Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Bend

See also: Bend in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Bend (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

Central ordinary. The width is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This is a wider bend, suitable for bearing a charge.

Bend (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. The width is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This is a thinner bend.

Bend (3) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. The width is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This is a very thin bend.

Bend Checky §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Bend Compony (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Bend Compony (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: BnF MS Allemand 304. Artist unknown. (Page 492.)

Bend Cotised §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary with secondaries.

Bend Cotised Dancetty §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary with secondaries.

Source: English Arms A. Artist unknown.

Bend Counter-compony §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Bend Double Cotised Interiors Potent Counter-potent §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Sammelband Mehrerer Wappenbücher. Artist unknown. (Arms of the Counts of Champagne.)

Bend Embattled Counter-embattled §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Bend Enarched §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A bend embowed to chief.

Bend Engouled by Wolves §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A bend being devoured by wolves.

Seen in Iberian armory.

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

Bend Fimbriated §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Armorial Français et Plus Particulièrement Poitevin. Artist unknown. (Folio 38r.)

Bend Fimbriated and Engouled by Wolves §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A bend being devoured by wolves. Seen in Iberian armory.

Source: Livro do Armeiro-Mor. Artist: Jean Du Cros. (Arms of Freires de Andrade, folio 55r.)

Bend Fusilly (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Insignia Nobilium Veronensium, Vicentinorum. Artist unknown. (From the arms of Ulmarana, folio 111.)

Bend Fusilly (3) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: BnF MS Fr 5240. Artist unknown. (Folio 18r.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Bend Fusilly (5) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: BnF MS Allemand 304. Artist unknown. (Page 570.)

Bend Raguly (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Ehrenspiegel des Hauses Österreich. Artist unknown. (Page 579. Adapted from a saltire raguly.)

Bend Wavy (3) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Fenwick Roll. Artist unknown Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Bend Sinister (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

Central ordinary. The width is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This is a wider bend, suitable for bearing a charge.

Bend Sinister (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. The width is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This is a thinner bend.

Bend Sinister Checky §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Bend Sinister Counter-compony §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Bend Sinister Embattled §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Bend Sinister Enarched §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A bend embowed to chief.

Bend Sinister Engouled by Lions §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A bend being devoured by lions.

Source: Insignia Venetorum Nobilium II. Artist unknown. (Arms of Cogion, page 110.) Adapted by Owen Tegg.

Bend of Annulets Interlaced §

Device
Badge

Annulets interlaced as in chain mail and arranged as an ordinary.

The October 1991 Cover Letter noted that ordinaries of mail would not be registered without documentation of period use.

Source: Le second volume de la premiere partye du blason d'armoiries. Artist unknown. (Folio 165r.)

Bend of Chain §

Device
Badge

An ordinary formed of chain links.

Source: Nobleza del Andaluzia. Artist unknown. (Arms of Maneses, folio 38r.)