Clan Guthrie Badge
The family of Guthrie took their name from the lands of the same name in the county of Angus and their name is one of the oldest in that county. The origin of the name Guthrie is not known, although there is a tradition that the lands were named Guthrie by an early king of Scots, after a fisherman gut three fish to serve his hungry monarch. In about 1178 William the Lion granted the lands of Gutherin to Arbroath Abbey. The family were royal falconers and subsequently purchased these lands. Guthrie ancestry is strongly tied to the history of Scotland. Long before Guthrie Castle was built in 1468, Robert the Bruce was busy fighting for Scottish freedom. Robert the Bruce is the matriarchal ancestor of Guthries descending from the marriage of Alexander Guthrie, 2nd of Guthrie and Margaret Lyon of Glamis.
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.