Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Axe

See also: Axe in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Axe (1) §

A tool for cutting wood.

Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

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Axe (2) §

A tool for cutting wood.

Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Axe (3) §

A tool for cutting wood.

Default alignment: palewise, blade to dexter chief.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Axe (4) §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft. A short-handled axe such as this may be blazoned a hatchet. Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Broad Axe §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft. A broad axe has a straight edge used for carpentry. Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Throwing Axe §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft.

This is a smaller axe intended for throwing, which may be blazoned a “francisca” or “francisque.”

Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Pole Axe (1) §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft. This is a battle axe with an long haft. Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Pole Axe (2) §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft. This is a battle axe with an long haft. Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: Wikimedia Commons. Artist: Mouagip. Adapted from the coat of arms of the city of Yaroslavl. License: Public domain.

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Battle-Axe (1) §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft.

Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

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Battle-Axe (2) §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft.

Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

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Double-Sided Battle-Axe (1) §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft.

Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin

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Double-Sided Battle-Axe (2) §

A sharp blade attached to a wooden shaft.

Default alignment: handle to base, blade to dexter.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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