AET- How "Sword and Shield" came to be is a long trek into my past. The official mascot of my high school was the Knight, and the school was very emphatic in teaching the virtues of honor, integrity, courage and inner strength.
I incorporated the Knight into my first screen name, and some variation has always appeared in the name. S & S seemed appropriate for a cutlery forum, while still keeping the Knight theme.
Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.