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Galleries ~ Older Sgians: some examples of my earlier pieces in this form...

 
Plane Sgian Dubh
Plane Sgian Dubh. This traditional knife had a single-edged, mirror-polished, stainless steel blade. A single panel of handcarved London plane formed the handle, with sterling silver mounts, and a pommel cabochon of polished Macassar ebony. This sgian dubh had a traditional leather sheath
 
Purple Heart Sgian Dubh

Purple Heart Sgian Dubh. This sgian dubh had a single-edged blade, fileworked on the back, and the mounts were my own hand-cast sterling silver knotwork. The pommel was a polished cabochon of Purple Heart hardwood, and the carved wooden pins between the knotwork were particularly tricky to get right. The sheath was copper, covered in Moroccan goatskin, with a cast silver knotwork band at the throat.

 
Curvy Sgian Dubh

Curvy Sgian Dubh. This sgian dubh, with a sinuous curved shape, rather than the more traditional angular profile, has a single edged blade fileworked on the back. The mounts are my own hand-cast sterling silver with eagle's head motif. The pommel is a sculpted cabochon of mammoth ivory, and the carved wooden pins between the knotwork are particularly tricky to get right. The sheath is ebony, with a silver throat, side panels and pins, and bands of carving at the throat and tip.

 

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