Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Spade

See also: Spade in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Spade (1) §

A tool for making holes in dirt.

Default alignment: head to base. No proper coloration.

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

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Spade (2) §

A digging implement consisting of a long handle with a pointed metal blade at the end.

Default alignment: palewise, handle to chief.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Spade (3) §

A digging implement consisting of a long handle with a metal blade at the end.

Default alignment: palewise, handle to chief. No proper coloration.

Source: Opus Insignium Armorumque. (Folio 120.) Artist: Johann Weikhard von Valvasor. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Spade (4) §

A digging implement consisting of a long handle with a flat paddle at the end, often reinforced along the edge with a metal spade-iron.

Default alignment: palewise, handle to chief. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Siebmacher’s Wappenbuch of 1605. Artist: Johann Sibmacher. (Folio 176, arms of Schwanbergk.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Spade-Iron §

A reinforcing edge applied to a spade.

Default orientation: point to base. No proper coloration.

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

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