Clan Dunlop Badge, Scottish Clan

Clan Dunlop Badge, Scottish Clan

SKU: CLAN0478

The name is a well-known Ayrshire (Southwest Scotland) surname derived from the lands of Dunlop in the District of Cunningham. "Dun" from Gaelic meaning "a fort or strong place", “lop” believed to mean "the winding or bending."
We know that both the Brythonic Celts (Welsh, Strathclyde Brits) and the Dalriadan Goidolic Celts (Irish, later also known as Scoti) who later occupied this area gave the name Dun Lop ("Fortress" at the Bend) to the stronghold built on a hill around which the "burn" or stream called the Glazert winds. Today that rise is still known as Dunlop Hill. The family took their name from this Celtic landmark. The area was populated in the 5th century and earlier by the Damnoni tribe.
The Celtic Chief who ruled the locals here from pre-Roman times, according to legend, called himself the "Dunlop of Dunlop". The first recorded use, though, of the Dunlop surname appears during The Thirteenth Century in various documents. 
In 1407 Alexander Dunlop was titled "Dunlop of that ilk". (This title was peculiar to the Scots, denoting not just the gentleman, but that he was the Chief of all the Clans of his surname. The title is more honorable than modern titles such as Earls, Dukes, etc.) Today that title is held by James Stuart Wallace Dunlop (1968-), 30th of that Ilk and Current Chief of the Name, living near Devon, England. 

Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.  

  • Production Process

    Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.  

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