Pair of custom made Sgian Dubhs
"I knew I was waiting for something special, but this beauty is beyond expectations! Awe inspiring craftmanship and quality The texture of the heavy damascus blade is mesmerizing, the ebony handle and silver fittings make it complete...a work of art, heirloom stuff. I'll wear the sgian dubh with pride. Highly recommended...thanks Rab! "
Robin Lous, The Hague, The Netherlands (SG208)

Custom Sgian Dubhs & Commissions

If you would like something unique and special I can custom make a Sgian Dubh or other items to your individual design and specifications.
The waiting list for commissions can be several months, or longer for particularly complicated pieces. However, I'm sometimes able to accommodate requests for quicker delivery for special occasions.
Please contact me to discuss.

Rab Gordon

Please browse our site to get an idea of what I can make for you. Examples of my previous work are on this page and through these links:

Sgian Dubhs

Kilt accessories

Wedding Rings

Please also visit our blog where we often feature our commissions.

Sgian Dubh Pommel
Solid silver blade / bottle opener
SG336 ~ With silver family crest inlaid into a Culloden bog oak handle.
Solid Silver blade / bottle opener and matching crest pendant.

"I received the Sgian Dubh today. The knife looks great. 
I'm sure it will become a family heirloom. Wonderful work."

Gerard Doran, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sgian Dubh in Ebony with Damascus Blade
SG360 ~ Ebony handle and sheath, silver ferrules and pins,
Fife red jasper pommel stone.

"It arrived - fantastic.  I am absolutely stunned.  It is very rare that something is actually better than you'd imagined. Thank you very much and thank you for managing to do it within such a tight time scale."
Ian Hayton, London, England.


Walnut and Gold Skean
SG222 ~ Walnut Handle with solid gold pins & ferrule band.
Custom Engraved Blade
SG236 ~ Ebony handle, Sterling Silver ferrule bands, pins and top stud. Damascus steel blade with diamond engraving.
Carved Handle
I carved this handle from African Blackwood for a special Dirk presented to The Duke of Rothesay (HRH The Prince of Wales), you can read about it here.

SG290 ~ Ebony handle and sheath,
Sterling Silver ferrules, clan crest inlay and pins,
Moss Agate pommel stone.
"Just wanted to let you know that my blade arrived today in good order. Personally, the carving on the handle is my overall favourite, but the damascus blade is a close second."
Brett Viestenz, California, USA.

Silver Blade Sgian Dubh
Engraved Sterling Silver blade, inlay, ferrule bands on a wax polished Ebony handle (SG237)
Silver Knife Blade
"I wanted to let you know how much my new husband loved his gift on our wedding day.  He was totally blown away and couldn't stop showing it off to people, all of whom commented on how unusual it was.  So beautifully crafted and a truly personalised gift.  You were a pleasure to work with on this.  Thank you so much for all your hard work - the result was a real piece of art." Mrs Murray , Glasgow (SG237)
More Customer Feedback
Pictish / Celtic Bear design
"I'm especially pleased with the bear sgian! You did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for taking the time and care that you did." Art Campbell, Massachusetts, USA (SG 186)
Highland Oak handle
SG193 ~ Highland Oak (Jacobean finish), Damascus blade and Brass
"I cannot describe how pleased we are with your work. Beyond expectations! It is truly beautiful and I cannot wait to give it to my groom. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and correspondence to deliver such an exquisite piece."
Elizabeth Ward, South Carolina, USA

Silver Ferrule Bands
Custom Ferrule bands
Wild Boars, Celtic Knotwork and even Turtles !

Sgian Brew Bottle Opener
Safety Sgian Dubh ( the Sgian Brew ) and solid silver bracelet

SG210 ~ Oak Handle & Sheath, Sterling Silver Fittings, Stainless Steel blade.

Check out what's new & my work in progress

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Celtic Titanium Rings

Sgian Dubh with Titanium
SG142 ~ Ebony handle & Damascus Steel Blade
Titanium ferrules made from aerospace grade titanium billet.

left, custom titanium rings


Stag Horn Sgian Dubhs
Antler (Stag Horn) Sgian Dubhs in their leather sheaths.
These Sgian Dubhs use stag horn which we've collected on walks on the hills around our house above Loch Ness.
see my Stag Horn Handle Sgian Dubhs page for more photos.