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The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning "black knife", where "black" may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that "black" means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife's origin and the meaning of "Dubh" in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, ('Mattucashlass'), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, ('Sgian dubh').

Our range of fine hallmarked sterling silver skean dubh's made by the Royal silversmiths Hamilton & Inches in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We can engrave many of these skean dubhs for presentation gifts.  Many of these skean dubhs complement the silver buckles, kilt pins and Scottish silver buttons we have available from our highland jewelrey page. 

We also offer a design service to create an individual design that can be as single item, or part of a Highland suite. The regimental and vintage range can be found further down the page. Our range of fine antique and collectible skean dubh's and Highland dirks date from the Jacobite styles of the 18th century, high Victorian style to regimental patterns of WW1 - WW2 and will be a wonderful addition to any Highland dress collection.

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The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning "black knife", where "black" may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that "black" means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife's origin and the meaning of "Dubh" in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, ('Mattucashlass'), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, ('Sgian dubh'). Since 1998 The House of Labhran has worked to offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish regimental glengarry badges, officers badges, plaid brooches and insignia from the nineteenth century, WW1 and WW2. This range of ever changing stock make wonderful additions to any collection of Scottish military badges and insignia. We also bring you a wide range of high quality Scottish Highland officers military kilt hose, Sterling silver regimental sgian dubhs, Made to measure hand stitched regimental kilts, Bespoke regimental sporrans, Scottish military issue hats and regimental sgian dubh’s. scottish regiment badges, plaid brooches, bagpipe banners, baldrics and regimental militaria online shopping from scotland. Bagpipe badges, rank stripes, and highland regiment insignia. Regimental Tartans

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We offer a fine range of tartan, argyle, plaid, diced and celtic Lewis kilt hose. The Scot Range is a tartan and military diced kilt hose made in five colour selections that match with many tartans.  The diced full hose and hose top range also offers the military pattern hose as supplied to the Highland regiments. 

Mackenzie tartan kilt socks -Founded in 2002, House of Cheviot is the home of luxury knitwear where tradition stretches back to 1771. After ten years of fantastic service and great quality of product they have certainly achieved that. The House of Cheviot have been make quality country socks – perfect for shooting or taking a brisk walk in the countryside. We stock a range of House of Cheviot socks for men, women and children. Using the finest materials, House of Cheviot has created the perfect range of socks for traditional comfort and style. We also stock House of Cheviot’s garters and ties. We offer a fine range of tartan, argyle, plaid, diced and celtic Lewis kilt hose. The Scot Range is a tartan and military diced kilt hose made in five colour selections that match with many tartans.  The diced full hose and hose top range also offers the military pattern hose as supplied to the Highland regiments. 

Mackenzie tartan kilt socks -Founded in 2002, House of Cheviot is the home of luxury knitwear where tradition stretches back to 1771. After ten years of fantastic service and great quality of product they have certainly achieved that. The House of Cheviot have been make quality country socks – perfect for shooting or taking a brisk walk in the countryside. We stock a range of House of Cheviot socks for men, women and children. Using the finest materials, House of Cheviot has created the perfect range of socks for traditional comfort and style. We also stock House of Cheviot’s garters and ties.

The Scot range tartan and diced kilt hose
The Scot range of tartan and diced kilt hose in a range of colours that match many tartans and as worn by Highland regiment officers and military pipers. Made in a range of standard shoe sizes as list in the chart below. Made in 3 ply merino wool and acrylic blend for comfort  and strength and machine washable. Fully reinforced through the foot area.See size chart below.For the full range of spoke tartan kilt hose see our made to measure option below.

The Scot range tartan and diced kilt hose
The Scot range of tartan and diced kilt hose in a range of colours that match many tartans and as worn by Highland regiment officers and military pipers. Made in a range of standard shoe sizes as list in the chart below. Made in 3 ply merino wool and acrylic blend for comfort  and strength and machine washable. Fully reinforced through the foot area. Scottish kilt socks, kilt hose, tartan kilt socks and diced kilt hose shopping online.
The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds supplying some of Scotlands top Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless classic Argyle kilt jackets and waistcoats, perfect for that day on the hill or Highland Games. We offer a fine range of tartan, argyle, plaid, diced and celtic Lewis kilt hose. The Scot Range is a tartan and military diced kilt hose made in five colour selections that match with many tartans.  The diced full hose and hose top range also offers the military pattern hose as supplied to the Highland regiments. 

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The Scot range tartan and diced kilt hose
The Scot range of tartan and diced kilt hose in a range of colours that match many tartans and as worn by Highland regiment officers and military pipers. Made in a range of standard shoe sizes as list in the chart below. Made in 3 ply merino wool and acrylic blend for comfort  and strength and machine washable. Fully reinforced through the foot area.See size chart below.For the full range of spoke tartan kilt hose see our made to measure option below.

Tartan bias cut kilt waistcoat for sale. Fine Scottish kilt jackets made to order in Scotland by Mail order. Including Prince Charlie jackets and vest, Regulation doublets, Sherriffmuir jackets and Argyle jackets and waistcoats. In wonderful cloths from fine velvets to Scottish keepers tweeds. 100% made in Scotland. The very best Scottish kilt and Highland wear online. The House of Labhran offer an extensive range of kilt jackets. All our kilts jackets are 100% made in Scotland and we pride ourselves in our fine Highland kilt jackets in classic Scottish tweed. From the classic Prince Charlie coatee and vest, Regulation doublet to the Argyle day wear jacket. 

The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds supplying some of Scotlands top Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless classic Argyle kilt jackets and waistcoats, perfect for that day on the hill or Highland Games. Regimental TartansScottish Highland Wear. Fine Scottish sporrans designs and made to order. We also stock a collection of vintage and antique Scottish made sporrans. The Gaelic sgian dubh meaning "black knife", where "black" may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife. It is also suggested that "black" means secret, or hidden, as in the word blackmail. This is based on the stories and theories surrounding the knife's origin and the meaning of "Dubh" in Gaelic, in particular those associated with the Highland custom of depositing weapons at the entrance to a house prior to entering as a guest. Despite this practice, a small twin edged-dagger, ('Mattucashlass'), concealed under the armpit, combined with a smaller knife, ('Sgian dubh').

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The House of Labhran are Experts in Kilts and Highland Dress. Supplying the finest Kilts, Antique Sgian Dubh's, Vintage Sporrans and Kilt Accessories. Scottish Highland Wear. Traditionally tailored in Scotland. The finest tartan kilts and kilt jackets in fine wools and velvets with Prince Charlie jackets and doublets and classic Haggards, Harris & Ettrick tweed Argyle jackets and waistcoats. Our classic quality wool Scottish Glengarries, Balmorals, Lowland Bonnets, Atholl Bonnets, Tam O Shanters and Feather bonnets. 100% made in Scotland. We also hand craft Scottish Gaelic knot kilt bows in a wide range of colours and tartans.

The House of Labhran source classic Harris tweeds and keepers tweeds and we have been weaving some of the finest tweeds in Scotland suppling many Highland estates. We have a classic range of heavy weight keepers tweeds that can be made into some timeless classic country clothing perfect for that day in the field or on the hill. We offer a wonderful range of Labhran tweeds woven in Hawick, Glenlyon Haggarts tweeds and classic Harris tweeds from the Isles.
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House of Labhran - Experts in kilts and classic Scottish Highland dress

Supplying the finest kilts, sporrans, vintage kilt accessories and Scottish tweeds to clients around the world. Scottish Highland Wear, Hand Stitched Kilts, Glengarry Hats & Vintage Silver Clan Badges, Scottish Sporting Tweeds, Sgian Dubh's, Tartan Kilt Hose and Vintage Antique Sporrans direct from the Highlands of Scotland.

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