is the emblem borne by St. Agatha, St. Albert, and St.
The flaying knife
is the emblem of St. Bartholomew, because he was flayed. A sacrificing knife
is borne in Christian art by St. Zadkiel, the
The knife of academic knots.
Chrysippos, so called because he was the keenest disputant of his
age (B.C. 280-207).
War to the knife.
= sword or dagger.
“Till my keen knife see not the wound it makes.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894