Carrying a knife is part of the
traditional male Scottish Highland Dress. And
I'm sure you've seen photos of grooms and
groomsmen with the handle of a traditional sgian
dubh sticking out above their socks.
Heads Up. Carrying a knife in a public
place in Queensland can land you in prison. It all
depends on the characteristics of the knife and on
The knife you'll see tucked into the sock on the
side of the wearer's dominant hand as part of
traditional Scottish Highland dress, is the
Sgian Dubh, a small, sharp, single-edged
It is one of a trilogy of weapons, carried by
clansmen in earlier times:
The sgian dubh the only one worn at social
While a sgian dubh is part of formal dress, you
would only include a sword in a Scottish wedding for
a specific reason
All of the above are relatively rare in Australia.
If men in the bridal party are wearing military
uniform or you are planning on having an arch of
swords guard of honour, sheathed swords are worn,
and only unsheathed for the actual moment.