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Azure, a Sword Argent and a Key Or in saltire.
Željko Heimer
, 12 December 1999

If you want to be precise about the placement of the sword on the key, you could say either "Azure, a sword bendwise Argent debruising a key bendwise sinister Or", or "Azure, a sword Argent and a key Or in saltire, the first debruising the second".
Santiago Dotor, 13 December 1999

Blazon by Mühlemann (1991): "In Blau ein silbernes Schwert, schräg gekreuzt mit einem goldenen Schlüssel."
António Martins, 23 June 2000

Translated: Azure an sword Argent saltire with a key Or.
Jarig Bakker, 24 June 2000

"Debruised" is a term which, properly speaking, should only be used when a charge or ordinary is placed over an animal, and the correct term in English heraldry is actually "surmounted by". I would have thought that something like 'Azure a key in bend sinister Or surmounted by sword in bend Argent' would be the more accurate.
Christopher Southworth, 22 October 2008