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  • Thomas G. Mungall, III

    Thomas G. Mungall, III Feb. 1, 2006, 3:24 p.m. (Message 44017)

    Re: Skean Dubh WAS Scottish Country Dancing VS Scottish Folk Dancing

    There is a historical precedent for the bladeless sgian dubh. In the
    Victorian and Edwardian eras they made bladeless dirks and sgian dubhs for
    boys to wear with their Highland attire. Some had wooden blades while some
    were simply one piece, handle and sheath. The current bladeless variety are
    called "safety" sgian dubhs. These safety sgian dubhs are certainly
    interesting present day social commentary.
    Tom Mungall
    Baton Rouge, La, USA

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