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    Pocket Knife with Kilt

    How does one wear a pocket knife with a Kilt? In the Sporran? Or stick with the Sgain Dubh? And if the Sgain, and you're not wearing the socks, kind of casual with boots, where do you put the Sgain Dubh?

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    If you're wearing a sgian dubh in your hose top, then there's likely no need for a pocket knife (unless your sgian is one of those "safety sgians"...). If you're not wearing a sgian, then stick your pocket knife in your sporran.

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    I have a combination pipe tool on the opposite end of my watch chain from the watch. It has a blade on it. I keep an opinel in my pants pocket, or my sporran while kilted. I dont really do the modern "Dressed down" scrunched sock thing. Its just in poor taste,(like a good 90% of modern fashion) and not of a benefit to us as a culture IMHO.

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    Does your pocket knife have a belt clip? If so, you can clip it onto your belt. If I'm not wearing a belt or kilt hose, I'll clip my pocket knife to the inside apron of the kilt (it's a low-profile pocket knife). If you're wearing a vest or jacket with pockets, that's another obvious option. Alternatively, inside the sporran is another good choice.

    If I'm wearing kilt hose, the sgian dubh replaces the pocket knife.
    Trying to look good on a budget.

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    I use the sghian if I need a knife, but for all the other tools, it's in my sporran.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    I carry one of the smaller editions of the 'Swiss Army Knife' in my pocket at all times and whatever I am wearing. When kilted it will be in my weskit pocket on the starboard end of my watch-chain or, if I want to wear my wrist-watch instead, the knife will be in my sporran. The little knife is a utility tool , useful for all sorts of things. The sgian is regarded by most people as an ornamental weapon and hereabouts while the Law tolerates me wearing one, it frowns upon me drawing it out in public for any purpose. I frequently wear my kilt to Church and, the Law notwithstanding, I have never worn the sgian at Church because of its association with weaponry.

    While I have never worn anything other than gartered hose with my kilt, I guess if I were to wear loose hose rumpled round my ankles then I simply wouldn't wear a sgian dubh, but this is not a look I have plans to experiment with.
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    I,too, put the pocket knife (Victorinox Swiss Army) in the sporran.

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    I guess I was asking where else you could wear a Sgain. Like if you didn't wear the hose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rlail View Post
    I guess I was asking where else you could wear a Sgain. Like if you didn't wear the hose

    My thought? You couldn't. Sorry.
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    Oh well, thanks anyway

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