Handgun rest

Handgun rest (Period)

Handgun rest (Period)

A handgun rest is a long spiked pole with a forked top, designed to act as a brace and support for early firearms.  Although a period artifact, dating from the late 16th Century [Stone 461], the handgun rest per se doesn’t appear to have been used in armory.  The charge is acceptable for Society use, not only as a period artifact, but by its similarity to period charges:  the artifacts in the arms of Waldstromer von Reichelsdorff, 1605 [Siebmacher 108], or the “oarlocks” (Italian scalmi) in the arms of de Galber, mid-15th C. [Triv 166].  By whatever name, the charge is palewise by default.  See also fork.

Eadmond du Battlemont bears:  Per pale embattled gules and Or, to dexter a handgonne rest Or and to sinister a slow match, ends in chief enflamed, proper.

Craig Joyful bears:  Or, a handgun rest azure surmounted by a chevron inverted gules.

Edward the Tall bears:  Argent, two oarlocks in saltire and on a chief azure three garbs Or.

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