Re: [sig] Russian Heraldry
- In my research, I've found that the Rus really didn't use heraldry, at least
not in the Western sense. Paul Wickenden has a short page on what he's
found here: http://www.goldschp.net/archive/rusheraldry.html
I've got arms passed, but I rarely use them. I use my badges more often,
because they are simpler objects with no field (background color.) I've
also designed a znak for myself. I didn't want to imply I was related to
any of the Ruriks by copying one of theirs! ;-) I just used them for
As Paul says on his page, they are not register-able, but they can certainly
be used to identify you on your shield or banner.
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
Wolf and Tiger Woodworking
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Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 11:56 AM
Subject: [sig] Russian Heraldry
> I've been working on my device.... and it hit me! I have little to no clue
> about what Russichi use for their device. I realize it was probably more
> along the lines of the kite shield (that is the primary place this design
> will be going for me) I know there were dragon type creatures and what
> not. But honestly i'm a bit lost.
> The bets i though about is to look for inspiration at the Russian
> manuscripts and their capital letters.
> Help? What do those of you that have a registered device used?
> thank you in advance for all the help.