David Naill – DN6 Bagpipes – P.O.A.
The DN6 is David Naills premiere set. It is both majestic and powerful, showcasing the best craftsmanship and metalwork they offer. These are top of the line David Naill pipes, fully mounted with hand engraved Sterling silver. Exclusive use .925 Sterling silver for this model. Included are full silver mouthpiece and chanter sole – both made from a solid piece. Projecting mounts are made from thick walled castings which are machined and then turned by hand to finish – they are not filled. The weight of the Sterling silver on this set is approximately 1.35 kgs/2.98 lbs.
Everything about this set is of the highest quality, and the hand-cut silverwork is superb. The engraving creates fantastic aesthetic detail, and comes in a variety of designs. For this model options for custom engraving can precisely render your ideas to life, adding a distinctive and personal style to the set.
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- African Blackwood fully combed/beaded
- Hand engraved Sterling silver ferrules
- Hand engraved Sterling silver ring caps
- Hand engraved Sterling silver tuning slides
- Hand engraved Sterling silver mouth piece
- Hand engraved Sterling silver projecting mounts
- No imitation ivory on this model
- African Blackwood chanter
- Choice of Canmore zipper or hide bag
- Velvet or cord bag cover
- Silk drone cords
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.
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