Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Bordure

See also: Bordure in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Bordure (1) §

Peripheral ordinary. The thickness of the stripe can be as thin as a twelfth of the width of the device, or as wide as a sixth if charged or if drawn with a complex line. This is a full- size bordure suitable for bearing charges.

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Bordure (2) §

Peripheral ordinary. The thickness of the stripe can be as thin as a twelfth of the width of the device, or as wide as a sixth if charged or if drawn with a complex line. This is a medium-size bordure.

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Bordure (3) §

Peripheral ordinary. The thickness of the stripe can be as thin as a twelfth of the width of the device, or as wide as a sixth if charged or drawn with a complex line. This is a thin bordure.

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Bordure Bendy §

Peripheral ordinary. This bordure is separated into alternating stripes of contrasting tinctures.

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Bordure Checky §

Peripheral ordinary. This bordure is separated into alternating squares of contrasting tinctures.

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Bordure Compony (1) §

Peripheral ordinary. This bordure is separated into alternating squares of contrasting tinctures.

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Bordure Compony (2) §

Peripheral ordinary. This bordure is separated into alternating squares of contrasting tinctures.

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Bordure Denticulada §

Peripheral ordinary. A bordure of “teeth,” found in Iberian heraldry.

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

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Bordure Embattled (1) §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Bordure Embattled (2) §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Bordure Engrailed §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Bordure Gyronny §

Peripheral ordinary. This bordure is separated into eight equally-sized segments of contrasting tinctures.

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Bordure Indented §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Bordure Invected §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Bordure Quarterly §

Peripheral ordinary. This bordure is separated into four equally-sized segments of contrasting tinctures.

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Bordure Parted Bordurewise §

Peripheral ordinary. This bordure is separated into two equally-sized bands of contrasting tinctures.The inner tincture is blazoned first, “a bordure parted bordurewise, tincture and tincure.”

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Bordure Parted Indented §

Peripheral ordinary. This bordure is separated into two equally- sized bands of contrasting tinctures, divided by a complex line. The inner tincture is blazoned first, “a bordure parted bordurewise, tincture and tincure.”

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Bordure Potenty §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Bordure Raguly §

Peripheral ordinary.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Bordure Rayonny (1) §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Bordure Rayonny (2) §

Peripheral ordinary.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Bordure Semy (1) §

Peripheral ordinary. A bordure semy has a ring of whole charges evenly distributed around it.

This version uses roundels but you can replace them with any simple charge.

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Bordure Semy (2) §

Peripheral ordinary. A bordure semy has a ring of whole charges evenly distributed around it.

This version uses roundels but you can replace them with any simple charge.

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Bordure Wavy (1) §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Bordure Wavy (2) §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief And A Bordure §

Peripheral ordinaries.

When a chief and a bordure were combined in period, the chief occasionally appears above an attenuated field surrounded by the bordure, as shown here.

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A Bordure And Chief Overall §

Peripheral ordinaries.

When a chief and a bordure were combined in period, the chief typically overlay the bordure, as shown here.

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Chief And A Bordure Overall §

Peripheral ordinaries.

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Chief And A Bordure Counterchanged §

Peripheral ordinaries.

Counterchanging a bordure over a chief is a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

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