Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Crampon

See also: Crampon in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

A piece of metal with hooks on each end used in architecture.

Crampon (1) §

In German heraldry it was known as a wolf-hook or "Wolfsangel.”

Default orientation: palewise. No proper coloration.

Potentially offensive due to its use in the insignia of several Nazi groups and by modern white supremacists.

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Crampon (2) §

In German heraldry it was known as a wolf-hook or "Wolfsangel.” Default orientation: palewise. No proper coloration.

Potentially offensive due to its use in the insignia of several Nazi groups and by modern white supremacists.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux.

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Crampon (3) §

In German heraldry it was known as a wolf-hook or "Wolfsangel.” Default orientation: palewise. No proper coloration.

Potentially offensive due to its use in the insignia of several Nazi groups and by modern white supremacists.

Source: Siebmacher’s Wappenbuch of 1605. Artist: Johann Siebmacher. (Arms of Die Steffan.)

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Crampon (4) §

In German heraldry it was known as a wolf-hook or "Wolfsangel.”

Default orientation: palewise. No proper coloration.

Potentially offensive due to its use in the insignia of several Nazi groups and by modern white supremacists.

Source: Wappen und Siegel des Kreises Alfeld. Artist: Gustav Völker.

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Crampon (5) §

In German heraldry it was known as a wolf-hook or "Wolfsangel.”

Default orientation: palewise. No proper coloration.

Potentially offensive due to its use in the insignia of several Nazi groups and by modern white supremacists.

Source: Armorial de Gelre. Artist: Claes Heinenzoon. (Page 227.)

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