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H.I. Skean Dhu?

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Ad Astra, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. SASSAS

    SASSAS

    616
    Aug 16, 2005
    I had one of these when I was younger. Funny, but it seems like I don't even see the knock-offs that much anymore...
     
  2. kronckew

    kronckew

    Aug 17, 2003
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    i had an image flash thru my head of a kami walking down the path to the sarki with a sock over his hand with a 2 lb. skean duhb in it. sarki says 'what the heck is that?' kami says 'i dunno, but thats the way they said they want to carry them.'

    mebbe we should specify it is carried on the outside of the right leg, tucked into the rolled top of the sock.
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  3. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    he he he ...

    You're absolutely right!
     
  4. Leatherface

    Leatherface

    Dec 3, 2005
    Sarge that is some good work..

    hmm...A leather scabbard for belt carry?? not a problem

    you could prolly do one yourself for around $10-$15 or pay someone like me around $20 for it...

    Spectre...The sharpfinger is still one of my all time favorites for a belt knife...Small enough that the local fuzz doesnt decide to "talk" to ya, and yet big enough to do some damage if need be...First knife sheath I ever made was for one

    Anyone got any idea on the final price of one of these?? I got a bud that is big into the scottish games here in NC everyyear and he would dig having one to show off
     
  5. Kevin the grey

    Kevin the grey

    Aug 26, 2005
    mebbe we should specify it is carried on the outside of the right leg, tucked into the rolled top of the sock.QUOTE]

    Darn it now I gotta learn a cross draw ! They must be some tough socks to hold up a two pound knife ! L:O:L
     
  6. jmings

    jmings

    488
    Aug 20, 2005
    Once again I learn that I have been mislead :eek:

    http://mcdonaldcrafts.co.uk/skeandhu.htm
    http://www.tartantown.com/dress_skean_dhus.html
    http://www.sgian-dubhs.co.uk/Highland-Clans-Own-Sgian-Dubhs.html
    Leather covered wood with chapes no less.
    http://www.dunnoon.co.uk/scottish_kilts/scottish_kilts_skeandhus.php
    eBay

    Here's mine:
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    I'm so ashamed :barf:



    Here's one I waiting for in the mail:[​IMG]






















    At least we aren't going for a kami made Highlander Katana:eek:


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  7. dwatts67

    dwatts67

    270
    Apr 3, 2003
    Oh the possibilities...
    those kamis come up with strange and wonderful things ;)
    cheers,
    Dave
     
  8. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Jul 30, 2004
    Those Scottish socks that go with the kilt are 1/2" thick wool- you could probably carry a .45 in them.


    Ad Astra :D
     
  9. Astrodada

    Astrodada

    Sep 9, 2005
    1/2 inch thick ? :confused:

    Maybe slip a katana in....:D
     
  10. Kevin the grey

    Kevin the grey

    Aug 26, 2005
    I,m a big fan of wool socks and wear them even in summer . I,ll have to go to a Scottich mens store and see if I can scare up a pair ! 1/2 inch thick ? Well if I wore a kilt I,d want thick socks as well !
     
  11. Sylvrfalcn

    Sylvrfalcn

    Jun 4, 2002
    According to the post office, the sgian dubhs should arrive in Reno on Thursday, so the train has left the station. :thumbup: :D

    Sarge
     
  12. Kismet

    Kismet

    Jan 30, 2002
    Thank you, very much, Sarge.

    Now...the good thing about waiting is that the time just FLIES by.

    Really decent of you to design and construct both the three prototypes and the sheathes.

    Be well and safe.
     
  13. Sylvrfalcn

    Sylvrfalcn

    Jun 4, 2002
    Uh Kis, no rest for the weary, "somebody" just sent me some more of them antique Johnson files, and an agricultural artifact that's really got me scratching my head. :D

    Some of my buddies departed for Afghanistan this morning, at the usual time "oh dark thirty". I think I need a nap. :eek:

    Folks, please keep them, and all our service men and women in your prayers. Your prayers are much needed and much appreciated.

    Sarge
     
  14. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Great work Sarge. Thanks for doing the models.:thumbup:
     
  15. Kismet

    Kismet

    Jan 30, 2002
    I think:

    Harrow
    The spike-tooth harrow is used to break up soil into even finer pieces after the farmer has plowed and disked the field. The harrow also helps level the soil for planting. Heavy stones are usually placed on the harrow to keep the spikes in the soil when unfavorable soil conditions exist.


    Kevin?
    You made me curious, so I did a little searching:

    Main Entry: 1har·row
    Pronunciation: 'har-(")O
    Function: transitive verb
    Etymology: Middle English harwen, from Old English hergian
    archaic : PILLAGE, PLUNDER
     
  16. Astrodada

    Astrodada

    Sep 9, 2005
    So the skean dhu is a farmers' knife as well ? :eek:
     
  17. Kevin the grey

    Kevin the grey

    Aug 26, 2005
    I wonder if that is where the expression "It was a harrowing experience " came to be and if it the person survived to let us know or if it was an innocent bystander who coined the phrase ?
     
  18. Sylvrfalcn

    Sylvrfalcn

    Jun 4, 2002
    Astro, I'm sure Scottish farmers probably did carry them back in the day, but what's actually going on here is a bit of cross conversation. Kis sent me a harrow blade, his way of keeping this retired dude busy scratching his head wondering what to make next. Right now I'm thinking it might make a couple of nice spear points, but that's just an off the cuff first impression. :D

    Sarge
     
  19. Astrodada

    Astrodada

    Sep 9, 2005
    spear points.....think that's the oldest man-made sharp weapons....
     
  20. Spectre

    Spectre

    Nov 3, 1998

    OOH! OOH! I was just thinking last night that I really should get a yari. Let me know if you need a beta-tester. :D

    John
     

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