Celtic daggers and Scottish daggers come in many distinctive styles, including the iconic sgian dubh and regimental dirk. Traditional sgian dubhs possess a short blade and make excellent additions to Highland dress. While originally worn as a concealed dagger, they were used for eating as well as defense. Historical dirks, by contrast, served as personal sidearms of Scottish Highland regiment officers with long blades for thrusting. Descending from the ballock dagger of the Middle Ages, Scottish dirks remain popular in modern times as ceremonial blades. At Buying a Sword, we carry a great selection of highland daggers that are perfect for collectors, re-enactors, and anyone who wants to honor their heritage. We offer a fine range of decorative daggers with ornate engraving and gems, as well as functional daggers crafted from Damascus and high carbon steel. Peruse our Celtic Daggers category to find the right historical blade for your needs.
Collectors, reenactors, and any other appreciators of Scottish culture should not be without the iconic weapon of traditional Scottish dress. The Blue Gem Cross-Hatch Sgian Dubh is a beautiful take on the classic Highlander dagger.
Featuring a rampant lion inspired by the one seen on the Royal Banner of Scotland, the Blue Gem Lion Sgian Dubh is a fantastic replica dagger for outfits, display, or even gifting. The flat pommel displays an inset blue gemstone.
The Blue Gem Scottish Fantasy Dirk takes an elegant and regal approach to traditional Scottish weaponry. This Highlander replica dagger is made of stainless steel throughout with a beautiful blue gemstone set within its flat pommel.
Scottish folklore tells of the importance of the thistle, and to this day it decorates crests and coats of arms. In homage to Scottish history, the Blue Gem Thistle Sgian Dubh sports a silvery Scottish thistle emblem upon its handle.
This 11.75 inch long dirk showcases crisp etchings of the traditional Scottish foliage and thistle motif on both sides of the blade. A 5 inch long false edge and a knurled pattern on the blade back mark this dirk with distinction.
A personal weapon should be unique and distinctive, and few can offer such a trait as well as this Bronze Head Celtic Dagger. Whether you wish to bring dagger to a reenactment or add it to a collection, it makes a great choice.
It is usually the little blades you have to look out for. In the case of this Celtic Boot Blade, that is doubly true, not because this dagger is dangerous, but because its stunning design is one that you will not want to miss seeing.
Sometimes a classic historical item is brought into the modern era with a twist that not only gives the item a newer look but creates an entirely new item. Such is the example with the Celtic Sgain Dubh.
With gorgeous, pewter-finished Celtic knotwork throughout its historically-inspired design, the Cross Pommel Celtic Dagger is an excellent decorative dagger to add to weapon collections, medieval outfits, or even themed displays.
Historically used as a sidearm for officers of the Scottish Highland regiments, the dirk has since become a ceremonial weapon worn with traditional dress. Our Damascus Dirk makes a quality functional and decorative weapon.
Utilized often for hand to hand combat during the expansive Age of Sail, long thrusting daggers much like this stunning Damascus Naval Dirk were traditionally the personal weapons for officers in the Scottish Highland regiments.
Originally, the dirk was a personal weapon of ship-board officers and nobles. This thrusting dagger was also something of a badge of office, too, and so it was expected that an officer have a nice one, like this Damascus Nobles Dirk.