Le St Jacques® : The pilgrim’s knife

« Le St Jacques® » knife refers to the « Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle » represented by the St. Jacques shell found on this unique knife.

The Christian iconography of the shell appears at the beginning of the Middle Ages with the cult dedicated to Saint Jacques. No doubt for symbolic reasons, the shell was imposed as an attribute of this apostle and therefore took the name of Saint Jacques. Little by little, sewn on the hat, on the bag or on the coat, it will become the emblem, not only of the pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela, but gradually of all the pilgrims. In addition to its protective power, it made it possible to distinguish oneself from other travellers, to drink in the fountains or to ask for alms because, at the sight of the shell, charity becomes duty. Thus, since then, pilgrims have placed their journey under the sign of this symbol.

Delivered with a leather sheath (black or brown according to availability) stamped TMC..


Le St Jacques® : The pilgrim’s knife


    • Blade: 14C28N steel (sandvik) very hard stainless steel for a long-lasting cutting
    • Plate thickness: 1.2 mm
    • Forged shell
    • Decorated spine made by hand
    • Empty space between the handle and the side plates when the knife is folded (to protect the cutting edge)


Dimensions :
Knife length (when unfolded): 21.5 cm
Knife length (when folded): 12 cm
Blade length: 11 cm
Weight: +/- 85 grams

Contact :

TMC Coutellerie
37 chemin des Ribbes
63300 Thiers (France)

Tél : 06 68 33 76 98
Mail : contact@tmc-couteaux.fr

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