Military Crests

Celebrate the prestige of your military order with the crest created to perfection

Since 1902, Picchiani e Barlacchi has been creating Military Crests according to the tradition of Florence, the most famous city of art and culture in the world.
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The institutions that have commissioned work to us

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Over 110 years

We have dedicated over a century to the processing of metal and to the minting of military crests on a national and international level.

320.000 mints

We boast in our archive commissions from the armed forces, from military bodies, from secular and religious associations and from important offices of the State.

1.000 artists

Artists of international fame have collaborated with Picchiani e Barlacchi such as Pietro Annigoni, Mario Moschi, Laura Cretara, Onofrio Pepe, Sergio Benvenuti, Alberto Inglesi and many others.

Your emblem imprinted in metal

Crest is the ideal gift for institutional meetings, a concrete symbol of the milestone achieved by the military body or by the institution it represents.

To commemorate this special occasion, Picchiani e Barlacchi put at your disposal the mastery of our artists and sculptors and the heritage of the best Florentine engravers, printers and artisans who have been creating unique works for over 110 years.

Thanks to our experience you have the security of giving a precious and unique object that transmits to the recipient the sense of belonging to the department and pride in the goal achieved.

Avoid mediocrity

What will personalities and institutional offices think if you choose an object without any value or significance to represent your organisation or your military body?

The widespread use of substandard materials and rough and ready (as well as standardised) processing conditions the final result which can in fact turn out to be quite mediocre, strongly impacting on the image of your department and undermining the goal that is being celebrated.

The possible risk when choosing a cheap and poor quality crest is seeing these objects thrown away after a few days and projecting a very damaging image of you and of your institution.

… Shape your excellence!!

To celebrate your goal, invest in an object that is solid and reliable over time. Receiving your crest will be an honour for official top figures and for members of the team.

Since 1902, Picchiani e Barlacchi has been creating unique crests according to the family tradition, guaranteeing an impeccable result that exceeds even the most stringent of expectations.

Engravers, designers, printers, galvanic finishers and many other professionals unceasingly work raw materials to honour your military body or your special occasion, resulting in a beautiful and durable crest.

Our values and our sense of belonging

Florence is the most famous city of art in the world, cradle of the Renaissance and still today a land rich in culture, tradition and craftsmanship.

Workers have always found fertile ground in this city to develop and promote excellence and professionalism and this was also the case for Picchiani e Barlacchi that since 1896 has continued its activity almost unaltered.

Since the official foundation of the company in 1902 these have been our values:

This is our philosophy; these are the values​that guide every stage of working of our products, from the conception of the design to the finishing and quality control.

We believe in tradition, on which our company is based.

This is why we are against any form of improvisation: our products are not just pieces of metal, but immortal objects to celebrate an event and to preserve its memory over time so it must be created to a professional standard.

We believe in Made in Italy, a precious resource of our country envied throughout the rest of the world.

We despise any attempt at imitation and any form of homologation that degrades the history of our country, the creative scope of our artists and craftsmen and the excellence of our products.

We firmly believe in quality.

This is why we avoid standardising and flattening our products, even when the operation would have an economic advantage. In no case do we cut corners on attention to detail or the perfection of the final product.

Picchiani e BarlacchiGuarantee

Trusting Picchiani e Barlacchi, you have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

We place so much importance on the excellence and refinement of our products that in case of defects or errors we will repeat the new production completely free of charge..

Chiara MontautiCEO Picchiani e Barlacchi

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Call us now to discuss your needs and to receive an artist’s drawing of your Crest free of charge.

Our drawings are protected by copyright and you can only have them made through Picchiani e Barlacchi. We assure you that they will never be sold to third parties and will be for your exclusive use.

The history of Picchiani e Barlacchi

Since the foundation of Picchiani e Barlacchi in 1902 more than 110 years have passed: over a century of culture and art created from medals, crests, badges and other products that recall indelible events at local, national and international levels.

From anniversaries to institutional occasions, from the celebration of corporate goals to sporting events and including news events: in the endless archive of our historical company with a strictly family tradition we recognise in metal the features that have marked the history of our country.

Do you have any questions?

You will find all the answers here
How long does it take to receive a Crest?
The processing of your crest, from the design of the project to production and finishing, requires compliance with precise times. This is not a standardised process, but a true work that requires the mastery and meticulous attention of each person involved.

Each new edition entails, once the design and the sketch have been approved, approximately 30 days of actual work to give you an excellent product that reflects in the best possible way the value of the order that it represents.

How much can a crest cost?
Some choose to purchase products with standardised manufacturing processes, commercial gadgets and promotional accessories of low value, where personalisation involves the engraving of a date or a few elements, never the project in its entirety.

How much can an object of such low quality cost you in terms of reputation in the eyes of your colleagues, your superiors or prominent figures to whom you will be presenting it?

The economic savings are often evident in the coarse finishes, in the defects of minting and in the lack of resistance as well as the risk of embarrassment and diminishing the meaning of the occasion being celebrated.

All the Picchiani e Barlacchi items are true works of art, capable of perfectly transmitting your reputation. To take advantage of our centuries-old professionalism, call us now and explain your requirements to us.

How can I be sure of the end result?
To correctly represent the memory you are aiming to celebrate, we take care of the details at all phases of minting, reducing the imperfections to almost zero.

In any case, by way of insurance, you have our 100% satisfaction personal guarantee, so if the Crest were to present even a tiny defect, it would be discarded and reproduced from scratch.

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Contact us to discuss the occasion you wish to celebrate and receive an artist’s drawing of your Crest.
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