Welcome to the DrawShield Suite of Heraldry Programs and Resources.
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On these pages you will find tools to help you understand Heraldry and Blazonry and create heraldic images. Some of the things that you can do on this site are:
Blazonry is a special language, part English, part French, used to precisely describe the colours, shapes and objects that appear on a heraldic shield.
Enjoy Your Blazoning!
But don't forget, DrawShield is provided for education and information only. The use of heraldic devices is restricted in many countries, independently of copyright. The granting of a Coat of Arms is solely the right of the appropriate Heraldic Authority for your nationality and country of residence.
Looking For Your Family Coat of Arms?
Sorry, this is not a database of coats of arms, try coadb.com. (Disclosure: this author provides consultancy and website support services to coadb.com).
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