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Hand Engraved Crests

Hand Engraved Crests

Hand Engraved and Seal Engraved Crests The name Coat of Arms goes back to the 12th century when knights wore helmets which completely concealed their faces, this made them unrecognisable to their friends and enemies.  Therefore to overcome this problem they had lions or beasts painted on the knights shields and banners and overtime on their surcoat (a sleeveless garment which went over their armour) which is where the name coat of arms came from. Coat of Arms or Family Crest There is a technical difference between the two terms. A coat of arms refers to the shield, crest, helmet, mantling and supporters....

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