Often used as symbols of martyr saints; e.g., arrows, for Saint Sebastian, a toothed wheel for Saint Catherine, a gridiron for Saint Lawrence, pincers or forceps for Saint Apollonia and Saint Leger, a butcher’s knife for Saint Bartholomew, a cross saltire for Saint Andrew.
- “instruments of martyrdom“. . CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2013. Web. 2 June 2015. <>