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Sgian Dubh


tocemma
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Hello all,

Below is a Sgian Dubh worn by Wheelwright Sergeant Jack Turner, 5th Cameron Highlanders, 9th Division. Close up shows his name engraved on the blade.

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Tocemma

 

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Paul,

Nice.

Is there any indication that this was WO issue? I have never found a reference to the "Black Knife" being on inventory around the Great War period. Dirks yes but not the Black Knife.

Joe Sweeney

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Hi Joe,

No indication of this being an issue item. Looks a little crude, I would expect it is a privately purchased item. I have a kilt pin to the same NCO which has a 9th Division thistle attached to it. I will post a photo shortly.

Regards

Paul

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Thanks Greg

So is Sgian 'knife' and black 'dudh'?

What does the Black signify?

It is worn in the boot or sock, is that right?

Regards Mark

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Nice little knife Paul. the engraving is very well done, is there something carved on the pommel, or is it just a trick of the light.

Cheers Rob.

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