Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Staff

See also: Staff in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Ragged Staff (1) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

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

Ragged Staff (2) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: English Heraldry. Artist: R. B. Utting.

Ragged Staff (3) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Scheibler Armorial. Artist: Unknown. (From the arms of Liechtenburg.)

Ragged Staff (4) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber. (From page 273.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Ragged Staff (5) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

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

Ragged Staff (6) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Some Feudal Lords and Their Seals. Artist unknown.

Ragged Staff (7) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Schlesisches Wappenbuch. Artist unknown. (Page 129.)

Ragged Staff (8) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Donaueschinger Wappenbuch. Artist unknown. (Folio 31r.)

Ragged Staff (9) §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Donaueschinger Wappenbuch. Artist unknown. (Folio 31r.)

Two Ragged Staffs in Saltire §

A tree branch with side limbs lopped off.

Default alignment: palewise. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Donaueschinger Wappenbuch. Artist unknown. (Folio 31r.)

Hooded Man Maintaining a Bowl and Staff §

A human man.

Default alignment: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair.

Source: Zurich Roll. Artist unknown.

Churning Staff (1) §

A perforated disk with a long handle used to churn dairy products.

Default orientation: found in period with handle to base. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Austrian State Archives. (Crest of von Sonnberg, 1591.) Artist unknown. Adapted by Iago ab Adam.

Churning Staff (2) §

A perforated disk with a long handle used to churn dairy products.

Default orientation: found in period with handle to base. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Austrian State Archives. (Crest of von Sonnberg, 1591.) Artist unknown. Adapted by Saewynn aet Cnolle.

Jacob's Staff §

A tool used by surveyers and astronomers to measure angles to distant objects.

Found in the original arms of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers.

Adapted from John Sellers's Practical Navigation (1672).

Pilgrim's Staff (1) §

A walking stick with an attached hook.

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

Source: A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry. Artist: James or Irene Parker.

Pilgrim's Staff (2) §

A walking stick with an attached hook.

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

Source: English Heraldry. Artist: R. B. Utting.

Pilgrim's Staff (3) §

A walking stick, often drawn with an attached hook to support a bag.

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

Source: Insignia Florentinorum. Artist unknown. (Arms of Bordoni, page 36.)

Staff Topped by a Fleur-de-Lys §

A staff capped with a fleur de lys. Blazoned a “Lilienstab” in German, or a “bâton fleurdelisé” in French.

Default orientation: point to chief. No proper coloration.

Source: Scheibler Armorial. Artist: Unknown. (From the arms of Ramstein.)

Staff Topped by a Trefoil §

A staff capped with a three-leafed clover.

Default orientation: point to chief. No proper coloration.

Source: Scheibler Armorial. Artist: Unknown. (From the arms of von Freßach.)

Wreathed Staff §

A pole wrapped in two contrasting bands of cloth. Blazoned “a staff wreathed tincture and tincture.”

May be positioned as an ordinary and blazoned “a fess wreathed tincture and tincture,”

or “a pale wreathed...,” “a bend wreathed...,” etc.