Crampon (Period)

Crampon (Period)

A crampon is a metal rod, pointed at both ends, used by builders to strengthen a masonry wall.  It is also called a “crampiron”, “cramp”, or a “wolf-hook”.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of Winterstetten, c.1340 [Zurich 122].  The crampon is palewise by default.  See also hook.

Patriche del Lupo bears:  Per pale angled reversed argent and purpure, two wolf-hooks palewise in fess counterchanged.

Hilderun Hügelmann bears:  Sable, a crampon Or.

Diethelm Waltorfer bears:  Azure, three crampons Or.

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