Spectacular David Oscarson Jacques de Molay Cufflink pair in sterling silver, guilloche, and hard fire enamel - On the Front the Iconic Templar Cross with Skull and Bones on the backside, All in gold vermeil. On Friday the 13th of October, 1307, Grand Master Jacques de Molay of the Knights Templar, along with all locatable Templar Knights in France on that day, were arrested by Philip IV “the Fair” King of France. King Philip owed more money to the Templars than he could ever repay in his lifetime and he needed more. What better way to eradicate his debt than to discredit his creditors? He manufactured evidence that the Templars were heretics, sent it on to Pope Clement V, and handed the Templars over to the French branch of the Church of Rome’s Inquisition. Meanwhile, Philip the Fair raided the Templar treasury office in Paris only to find the cupboards were bare. De Molay was interrogated and tortured by the Inquisition for six and a half years. At the end he was offered a chance to make his confessions in public. Instead, he said, in part, the preceding. Usually, when we consider “making the ultimate sacrifice” we think in terms of simply giving up one’s life – usually on the battlefield. Jacques de Molay gave his life for the integrity of his Brothers, when he could have saved it for his own benefit. That to me is a far higher sacrifice than all. Amazing Cufflinks for Amazing Men.