It is not possible to say when the assumption of the Company’s Arms took place, but the Arms are engraved on the Company’s Cromwell Chalice, which was inscribed in 1693.
Coat of Arms
The Arms were formally granted in 1998 and are:
‘Gules on a chevron argent between three pattens, or, tied argent, the ties lined azure, two cutting knives conjoined sable. In the middle chief point two knives in Saltire of the third.’
The Company motto, ‘Recipiunt foeminae sustentacula nobis’, may be translated as ‘Women receive support from us’ .