Thursday, November 30, 2006

sgian dubh - historical accuracy versus experimentation

Here is a sgian dubh I made a while back. It has a trilobite inlay, which I realize is not historically accurate, but it seems to work somehow.

An interesting question is at what point does a piece no longer retain it's original meaning because of creative license? Is a Scottish dirk still a dirk if it has a tanto blade? What about pieces that is correct in form, but the building materials are completely wild. How obsessive should one be about proper nomenclature?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome knife! -william