The name of this Scottish knife contains the double-meaning of Black and Hidden, referring to its theorized use as a concealed weapon. The Damascus Sgian Dubh offers you an excellent replica of the traditional highlander knife.
This Dirk is patterned after an early model (circa 1700) and is similar in form to earlier ballock knives. The blade is backed, meaning single-edged and wedge-shaped in cross section.
This style dirk is a direct descendant of the medieval ballock dagger. The grip form began to change, probably sometime in the late 16th century, but soon developed a form that was purely Scottish.
Traditionally, a blade such as this Engraved Scottish Dirk would have been carried by a member of the Highland Regiments. It would have been a side-arm. Today, it serves as a ceremonial weapon to complete the iconic Highland attire.