Basque knives from the Aquitaine region, or yatagan for those who prefer its former name, are equipped with a plunging blade and a handle with the Basque cross on it. We could not think about Southwestern France without offering a “Brenus” knife with a leather handle in the shape of a rugby balloon. Pilgrims too have their knife, the Chatellerault, with the different ways leading to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle on it, which also go through the Pays Basque. This knife is the pride of this region, where French cutlery used to be very important in the past.
Let’s move towards the Loire and Brittany regions. The latter even has a whole range of by-products dedicated to it, with a few models often illustrating fishing activities or sailors, such as the Kenavo, the Armor or the Pradel knives, which are never too far from the sea.