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.
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.
Dirks have a long history, including their role as the primary sidearm to officers and nobility of medieval Scotland. A high-ranking person of power would have carried an exquisite dagger like this Damascus Officers Dirk at all times.
In the ancient days, a sgian dubh was carried for self-defense, though the practice continued into modern day as a decoration. Ornate and effective, the Damascus Sgian Dubh fills both needs surprisingly well.
The name of this Scottish knife contains the double-meaning of Black and Hidden, referring to its theorized use as a concealed weapon. The Damascus Sgian Dubh offers you an excellent replica of the traditional highlander knife.
Traditionally, a blade such as this Engraved Scottish Dirk would have been carried by a member of the Highland Regiments. It would have been a side-arm. Today, it serves as a ceremonial weapon to complete the iconic Highland attire.
It is often the little touches that transform an attire into something great. For the classic Scottish Highland look, one of those little touches is a black dagger, like this Flat Sgian Dubh, tucked into your sock on one side.
When dressing up in your Scottish best, accent your outfit with a dagger to match! The Green Gem Cross-Hatch Sgian Dubh features a structure inspired by traditional Highlander dirks, given regal detail with its inset pommel gemstone.
Based on the traditional daggers of Scottish Highlanders, the Green Gem Harp Sgian Dubh features a beautiful Celtic harp emblem upon the center of its hilt. This stainless steel blade displays a deep green oval gem pommel inset.
An homage to traditional Scottish imagery, the Green Gem Lion Sgian Dubh is based on the historical Highlander dirk. A silvery rampant lion, much like the one seen on the Royal Banner of Scotland, decorates the textured black handle.
Inspired by the historic sgian dubh, the Green Gem Scottish Fantasy Dirk transforms the traditional everyday weapon and tool into a beautiful collectible. This Scottish dagger features an elegant knotwork hilt and gemstone pommel.