Moffat Sgian Dubh


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Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs

Michael H Mara  

(708) 969-2424


Here are the knives. Some are sold, and some are currently available, as described in the captions. I can duplicate a sold knife, or work with you to create a custom piece. Lead time for custom orders is currently 6 to 8 weeks.

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Moffat Sgian Dubh


Moffat Sgian Dubh Knife @2012 Michael H. Mara

This Sgian Dubh has a 3 1/2 dagger point, flat ground, 440C blade, hardened to HRC 58, with traditional spine grooves and fuller. The handle is Bog Oak that I imported from Loch Ness, Scotland. It's European White Oak that fell into the peat bog and sat there, soaking, for several thousand years. The Bog Oak is inlaid with a checkered Onyx and vulcanized spacer band, to match the Moffat tartan, Nickel silver inlaid with aged Ivory, with an aged Ivory pommel and Garnet set in the end, 7-5/8" OAL.  Includes hand tooled leather sheath. $473. SOLD

The front view, sheathed:

Some process pics. The components, ready for assembly:

Test fitting before assembly:

The Moffat tartan:

The pommel, completed:

Detail of the blade/handle transition:


Michael H Mara   (708) 969-2424

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