Worshipful Company of Cutlers

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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CUTLERS

London Guild
Established:

Arms of Worshipful Company of Cutlers

Official blazon

Arms : Gules, three pairs of swords in saltire argent, hilts and pomels - Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, An elephant argent, armed and harnessed Or, bearing on its back a castle Or thereon two pennons displayed, the dexter argent a cross gules, the sinister a pennon of the Arms of the Cutlers' Company.
Supporters: On either side an elephant argent, armed Or.
Motto: Pour parvenir a bonne foy.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on 10 May 1622, to replace an earlier grant (7 May 1476), which was confirmed twice before (12 October 1530) and 22 October 1590).

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The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1913

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