This stag handle sgian dubh is made in Scotland from real hand-carved red stag antler. Each piece is unique and random, and comes with a stainless steel blade and embossed leather sheath
In Celtic legend, which predates heraldry, the stag is a very powerful symbol. In early history, the stag in Ireland and Scotland was a very large and powerful animal. One of the rituals relating to leadership was to have the candidate hunt and kill a stag using only a knife made from a stag's horn. The person would then take on the persona of the stag, gaining its strength and wisdom.