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Revised Jun 12, 2015 10:14 am.

Illustrations:

Period source:

Cornice:

StemmarioTrivulziano_f064_Milan_1450_cornice.jpg
Stemmario Trivulziano, Milanese, c.1450, f64, cornice


Modern:

Pictorial Dictionary, 3rd edition:


Other Info:

Spreadsheet of Rarely Used SCA Charges

maintained by HL Ines Alfon -https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0As1Y_2QwCSKBcC00RFBFUjA0OWNISkxWSy1hTTVzV2c#gid=0

Bruce Draconarius' summary of registering unusual items:
  • Used in period heraldry = BEST
  • European and known in period = FINE
  • Non-European and known in period = SFPP
  • Not known in period = Sorry, try again

A list of underused charges courtesy of Bruce Draconarius in July 2013:
  • The hoe; the plummet; the battering ram; the rudder; the winnowing fan or vannet; the plough (note correct spelling); the bellows; the pickaxe; the shovel/spade; the armillary sphere; the drawknife; the carpenter's square; the saltcellar.
  • Chaine shot, cross gringoly, troll, demi-beasts...
  • seive, tragopan, soldering iron, the fish-weel

See also:
Cornice
Strange Period Devices


General Sources:

Academy of St. Gabriel "Medieval Heraldry Archive" - http://www.s-gabriel.org/heraldry/
Archive of St. Gabriel reports - http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/archive.cgi
Laurel Armory Articles - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/armory_articles.html

New Heraldic Primer (Heraldry for Non-Heralds) - http://heraldry.sca.org/armory/newprimer/
Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (PicDic), 3rd Edition - http://mistholme.com/pictorial-dictionary-of-heraldry (in progress)
Period Armorials

Parker's Heraldry - http://karlwilcox.com/parker/
Riestap's Armorial Général - http://www.euraldic.com/lasu/bl/bl_a_aa.html