Season 4 - Two Colours

Heraldry Harry
Heraldry Harry

HH4: Two Colours

This season happened in July of 2018 and for the twist, participants could only use two tinctures for their entry.


Maker: André#9668
Blazon: Sable, a cog-wheel above a winged mailed fist both Argent. For a crest, a cubit arm Argent grasping a grenade Sable inflamed Argent.
Symbolism: When designing these arms, I wanted to go for something that would show some of the armiger's personality and at the same time do some canting. First of all, it had to be bad ass. The winged gauntlet cants at both the armiger's name and surname, as well as showing their interest in fighting and fantasy, and the cogwheel represents engineering. The arm on the crest links it to the imagery of the escutcheon and the grenade represents their interest in guns.


Nº 1

Maker: Alexander#6201
Blazon: Encompassing the shield circles of feathers proper alternating Tennée and Argent radiating outwards from the centre.
Symbolism: A play on the tincture limitations, and a contrast to this person's usual metal-based, angular-patterned shield, feathers are some of the ultimate efficient precision tools of nature. The crest alludes to this person's love of metrology.

Nº 2

Maker: KnightofAshes#0248
Blazon: Sable, a tree of the first enflamed Or, a base embowed of the second.
Symbolism: The tree is growth and development. The fire seems damaging, but it's actually cleansing, and promotes regrowth, something important for an artist. The embowed chief is a crescent moon, representing light in the dark. The tree grows from it because great ideas find fertile ground in even the most desolate of places.

Nº 3

Maker: Azul
Blazon: Purpure semy of comets bendwise inverted Or.
Symbolism: The shield is a representation of a night sky during a meteor shower. It's meant to symbolize armiger's ideals of changing the world drastically to be a better place, as one makes a wish seeing a falling star, and brief flight of one is a symbol of changes themselves. A meteor shower is also an unlikely event supposed to stand for the armiger's views on reality. The colors are supposed to vaguely be associated with leftist ideas within the armiger's culture. The design as a whole is an attempt to reference the intended armiger's artistic preferences.

Nº 4

Maker: enrico coochie#9095
Blazon: Per chevron inverted Argent and Vert, in chief a down tack of the last.
Symbolism: The field is a reference to the geography of Kiel, specifically the Kiel Fjord, the green represents the plentiful land within Kiel, and the down tack is a mathematical symbol representing a true statement (representing both his interest in mathematics and the value of honesty).

Nº 5

Maker: boermac#7798
Blazon: Or, a bordure Vert, a closed book with ribbon Vert, charged with a tankard Or, in canton a tryzub Vert. For a crest a demi Calopus Or.
Symbolism: The book symbolizes the armiger's hobby of linguistics... but more than that is speaks to his/her passion of equality and freedom, which are often achieved by learning and understanding others. The bookmark represents the armiger's sense of identity... of knowing who he or she is and being able to point to that identity even when surrounded by others of many different identities just like a reader can use a bookmark to point directly to a specific passage in a book. The Tankard if for the armiger's love of beer. The tryzub is of course a nod to the armiger's home country.

Nº 6

Maker: Capitalism#1601
Blazon: Purpure, a sword in bend, a painbrush in bend sinister, both held by arms armored issuant from dexter and sinister, all Or. For a crest, a bulb of garlic Or.
Symbolism: The purple represents love. The sword and paintbrush represent the armiger's interests. the armored hands holding them represent the armiger's appreciation of chivalry. The crest is a reference to the armiger's reddit username.

Nº 7

Maker: Catherine the Alright#4309
Blazon: Argent, two hands holding Epèes in saltire issuant from base Gules, a rose Gules in chief. For a crest, a clef Gules.
Symbolism: The bearer is a fencer and musician, hence the swords and clef. They have also stated socialistic beliefs and beliefs in freedom which are represented by the red rose, a symbol commonly used by socialists and social democrats.

Nº 8

Maker: CTC#2769
Blazon: Per fess serpentine Copper and Sable in chief an open padlock in base 3 gears 2-1 the upper two issuant from fess all counterchanged. For a crest, a demi-penguin Sable crowned Copper bearing in its dexter wing a key and in its sinister wing a thistle both Copper. For supporters, toy soldiers the dexter bearing a drum and the sinister bearing a trumpet. For a motto, "Embrace & Unite".
Symbolism: Every single element is attributed to the recipient in some way. To put it simply though: The arms represent the recipient's interests and personality, while the crest represents their hobbies. The motto and supporters represent the armiger's goals, passions, and perspective on life.

Nº 9

Maker: HexKätz#7399
Blazon: Azure, a swan displayed Argent charged with a cross Azure. For a crest, issuant from a nest Argent a swan combatant Argent and three swan chicks Azure.
Symbolism: The swan as main charge is the national bird of Finland where the bearer of the arms come from, also it is a bird which often mates for life and fiercely protects their children which reflects the family values of the bearer. The cross represents the Christian faith of the bearer.


Maker: hospitallers#9147
Blazon: Vert, a fess nowy Argent charged with a gurges of four of the first, in chief a quill pen fesswise of the second. For a crest, on a mount, three mushrooms Vert stemmed Argent.
Symbolism: The armiger likes micology, winemaking and economy, all represented by the color green (color of money, leaves of the vineyards and the grass where mushrooms grow) He also likes fashion, politics, history and philosophy, all represented by the four rings of the gurges, which is also an allegory of the melting pot of ideas brought forth on all four disciplines. Finally, poetry in chief is represented by the pen quill. The armiger likes unique charges, so a gurges on a fess nowy was the perfect combination.

Nº 11

Maker: Judah#1924
Blazon: Per pale Sable and Argent, beneath two roses in fess a quill all counterchanged.
Symbolism: The tinctures and division are a vague reference to drama and the theater through those masks traditionally used to represent the art. The roses refer to the armiger's home in England, his love of nature and history, and his monarchist beliefs. Two rose's represent him as the second son. The ostritch feather quill represents a belief in justice and law, as well as a reference to a need for balance, alluding to Egyptian mythology and the Scales of Judgement.

Nº 12

Maker: Judah#1924
Blazon: Per fess enarched or two pallets vert and vert a wreath or.
Symbolism: The division and two pallets combine to allude to a bridge, which is a canting. In the bottom half, the wreath serves two purposes: As a ring of plants, it alludes to the armiger's love of gardens and nature. As a wreath which a victor might wear on his head, it represents the Greeks and the Romans, and in turn the armiger's love of both history and architecture.

Nº 13

Maker: kas_vain#3506
Blazon: Purpure, a fess enarched Argent ermined of the field between three plates. Crest: A demi-triceratops Purpure armed Argent holding a longsword of the same.
Symbolism: Symbolizing the recipient valuing kindness and love, I wanted to use softer shapes when designing the shield. The recipient is interested in sci-fi and worldbuilding so the plates represent stars, planets or distant worlds. The crest depicts two of the recipients interests/hobbies, HEMA and dinosaurs.

Nº 14

Maker: Kim#5772
Blazon: Azure a fess nowy of a lozenge between two chevronels palewise couped in chief and two chevronels palewise couped inverted in base Argent.
Symbolism: Blue was listed as one of this person's favorite colors and the combination of it and white match the colors of the place they plan to move to. The repeated chevronels and lozenge are reminiscent of a style of architecture this person loves and saw regularly in their home city.

Nº 15

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Vert, a boar rampant with a flame on its head Or. For a crest, an apple tree Vert flowered Or with two branches in flames of the second.
Symbolism: Boar in the shield is canting, and the flame represents both faith and knowledge in the same head. In the crest the apple tree in flowers symbolizes life and family, apple blossoms referring also to the armiger's home state, Michigan (in which the appe blossom is the state flower). The flame from the shield is here presented paired, as equal and balanced aspects of life

Nº 16

Maker: moman🌞🐝🏠#0117
Blazon: Sable, three chevronels voided interlaced, in chief three mullets of 5 Or. For a crest, a castle Or.
Symbolism: These arms refer to the armigers origins and extensive travel throughout the Americas and abroad as well as their military service. The stars and chevrons both carry multiple layers of meaning (stars in flags of the armiger's home nation and current residence, the mountain ranges in his home country, and chevrons in military ranks). I would have made these arms with different tinctures but cannot for . . . reasons.

Nº 17

Maker: Ordana 🐝#4556
Blazon: Purpure, a saltire of chains Or.
Symbolism: The chains represent both his values of strength and cooperation and the wisdom to know that the individual links are all required to cooperate in order to have strength.

Nº 18

Maker: thick1988#1585
Blazon: Gules, a cubit arm Or, thereon a heart of the first, holding a key of the second.
Symbolism: The key and arm cubit to symbolize liberation, the heart to symbolize compassion for those being liberated. the knight on the crest holds shackles unlocked and the key to symbolize freedom.

Nº 19

Maker: thick1988#1585
Blazon: Azure pendant from either end of a balance two lanterns all or. For a crest and mantle, the pelt of a Lion Or.
Symbolism: The armiger values honesty, and justice, and this is symbolized with the lantern and hanging balance, among the antics of Diogenes of Sinope was to walk around with a lit lantern in daylight trying to find an honest man. the hanging balance represents the virtue of justice. however, it also symbolizes the armiger's passion of history and bodybuilding. In history one needs to weigh up evidence against one another, and if you consider the balance as a long metal bar with weights on the end, then it is not too dissimilar to barbells, an important equipment to train many a muscle group. The lion pelt is a reference to Hercules who wears the pelt of a Nemean lion, and this is to represent the virtue of strength. Also it makes the armiger to embody the head of a lion pride, as he is the head of his family.

Nº 20

Maker: TMG#2767
Blazon: Gules, two gamelan mallets Or in saltire with heads Gules surmounting flames Or.
Symbolism: The mallets used in Indonesian gamelan music are a reference to the armiger's interest in his homeland's cultural heritage, in this case its musical and theatrical traditions which in turn are deeply rooted in local mythologies. The fire surrounding their heads represents the armiger's constant pursuit of knowledge. Red being an energetic color associated with passion and happiness across many Eastern cultures represents the armiger's ideal of constant self-improvement.

Nº 21

Maker: Zechariah
Blazon: Vert, a book closed Copper, on the cover a flame Vert.
Symbolism: The green field represents her love for the environment and interest in gardening. Copper was chosen for the book as she said it was one of her favorite colors. The book symbolizes her passion for learning and the flame is an addition to help stress how passionate she is about it. The flame was also chosen because fire is a symbol of Hestia who is the Greek goddess of architecture, which is one of the armiger's interests. The connection the Hestia, who is also the goddess of family, also symbolizes how family seems to be important in the armiger's life.

Nº 22

Maker: Niseag#1579
Blazon: Per fess Argent and Vert, overall a soaring kite per bend counterchanged. For a motto "soar high".
Symbolism: The kite flying in the form really stood out to me as it could cover a lot of the other things brought up. It ties in with the air/wind theme of this person's name as well as developing human potential, as kites start on the ground but can reach great hights. To empathise this meaning i tied it in with a motto.