Sgian Dubhs

Sgian Dubh means "black knife" in the Scottish Gaelic language. This did not refer to the colour of the knife, but to the fact that when the government of the day banned the Highlander from carrying weapons, he would hide the knife in his oxter (armpit). Therefore the word "black" probably means hidden as in "black market".

The sgian dubh is the traditional Highland Dirk worn with the tartan kilt as part of the Scottish Highland Dress.