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I fält av silver en naturfärgad smed, hållande med båda händerna en svart slägga, och klädd i vit skjorta, blå byxor, gula strumpor, svarta skor och blå luva.
The arms are based on the description of the town seal in the royal letter of 1643, when Askersund was made a town.
Strangely enough, in 1948 a blazon was granted which really was unheraldic, as white and yellow is present in the arms - and the white is also bordering to silver, which actually should be unthinkable. The smith's skin has got the tincture "proper", which usually is avoided in more modern arms. In older renditions, the smith has sometimes got other tinctures.
The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
The arms on a information sign
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