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Custom, hand made knives for hunters and collectors   

Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs

Michael H Mara   sales@radharcknives.com  

(708) 969-2424   

Hunters      Utility / Chefs     Sgian Dubhs     Unique     Folders     Knife Terms 

The Sgian Dubh (Black Dagger in Scottish Gaelic) is a traditional knife, worn tucked into the top of the kilt hose by Scotsmen. The origins of the name are considered to be, one: because it was traditionally made with a black handle wood; and two: that it was used for nefarious purposes, hence the term 'black'. When clansmen would visit each other, they left their swords at the door, but due to the fact that a Scot would never be completely unarmed, they retained the Sgian Dubh, and took to wearing them tucked into the hose (sock), so that they would be visible, as a courtesy to their host. I start with the traditional design, and head off from there into creative realms when making a custom Sgian Dubh. I am able to match the colors in folks' tartans, for a one of a kind custom knife.  All my knives come with a Lifetime Guarantee. Call or email to arrange a commission or purchase

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Adams custom Sgian Dubh

Adams Sgian Dubh

 

Fancy Sgian Dubh

Fancy Sgian Dubh

 

Rockin Ivory Dubh

Rockin Ivory Sgian Dubh

 

Classic Sgian Dubh Knife

Classic Sgian Dubh

 

Damascus Rosewood Scottish Sgian Dubh Knife

Melville Clan Sgian Dubh

 

Campbell custom Sgian Dubh

Campbell Clan Sgian Dubh

 

Bertea custom Sgian Dubh

Bertea Sgian Dubh

 

Feeney custom Sgian Dubh

Feeney Sgian Dubh

 

Campbell custom Sgian Dubh

Campbell Tactical Sgian Dubh

 

Hand Forged Damascus Sgian Dubh

Pride of Scotland Sgian Dubh

 

Hand Forged Damascus Sgian Dubh

Brave-Purple-Heart Sgian Dubh

 

Hand crafted custom Sgian Dubh

Moffat Sgian Dubh

 

Hand made high quality cutlery for chefs and hunters

Conwell Clan Sgian Dubh

 

Set of three matching Damascus Sgian Dubhs

Forrester Sgian Dubhs

 

Ross Clan Sgian Dubh knife

Ross Clan Sgian Dubh

 

Hand forged Damascus Sgian Dubh and Dirk set

Gillis Clan Sgian Dubh and Dirk set

 

Turquoise Sgian Dubh knife

Turquoise Sgian Dubh

 

Hand forged Damascus Mitchell Sgian Dubhs

Mitchell Sgian Dubhs

 

Ross Clan 2 Sgian Dubh knife

Ross Clan II Sgian Dubh

 

Hand forged Damascus Scottish Sgian Dubh knife

Conwell Clan II Sgian Dubh

 

Custom hand made Scottish Sgian Dubh knife

D2 Sgian Dubh

 

Custom Sgian Dubh knife

Yates Sgian Dubh

 

The Phoenix Damascus Dagger

The Phoenix Dagger

 

Custom Sgian Dubh knife

Lertzman Sgian Dubh

 

Differentially hardened Sgian Dubh knife

Differential Dubh

 

Boggy Dubh

Boggy Dubh

 

Tactical Sgian Dubh

Tactical Sgian Dubh

 

Hand Forged Scottish Sgian Dubh

Forged Sgian Dubh

 

Hand Forged Damascus Sgian Dubh

Damascus Bone Sgian Dubh

 

Scottish custom Sgian Dubh knife

Ivory Amber Sgian Dubh

 

Scottish custom Rosewood Ivory Sgian Dubh knife

Ivory Rosewood Sgian Dubh

 

Rustic Sgian Dubh

Rustic Sgian Dubh

 

Nicholson custom Sgian Dubh knife

Nicholson Sgian Dubh

 

Shamu Dubh Knife

Shamu Dubh

 

Hand made high quality cutlery for chefs and hunters

Skinner Dubh

 

For my monolithic (single steel) knife blades I use the finest cutlery steels available (440C, 154CM, ATS34), with high carbon and high chromium contents, have over 60 of the highest quality exotic hardwoods from all over the world in stock, and hand forge many of my own Damascus blades. In the hand forged Damascus blades, I like to use unique materials such as chainsaw chain, steel cable, and pure nickel in the composition blend with 1095 and 15N20.

 

Hunters      Utility / Chefs     Sgian Dubhs     Unique     Folders     Knife Terms

Michael H Mara   sales@radharcknives.com   (708) 969-2424   

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