Celtic Knives as Gifts

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Celtic Knives as Gifts
Daggers are one of the most common gifts for someone who loves Celtic knives. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

The Celts were an ethnic group known for a heavy presence in the British Isles, most notably Scotland and Ireland, first recognised more than 2,500 years ago. Knives with Celtic designs can be ideal gifts for a history buff or someone with Irish, Scottish or even British ancestry. Celtic knives add a sense of history to commonly used household items.

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Wedding Cake Knives

Wedding cake knives and servers are gift idea that will leave a lasting impression on a bride and groom. Not only can they be used at the wedding to add that extra bit of flair, but they will last well beyond that day to remind the couple of those memories with each future use. Consider a claddagh or Celtic knot when choosing what design to have on these knives and servers. The knot represents eternity, as it has no beginning or end, and the claddagh represents love, friendship and loyalty.


Display daggers are popular among history buffs and those who want to display their heritage more prominently than a drawer in the kitchen. One of the most widely known Celtic daggers is the Scottish Dirk, descended directly from the Medieval Ballock dagger. The Dirk was carried by Highlanders and is a popular item in Celtic knife collections.

Steak Knives

Steak and dinner knives are not only lasting, but will be constantly used. Ideal for someone just starting on his own or as a wedding gift, these knives can have delicate knot-work designs that will represent their long-lasting qualities. The knives also come in sets with forks and spoons if you wish to give a full set of flatware.

Pocket Knives

If you know someone who is more of an outdoor type, a pocket knife is an excellent gift choice. The handles can sport various knot-work designs, or even be in the shape of a Celtic cross. Pocket knives are useful and serve as mementos that can turn into family heirlooms.

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