14th December 15, 04:20 AM
Just wondering when the sgian dubh became a dagger, Would greatly appreciate any historical details that shows it was twin bladed rather than a single bladed knife, Cheers
Originally Posted by tripod
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14th December 15, 08:39 AM
If I had the skill to make one, I'd create a sock adornment with a socket on one end and a hollow "pommel" in which to keep various screwdriver bits.
I usually find I need a screwdriver more often than I need a knife...
The thing that I most often need but don't have, however, is a pen - but I'm not sure I'm willing to keep something full of ink in my expensive kilt hose!
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14th December 15, 09:22 AM
Cygnus is correct, the pen is mightier than the sword and used more often.
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14th December 15, 09:31 AM
The Magnum sgian dubh is a single edge. The blade is 4mm thick at it's widest. What appears to be a back edge is just a cut out (Sorry if wrong terminology) It tapers from about 2mm to 1mm on the back. The only problem I had with it is the sheath, so I made one for just the blade
Originally Posted by Downunder Kilt
There were a couple of pics but....
Last edited by tripod; 14th December 15 at 09:33 AM.
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14th December 15, 11:13 AM
Before the SwissTool, I carried a Victorinox swiss army knife that had screwdrivers and a pen.
I supposed my initial post was in essence saying that if I'm going to carry something, it's going to have a function. If not a blade, the sgian brew is a great alternative. Of course, I love the idea of a socket driver set, too, if that utility comes up more often than either of the previous two!
14th December 15, 01:03 PM
Thank you everyone for making this so interesting. All the answers and viewpoints are real food for thought. Like many of you I belong to a time when most kids and adults carried a penknife of some kind.
We go camping a lot in summer so I love the idea of the sgian brew. For access to uk pubs in the evening I feel the bladeless type would be best in the eyes of the doormen.
As a newcomer the more I have read of your replies and elsewhere I realise the sgian dubh is a whole subject on its own.
Thanks for your views everyone.
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14th December 15, 05:34 PM
I would have thought that for pub visits, casual dress is the order of the day, in which case any sort of sgian dhu is unnecessary, as are flashes, kilt belts (as opposed to casual belts) and any form of proper kilt jacket. For me casual just means swapping jeans and socks for a kilt, hose and plain sporran.
Originally Posted by terry m
If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!
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14th December 15, 07:58 PM
Mine is sharp-ish (it was cheap 'cause I like the handle... but the first time I tried to sharpen the blade I noticed that I was just grinding it down and gave up). I've used it in lieu of my pocket knife before and it has mostly handled the tasks I've thrown at it, but I have considered getting a nicer one with a blade I can actually sharpen nicely.
I also don't see a point in carrying one if I can't use it for anything (I'm a regular pocket knife carrier). If blades weren't allowed somewhere, I'd rather have nothing than a fake.
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14th December 15, 08:31 PM
Hence the Sgian Leatherman.
Originally Posted by Cygnus
Do they still make "space pens?" Those will not leak.
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15th December 15, 10:13 AM
Does Leatherman make a multi-tool that wouldn't strip my leg hair every time I pulled it out of my hose? I would so totally start packing one of those.
Originally Posted by freep