You take pride in your highland attire, which everyone knows is not complete without a sgian dubh.
If to you that means a unique, one-of-a-kind Sgian Dubh, you've come to the right place.
I made my first sgian dubh for myself (pictured in the banner) when I was unable to find a quality, handmade, authentic sgian dubh that was reasonably priced and would be comfortable to wear all day. My Sgian Dubh are one-of-a-kind, no two are ever exactly alike, and all come with a soft natural leather sheath. The handles are shaped to fit comfortably against the leg.
An All New website is in the works with a new layout, expanded purchasing options and even a new address, MDAnkerud.com. Watch here for the Grand Opening announcement and until then, you can continue purchasing custom made one-of-a-kind sgian dubh right here.
Marc D. Ankerud One-of-a-kind Handmade Sgian Dubh
are crafted one at a time from the finest exotic woods and
the highest quality high carbon and damascus steel blades.
All woods are their natural color.
No artificial colorings or finishes of any kind are used.
Genuine Antler Handles are made from naturally shed Scandinavian Reindeer antlers.
How to Care for your Sgian Dubh
A soft cloth can be used to buff the handle and bring out the natural shine. I don't recommend using polishes or waxes, but if you do, I suggest testing a small area on the back as these can affect the color of the wood.
Carbon steel blades will rust; care should be taken to keep the blades dry and protected. For this I recommend a quality gun oil such as Hoppes or Rem Oil, do not use food grade or vegetable oils. If your blade does develop rust, using a fine grade steel wool or soft scrubbing pad along with the oil will remove the rust, some discoloration will remain, but this does not harm the blade. Regular treatments with oil will help protect the blade and the sheath.
See the First International Sgian Dubh
The All New International Sgian Dubh gives you an alternative to a traditional sgian dubh with a steel blade. The International Sgian Dubh is a one piece all wood Sgian Dubh with a natural leather sheath. Perfect for international travel, young children and any situation where a steel blade is not desired. The International Sgian Dubh is full sized and looks like a tradition Sgian Dubh with the sheath on, but under the sheath is a blunt wood blade.
Browse or Shop the current selection of One-of-a-kind Handmade Sgian Dubh.
Dimensions of an Ankerud Sgian Dubh
Variations do occur
Marc D. Ankerud Sgian Dubh have unsharpened blades as they are only intended for use as part of your highland wear and for display. It is recommended that the blades not be sharpened as they are not intended to be used for any cutting or utility purpose. The sheaths that come with a Marc D. Ankerud Sgian Dubhs are custom made to fit snugly around the blade and so cannot be used with a sharpened blade.
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