Furison (Period)

Furison (Period)

A furison is a fire steel, used with flint to strike sparks for starting fires.  It is also blazoned a “ferris” in mundane heraldry.  The furison is a period charge, found in the arms of Grassawer, c.1340 [Zurich 237]; but its most famous usage is as a badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece, c.1430.  It is fesswise by default, with its flat edge (its “steel”) to base.

ffride wlffsdotter bears:  Gules, three furisons and a bordure Or.

Evangeline Bajolet bears:  Per fess vert and argent, three furisons counterchanged.

Eiríkr Hrafnkelsson bears:  Sable, three furisons one and two argent.

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