CEREMONIAL SCOTTISH DIRK & SGIAN SET (CN210928) Made in China
What could be more Scottish than one in the sock and one at the hip? This dual knife set includes one 6 1/2" Sgain Dubh for the sock with a 3 3/8" blade, and one 9 1/2 inch small dirk with a 4 5/8 inch blade for the belt. Both blades are of polished stainless steel with deep fullers and a row of serrations on the top blade spine. Identical in all but size both knives feature thistle shaped handles made of tough durable black composite plastic that is carved in cross hatch basket weave and bear beautiful Scottish thistle emblems in nickel silver finished metal.
The prickly purple thistle being the adopted Emblem of Scotland, the thistle theme continues on to the pommel and guard plates which are also cast in polished nickel silver. The Sheaths are wrapped in faux leather and are equipped with cast metal throat and chape that are also decorated with thistle themed designs sculpted in relief.
• Sgian Dubh Overall Length: 6 1/2"
• Sgian Dubh Blade Length: 3 3/8"
• Dirk Overall Length: 9 1/2"
• Dirk Blade Length: 4 5/8"
• Steel: Polished Stainless Steel
• Edge: Slightly Sharp
• Handles: Solid Composite Plastic
• Weight (Sgian Dubh): 2.9oz
• Weight (Sgian Dubh In Scabbard): 4.6oz
• Weight (Dirk): 4.8oz
• Weight (Dirk In Scabbard): 8.0oz
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
The prickly purple thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen.
In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear. As they drew near to the Scots it wasn't the only thing hiding under the cover of darkness. For one of Haakon's men unfortunately stood on one of these spiny little defenders and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen. Needless to say it was the Scots who won the day.
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