Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

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Default Postures and Orientations

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Field Divisions

Per Chevron: Roots to base


Bend: Palewise, point to base (Bend Transfixed by Three Closing Nails); rampant (Bend Sinister Engouled by Lions); segreant (rampant wings addorsed) (Bend Engouled by Dragons)
Cross: Crosswise
Saltire: Saltirewise
Saltorel: Saltirewise

Shapes & Symbols

Ankh: Crosswise
Annulet: Crosswise
Billet: Upright
Card-Pique: Palewise (Card-Pique); point to chief (Card-Pique)
Chi-Rho: Upright
Compass Rose: Highlighted point to chief
Compass Star: One point to chief
Cornice: One point to chief
Crampon: Palewise
Cross (Charge): Crosswise (Canterbury Cross, Cross Formy Double-Pommeled at the Foot, Cross Of Jerusalem, Latin Cross Clechy, Cross Crescenty, Cross Barby, Bowen Cross, Cross Annuletty, Cross Moline Disjointed, Cross Pointed Voided Pometty, Latin Cross Flory, Coptic Cross, Cross Miller, Cross Formy Fitchy at All Ends, Ragged Cross, Cross Capital, Cross Formy Fitchy At The Foot, Latin Cross Couped, Cross Potent Voided, Cross Potent Conjoined to an Annulet, Cross Swallowtailed Voided, Cross Glandular, Cross Formy Calvary, Cross of St. Brigid, Cross Alisée, Cross Pointed Voided, Cross Of Lorraine, Latin Cross Pomelly, Cross Crosslet Voided, Latin Cross Bottony, Cross Clechy Voided, Latin Cross Fourchy, Greek Cross, Latin Cross or Passion Cross, Latin Cross Patonce, Doubled Cross, Russian Orthodox Cross, Cross Fitchy, Patriarchal Cross, Cross Floretty, Cross Of Santiago, Cross Bottony Fitchy, Cross Formy Fitchy, Cross Pointed, Cross Clechy, Norse Sun-Cross, Cross Énchancré, Cross Swallowtailed, Cross Doubly Pommeled, Cross Of Calvary, Equal-Armed Celtic Cross, Key Cross, Cross Patonce, Cross Fourchy, Avellane Cross, Cross Potent, Maltese Cross, Cross Of Calatrava, Cross Pomelly, Celtic Cross, Cross Crosslet, Cross Bottony, Cross Flory, Cross Crosslet Fitchy, Cross Of Toulouse, Cross Moline); crosswise, upright (Wooden Latin Cross Couped); crosswise throughout (Cross Rayonnant)
Delf: Flat side to base
Ermine Spot: Crosswise
Escarbuncle: One arm to chief
Fylfot: Crosswise
Heart: Point to base
Knot: Ends in fess (Stafford Knot); one loop to chief (Trefoil Knot, Quatrefoil Knot); fesswise (Wake Knot or Ormonde Knot); one point to chief (Lacy Knot); crosswise (Lacy Knot); two loops to chief (Heneage Knot); center loop to chief (Hungerford Knot); free ends to base (Agemaki Knot)
Lozenge: One point to chief (Three Lozenges Conjoined In Pall, Lozenge Ployé, Lozenge Pometty, Lozenge); crosswise (Cross of Four Lozenges)
Mandorla: Points to chief and base
Mascle: One point to chief
Masculyn: One point to chief
Mullet: One point to chief
Nailpuller: One point to chief
Polygon: Flat side to base
Rogacina: Point to chief
Roundel: Delf with flat side to base
Rustre: One point to chief
Spur-Rowel: One point to chief
Star of David: One point to chief
Tortoise-Shell Plate: Point to chief
Triangle: One point to chief (Triangle, Triangle Inverted Voided Bottony, Triangle Voided); flat side to base (Three Triangles One and Two Conjoined, Three Triangles Two and One Conjoined)
Triquetra: One point to chief
Umebachi: One circle to chief
Valknut: Points to chief
Well Frame: One corner to chief

The World & Heavens

Cloud: Fesswise (Cloud); rays to base (Thunder-Cloud)
Comet: Palewise, tail to base
Crescent: Horns open to chief
Estoile: One point to chief
Flame: Tongues extending to chief
Lightning: Palewise
Moon: Points to dexter if “increscent,” or to sinister if “decrescent” (Increscent Moon); affronty (Moon In Her Plenitude)
Mount: Issuant from base
Mountain: Issuant from base
Rainbow: Fesswise enarched to chief
Sunburst: Rays to chief
Thunderbolt: Flame palewise, wings fesswise, lightning in saltire
Wind: Upright, facing dexter


Acanthus: Stem to base
Acorn: Stem to chief
Aloe Vera: Points to chief
Angemme: Affronty
Apple: Stem to chief (Apple Slipped and Leaved Inverted, Apple Sprig, Apple Slipped and Leaved, Apple); fruit to chief (Apple Tree)
Ash: Roots to base
Aspen: Stem to base
Bamboo: Palewise
Banana: Stem to chief
Bean: Stem to chief (Beanpod); unclear (Bean)
Beech: Stem to base
Belladona: Upright
Birch: Stem to base
Blackberry: Stems to base
Borage: Blossom affronty
Branch: Palewise
Broom: Pods to chief
Cabbage: Stem to base
Carrot: Stem to chief
Cattail: Upright
Chrysanthemum: Affronty (Chrysanthemum of 14 Petals, Chrysanthemum of 12 Petals); stem to base (Chrysanthemum Leaf)
Cinquefoil: One point to chief
Citron: Stem to chief
Clove: Palewise, tips to chief
Columbine: Pendent to dexter
Créquier: Roots to base
Cucumber: Stem to chief
Daisy: Affronty
Dandelion: Affronty
Dogwood: Affronty
Eggplant: Fruit with stems to chief; plant with roots to base
Eidelweiss: Blossom affronty
Elder: Stem to base
Elderflower: Stem to base
Fig: Stem to base
Flax: Stem to base
Fleur de Lys: Point to chief
Foxglove: Stem to base
Garlic: Bulb to base
Gentian: Blossoms to chief
Gillyflower: Affronty, or nearly so
Ginger: Palewise
Ginkgo: Stem to base
Gourd: Stem to chief
Grape: Stem to base (Bunch of Grapes, Grape Leaf, Grape Vine); stem to chief (Bunch of Grapes Slipped and Leaved)
Hazel: Stem to base
Heather: Stem to base
Hemp: Stem to base
Holly: Stem to base
Hop: Stem to chief
Ivy: Stem to base
Juniper: Stem to base
Lady's Mantle: Stem to base
Laurel: Tips to chief (Laurel Wreath); stem to base (Laurel Leaf)
Lavender: Stem to base
Leek: Bulb to base
Lemon: Stem to chief
Lettuce: Roots to base
Lilac: Stem to base
Lily: Stem to base
Linden: Stem to base (Linden Leaf Inverted, Linden Branch of Three Leaves Throughout Bendwise, Linden Leaf Inverted Slipped to Base, Linden Branch, Linden Leaf Issuant from a Ragged Staff, Linden Tree Eradicated, Linden Branch Twined on Itself, Linden Leaf); roots to base (Linden Tree Issuant from Base, Linden Tree, Linden Tree Eradicated); in pall (Three Linden Leaves Conjoined In Pall)
Lotus: Affronty
Magnolia: Upright
Maize: Stem to base
Mallow: Roots to base
Mandrake: Affronty, feet to base
Maple: Stem to base
Marigold: Unknown
Mistletoe: Stem to base
Mushroom: Stem to base
Nesselblatt: One large point to base
Nettle: Stem to base
Nopal: Stem to base
Oak: Stem to base (Oak Sprig, Six Oak Leaves In Annulo, Oak Sprig Fructed, Oak Leaf); roots to base (Oak Tree Eradicated, Oak Tree, Oak Tree Fructed, Oak Tree Fructed and Eradicated)
Octofoil: One point to chief
Olive: Palewise
Onion: Bulb to base
Palm: Palewise, leaves to chief
Pea: Stem to base
Pear: Stem to chief (Pear Slipped and Leaved, Pear); trunk to base (Pear Tree)
Peony: Blossom affronty
Pepper: Stem to chief
Pine: Roots to base
Plane: Roots to base
Pomegranate: Stem to base
Poplar: Stem to base
Pumpkin: Stem to chief
Quatrefoil: One point to chief
Quince: Stem to base
Radish: Upright
Rose: Blossom affronty
Rowan: Stem to base (Cluster of Rowan Berries, Sprig of Rowan Leaves); roots to base (Rowan Tree, Rowan Tree Eradicated)
Rue: Stem to base
Seeblatt: Opening to chief
Sexfoil: One point to chief
Shamrock: Slip to base
Sprig: Stem to base
Star-of-Bethlehem: One point to chief
Strawberry: Stem to chief (Strawberry); stem to base (Strawberry Leaf); roots to base (Strawberry Plant)
Sunflower: Affronty
Tabacco: Palewise
Teazel: Stem to base
Thistle: Palewise, in profile; slipped and leaved by default
Thorn: Roots to base
Tree: Roots to base
Trefoil: Slip to base
Trillium: Affronty, one large petal to base (Trillium Barbed and Seeded); one point to base (Trillium)
Tulip: Stem to base
Turnip: Roots to base
Walnut: Seam palewise
Wheat: Stems to base (Sheaf of Wheat, Garb of Wheat); stem to base (Ear of Wheat, Stalk of Wheat)
Willow: Roots to base
Wood Sorrel: Blossoms affronty; stems to base
Wreath: In annulo


Bee: Volant in arrière
Butterfly: Volant in arrière
Cicada: Tergiant
Claw: Tergiant
Crab: Tergiant
Crayfish: Tergiant
Cricket: Statant
Dragonfly: Volant in arrière
Grasshopper: Statant
Ladybird: Tergiant
Lobster: Tergiant
Moth: Volant in arrière
Prawn: Tergiant
Scorpion: Tergiant
Slug: Facing dexter
Snail: Facing dexter (Snail, Snail Erect); opening to dexter chief (Snail Shell)
Spider: Tergiant
Stag Beetle: Tergiant
Wasp: Volant in arrière


Artist: Wylet Fraser Polypus: Tentacles to base
Barbel: Naiant
Calamarie: Tentacles to chief
Carp: Naiant
Catfish: Naiant
Chabot: Tergiant
Dolphin: Naiant
Eel: Naiant
Escallop: Hinge to chief
Fish: Naiant
Goldfish: Naiant
Lucy: Naiant
Manatee: Naiant
Monkfish: Tergiant
Polypus: Tentacles to base
Salmon: Naiant
Sea-Bear: Erect
Sea-Boar: Erect
Sea-Dog: Erect
Sea-Dragon: Erect
Sea-Fox: Erect
Sea-Goat: Erect
Sea-Horse: Erect
Sea-Lion: Erect
Sea-Monster: Erect
Sea-Otter: Erect
Sea-Tortoise: Tergiant palewise
Sea-Wolf: Erect
Stockfish: Tergiant
Trout: Naiant
Turbot: Tergiant
Whale: Naiant
Whelk: Point to base


Basilisk: Statant, wings addorsed
Caduceus: Upright
Caldera Gringolada: Upright
Chameleon: Statant
Cockatrice: Statant wings addorsed
Dragon: Segreant (rampant wings addorsed)
Frog: Tergiant
Hydra: Segreant (rampant wings addorsed)
Rod of Asclepius: Upright
Salamander: Statant
Toad: Tergiant
Tortoise: Tergiant
Wyvern: Statant, wings addorsed (Wyvern Erect Wings Displayed, Wyvern Wings Displayed, Wyvern Passant, Wyvern Dexter Forepaw Raised, Wyvern Sejant Erect Affronty Wings Displayed, Wyvern Tail Nowed, Wyvern Erect, Wyvern); sejant or statant, considered equivalent for wyverns (Wyvern Wings Displayed)


Alerion: Displayed
Auk: Close
Bat: Displayed guardant
Bird: Palewise, claws to base (Bird's Jambe Erased, Bird's Jambe Conjoined to a Wing, Bird's Jambe Conjoined to a Wing Involved, Bird's Jambe Couped); close (Bird Rising Wings Addorsed, Bird Rising Regardant Wings Addorsed, Bird, Bird Volant Wings Addorsed, Bird Rising)
Cock: Close
Cormorant: Close
Coxcomb: Fringe to chief
Crane: Close, typically drawn with one leg raised, frequently shown holding a rock, which may be blazoned “in its vigilance”
Crow: Close
Dove: Close
Duck: Close
Eagle: Displayed (Eagle Striking, Eagle Trussing an Infant, Eagle's Leg Erased, Eagle’s Head Couped, Double-headed Eagle, Eagle Rising, Eagle’s Head Erased, Double-Headed Eagle, Eagle); palewise, claws to base (Eagle's Leg Erased, Eagle's Leg Erased Grasping A Fish)
Egg: Palewise
Falcon: Close
Feather: Quill to base
Flamingo: Close
Goose: Close
Hawk: Close
Hen: Statant close (Hen); close (Hen)
Heron: Statant close
Hummingbird: Close
Lure: Cord to chief
Magpie: Close
Martlet: Close
Merlette: Close
Moorcock: Close
Ostrich: Close
Owl: Close guardant
Panache: Quills to base
Peacock: Close (Peacock One Leg Raised, Peacock In His Pride, Peacock); quill to base (Peacock Sword Feather, Peacock Feather)
Pelican: Close
Penguin: Statant close
Pheasant: Close
Phoenix: Displayed (Phoenix); displayed; always shown rising from flames (Phoenix)
Pigeon: Close
Poppinjay: Close
Porphyrio: Close
Puffin: Close
Raven: Close
Robin: Close
Stork: Close
Swan: Rousant
Titmouse: Close
Turkeycock: Statant close, tail displayed
Vol: Displayed
Wing: Dexter wing displayed (Wing Conjoined to a Hand, Wing); displayed inverted (Wings Conjoined In Lure); volant in arrière (Bee's Wing)
Wood Cock: Close


Badger: Statant
Bear: Upright, claws to dexter
Boar: Upright, facing dexter
Buffalo: Point to chief
Elephant: Statant
Fang: Point to base
Fleece: Feet down, head to dexter
Griffin: Rampant, blazoned “segreant”
Hedgehog: Statant
Ibex: Point to chief
Keythong: Rampant
Lamb: Passant
Leopard: Rampant
Lion: Rampant (Lion Guardant, Winged Lion Salient, Lion Coward, Lion Collared and Chained, Lion Sejant Regardant, Winged Lion Passant, Lion Sejant Affronty Queue Fourchy, Lion with Paw Upturned, Lion Sejant in a Chair Maintaining a Pole Axe, Lion Sejant Erect Regardant, Lion Sejant Guardant, Winged Lion Segreant, Lion Courant, Lion's Head Couped, Winged Lion Passant Regardant, Lion Statant Guardant, Lion Vulned, Lion Double Queued, Lion Dormant, Lion Sejant Dexter Forepaw Raised, Lion Sejant Affronty, Lion Salient Tail Nowed, Lion Passant Reguardant, Lion Queue Nowed, Lion Sejant Erect, Lion Regardant, Lion's Head Jessant-de-Lys, Lion Sejant, Lion Statant, Lion Salient, Lion's Head Cabossed, Lion Queue Fourchy, Lion Couchant, Lion Couchant Head Lowered, Lion Queue Forchy, Lion's Head Erased, Lion Passant Guardant, Lion Passant, Lion's Queue Couped, Lion); claws to chief (Lion's Jambe Couped, Lion's Jambe Erased)
Lion-Dragon: Sejant
Otter: Statant, perhaps; best to blazon explicitly
Ounce: Rampant
Pawprint: Toes to chief
Porcupine: Statant
Rabbit: Sejant
Ram: Point to chief
Rhinoceros: Statant
Squirrel: Sejant erect
Stag: Horns to chief
Unicorn: Rampant

Arm: Dexter arm, hand to chief (Arm Vested Fesswise With A Hand Of Benediction, Arm in Armor Embowed, Arm In Armor Fesswise Embowed Brandishing A Sword, Arm Embowed Maintaining a Scimitar, Arm Couped with Fingers Extended, Cubit Arm in Armor, Arm Couped Maintaining a Dagger, Arm Couped, Arm Vested, Two Arms Issuant with Hands Clasped, Arm Fesswise Maintaining A Club, Arm Vested Fesswise Maintaining a Gemmed Ring, Arm Vested Fesswise, Two Arms Vested Issuant with Hands Clasped, Arm Fesswise Couped Maintaining A Scarf, Arm Embowed); dexter arm, hand to chief, fingers clenched (Cubit Arm Vested, Cubit Arm, Cubit Arm with Fingers Extended)
Beard: Upright
Bone: Palewise (Bone, Two Bones In Cross); always shown in pairs issuant from the sides of the field (Three Pairs of Rib Bones)
Eye: Fesswise
Foot: Upright, toes to dexter (Foot Couped); palewise, claws to base (Bird's Foot, Eagle's Foot Couped); close (Duck's Foot)
Hand: Dexter hand apaumy, fingers to chief (Hand with Middle Finger Extended, Hand Issuant from a Cloud, Hand Erased, Hand Couped Close, Hand Couped Maintaining a Quill Pen, Pair of Hands, Hand of Benediction, Clawed Hand Aversed, Hand Couped); fesswise (Foi)
Head: Affronty
Leg: Dexter leg, foot to base
Mask: Upright (Tragedy Mask, Mummer's Mask, Comedy Mask, Visard Mask); fesswise (Domino Mask)
Skeleton: Upright affronty
Skull: Cabossed
Tail: Rampant
Testicles: Points to dexter chief
Tooth: Roots to base
Tusk: Statant


Angel: Statant affronty, wings displayed (Angel Armed, Angel); statant affronty (Angel Statant Upon A Cloud, Angel Volant With a Scroll Issuant From Its Mouth)
Breast: Affronty
Centaur: Erect
Cherub: Affronty
Child: Statant affronty
Crucifix: Crosswise, upright
Dextrochère: Dexter arm fesswise embowed
Fist: Dexter hand, fingers to chief
Fool: Affronty
Footprint: Toes to chief
Frauenadler: Affronty guardant displayed
Gorgon: Affronty
Harpy: Close guardant
Hercules: Statant affronty
Janus: Upright, facing both ways
Man: Statant affronty (Man Robed, Man Vested and Maintaining a Scythe, Armed Demi-Man Drawing a Bow, Man In A Boat Holding Arrows Inverted, Demi-Man Vested, Hooded Man Maintaining a Bowl and Staff, Man Hooded and Robed with Arms Extended, Armed Man, Nude Man, Man Seated Upon a Throne, Moor's Head Couped at the Shoulders, Man Vested); facing dexter (Man's Head Cabossed, Hooded Man's Head Couped at the Shoulders, Man's Head Couped, Man's Head Couped at the Shoulders, Man's Head Wearing a Hat Issuant from Base, Man's Head Couped Maintaining a Crown, Savage's Head Affronty, Man's Head Couped at the Shoulders Wearing a Hat, Man's Head Couped Maintaining a Hat)
Melusine: Erect affronty
Mermaid: Erect affronty
Merman: Erect affronty
Monk: Statant affronty
Moor: Statant affronty (Moor's Head Couped Maintaining a Crown, Moor Passant, Moor's Head Couped); facing dexter (Moor's Head Couped)
Saracen: Facing dexter
Savage: Facing dexter
Seraph: Affronty
Tress: End to base
Viking: Statant affronty
Woman: Statant affronty
Wound: Gouty to base


Amphora: Upright
Barrel: Fesswise
Beaker: Upright
Bottle: Upright
Bowl: Upright, in profile or three-quarter view
Bread: Fesswise
Cauldron: Upright
Chalice: Palewise
Cheese: If a wedge, point to dexter (Wedge of Cheese); fesswise (Wheel of Cheese)
Churn: Found in period with handle to base (Churning Staff); plunger to chief (Butter Churn)
Cleaver: Handle to base, cutting to dexter
Cornucopia: Palewise opening to chief
Costrel: Opening to chief (Leather Costrel, Wooden Costrel, Costrel); upright (Leather Bottle)
Cup: Upright
Drinking Horn: Curving to dexter, opening to chief
Flask: Opening to chief
Fleshpot: Opening to chief
Fork: Palewise, handle to base
Funnel: Upright, spout to base
Goblet: Upright
Grater: Palewise
Gridiron: Handle to base
Ham: Meaty end to dexter, foot to sinister
Kettle: Opening to chief
Kettle Hook: Triangular, point to base
Knife: Point to chief, cutting to dexter
Ladle: Fesswise, handle to sinister
Mash Rake: Handle to base
Mortar: Aiming to dexter
Oven: Dome to chief
Pan: Palewise, handle to base
Peel: Palewise, handle to base
Pie: Palewise, perhaps somewhat trian
Pitcher: Palewise, spout to dexter
Platter: Affronty or three-quarter view
Pot: Palewise, spout to dexter (Spouted Pot); upright (Footed Pot)
Salt Barrel: Opening to top
Saltcellar: Palewise (Covered Saltcellar, Covered Saltcellar Shedding Salt); upright (Covered Saltcellar Shedding Salt)
Scoop: Bucket to chief, opening to dexter
Skimmer: Palewise, handle to chief
Spit: Point to chief
Spoon: Palewise, handle to base
Tankard: Upright
Trammel Hook: Palewise
Trivet: In annulo, all three legs visible


Angles: Two braced in pale
Bag: Opening to chief
Belt: Buckle to chief
Bobbin: Palewise, threaded end to chief
Boot: Sole to base, toe to dexter
Breeches: Legs to base
Broach: Point to chief
Brogue: Upright, toe to dexter
Brush: Handle to base
Button: Unknown
Bycocket: Upright
Cap: Upright, tails to sinister (Albanian Cap, Cap of Maintenance); upright (Cap of Mercury, Phrygian Cap); brim to base (Jester's Cap)
Collar: In annulo
Comb: Fesswise (Comb); teeth to base (Hair Comb)
Crown: Fesswise (Crown of Mullets, Crown of Myrtle, Triumphal Crown, Crown of Leaves, Dovetailed Crown, Crown of Three Points, Crown, Embattled Crown Gemmed, Crown Vallary, Crown of Grass, Naval Crown, Embattled Crown, Saxon Crown, Crown of Oak Leaves, Pearled Crown, Imperial Crown, Crown Flory, Baronial Crown, Eastern Crown); upright (Saxon Crown, Crown Flory)
Distaff: Handle to base, loaded with fibers
Eyeglasses: Lenses fesswise, bridge to chief
Garter: In annulo, loose end to base
Glove: Dexter hand, apaumy, fingers to chief
Hat: Point to chief (Jew's Hat); upright (Slovene Hat, Hat); brim to base (Sugar-loaf Hat)
Hempbreak: Legs to base
Hood: Upright, facing dexter
Hose: Palewise, opening to chief
Ice Skate: The only known period grant has them palewise, point to chief
Joscelyn: Torse in annulo, bells in saltire
Mantle: Upright affronty
Maunch: Wrist to dexter, elbow bent to base
Mirror: Handle to base
Mitre: Upright
Mitten: Dexter hand apaumy, fingertips to chief
Needle: Point to base (Needle Piercing, Threaded Needle, Needle); palewise (Double Ended Knitting Needle)
Niddy-Noddy: Palewise
Paternoster: Tassel to base
Peruke: Upright
Quill: Palewise
Ring: Gem to chief
Scarf: Loose ends to base
Scissors: Palewise, points to chief
Scrip: Opening to chief
Shears: Palewise, points to base
Shoe: Sole to base, toe to dexter
Shuttle: Fesswise
Sole: Toe to chief (Sole); toes to chief (Sole Of A Foot)
Spindle: Palewise (Drop Spindle); point to chief (Spindle)
Tabard: Upright and affronty
Tablet: Flat side to base
Tassel: Threads to base
Thimble: Palewise, opening to base
Thread: Palewise
Torc: Opening to base
Tunic: Upright
Wool Card: Handle to base
Wool Comb: Palewise, handle to base
Yarn: Palewise
Yarn Swift: Upright


Adze: Handle to base, cutting to dexter
Anvil: Flat surface to chief
Auger: Upright
Awl: Point to chief
Axe: Handle to base, blade to dexter (Throwing Axe, Broad Axe, Battle-Axe, Double-Sided Battle-Axe, Axe); blades to base and chief (Chipping Axe); palewise, blade to dexter chief (Axe)
Axe Head: Blade to dexter (Axe-Head); handle to base, blade to dexter (Battle-Axe Head)
Bellows: Spout to base
Block Plane: Fesswise, cutting to sinister
Calipers: Points to base
Chisel: Palewise, handle to base
Compass: Points to base
Drawknife: Handles to base
Drill: Upright
Float: Handle to chief
Hammer: Head to chief, striking to dexter
Hod: Palewise, opening to chief
Ladder: Upright
Mallet: Head to chief, striking to dexter
Nail: Palewise, point to base
Pick: Fesswise, pointing to dexter
Pliers: Handles to base
Plummet: Hanging loop to chief
Punch: Head to chief
Punner: Palewise
Royne: Bar palewise, curve to chief
Saw: Fesswise, blade to base
Shave: Fesswise
Shavehook: Handle to base
Staple: Points to base
Strike: Carrying handle to chief
Tenterhook: Point to base
Trowel: Palewise, handle to base
Weight: Notches in fess (Fundou); hole to chief (Balance Weight)
Whetstone: Fesswise
Winde: Unknown


Andiron: Upright
Anille: Fesswise
Arch: Upright
Bascule: Palewise, sliding to chief
Bathtub: Upright
Beacon: Flame to chief (Beacon); upright (Beacon)
Bridge: Fesswise
Castle: Upright
Chair: Upright
Chest: Fesswise
Church: Upright
Circular Baldaquin: Point to chief
City: Upright
Column: Palewise
Cresset: Flame to chief
Dolmen: Upright
Door: Upright
Door Bolt: Fesswise
Drawbridge: Seen from above
Fence: Fesswise (Circular Wicker Fence, Wicker Fence); fesswise throughout (Wicker Fence Issuant From Base)
Fireplace: Upright affronty
Fountain: Opening to chief
Fountain Spout: Fesswise, flowing to dexter
House: Upright
Keystone: Wide edge to chief
Lighthouse: Upright
Lock Plate: Flat side to base
Obelisk: Point to chief
Park Pales: Palewise
Pavilion: Upright
Portcullis: Upright
Pyramid: Point to chief
Quoin: Narrow edge to chief
Sepulcher Stone: Fesswise in simplified perspective
Siege Tower: Palewise
Staircase: Bendwise throughout
Stool: Legs to base
Table: Legs to base
Table-Trestle: Fesswise, legs to base
Torii: Upright
Tower: Palewise
Truss: Chevronwise
Wall: Fesswise throughout (Wall Enarched, Wall Couped, Wall Unembattled, Wall Couped with Two Arched Doorways, Wall, Wall Couped with An Arched Doorway); upright (Wall Issuant From Base With Gate, Wall Issuant From Base)
Watchtower: Upright
Well: Opening to chief
Windmill: Upright, vanes saltirewise
Zule: Central portion palewise

Arts & Sciences

Abacus: Fesswise with sliding rails palewise
Apothecary Jar: Cover to chief
Ark: Upright
Armillary Sphere: Stand to base
Aspersorium: Upright
Athanor: Upright
Bagpipe: Chanter to dexter base
Balance: Fesswise (Hanging Balance); upright (Standing Balance)
Bauble: Head to chief
Bell: Palewise (Bell); handle to chief (Handbell); loop to chief (Hawk's Bell)
Book: Spine to chief (Closed Book); fesswise (Open Book)
Bowling Pin: Point to chief
Caligraphy Knife: Blade to chief
Chess Piece: Forked end to chief (Chess Rook); solid end to base (Chess Piece); palewise (Chess Bishop); palewise, facing dexter (One-Headed Chess Knight)
Clarion: Curlicue to dexter base
Cornetto: Mouthpiece to chief
Cow-Bell: Upright
Crozier: Curl to chief and dexter (Crook of Basel); palewise, handle to dexter chief (Crozier)
Cupping Glass: Opening to chief
Dice: Affronty, often in trian aspect (Die); affronty in trian aspect (Egyptian Twenty-Sided Die)
Drum: Head to chief (Drum, Kettle Drum); palewise (Dumbek Drum)
Drumstick: Palewise, head to chief
Fleam: Blade to chief, curved handle to base
Flute: Fesswise, finer holes affronty, mouth aperture to sinister
Frame: Legs to base
Game Board: Flat side to base
Golf Club: Club to base
Harp: Upright
Hautboy: Palewise, mouthpiece to chief
Hobbyhorse: Head to chief, facing dexter
Lancet: Point to chief
Lute: Neck to chief
Lyre: Upright
Mjolnir: Head to base
Mosaic Tablets: Upright
Mouth Harp: Ends to chief
Musical Note: Upright
Ombrellino: Handle to base
Organ Pipe: Palewise, open end to chief
Paintbrush: Palewise, brush to chief
Panpipe: Palewise
Pen: Palewise, point to base
Penbox: Fesswise
Polo Stick: Curved end to chief
Press: Shafts palewise
Psaltery: Unknown
Quadrant: Arm pendant to base
Rackett: Mouthpiece to chief
Recorder: Palewise, mouthpiece to chief
Retort: Outlet to dexter
Scroll: Palewise
Shofar: Fesswise, bell to dexter
Spatula: Handle to base
Stilts: Upright
Tambourine: Affronty
Thyrsus: Head to chief
Trumpet: Bell to chief
Umbrella: Handle to base
Urinal: Upright
Viol: Palewise, frets to chief
Violin: Palewise, frets to chief
Whirligig: Upright
Zill: Strap to chief, or a pair facing each other


Bag of Madder: Fesswise
Barnacles: Hinge to chief
Beehive: Upright
Bridle: Bit to chief
Bucket: Handle to chief
Carriage Frame: Chassis palewise (Carriage Frame); chassis palewise, axles fesswise (Carriage Frame)
Clog: Clog palewise
Coulter: Point to chief, cutting to dexter
Crook: Palewise, handle to dexter chief
Dovecote: Upright
Fan: Handle to base (Folding Fan); handle to chief (Winnowing Fan)
Fetterlock: Open, bolt to base, keyhole to dexter
Flail: Handle to base
Gate: Fesswise
Hames: Palewise
Harrow: Pulling loop to chief
Hay House: Upright
Hayfork: Handle to base
Hide: Head to chief
Hoe: Blade to chief, as of the March 2021 Cover Letter
Horseshoe: Opening to base
Hunting Horn: Curved to base, opening to dexter
Mill: Horizontal stone with axle to chief
Mill Wheel: In annulo
Millrind: Saltirewise (Millrind); palewise (Millrind)
Millstone: Affronty
Pitchfork: Tines to chief
Plow: Fesswise, pulling to dexter
Plowshare: Point to chief
Pruning Hook: Blade to chief
Pruning Knife: Blade to chief
Rake: Teeth to base (Rake Head); palewise, handle to base (Rake)
Saddle: Upright, facing dexter (Saddle, Saddle with Stirrups); upright (Saddle Pommel)
Scythe: Handle to base, point to dexter (Scythe); point to chief (Scythe Blade)
Shovel: Handle to chief
Sickle: Handle to base, point to dexter
Snaffle-Bit: Fesswise
Spade: Handle to chief (Spade); point to base (Spade-Iron)
Spur: Rowel to chief
Stirrup: Upright
Tub: Opening to chief
Turning Cratch: Upright
Wagon: Wheels to base, driving to dexter
Wool-Pack: Fesswise
Yoke: Fesswise

Ships & Fishing

Anchor: Upright
Caravel: Upright, sailing to dexter
Coracle: Sailing to dexter
Drakkar: Sailing to dexter
Eel Basket: Fesswise
Eel-Fork: Points to base
Fishhook: Point to dexter chief
Gondola: Fesswise, sailing to dexter
Grappling Iron: Tines to base
Harpoon: Point to chief
Hulk: Upright, sailing to dexter
Lymphad: Upright, sailing to dexter
Oar: Handle to base
Oarlock: Upright
Rowboat: Traveling to dexter
Rudder: Palewise, hinges to dexter (Rudder); fesswise, handle to sinister (Rudder Pole)
Sail: Billowing, hanging from a horizontal yard
Salmon Spear: Points to base
Trident: Points to chief
Trireme: Sailing to dexter
Whistle: Fesswise, mouthpiece to dexter


Armor Stand: Upright
Arrow: Point to base
Battering Ram: Fesswise
Battle Axe: Handle to base, blade to dexter (Pole Axe); palewise, point to chief, cutting to dexter (Bardiche Axe, Sparth Axe); point to chief, cutting to dexter (Pole Axe)
Billhook: Point to chief
Bird-Blunt: Point to base
Bow: Palewise, shooting to dexter, or when fesswise, shooting to chief
Breastplate: Upright
Broad-arrow: Point to base
Caltrop: Point to chief
Camail: Point to base
Cannon: Aiming to dexter
Catapult: Upright
Chamber: Fesswise, firing to dexter
Chamfron: Affronty and upright
Club: Palewise, handle to base
Crampet: Point to base
Cronel: Points to chief
Crossbow: Pointing to chief
Cuisse: Palewise
Cutlass: Point to chief
Dagger: Point to chief
Elbow Guard: Elbow to sinister
Falchion: Palewise, opening to chief
Fasces: Blade to chief, cutting to dexter
Fauchard: Point to chief
Fletching: Palewise, point to base
Gauntlet: Dexter hand apaumy (Gauntlet, Clenched Gauntlet, Clenched Gauntlet Flexed at the Wrist, Gauntlet Aversed); dexter hand, fingers to chief (Clenched Gauntlet)
Glaive: Point to chief, cutting to dexter
Grenade: Flame to chief
Halberd: Point to chief, cutting to dexter
Handgun: Fesswise, shooting to dexter (Pistol, Petronel, Musket); fesswise, firing to dexter (Arquebus)
Handgun Rest: Palewise, fork to chief
Helm: Facing dexter (Morion Helm, Norman Helm Affronty, Corinthian Helm, Helm Affronty, Turkish Helm, Winged Great Helm Affronty Wings Elevated, Winged Great Helm Affronty Wings Inverted, Ocular Helm Affronty, Great Helm Affronty, Close Helm Affronty, Great Helm, Close Helm); upright, facing dexter (Great Helm); affronty (Horned Close Helm)
Lance: Point to chief
Mace: Hilt to base
Mail: Upright and affronty
Morion: Crest to chief
Partisan: Point to chief
Pauldron: Dexter shoulder, upright
Pennon: Pole upright, flag to dexter
Pheon: Point to base
Pole-Cannon: Palewise, firing to chief
Quiver: Upright
Rapier: Palewise, point to chief
Rocket: Flames to base
Scabbard: Palewise, opening to chief
Scaling Ladder: Palewise, hooks to chief
Scimitar: Point to chief, cutting to dexter (Scimitar); palewise, point to chief (Scimitar)
Scourge: Handle to base
Sling: Stone to base
Solleret: Fesswise, pointing to dexter
Spanning Hook: Hook to chief, pointing to dexter
Spanning Iron: Hooks to chief
Spear: Point to chief
Streitgabelklinge: Points to chief
Sword: Point to chief (Sword Fracted In Chevron, Sword Cortana, Claymore, Sword Fracted, Sword in Its Sheath, Broken Sword, Sword); upright, cutting to dexter (Shotel)
Truncheon: Palewise, point to chief
War Hammer: Head to chief, striking to dexter
War-Scythe: Point to chief
War Wagon: Wheels to base
Zulfikar: Point to chief

Assorted Objects

Axle Pin: Upright
Baby Walker: Wheels to base, third wheel rolling to dexter
Banner: Pole upright
Basket: Upright (Hand-Basket); handle to chief (Winnowing Basket)
Besom: Palewise, bristles to chief
Bezel-Set Gemstone: Viewed from above
Candelabrum: Upright
Candle: Palewise
Candlestick: Palewise
Catherine Wheel: In annulo
Cog-Wheel: Affronty
Cushion: Square
Firebrand: Palewise, flames to chief
Furison: Fesswise, handles to chief
Gemstone: Viewed from above (Hexagonal Gemstone, French-Cut Gemstone, French-Cut Gemstone In Profile, Indented Gemstone); viewed from above, palewise (Step-Cut Gemstone)
Gonfalon: Tails to base
Hook: Points to base (Tent Hook); twist to chief (Spring Hook)
Hourglass: Palewise
Key: Palewise, wards to chief (Key); palewise (Key)
Lamp: Spout to dexter (Arabian Lamp); flames to chief (Lamp); hanging from chieft (Hanging Lamp)
Lantern: Upright
Money Box: Foot to base
Orb: Cross to chief
Padlock: Upright
Pavon: Pole upright
Phial: Opening to chief
Razor: Palewise, cutting to dexter
Rod: Palewise
Scepter: Palewise
Shackle: Fesswise
Sledge: Facing dexter
Smoking Pipe: Fesswise
Staff: Palewise (Two Ragged Staffs, Two Ragged Staffs in Saltire, Ragged Staff); palewise, point to base (Pilgrim's Staff); point to chief (Staff Topped by a Fleur-de-Lys, Staff Topped by a Trefoil)
Strongbox: Trian aspect, lid to chief
Torch: Palewise, flame to chief
Water-Bouget: Sacks to base
Wheel: In annulo (Chief Quarter of a Wheel, Wheel with A Broken Rim, Dexter Half of a Wheel, Wheel Irradiated, Two Wheels Conjoined by an Axle, Rimless Wheel, Wheel); upright (Wheel of Fortune)