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Derwin James Kah Wai Mak

Registration number 20130804A

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Derwin James Kah Wai Mak are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Gules, on a bend Sable fimbriated Or, between in chief a bezant pierced square and in base a maple leaf Or, a Chinese dragon passant Argent, langued Gules.
Crest: An eagle rising, wings elevated and displayed Sable, armed and membered Or, grasping in the dexter claw a key erect of the last.
Mantling: Gules doubled Or.


  • Bureau of Heraldry (South Africa), registration, certificate 2148, February 9, 1990
  • Canadian Heraldic Authority, grant, The Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Volume II, page 10, March 20, 1990
  • American College of Heraldry, registration number 893, The Heraldic Register of America, Volume Five, June 4, 1990
  • International Register of Arms, registration number 0202, September 14, 2011
  • The Chinese Armorial, October 25, 2011.

Design Rationale

The arms' colors combine the traditional colors of China (red and gold), the German Empire of 1871 to 1918 (black, white, red), and Canada (red and white). The German Imperial colors and the black eagle are symbols of Germany, referring to the armiger's home town of Kitchener, Ontario, which was known as Berlin before World War I. The eagle holds a key, a medieval symbol of accountants. The "bezant pierced square" resembles an old Chinese coin, another symbol of the armiger's accounting profession. The dragon is another symbol of China, and the maple leaf is a symbol of Canada.

Registered by

Derwin James Kah Wai Mak


Personal, Original, CA, M

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