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Michael A. Smith

Registration number 20100321G

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Michael A. Smith are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Sable, a chevron between in chief a key fesswise pointing to sinister and in base a blacksmith's hammer palewise Argent.
Crest: A raven regardant perched on an anvil and maintaining in its beak a key Sable.
Motto below: "Ubi Libertas, ibi patria"
Motto above: "Invictis pax"
Badge: A raven Sable displayed maintaining a blacksmith's hammer and a key Argent.

Design rationale

The key represents the arms of Obwalden, Switzerland where my family comes from. The white chevron represents the Swiss Alps. The blacksmith's hammer is a pun for my last name, Smith. But it also represents the fact that my life revolves around art and creativity. I am also learning to be a blacksmith. The crest is my favorite animal, a raven, on top of an anvil maintaining the key which represents Switzerland to me. And it is regardant because it is looking backwards towards my family's history there.

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Personal, Original, US, S

Roll of Arms