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    I am somewhat of a knife collector and do not posses a sgian dubh. I will not wear something without a functional blade. I like the idea of a beer opener or a shoe horn but I have not needed one as of yet. I suppose I should just get a scabbard for one of my deer horn knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMCMICHAEL View Post
    I am somewhat of a knife collector and do not posses a sgian dubh. I will not wear something without a functional blade.
    While I agree with the sentiment, there are plenty of sgian dubhs to be had with functional blades. You can search my username and the word “sgian” to see a few of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post

    I find it interesting looking at the pictures of kilt wearers on this website, almost to a man you look so wooden. Just like those posed Victorian/Edwardian pictures of old that OCR delights in showing us.
    But that's the thing, Jock: in many of those Victorian photos the men look so relaxed, so at home in their outfits.

    As relaxed as they can be in the days of slow shutter speeds where you were required to hold still for a minute or more.

    It's remarkable they can look as relaxed as the do.



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    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    a beauty...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I think that the "average Scotsman" has never owned a kilt and is more than likely to have never worn one. Therefore owning an SD is an unlikely event.

    Anyway, my one and only do-it-all SD and with an exceedingly sharp edge and is a tool rather than a weapon. It belonged to an Uncle who served with the Black Watch.

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    Jock,

    That is a beautiful knife. A real work of functional art. I am sure it is a treasured item and full of memories.

    Larry
    The hielan' man he wears the kilt, even when it's snowin';
    He kens na where the wind comes frae, But he kens fine where its goin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lschwartz View Post
    Jock,

    That is a beautiful knife. A real work of functional art. I am sure it is a treasured item and full of memories.

    Larry
    Well I am not sure that I think quite like that. Its more like it is a useful knife for minor jobs and it is I suppose, an example of "functional art" and thank you Uncle and yes, I do have occasional fond memories of him ---------just as I have for my other Uncles, Aunts, Mother, Father and Grand parents, but its rarely something I dwell on and I remember them mainly for who they were, not for what they owned.

    I don't want to make too much of all this, but I have various pieces, some quite old, still in regular use, that go back much further than them and yes they are appreciated for all sorts of reasons on rare occasion. I am not at all unusual in this as I suppose European history can be traced back in some families------and not necessarily particularly grand ones at that-------for several centuries. Its no big deal, it just illustrates the ebb and flow of some parts of family history and its just that some were just luckier and perhaps more prudent than others.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    I don't really have a need for a knife in my sock as I have blades all over my shop.

    But one of my favorite things I will stick in my sock (Especially when travelling) is a Sgain Shoe.



    To me it is what would most useful. I don't wear a Sgain 99% of the time as I don't feel it is needed and certainly not required by some rule.
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    The one on the left I wore as a youngster, the one in the centre during my twenties, and the one on the right I wear now. The latter is made of a cow's rib bone, brass and file steel and sees almost daily use. I think the one on the left was a great-uncle's before me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThistleDown View Post
    The one on the left I wore as a youngster, the one in the centre during my twenties, and the one on the right I wear now. The latter is made of a cow's rib bone, brass and file steel and sees almost daily use. I think the one on the left was a great-uncle's before me.

    Thank-you for sharing. They are all very nice. Who ever made the bone handled SD did a wonderful job; it's pretty and appears to be very functional (read tough).
    Hold Fast

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