David Naill – DN3ES Bagpipes
The DN3ES is a special edition set we offer. It is stunning in full imitation ivory, with premium-quality Sterling Silver hand engraved tuning slides. This fully-mounted imitation ivory set has a classic, traditional look, and the engraved slides add for an extra level of elegance and personality
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- African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
- Imitation ivory ferrules
- Imitation ivory ring caps
- Hand engraved Sterling Silver slides
- Imitation ivory projecting mounts
- Polypenco pipe chanter
- Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
- Velvet or cord bag cover
- Silk drone cords
David Naill’s nickel is pure nickel and not plated. All models come with the option for various combinations and upgrades to accommodate both style preferences and body sizes. Included is a 2 year warranty on all bagpipe parts.
IMITATION IVORY OPTIONS.
This model is available in Standard and Aged imitation ivory. Standard has a brighter, whiter hue adding distinction and beauty. Aged has a darker, warmer hue giving the impression of time-honored and traditional.
Celebrate a loved one, or hallmark a special occasion with custom engraving. Using delicate and precise chisels, we can bring your ideas to life, creating deep everlasting impressions and a quality far superior to any machine-work.
Taking great care to ensure every David Naill bagpipe is a true masterpiece. Each engraved set is personally undertaken by freelance engraving artists. All engraving is crafted by hand. Nothing can match the artistry and skill of hand engravers. David Naill use only .925 Sterling silver for its durability, strength, and bright natural sheen. All mounts are fashioned in-house so to ensure the very finest quality craftsmanship. Silver pieces (ferrules, caps, slides, and tapers) are made on-site. Afterward the pieces are sent to the Assay Office in London, where the silver is appraised, tested, and struck with the quality mark (hallmarked). The result is an instrument both visually stunning and distinguished.
David Naill offers the following hand engraved designs available in certain models.
Our Thistle design pays tribute to the national emblem of Scotland. The flower was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it, the army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots, landed at the Coast of Largs at night. Hoping to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen, the Norsemen removed their footwear in order to move more stealthily. Fortunately one of soldiers stepped on a spiny little flower (the thistle) and yelled out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the coming danger. Needless to say, the Scots won the day.
The history of rune symbols appear as far back as 1300 BC. Ancient Vikings believed that the Runes were the gift of Ódhinn. The word rune itself comes from the old Norse word Runa meaning a secret or mystery. Centuries later runes were used by the peoples of ancient Britain, and have come to represent many things (gods, people, animals, concepts and occurrences).
Dragons are one of the most popular mythological creatures. They descend from various legends, telling tales of fire-breathing, winged creatures. Dragons carry meanings of courage, strength, power, wisdom, and are known as protectors of sacred items. This design is carved with wonderful swirling spirals transcendent of Celtic knotwork, depicting two dragon heads facing each other.
Our Reposse Style is hand engraved to look like Reposse. This specific style of metalwork takes great skill and experience to craft, therefore we assign the task to our most seasoned engraving artists. The Reposse design technique has been widely used throughout antiquity, from the ancient Ireland to modern day. This design features an interlace pattern similar to a Dara Celtic knot. Dara (or doire) is the Irish word for oak tree, and represents meanings of power, destiny, wisdom, strength, endurance, and leadership.
Victorian design is a decorative art most noted for its orderliness and ornamentation. The style originated during the Victorian era (the period of British Queen Victoria’s reign 1837-1901). The era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia. This design gives any set of bagpipes a classical and sophisticated appeal.