Worshipful Company of Cutlers
The Worshipful Company of Cutlers
is one of the Livery Companies
of the City of London
. The trade of knife making and repairing was organized in the thirteenth century; the organisation received a Royal Charter
later in 1416. The Company has lost a strong connection to its trade, which has shifted north to Sheffield, Yorkshire. Thus, it remains only as a charitable institution.
The Company ranks eighteenth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies. The Company's motto is Pour Parvenir A Bonne Foy. The motto, which is a corrupted Norman French phrase, essentially means To Succeed, Keep Your Promises.