> --- alan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >Anybody,
> > >On this '64 Masi:
> > >And again here:
> > >What is everything? The red stuff? The white
> > >The blue(turquoise) stuff? And is that a sword or
> > >dagger hidden behind the white stuff? What's it
> > >supposed to SAY?
> > >Joe Starck,
> > >masidon,wi
> > >
> > >----------------------------------------------
> > Well, I'll take a guess at it based on nothing
> > than my very limited
> > knowledge of Heraldry:
> > This is a coat of arms, often mistakenly referred
> > as a crest, though
> > it's so highly stylized it may not bear any
> > resemblance to the original,
> > if there ever was one. The blue shield bears an
> > elaborate red
> > fleur-de-lis, this as I recall the symbol of
> > Florence, not Milan.
> > (Milans being the "Cross of St. George", red on a
> > white field). The
> > white elements symbolize flowing fabric, think
> > scarves or
> > pennants/flags, that sort of thing...the "dagger"
> > may be a dagger, may
> > just be a diamond or "lozenge",
If it's supposed to be simply a diamond or lozenge, my
understanding of the lozenge as a heraldic device is
that it's not usually empty, more heraldic stuff goes
in the lozenge. Obviously, no room for discernable
stuff here. HOWEVER, on the Masi decal it's a separate
blue diamond shape, BUT, on the stainless badge the
shape of a sword handle is more evident as only two
sides of the diamond remain and then this
raised-stainless surface extends down, handle-like,
behind the fabric and the shield. There's a bit of it
between the white flowing fabric and the blue shield.
And then there's what would sure seem to be the
sword's cross-guard, raised bare stainless also. Done.
> I don't know. The
> > family name MASI
> > should appear below the shield in a banner if at
> > all, not within the
> > shield. The whole thing is so redrawn I suspect
> > got nothing to do
> > with any real Masi family coat of arms, but who
> > know...I'm sure that one
> > of you do! Just for point of reference, compare
> > to the Cinelli coat
> > of arms on his headbadge, or to the Alfa-Romeo
> > which contains the
> > red cross of Milan on one half of the shield.
> > Alan Goldsworthy
> > San Francisco, CA
> > (my coat of arms available by special request,
> > :c)
> > >
> > >
> > >
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