Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Bordure

See also: Bordure in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Bordure (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

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.

Bordure (2) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

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.

Bordure (3) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

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.

Bordure Bendy §

Device
Badge

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

Bordure Checky (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round

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

Bordure Checky (2) §

Device
Badge

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

Artist: Niccolo da Palermo.

Bordure Compony (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round

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

Bordure Compony (2) §

Device
Badge

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

Bordure Counter-compony §

Device
Badge
Lozenge

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

Bordure Denticulada (2) §

Device
Badge

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

Source: Armas de los Condes. Artist unknown. (Arms of Vesconte de Cabrera.)

Bordure Embattled (1) §

Device
Badge

Peripheral ordinary.

Bordure Embattled (2) §

Device
Badge

Peripheral ordinary.

Bordure Gyronny §

Device
Badge

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

Bordure Quarterly §

Device
Badge

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

Bordure Parted Bordurewise §

Device
Badge

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.”

Bordure Parted Bordurewise Indented §

Device
Badge

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 indented, tincture and tincure.”

Bordure Parted Bordurewise Wavy §

Device
Badge

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 wavy, tincture and tincure.”

Artist: Vémundr Syvursson.

Bordure Semy (1) §

Device
Badge

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.

Bordure Semy (2) §

Device
Badge

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.

Bordure Semy (3) §

Device
Badge

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.

Bordure Semy Alternating §

Device
Badge

Peripheral ordinary. Bordures semy of two alternating charges are attested but extremely rare in period.

Chief And A Bordure §

Device
Badge

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.

A Bordure And Chief Overall §

Device
Badge

Peripheral ordinaries.

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

Chief And A Bordure Overall §

Device
Badge

Peripheral ordinaries.

Chief And A Bordure Counterchanged §

Device
Badge

Peripheral ordinaries.

Counterchanging a bordure over a chief is a Step From Period

Practice (SFPP).

Chief And A Bordure Embattled §

Device
Badge

Peripheral ordinaries.

Artist: Vémundr Syvursson. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.