Finitions du St-Jacques

We have chosen a local, mastered and high-quality manufacturing process. Our artisans cover all the steps of the manufacturing of a knife.

Although each knife is a unique piece, all our knives have in common the passion for a craft, the rigor in execution and the demand for perfection of those who make them.

The steel we chose -14C28N- is the last Sandvik steel for cutlery. It is the last steel derived from the steel for razor blades. The only difference is that our steel is adapted and guaranteed for food contact.

It keeps its sharpness longer than the other stainless steels because it is very strong.

Emouture à la main du St-JacquesThe grinding (the cutting edge) is hand-made on a belt grinder. This step is delicate and requires an excellent manual dexterity in order to obtain an efficient edge and a symmetrical grinding.

Grinding belts with different grains (from 50 to 1000 or more) are used to obtain a smooth surface with no scratch. The knife contour and all the parts of the blade are also sanded. The blade has to be sanded with very fine abrasives then polished with a felt polishing wheel and abrasive paste.

In the case of a « satin » finish, the blade must be sanded with very fine abrasives and only lengthways.

As well as the blade, the handle is sanded and polished to get the desired finish. Depending on the materials used, various products can be used to seal and finish the handle (tung oil, Danish oil, linseed oil, wax, etc…). Polishing gives the knife its shine and reveals the handle material.

The materials used to make the handles are manually debited. We only buy noble, first quality materials. From one knife to the other, the handle aspect is never the same because each piece of material is unique. The handle is shaped manually.

Before being sent, the knife is sharpened, controlled and cleaned.





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