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    My First Attempt.

    Always wanted to have a go at making my own sdian dubh. So here it is.

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    The handle is made from African blackwood with brass ferrels. The carving is of a thistle that goes down into a celtic knot.

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    The blade is made from Damascus steel from http://www.lochnessorigins.com/

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    And a hand made leather sheath with a stags head.

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    All but the blade i made myself.


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    Well done.

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    I like the look and know the pride you get when you've made your own keepsake. Good job.

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    Very nice, well made and the design on the wood is excellent.

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    Very nice, I like it a lot.
    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Well done, especially the fitting of the cap and ferrel.
    " Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly." - Mae West -

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    Diy

    I am very glad that you posted this. I don't have the ability to forge, and was wondering if someone makes blades that you can apply your own handles. I thank you for posting a site that does.

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    Sgian Dubh Blank

    Try Atlanta Cutlery. I bought a sgian dubh blank from them, just haven't gotten around to making the handle yet.

    https://www.atlantacutlery.com/sgian...h-carbon-steel

    Cheers,

    David
    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiltedsawyer View Post
    Try Atlanta Cutlery. I bought a sgian dubh blank from them, just haven't gotten around to making the handle yet.

    https://www.atlantacutlery.com/sgian...h-carbon-steel

    Cheers,

    David
    I have used a number of the Atlanta Cutlery sgian - and dirk - blades over the years. They are decent for the price but the dimensions are smaller than the "standard" blade fitted to most sgians made in Scotland. I looked at the Loch Ness Origin site and their prices are awfully high for what I see on their site. Sterling fittings certainly add to the cost but I would hesitate to pay over $500 for the finished knives I saw there.

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