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 may be 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 may be a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This is a mid-sized bend.

Bend (3) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. The width may be a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This is a thin bend.

Bend (4) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. The width may be a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This type of very-narrow bend is most-often seen as an overall cadency mark.

Source: Commonplace Book of Heraldry. (Folio 29r.) Artist: Jean Faucket. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Bend (5) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. The width may be a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This type of very-narrow bend is most-often seen as an overall cadency mark.

Source: Le Grand Armorial Équestre de la Toison d'Or. Artist unknown.

Bend Bretessed (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Zurich Roll. Artist unknown. (Folio 2r.)

Bend Checky §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Bend Compony (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

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

Bend Compony (3) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

This is a very thin bend, as might be used overall for a cadency mark.

Source: Commonplace Book of Heraldry. (Folio 29v.) Artist: Jean Faucket. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Bend Cotised (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary with secondaries.

Bend Cotised (3) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: English Arms A. Artist unknown. (Page 151.)

Bend Cotised Dancetty §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary with secondaries.

Source: English Arms A. Artist unknown.

Bend Cotised Engrailed On The Outer Edge §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary with secondaries.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Bend Counter-compony §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Bend Dancetty (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Thomas Jenyn's Book. Artist unknown. (Folio 95r.)

Bend Dancetty (3) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

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 (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Bend Embattled Counter-embattled (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Wapenboek van Gent. Artist: Vander Schelden. (Volume 1, page 152.)

Bend Embattled Grady §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Society of Antiquaries MS 644 Vol IX. Artist unknown.

Bend Enarched §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A bend embowed to chief.

Bend Fimbriated (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: English Arms A. Artist unknown. (Page 151.)

Bend Fimbriated Engrailed §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

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 Fusilly (6) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: BnF MS Allemand 304. Artist unknown. (Page 439.)

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 Wavy (4) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Scheibler Armorial. Artist: Unknown. (Page 151.)

Bend Wavy (5) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Sammelband Mehrerer Wappenbücher. Artist unknown. (Folio 18v.)

Bend Wavy (6) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: St. Gallen Armorial. Artist unknown. (Page 111.)

Bend Wavy Singly Cotised §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Sammelband Mehrerer Wappenbücher. Artist unknown. (Folio 18v.)

Bend Sinister (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

Central ordinary. The width may be 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 may be 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 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 Engouled by Dragons §

Device
Badge

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Source: WappenWiki. Artist: Joakim Spuller. (Arms of Andrade.)

Bend Sinister Engouled by Lions §

Device
Badge

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

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

Bend Engouled by Wolves §

Device
Badge

A wild canid.

No default posture. No proper coloration. Seen in Iberian armory.

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

Bend Fimbriated and Engouled by Wolves §

Device
Badge

A wild canid.

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Seen in Iberian armory.

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

Bend Transfixed by Three Closing Nails §

Device
Badge

A glaziers nail.

Default alignment: palewise, point to base. No proper coloration.

Source: Zrdcadlo Slavného Margrabstwii Morawského. Artist unknown.

Bend of Chain §

Device
Badge

An ordinary formed of chain links.

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