Adriaan Gerber emailed today to announce the completion of my long-awaited sgian dubh. Here are two photos of the new knife and its leather sheath.
I have commissioned Adriaan Gerber to forge a new sgian dubh (Scots-Gaelic “black knife”; a small Scottish knife most often worn as part of Highland Dress, tucked into the hose on the outside of the right leg.) Today he sent me a picture of the blade in its early stages. The forged blade survived the […]
This coming week, if all goes according to plan, Adriaan Gerber will begin to forge my new sgian dubh. I can hardly wait. There’s something very special about the forging of a blade.
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I have commissioned Adriaan Gerber to forge a new sgian dubh.