Graver, point to base (Accepted)

Graver, point to base (Accepted)

A graver is a handheld engraving tool, used to scribe designs on metal.  It is a period artifact:  a graver is shown in a painting of St. Eligius at his work, by Niclaus Maneul, 1515 [John Cherry, Medieval Crafts: A Book of Days, p.50].  It does not appear to have been used in period heraldry.

The graver has no default orientation, but must be explicitly blazoned; the illustration shows a graver with point to base.  For related charges, see awl.  See also chisel.

William Graver bears:  Azure chaussé, a vol argent and overall a graver, point to base, Or.

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