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 […]
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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.
Lachlan McPherson and Ewan McPherson as depicted in watercolour by Kenneth MacLeay RSA and published in the work, The Highlanders of Scotland.
Kenneth MacKenzie and Thomas MacKenzie as portrayed in watercolour by Kenneth MacLeay RSA and published in The Highlanders of Scotland.
I have commissioned Adriaan Gerber to forge a new sgian dubh.