If you buy a sgian dubh one of these drawstring bags comes included in the price. You just need to tell us which you would like.




There are three types of drawstring bags on this page. Type 1 are made with the historic  Hainsworths red military cloth and the 2nd type with red tartan woolen cloth made by a Yorkshire mill in Royal House of Stewart cloth. The third type is in the Royal House of Stewart Hunting green tartan. The size of these drawstring bags is 2 inches wide x 8 1/2 inches long. They are unlined and are made primarily for sgian dubhs  although they can be used for pens and pencils and other items.

From the red uniforms worn by the British Infantry at the Battle of Waterloo, to the thin red line at Balaclava to the jackets of the Red Coats in North America and even today in the dress uniform of the Guards the same wool cloth used in the uniforms of the soldiers in these epic events is still being made by the same mill in Yorkshire. That red cloth made by the mill which was founded in 1783 is used for these drawstring bags. It’s a sumptuous scarlet coloured thick wool cloth with a vibrancy of colour

The cloth was with Nelson on HMS Victory and at the Chateau of Hougemount when the Chateau gates were closed during the Battle of Waterloo and now you can remember all of these events and many more with our drawstring bag made with this iconic cloth.


This drawstring bag  is 18 which is inclusive of UK postage and a plain gift box. It comes with a letter on handmade paper telling you about the piece.

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If you wish to purchase this drawstring bag from an overseas address we will send it without the box. With the box it can only be sent at small parcel rate and we will quote the price depending on your location. This applies to all drawstring bags on this page.

All our drawstring bags come with a signed letter on handmade paper telling you about the bags and the significance of the historic cloth. It’s hard to find meaningful wood and cloth to work with and people who are prepared to make items in the small quantities we need. We feel that this is one of those products which is genuinely different and reflects not just Britain's industrial past but also it’s military and cultural heritage The bags is not lined and therefore not really suitable for wet items.  The vast majority of our items  are made in the UK and the cloth on this page is made by UK mills and the bags made in the UK.




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This tartan is Royal House of Stewart red tartan. The Royal House of Stewart date back to the 11th century and are the ancestors of the present Royal Family. The tartan makes an amazing accompaniment to the Scottish Sgian Dubhs. Different patterns are used to distinguish different Regiment and ranks in the British army. There are variations of the tartan not the least of which is the Royal Stewart Hunting tartan whose origins are lost but was an obvious choice for blending into the landscape whether for military use or hunting. You will not find a better accompaniment for Sgian Dubhs than these drawstring bags. For the Royal House of Stewart hunting tartan go to three below. You get a letter on handmade paper describing the piece.



The Stewart Tartan red is the tartan favoured by the Queen. My email address for any queries is m.carpenter519@btinternet.com

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The third type is the Royal House of Stewart Hunting tartan. Each of these three types are the same size and each tartan is made by British woolen mills with the drawstring bags manufactured in the UK with quality metal fittings. They are all 18 inclusive of UK postage.

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