Saint-Tropez... a daughter of the sea


Cut o from the rest of the Provence by the Maures, over the centuries,
the Tropeziens favoured the « sea routes ». Saint-Tropez lives from
the sea with its waterfront houses whichcurl lovingly
around the old port.

Already in ancient times, the Greeks and the Etruscans weresailing around the Golfe ; they came here to trade their winesand pottery
with the Ligureans. Then the Romans establishedsumptious
agricultural domaines.

They sent their produceover the seas. During the Middle Ages, the Sarrazins spent acentury in the peninsula, protected by the Maures.
But Saint-Tropez as we know it today came into being in 1470.

A proudcity, whose mission was to protect the surrounding villages
from attacks from the open sea. Over the next hundred years, the increasing number of inhabitants turned their town into an important
port. The King took note and built a citadel. In the 18th century,
Saint-Tropez is the third most importantMediterranean port, both in
numbers of men and ships.

Fishermen, carpenters, caulkers and mariners guarantee the riches
of the town. In the 19th century, the mariners set o on long voyages, travelling across the oceans of the world. Then, after de Signac, the artists discover this wild andauthentic land.

A century later, Saint-Tropez is still anexceptional destination.
Its green coastline contrasts with theblue of the sea and of the sky,
just like a cold knifebladecutting through the warmth of wood.










JPSM CREATION


Is a family small firm managed by Jean-Pierre MUTTER, having for objective to distribute on the market a new knife "Le Saint-Tropez" imagined and created by Jean-Pierre Mutter.

Jean-Pierre Mutter was born in Nimes, but he is above all Mediterranean. He spends of the childhood at man's age, most of his time on the edges of the "Med", in the contact of people of the sea, fishermen and divers from Nice to Perpignan by way of Martigues, Marseille, Saintes Maries de la Mer and Gulf of Saint-Tropez. All these people have in common a tool of work or sailing, it is the boat which we find on all the Mediterranean Coasts : "Le Pointu".

Other passion of Jean-Pierre is for the beautiful knives. One day of June, 1995, while he ran towards Saint-Tropez or he stays six months a year, came to him the idea of a knife the handle of which would have the shape of this traditional boat. Saint-Tropez is an unpublished knife which enters the category of knives symbolizing their region by their forms and their emblems. This one represents Le Pointu, the traditional fishing boat of the Mediterranean Coast, addresses a wide public energy of the population of this region to the enthusiasts of knives for its novelty, but also to the sea fishermen for its first utility and its shape, to the sailors and inevitably to the tourists for a typical memory of the French Mediterranean Coasts.

It is made to Thiers, what is a quality guarantee. Its metallic parts are steel stainless and the blade 12c27, steel of a superior density, quite gold-plated 24 carats. The top of the spring as well as half of the blade is guillochée in the shape of rope interrupted by an anchor. The blade where is engraved the logo "Le Saint-Tropez", closed time, feigns the skittle of the boat. A small plate overlaid in the handle allows to engrave a name, that of the boat or that of the port of registry. The handle is made in ebony.

The logo " Le Saint-Tropez " in gilt, inside a parchment telling the history of Saint-Tropez is delivered in a casket with on its lid. The knife is only sold in stores selected for their qualifications and their presentation and on this site.
This knife is the object of an internationnal deposit with the INPI - CNIL N° 1084390

 

JPSM CREATION - Cutelery industry of art - Knife of collection Le Saint-Tropez Gold-plated 24 carats - On-line sale
Information : jpsm-creation@wanadoo.fr / 04 94 56 09 88 / 06 09 53 80 85

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