It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
Here's another, and very spare, depiction of the coat of arms of Württemberg, also done in metal.
Again, the blazon of these arms is Or three stag's attires fesswise in pale sable. In this depiction, the round shield is surmounted by a minimalistic crown. The entire rendition is done with an eye to keeping it to a minimum, giving us no more than we need to identify the arms. How cool is that?