Grindstone (Period)

Grindstone (Period)

A grindstone is a stone disc mounted on an axle, with a crank for turning; it’s used for sharpening knives and other blades.  The grindstone is a period charge, found in the canting arms (Italian mola) of da Molla, mid-15th C. [Triv 227].

The term “grinding wheel” is a Society blazon for a grindstone mounted in a wooden frame for use, as seen in an image in the Romance of Alexander, c.1340.  As a charge, it appears to be unique to the Society.  For related charges, see mill.  See also rock (millstone), wheel.

Wolfric Hammerfestning bears:  Azure, a grinding wheel between three axes reversed argent.

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