2004, 09:59 AM
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Dude, That would look good in your "stockings" while you "squeze them cats". And I'm not even going to talk about your Kilt !!!!


One brother Fireman and Scot to another !!!!
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:34 PM
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One brother Fireman and Scot to another !!!!
And here comes the opinion of one more!
Sweet knife Nathan.


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Old 09-12-2004, 02:43 PM
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Thanks for the imput. It is just a humble little knife compared to much of the work I have seen posted here. Jon, I would carve the end of some of the knives if I had any artistic ability, but that went away when I stopped drinking
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Old 09-30-2004, 03:26 PM
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Looks good, Nathan

The stag is indeed looking perfect for some carving or engraving.
The mom of my best friend from Stirlingshire is a Taylor too.
If I'm right it's through her that I adopted the "modern military Cameron tartan"
of the Queen's own Cameron Highlanders.


Try your hand at carving, you may be surprised.

I have several friends pipers, and most do indeed rather spend their money on beer than
decent knives.
I know of one who had his sgian dhu rusted stuck in its sheath!

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Old 10-01-2004, 01:22 PM
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Thanks for the imput Jan. I have another sgian that I will try carving since I have so many reply on this matter. If it turns out good I will post it, if it does not I will fire up the grinder and erase it. I have a choice in tartans to pick from myself but I picked the last bog trotter to leave the Isle as my Clan choice. I think he was the only one who was not "asked" to leave Scotland the rest were transported.

FYI: if any makers have an urge to donate some Sgians - the FDNY Pipes and Drums would be a good home. Those guys had a lot of wear and tear on their equipment over the last few years.

Take care and stay safe. NT
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