Hello again SBG Family! I hope and trust everyone is still safe and still well. Here it is, week 6 of the KoA Spotlight.
This week is: Kingdom of Arms Scottish Dress Sgian Dubh. Now I don't want to bore you with a long drawn out history, so I will keep it brief.
The sgian-dubh also Skean Duh (Pronounced Skeen Doo), or Scottish Black Knife is a small, single-edged knife (Scottish Gaelic: sgian) worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. There you go... Brief enough?
Now the KoA version is based on an original, which is just over 100 years old and is in the personal collection of a Mr Brady Huffer who owns Age of Chivalry. He has 5 and they are pictured below along with our Sgian Dubh. It is based on the 2nd from the left.
Here is what we say on how it is made - The Kingdom of Arms Sgian Dubh features a hand hammered 5160 carbon steel blade as the originals were made, full tang, heat treated and tempered as the originals, with a sharp edge. The handle is Kamagong Ironwood with checkered pattern as the originals. The sheath is wood with brass accents. This item is currently being made at our forge. First shipment due first due to be finished end of July, arrive here 1st week of August. Pre-Order Now!
Ouroboros: For my American brothers and sisters, may your 4th of july be spent as you best see fit. Stay safe all o y'all. I'll be raising a glass this evening to toast your Independence Day
Jul 4, 2020 19:53:20 GMT
Ouroboros: Daaaamn, that's fine with a capital "Cool"
Jul 4, 2020 19:52:10 GMT
aldarith: Thank you, you too! I spent it swimming and sewing a US Civil war fatigue jacket from a Wambaugh & White pattern kit!
Jul 4, 2020 18:20:17 GMT
Ouroboros: aldarith of the great T.O...I hope you had a mighty fine Canada day, celebrated exactly how you wished it to be
Jul 3, 2020 22:19:48 GMT
aldarith: and as sword enthusiasts, we all do a lot of backwards-looking
Jul 3, 2020 22:02:04 GMT
aldarith: It's a day of both. You can't consider the future without considering the past, otherwise you can't tell which way is which.
Jul 3, 2020 22:01:42 GMT
aldarith: 'Nother Canadian here!
Jul 3, 2020 22:01:08 GMT
Ouroboros: Woohooo! Right back at ya
Jul 2, 2020 3:26:16 GMT
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