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    Is this a copy of anything or a child's imagination?

    As lord and master of your grill, you will welcome any opportunity to display your grilling prowess.
    Mario Batali, 2006

  • #2
    It's a bird.
    If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by freightshaker View Post
      It's a bird.
      It's a plane!



      Seriously, though... I think he was wondering if that was an existing coat of arms, or just an imaginative design.
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      • #4
        It's Supershield!
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        • #5
          The Federal Republic of Germany

          Love. Where does it come from?
          from The Thin Red Line

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          • #6
            I figured the bird part out.

            Its something my dad made when he was a young lad. It has leather straps on the backside.

            I'm thinking of incorporating it into something I'm doing and wanted to make sure it didn't have any link to Nazi's or some other such thing.

            I got my love of history from my dad who loved history at a very young age too. I just wanted to make sure that he wasn't copying something that could be taken wrong when he made this.

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            • #7
              I thought it was Senator Kennedy in a huff on the Senate floor, silly me.

              GG
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              • #8
                A good student of history has told me that it strikes him of Amercian Indian imagery. The thunderbird and thunderbolts and arrows.
                As lord and master of your grill, you will welcome any opportunity to display your grilling prowess.
                Mario Batali, 2006

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dhuffjr View Post
                  A good student of history has told me that it strikes him of Amercian Indian imagery. The thunderbird and thunderbolts and arrows.
                  That was my impression too. One of our members, JP Vieira, is pretty knowledgeable on shields.
                  "Every man should be his own Guru; every woman her own Gurette" ...Ed Abbey

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cyberia View Post
                    It's Supershield!
                    It's Spider pig

                    I meen

                    SUper Pig away
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                    • #11
                      Looks like a kid's shield to me.
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                      • #12
                        I can't recall indians using shields, but for me it has something of an African look into it. PM JP Vieira (he's portuguese, but sure knows his english well), maybe he can have another prespective on this.
                        I'm sure this is just a kid shield, but I guess it's nice to figure out where he got inspired at.
                        All warfare is based on deception.
                        Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dolley View Post
                          The Federal Republic of Germany

                          There are older version from the middle ages, which led to the design you have, which are more similar to the shield that started this thread. Unfortunately, I can't find a photo. I'll keep looking.
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                          • #14
                            I'm confident from the feedback I've received that it is just some "cool" images that he put on the shield for playing when he was a kid.

                            I'm going to see if I can incorporate it into a logo for me to use with my competition bbq team. I did one contest last year and want to do 4-5 next year. I got the grill I have after an exaustive search looking for one like my dad had. He bought his at the exchange at Subic Bay. I finally found the modern equivalent in the Big Green Egg which is what you see pictured in many of the food photos I post. My wife is not as keen on the shield idea but I'll see what the artist we are going to work with can come up with.

                            Huff BBQ, which I really got into because of my southern roots and the cooker I have because of my father. Using the shield somehow seems to tie things together in my mind.
                            As lord and master of your grill, you will welcome any opportunity to display your grilling prowess.
                            Mario Batali, 2006

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                            • #15
                              Cap,

                              American Indians did use shields on occasion. In particular the Horse Indians of the Plains. They were very popular when the Indians carried lances. Commanche shields made of boiled Bull Buffalo hide could turn a musket ball. In Woodlands, it was not so popular. The main problem is Indian Warriors trying wield Bow or Sling. If they were wielding a club or bladed club, they often did carry shields. Aztec Warriors also used them.

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