Re: [SCA Newcomers] Need help with shield device
- I saw some examples on the web, of such devices with three boar's heads.
I do not think they were period examples, but I think they looked really
If you want help photoshopping your design, I would be happy to help.
Sara L Uckelman wrote:
> Quoth "louisgates2001":
>>Question, I looked at several images on the web and I actually
>>really liked the one from......I hate to say it.....the Black Knight
>>from Monty Python!!!!!!
> Oh my...in an attempt to remind myself what the Black Knight's
> device looked like, I came across this page:
>>Would this device be looked on as a joke or would it be seen
> Since it's just a single charge on a plain field, it probably
> wouldn't be automatically associated with the Black Knight by
> most people. However, this particular design would not registerable
> with the College of Arms because it does not follow what is known as
> the "rule of tincture" (it places a dark-colored charge (red) on a
> dark-colored field (black).
> A single red boar's head in profile on any field would conflict with
> the registered arms of MagnÃºs SlembidjÃ¡kn, "Per pale argent and sable,
> a boar's head erased gules." But there are some other possibilities --
> You could consider "Per pale sable and argent, three boar's heads erased
> gules" or "Barry sable and argent, three boar's heads erased gules" or,
> so far as I can tell, any field with three boar's heads erased gules.