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.
Based on historic Highlander weaponry, the Red Gem Thistle Sgian Dubh features a silvery Scottish thistle emblem upon the center of its handle. A deep red gemstone inset at the pommel adds a regal touch to this replica dagger.
Based on the blade and cutlery used by 19th century Scottish gentlemen, the Regimental Scottish Dirk and Cutlery Set is a unique dagger, knife, and fork kit offering the essentials for attending a historic, high class banquet.
In Scottish tradition, a small knife was tucked into the sock for the cutting of food at dinner time, but it also served well as a weapon of defense. This traditional tool has been recreated by the Rosewood Damascus Sgian Dubh.
A direct descendent of the medieval ballock dagger, the Scottish Dirk is a dagger that has historically been intended strictly for fighting, often carried by Scottish military officers and nobles as a sturdy and effective sidearm.
The Scottish Dirk is a modern replica that harkens back to an earlier time, when the dirk was a tool and weapon. The single-edged blade is forged from 1055 carbon steel. It is 1.5 inches wide and comes fully sharpened and battle-ready
The Scottish black dagger has become a vital part of traditional Highland dress. Add the Scottish Highlander Sgian Dubh to your costume. Enjoy the company of your clansmen in full Highland dress with this dagger.
The traditional Scottish dagger, this personal 6.5 inch long knife is small enough to be worn tucked away in a sock or boot for easy retrieval and use. The Sgian Dubh is made of Ebony wood and brass handle and comes complete with sheath.
This sgian dubh is a beautiful dagger that is very functional. This Sgian Dubh features a high quality, file-worked carbon steel blade, a black leather-wrapped scabbard, and a traditional basket weave pattern on the handle.
The Sgian Dubh is a ceremonial dagger that is traditionally worn as a part of Scottish Highland dress along with a kilt. Historically, the Sgian Dubh was considered a secret weapon, which is one possible meaning behind its name.
A Scottish tradition, the original sgian dubhs were frequently worn under the shirt close to the armpit. Now it is traditional for the Sgian Dubh to be worn in the stocking, and the knife is frequently called a stocking dirk.
In the far-off days of antiquated Scotland, it was typically unsafe to go anywhere completely unarmed, and thus the Black Sgian Dubh had its place in society as a hidden weapon, to be kept at all times in case of attack.
An iconic piece of any Scotsmans ensemble, the Yellow Gem Cross-Hatch Sgian Dubh is modeled after the traditional dirk used by Highlanders in eras past. Silvery Scottish thistle patterns and a yellow gemstone detail the replica knife.