This economy "blackwood" sgian dubh has a good quality plastic handle instead of real wood. This sgian dubh has a good quality stainless steel blade, and each one comes with a real leather, Celtic embossed sheath. Not made in Scotland.
I was pleased that it was a gift with my order. I was expecting something cheap and ugly but the look and quality is very nice and is another part of my Celtic look that is well worth having.
Dwight09/03/2013, 09:26 AM
(Full disclosure: For me, this item was offer as a gift with purchase of the Highland Boots, Code FBP01, which are great too, btw) This is an item I probably wouldn't have bought for myself, but it's a nice, sturdy, and good looking Sgian Dubh perfect for reenactors and just casual wear where carrying such blades are permitted. Alas the MD Renn Fest does not permit, but the MD Irish Festival in November does!
Gary N08/06/2013, 10:18 AM
A good product for the money. The simulated "blackwood" handle is obvious plastic, and the top is a jade green that does not really come across in the picture. The back side is, however, slightly flat which helps it sit next to the leg in hose, and this is good. The blade and sheath are also both good.
James Parsons05/01/2013, 07:50 PM
For the price I was expecting the knife to be cheap and flimsy. I wouldn't call it excellent quality, but for the price the knife is a good buy.