Embroidered Coat of Arms to display with pride your ancestral family history. Coat of Arms are priced from $249.00. The similarities between the military of today and the medieval ages are not very different in so far as pride goes. Every member of the Armed Forces today are instilled with pride of their unit, their brigade and of course their country. Besides all of this the family pride comes first and foremost. There are very few soldiers who don’t know a little about the family name and are more than interested to find out if the family had a Coat of Arms and what it was like.

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Custom Embroidered Coat of Arms.

Just a little initial piece of advice before you go and spend a lot of money. You will not have a Coat of Arms if your name originated anywhere else other than a European country, you see Heraldry arose around the tenth and twelfth century in Europe as a means of identifying clans and tribes.
It was quite simple really, the markings on the Knight’s shield was painted, so as when they were in battle, they could identify one another as to whether they were friend or foe. This is not to far removed from what we do today in our military. On the sleeve of every jacket, patches are embroidered to denote what unit or brigade soldiers belong to. The custom military rings we wear denote the same.

The first thing you must do is to have your name researched to see does it have a Coat of Arms and when this is done, then you can proceed further. There are many ways you can have the coat of arms displayed, and here are the main ones. Embroidered Coat of Arms, Family Crest Rings, Family Crest Plaques, Family Shields, Family Banners.  Military Online Shopping we can assist in all of the above, research, engraving and embroidering. They are all suitable for special occasion gifts and are shipped worldwide and in most cases your Coat of Arms will be accompanied with a family name history scroll.

What Families have an Embroidered Coat of Arms

In the main families from the following countries have an embroidered Coat of Arms, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and a host of other European countries. The particular control of heraldry, coats of arms and the actual granting of armorial bearings is vested in the various offices of arms. These are the College of Arms in London, the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh, and the office of the Chief Herald of Ireland in Dublin.

The Embroidered Coat of Arms consists of the following;

  • The shield, often this is called the arms.
  • The helmet on the Embroidered Coat of arms
  • The lambrequin or mantling.
  • The torse or wreath
  • The crest.
  • The motto. ( not every family had a motto)

These are the basic parts to any granted Coat of Arms. If you are luck enough to have one, display it with pride in your office or home. Remember that one of your earliest ancestors fought and died whilst using this on their shield.

Engraved Rings

We offer a fine range of Signet Rings with the Coat of Arms engraved on the face. The rings are engraved with the shield and crest, depending on the style of ring you select. The option to have your name on the ring is also available. The family crest rings are available in gold and sterling silver.

Coat of Arms maker from bygone days. Before delving into the subject of the family crest, we should clarify the rampant misunderstandings about the Coat of Arms, the Achievement and the Crest itself. There cannot be a Crest without a Coat of Arms. The latter is the Shield and without it, nothing else can exist. It’s called a Coat of Arms, because originally the design on the Shield was duplicated on the surcoat of the knight.

Surrounding the Shield are five other basic parts which may be granted.

These are;

  • The Helmet.
  • The knight’s helm, usually the great helm.
  • The Mantling or Lambrequin.

A cloth cape worn from the back of the helmet to protect it against the sun.

  • The Wreath or Torse.

A circle of silk, placed to cover the joint between the Crest and the Mantling.

  • The Crest and The Coat of Arms Maker

The decoration on top of the wreath.

  • The Motto.

Anyone may adopt a Motto, and in England the Motto does not form an integral part of the arms. These five items, together with the Shield, are known as the Achievement. The Achievement is not the Coat of Arms. Only the Shield may be considered so. Indeed, if ever you come across a Shield as the only item in the Achievement, you may be sure that the family is very ancient indeed.

Family Crests & Rings

Now, depending on rank and honor, nine further parts may be added to the Achievement, but matters may become confusing if these are named, and we feel that it’s sufficient to have named the parts of the basic Achievement. Care must be taken, too, in describing the left and right sides of a Coat of Arms, the Sinister and Dexter respectively.

These must always be described from the wearer’s point of view, not from the viewer’s. Here, we feel we should allay a misunderstanding that may have crept in about displaying a Family Crest. Family Crests may certainly be displayed, and many are shown on plaques, beautifully embroidered on chairs, on family crest rings of course and in many other ways. The point is, though, that there must always be a Coat of Arms to back them up.

The Coat of Arms maker banner which was hung in entrance halls of stately homes and castles conveyed a message of pride and honor in the family or clan name. It is actually no different today. We are giving a special offer with the banner today, it’s the complimentary family name history.

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