We have in the past found sourcing quality medal bars a challenge, which is why we now source them ourselves, guaranteeing their quality meets our high standards. The engraving is completed in-house by a master craftsman who takes enormous pride in his work. In addition to the standard engraving, which is the most common, there is also the ability to add a coloured infill, in the following colours: black, blue or red.
*They are available with or without engraving, should you prefer to receive them unengraved.
*Please let us know whether you require capitals or title case, and whether your text should be over one line or two.
There are many names for a medal bar, you may also hear it called a ribbon bar, name bar, chain of office bar, Slider or ceremonial medal bar. Whatever you wish to call them they are a wonderful award to commemorate an individual and log a record of their names and years of service. Medal bars are the perfect choice for mayors and presidents, chains of office, masonic leaders or anyone of significant importance whose name needs to be remembered. In the past we have produced medal bars for mayors and celebrities such as Roy Hudd OBE to commemorate his death, and it was worn by Paul O’Grady MBE.
Our 40mm bar backed medal bars come in either gold or silver, colours which connote luxury and high achievement; both qualities guaranteed to impress the recipient. The medal bars are solid brass with silver or gold coloured coating, which ensures quality and longevity. Further, gold and silver can be neutral colours when contrasted with a ribbon of most colours, as shown in the example image which uses a dark green ribbon.
Our medal bars are 40mm wide and 8.5mm long (this is 4cm by 0.85cm or 1.57″ by 0.33″) which is the standard size that fits most ribbons (other sizes are available). However, to make them more attractive, there is a slight bevel around the edge so there will be slightly less room to engrave than in the quoted dimensions above. Having supplied medal bars for so many years we also have stock of miscellaneous sizes and shapes, so please contact us if you are concerned your ribbon won’t fit. This medal bar come with a secure loop to thread to your ribbon, which can be seen in our second product image.