Grozing iron

Grozing iron fesswise (Period)

Grozing iron fesswise (Period)

A grozing iron is a metal tool for removing the rough edges from sheets of glass.  It is sometimes called a “crimping iron” or “glazier’s nippers” in mundane blazons.  The grozing iron is a period charge, found in the arms of Kaylewaye or Kelloway, mid-16th C. [Bedingfeld 92; cf. BSB Cod.Icon 291:75]; they were borne (without authority) by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers in 1588 [Bromley & Child 116].  The illustration shows a grozing iron fesswise.

Marya Glasscutter bears:  Per pale vert and sable, a grozing iron fesswise argent.

Kenneth of the Grove bears:  Sable, two grozing irons in saltire within a bordure embattled argent.

Brynniulfr Herleifsson bears as a badge:  Two grozing irons in saltire sable and vert.

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