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    OB,
    I sort of gathered that... I am among those that do not normally wear one either. If I need one, while kilted, I usually stick it in my sporran. Since I don't wear a sgian regularly, it is not "natural" to me to reach into my sock for a knife. Whereas it is very natural to reach into my sporran or some other back I have with me for a knife.

    Next time I'm in LA, we'll have to get together and hash this problem out over a couple drinks;-) I'll even wear my sgian BREW that get used for celebratory events...

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    But, if you put in in your hose, the disaster begins. You take five paces and it slides down till it jams between your ankle bone and your shoe. The next pace trips you up and you spend the rest of the night hobbling round saying "Yes, Mr Dillon".
    *** entirely. That knife belongs in your pocket (depending on the kind of kilt) or sporran.

    If you still like the idea of a folder serving in the place of a sgian dubh in your hose, get one with a retention clip.
    " Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly." - Mae West -

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    I'm with the others who simply wouldn't carry a folder in my stocking. The shorter (folded) length makes it practical to carry in my sporran, so that's where it would go.
    "It's all the same to me, war or peace,
    I'm killed in the war or hung during peace."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Withnell View Post
    What you need is called an officer's sgian. Look at this thread:

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...in-dubh-71982/
    I have one of these with the Xmarks crest. I like it and have received compliments on it when wearing it.
    "It's all the same to me, war or peace,
    I'm killed in the war or hung during peace."

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    Hi Everyone,

    I often saw a so called Officer's Sgian Dubh which is sharpened and has some helpful tools added.
    Might be the right choice for hiking or camping.
    It has a nice stag handle and an emblem - thistle or lion or clan badge on it.
    I saw them for about 80.- € in Germany and they might be available in the US too.

    Greetings to you all,

    Tom
    "A true gentleman knows how to play the bagpipes but doesn't!"

    Member of Clan Macpherson Association

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipersson View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I often saw a so called Officer's Sgian Dubh which is sharpened and has some helpful tools added.
    Might be the right choice for hiking or camping.
    It has a nice stag handle and an emblem - thistle or lion or clan badge on it.
    I saw them for about 80.- € in Germany and they might be available in the US too.

    Greetings to you all,

    Tom
    That's what Geoff Withnell was talking about, above, though with a wood handle rather than stag (which I've never seen for the "multitool" version). The thread he linked is for one made with a xmarksthescot.com crest on it, which is the one I have.
    Last edited by Dale Seago; 16th April 13 at 02:23 PM.
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    I'm killed in the war or hung during peace."

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    Oh, i didn't see...
    Right! It's wood. :-)
    I am thinking of having one myself for some time.

    Tom
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    Sounds good, Spartan Tartan.

    Last edited by TheOfficialBren; 20th April 13 at 11:30 AM.
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    The X Marks Officers Sgain is available here.

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=71982

    Steve Ashton
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    I have one of the XMarks officer sgian dubhs and I can say it is value for money, I know from experience that the cost of these on retailers sites is usually a lot more. The cork screw on this also works incredibly well, also from experience, not saying how much though.
    Shoot straight you bastards. Don't make a mess of it. Harry (Breaker) Harbord Morant - Bushveldt Carbineers

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